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John’s Fine Food – Jonesboro, GA

For a (of recently) rare Saturday of roaming the city, we were heading to the Scott’s Antique Market.  The State DOT wasn’t cooperating, however, as the exits to both Jonesboro Rd and Moreland Ave, east–bound on 285, were closed with roadwork.  We had to sneak up on it, and found several spots to stop, along […]

Blakely Chicken – Blakely, GA

  This story is probably best told as the fried-chicken-that-almost-got-away. Camping over in Eufala, we were as close as we were going to be, in the forseeable future, to Blakely Chicken – within an hour’s drive. It had hit my radar in an article in Garden n Gun with this quote from Linton Hopkins: “If […]

Yum’s II – Washington, DC

Tonight’s first dinner comes to you courtesy of an article from the July 2011 issue Travel and Leisure, called “The United States of Deliciousness”.  In it, the chef at Beef & Barley raved about the Philly cheesesteak at Yum’s II.  He said it was the best cheesesteak, outside of Philly.  Challenge accepted. In town for […]

Chris’ Hot Dogs – Montgomery, AL

I hadn’t heard about Chris’ Hot Dogs until we got to Montgomery.  I was telling someone about the glorious pulley bone at Martin’s, when they asked “Have you been to Chris’?”  A quick search found out that they were a Montgomery institution that I’d never heard of – open since 1917. The next afternoon for […]

Big Chick – Washington, GA

Roaming the wilds of east Georgia, we’d been going from small town to smaller town, working our way through antique, thrift and junk stores.  Our lunch destination was the metropolis of Washington. Georgia.  We were heading to the Big Chick – a takeaway fried chicken place, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner since 1980, that I […]

Das BBQ

Sometimes, it feels like a place is just trying too hard – that’s my summary for this visit . Today, we headed to Das BBQ, after seeing it featured in Atlanta Eats and then getting a confirming positive vote from a lunch mate, yesterday.  In all the pre-opening press, owner Stephen Franklin talks about wanting […]

Mia’s Bar & Grill and Cafe Wing Max – Hiram, GA

On a Sunday evening, I was looking for dinner near the house and thought that I might try something new.  I had seen several folks talking about places for wings in Hiram or Dallas, on “the Facebook”, and (I vaguely remember) several folks talked about Cafe Wing Max, in the Academy Sports shopping center.  This […]