Category Everything Else

Tom + Chee – Kennesaw, GA 

Over the last ten months, I’ve eaten at two different Tom+Chee restaurants, on three different occasions.  Ever since I was a kid, I’ve LOVED grilled cheese and tomato soup together and thought the idea of a restaurant focused on that pairing was brilliant.  These guys got their big start on Shark Tank and have now […]

Bennie’s Red Barn – Saint Simons Island, GA

Ever since our kids were small, St. Simons Island has always been a special place for our family.  As our family has grown (with the addition of two sons in law), we’ve made a Labor Day weekend tradition of renting a house and all going down for the long weekend.  There are places that we […]

Stax’s Original Restaurant – Greenville, SC

After an afternoon chasing the Great Eclipse of 2017, we were back into the middle of a hot August afternoon and were making plans for the evening.  We had viewed the celestial event over in Pendleton and then went into Greenville for some late afternoon shopping.  Dinner time came around and I remembered in an […]

Scotty’s Soul Food – Midland, TX

Landing at Midland Air & Space* Port, I was confronted with lunch choices: chicken fried steak?  Or barbecue?  I decided on the former and asked the young lady at the car rental counter, “Who has the best chicken-fried steak in Midland or Odessa?”  She answered, without hesitation, “Scotty’s Soul Food.” Decision made.  I plugged the […]

Tupelo Honey – Sandy Springs, GA

Fourth of July morning was atypical for us. For the last seven years, we’ve walked the South’s largest road race – the Peachtree Road Race.  But neither of us was really feeling it this year, so we passed.  That allowed us to sleep in and then we headed out for brunch.  I searched Open Table […]

Buckner’s Family Restaurant – Jackson, GA

For years, my dad and mom had a couple of friends that, on a random afternoon, would drive up and say, “Y’all want to go to Buckner’s?”  And off they went – to Jackson (about an hour south of the Atlanta airport), for fried chicken that has been served up, along side I-75, for almost […]

Waikikie Hawaiian Barbecue – Atlanta, GA

Several times over the last six or eight months, as I worked my way from North Druid Hills toward Virginia-Highlands, I passed by Waikikie Hawaiian Barbecue and thought to myself, “I need to try that.”  But I didn’t ever get around to it.  So on this Sunday afternoon, as we were roaming around and dinner […]