Category Middle Georgia

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 […]

H & H Restaurant – Macon, GA

Heading to the beach for Labor Day weekend, we left early enough in the day that lunch would be in Macon. That meant finally making it to H&H Restaurant.  H& H is somewhat of a legend in Georgia restaurant and music circles, as one of the founders of the restaurant, “Mama Louise” Hudson,  first fed […]

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 […]

The Rookery – Macon, GA

Our official “third child” had been living in Macon for the last couple of years, at grad school and has been telling me that I really needed to go to the Rookery.  Today, as we were heading back to Atlanta from the beach, we rolled into the Heart of Georgia just in time for a […]

Fincher’s Barbecue – Macon, GA

I stopped for lunch at Fincher’s Bar-B-Q, after a morning meeting in Macon. I had not eaten at Fincher’s for at least eight years, and they had recently come back to my memory after reading the 29 Barbecue Bucket List article last month.  In it, Myron Mixon (you may know him from the Destination America […]

Vandy’s Bar-B-Q – Statesboro, GA

Ever since I was a kid, even before I knew that I loved barbecue, I knew about Vandy’s Bar-B-Q.  The famed Atlanta writer Lewis Grizzard perpetually claimed they had the best Brunswick stew in the world, and some of the finest barbecue in the state.  This was before there was an internet for all of […]

This Little Piggy Bar B Q – Macon, GA

After stopping at Furniture Liquidators in Forsyth (a great place to find furniture – they buy out hotels that are being renovated and resell those pieces at reasonable prices), we saw the sign for This Little Piggy Bar B Q.  They were about to open as we drove by, so after a fruitless visit to […]

Nu-Way Weiner Stand – Macon, GA

On multiple previous occasions, I had tried to go to Nu-Way Weiner Stand and failed.  It seems that we always were driving through Macon either before lunch or on a Sunday, neither being times that worked (they’re open 6:00 am – 7:00 pm weekdays and 7:00 am – 6:00 pm on Saturday).  Over a holiday […]

Blind Pig – Jackson, GA

After the excitement of the Hickory Pig, the next barbecue place was bound to be a let down, but I didn’t realize just how far that there was to fall. Driving back home from Macon, I realized I’d have a chance to stop at the fifth best barbecue in metro Atlanta (from the June 2011 […]