Category Southeast

OJ’s Diner – Greenville, SC

Yet another tip from the Garden n Gun Fried Chicken Bucket List, OJ’s Diner was noted for fried chicken that’s “moist, with super crispy skin.” Those four words were enough to draw me in.  As we were heading south through South Carolina, a lunch stop in Greenville seemed in order.  This is an old-school cafeteria […]

Alston Bridges Barbecue – Shelby, NC

Not to be confused with the excellent Red Bridges, also in Shelby, Alston Bridges Barbecue has also been open for years.  But there is no relation between the two restaurants, and their founders – other than that they both learned their craft at the pit of NC legend Warner Starney.  Walking into the counter area, […]

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 […]

Martin’s Restaurant – Montgomery, AL

While hanging out for the weekend in metro Montgomery, one of the places I had planned to go to was Martin’s Restaurant.  We had missed the chance when we were here last fall, and I intended not to do so again.  They hit the radar originally with a list of 100 things to eat in […]

Garbo’s Grill – Key West, FL

On our day of food in Key West, we shopped and ate our way down DuVal Street.   We had our first lunch, of a wonderful lobster roll at DJs Clam Shack, and about two hours later we had arrived for second lunch.   Garbo’s Grill is another Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives find, housed in […]

DJ’s Clam Shack – Key West, FL

In Key West for a day, as we headed out for the Caribbean, we took our day in port to wander.  We walked Duval Street, dodging in and out of shops looking for treasures and, on my part, scoping out food choices.  My dear wife remembered she had seen a couple of things on Diners, […]

Prince’s Hot Chicken South – Nashville, TN

No trip to Nashville, for me, is complete without some hot chicken. We had driven up for the day for the flea market and some roaming around and were getting ready to head back home, as dinner time approached.  Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack is the pinnacle for me and we’ve been to the original (Ewing […]