Category Southeast

Jack’s Bar-B-Que – Nashville, TN

Not realizing that there was a free New Year’s Eve concert in downtownNashville, we headed down to Broadway to grab some lunch.  That explained the cordoned off streets and exorbitant parking (at noon).  We found a paid lot next to the Ryman and walked down to Broadway in the drizzle.  We turned the corner past […]

Jackie Hite’s Bar-B-Q – Batesburg-Leesville, SC

 We first tried to eat at Jackie Hites Bar-B-Q several years ago. I can’t tell you exactly when it was, but I do know that it was a Tuesday. “How do I know”, you ask? My notes are very clear (in BOLD CAPS) that they are closed for lunch on Tuesday. They’re pretty clear […]

South 21 – Charlotte, NC

Going back to the original Hamburger America list, as we were driving through Charlotte this evening we swung into South 21 for a quick dinner.  “Swung in” is a bit of an understatement as it involved an exit, a u-turn and a return onto a divided six-lane highway, but you get the idea.   They’ve […]

The Acre – Auburn, AL

Today’s lunch at Acre was spurred by Southern Living’s “best restaurants in the South list” from 2014 (of which I keep a copy on my phone – who doesn’t) and a desire to get out of town for the day.  Looking at options, I realized we could be in Auburn in less than 90 minutes from […]

Arnold’s Country Kitchen – Nashville, TN

Heading to Nashville for a day of meandering and food, we were heading to my favorite “guitar store” on the planet, Carter Vintage Guitar.  I have had Arnold’s Country Kitchen on my list for several years, since they appeared in Garden-N’-Gun’s “50 Best Southern Foods” in the fall of 2011, and was surprised to find […]

Little Donkey – Homewood, AL

There was one more stop, for dinner, on this road trip, as we headed back to Atanta.  And this one was in Homewood.  Little Donkey popped onto my radar with an article about Good Eats in Garden N Gun in the spring of 2012. If you’ve been to Homewood in the last decade, there’s a […]

C F Penn Hamburgers – Decatur, AL

While wandering the town of Decatur, AL, waiting for lunch, we were killing time and I found a music store. I drove past it and parallel parked around the corner. As we were getting out of the car, I saw we were parked directly across from CF Penn Hamburgers.   Of course, I was intrigued. […]