Category Southeast

Price’s Chicken Coop – Charlotte, NC

Before heading back home from a business trip to Charlotte, I had questioned a couple of the local attendees at the meetings about Charlotte institutions that we might not know about.  One of them mentioned Price’s Chicken Coop, which has been serving up hot, fresh fried chicken since 1962.  They were already on my radar […]

Brook’s Sandwich House – Charlotte, NC

As I’ve stated before, the impetus for this blog began with discovering the first edition of George Motz’s Hamburger America, during a lunch in 2007.  I decided that I’d make it one of my goals to eat as many of the 100 “best hamburgers” in the US, as I could, over the coming years.  The […]

Peg Leg Porker – Nashville, TN

The Bringles had been catering barbecue for about five years when they opened Peg Leg Porker, in the Gulch area of Nashville, back in 2013. On the last several trips to Nashville, I have had them on my list, but we hadn’t had the chance to swing by for a meal (pressing hot chicken needs, […]

Dino’s Bar – Nashville, TN

About a month ago, I picked up the third version of George Motz’s “Hamburger America” – the text that started much of my food journey.  I discovered the existence of this tome more than a decade ago, when we were having lunch at Mr. Bartlett’s Burger Cottage, in Cambridge, MA. This book documents George’s journey […]

Bully’s Restaurant – Jackson, MS

Heading home from Memphis, we were over-nighting in Jackson, Mississippi, before heading home.  We had been to a couple of junk and antique stores when lunch rolled around.  I knew that I wanted fried chicken for lunch, so while we shopped I asked several folks where the “best” fried chicken was in Jackson.  I got […]

Doe’s Eat Place – Greenville, MS

Walking in the screened front door of Doe’s Eat Place, we immediately assumed we had made a mistake – we were standing in the kitchen, right next to the grill.  We asked and they waved us through to the second kitchen – where the salads, toast and fries were made – and a lady asked […]

Dyer’s Burgers – Memphis, TN

Dyer’s Burgers has been on my list since the beginning of the predecessor to this blog – arising out of my fascination with the first edition of George Motz’s Hamburger America (I’ve just ordered the third version, which was published earlier this year and will be in the mailbox when we get back from this […]

The Liquor Store – Memphis, TN

We received a supplemental magazine in the mail with our monthly Atlanta Magazine that highlighted some spots around the South, with an eight page spread on Memphis.  My dear wife found a picture of a breakfast, served at the Liquor Store, and suggested to me that we might want to check it out. In town […]

Cozy Corner – Memphis, TN

One of the spots on my Memphis barbecue ‘to-do” list (along with being on the 29 BBQ Bucket List and Garden ‘N Gun’s “BBQ Bucket List”) is Cozy Corner Restaurant, near downtown.  We arrived around 6:00 for “second dinner”.  Owned and operated by Raymond Robinson and his family since the late 70s, Cozy Corner is […]

Latham’s Hamburger Inn – New Albany, MS

We actually tried to eat here earlier this month, but it was a Monday when we were driving thru – and they are open from Tuesday – Saturday.  Open for about 90 years, Latham’s Hamburger Inn has been in this location since 1974.  It was then that they moved from across the street, enclosing a […]