A trip to Savannah would not be complete without at trip to Paula Deen's Lady & Son's. This is an example of what a dose of the Food Network can do for a small town diner. Paula Deen has a wonderful story, and she worked harder than most for a long time. You have got to love her for that. I do think that she will admit that she was in the right place at the right time and BAM! (as Emeril might say) The lines form around the block and the gift shop is right next door.
Bill and I both commented that the food was very similar to the WhistleStop Cafe (back in the day). Good southern cooking, with no shortage of fried chicken, creamed corn, black eyed peas, and greens. $6.99 for fried green tomatoes~ The hoe cakes are complimentary~ that's what the aprons say.
There were gallons of sweet tea to wash it all down. Banana pudding, cobbler, and pecan pie for dessert.
We went with a group of other Slow Travel friends~ their opinion on our Southern cuisine was fun! The overwhelming advise was if it isn't fried or buttered... don't get it here!
The walk several blocks back to the car just helped to stabilize the calories. Now, how do you reckon those Son's stay so slim and good looking?
More for y'all from Savannah~