Category: Restaurants


How many times have you heard the old adage, “What goes around, comes around.” Usually in connection with some event that has righted some wrong or, more likely, the come-uppence of someone you don’t really like much. Most of us are shallow enough to take pleasure in another’s bad […]

C’sons LaGrange, Georgia

Clista and Mike McCain were born within months of each other on farms that were less than a mile apart. Their parents were good friends, and Mike and Clista rode the same school bus from the first grade through their senior year at Cleveland High School in Cleveland, […]

The Warehouse Bistro

THE WAREHOUSE BISTRO OPELIKA, ALABAMA We arrived at the Warehouse Bistro just after dark, and Clista looked a little apprehensive as we wended our way among the darkened warehouses and manufacturing plants. When we pulled into the brightly lit and mostly full parking lot, she breathed a sigh […]

La Potosina in Savannah, TN

We were driving from Tim’s Ford lake to Memphis on U.S. 64 and decided to have lunch in Savannah, Tennessee.  We were reconciled to a quick fast food stop and were pleasantly surprised to see a Mexican restaurant with a whole bunch of cars in the parking lot.  […]

Jimmy Kelly’s

I always request a table in one of the downstairs dining areas as the atmosphere is warm and friendly and there is a good chance you will be seated next to a country music luminary, or even better a group of Tennessee legislators. The country music folks are […]

Shell Station Winfield, AL

While on the subject of food, I want to add another service station to my list of good places to eat. There is a Shell Station at exit 30 on US 78 on the Alabama stretch between Tupelo and Birmingham. I always try to time my lunch stop […]

Steak House Ratings

It is important to note that my rating system does not account for atmosphere, ambience, wine list, side dishes or sauces and condiments. We are strictly talking about the steak itself. David Ross cooked some of the best steaks I have ever eaten at a shack deep in […]

Citizen Kane’s

Over the phone, Will had been a little cryptic about our dinner plans, only saying that the restaurant was close to my hotel and that I could dress casually. He and Helen picked me up in the early evening of a beautiful summer day in early June. The […]

The Barbeque Kitchen

After delivering a friend to the Atlanta Airport, I decided to indulge my BBQ jones and try the first local BBQ joint I could find. Driving down Virginia Avenue in College Park, headed back to I-85, I came across a small establishment called The Barbecue Kitchen. The marquee […]