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Old Southern Food

cbrand | May 12, 2014 09:55 AM

We will be driving our youngest son to Wake Forest in August. Road trip from Boulder, CO to Winston Salem, NC and back again. After we divest ourselves of our youngest, we will swing down through Atlanta and take in a couple of sights before getting back on the road and heading west.

I'd like to eat Southern Food in and around Atlanta. I've looked at some of the "New Southern" restaurants and while price isn't that big of an issue, the food looks in many ways like what we can get back home.

I want what in my mind is "Old Southern Food". I'm thinking... fried green tomatoes, fried chicken livers, beans, okra, greens, biscuits, caramel cake, and pie, pie and more pie etc. I eat healthy all the time back home and gosh darn it, I want to clog my arteries with all manner of fried and rich food.

We are looking for dinner Friday night and lunch or breakfast on Saturday morning. We don't even technically need to eat in Atlanta. We are coming in from NC on I85 and we are leaving north/west towards Chattanooga on I75 so anything along that corridor is fine. If we eat in Atlanta on Friday night, it might have to be a place that serves until at least 9p.m. since it is a 5+ hour drive from Winston-Salem.

I should also note that after divesting myself of youngest, I might need to drown my sorrows so bar recommendations, specifically bars that specialize in bourbon, are welcome.

Where we eat.... more to the point.... where we drink, will dictate where we stay.

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