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Sylvester (near Albany) GA notes

Tk | May 24, 200408:31 AM

I was in Sylvester for a wedding this past weekend, and figured it would be worthwhile posting some notes about our food to help others who might find themselves in that area.
1) Waffle House by the Days Inn on 82/520, about a mile west of the center of town. It was what you would expect, though certainly not worse. One thing that surprised me and the SO, and perhaps it is common in SW GA, was that when my aunt asked for a refill on her Coke, the server brought over a 2-liter bottle and just poured it out.
2) Lee's Buffet, about halfway between the Days Inn and the center of town. The SO doesn't eat land animals, so to make sure she had some nutrients before the reception we got her a shrimp with snow peas at this place. Not that bad was her review, which is better than these two 'hounds used to NYC Chinese food expected.
3) Pap's, pretty close to the center of Sylvester on GA 33. Everything is fried, it seems, and since that's what I was looking for, that's good. I had the porkchop sandwich and got the SO fried catfish. Or so I thought. When I got back to the hotel, she started eating, and it turned out that they gave her mullet instead, or maybe it was just small catfish still on the bone. Communication problems. So I went back and got her the fried shrimp, which were passable. My porkchop sandwich was pretty good, not too greasy. The okra was disappointing, with not much flavor. French fries were commercial-style, but not bad for that. Decent hot sauce.
4) Ed's in Poulan; follow 82/520 east until you see the junkyard, then go a little further and it's on the right. According to my relatives, this is the place to go for breakfast/brunch in town. I wasn't crazy hungry, so all I got was the ham biscuit, which was very good. The SO got an egg and cheese biscuit, which was also good, she reported. A nice surprise for me was that the table had a bottle of some sort of syrup like cane syrup in addition to a container of maple (or imitation, I don't know) syrup. It smelled a lot like light molasses, and I'm a big molasses fan, so I tried it and that's about what it tasted like. Good stuff.


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