Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

I love the movie Fried Green Tomatoes.  I can't even tell you how many times I've watched it.  It's simply a classic.  Between Fried Green Tomatoes, Gone With the Wind, and Steel Magnolias, it is no wonder I fell in love with the South.

Fried Green Tomatoes was filmed in Juliette, Georgia, and the little hardware store they converted into the Whistle Stop Cafe remains open today as a restaurant.  Since it was along my route to Tennessee, I made sure to time it right to stop in for a bite.  I perused the adorable antique stores nearby (I found some amazing deals!) and sat down at the counter for some fried green tomatoes (of course!), fresh lemonade, and a hot ham & Swiss sandwich.  Yum!  The food was great, and the place looks just like it did in the movie.  It was in the middle of nowhere, with no cell reception, and it's right on the railroad tracks!  (A train even passed through during my meal.)

What a hidden gem of a place... so glad I stopped by, and crossed another thing off my Before I'm 30 list.

P.S.  I also knocked off another thing on the list, and drank a shot of absinthe.  It burned so much I felt it in my ears and eyes.  Never again, Green Fairy.

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1 comment:

  1. Since I went to college at Mercer in Macon, we would go up to Whistle Stop all the time. I took pics for my photography class there and one of the prints I have sold a few copies of is of the dam there. You can see it here. It is the same dam they walk across in the film.


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