Chapter 11- The Road to Nashville Friday February 17
I'm not sure what came over me , but I decided to try a different coffee house this morning. River City Coffee and Cream in the Hillcrest neighborhood. It's a cute place, but after one sip, no way- I'll finish the cup and head right back to Guillermo's which I visited the day before and boy am I glad I did.
I left Little Rock that morning, Mayor Al
and Poverty Pete
gave me an assignment to complete before heading to Nashville.
What is that assignment you ask?
Well. my assignment landed me here...
I completely over shot the place, went into town, almost out of town when I realize I must have missed it. I got directions at a convenience store, I was only about a mile away. The Family Pie Shop
in DeValls Bluff AR
I called the day before to order the pies. I spoke with the owner who told me that Chocolate and Coconut Cream would be available, (I got one of each) oh and also apricot fried pies. (I got 1/2 a dozen)
were the pies for?
When I entered the pie shop, I got a kick out of this business card that was hanging on the clip board
Anyway, the pies were ready when I got there.
I deliberately ordered an extra apricot fried pie for myself which I enjoyed eating in my rental car.
The warm flaky exterior gives way to a filling that just screams pie heaven!
Now this is what a fried pie should look like.
When I first overshot the Family Pie Shop,
i did notice this roadfood favorite to my right.
Now it would be a shame to come this far and not stop in
I ordered, just a pork sandwich and nothing else.
I believe my choice of sauce was mild, medium or hot- I chose medium. The bbq pork was sliced versus pulled or chopped. The almost orange sauce was quite tangy and seemed to go quite well with the creamy slaw. If I knew I didn't have have another stop, I would have ordered two.
I arrived in Memphis just a little after noon time.
As promised I returned to Payne's Bar-B-Q
(photo taken the previous tuesday)
and they were not out of pork shoulder!
The owner, Flora and her kids actually remembered me
Flora was nice enough to let me take her photo
and I got my jumbo pork sandwich
and it was simply outstanding- every bit as good as I remembered back in 2005.
I left with a happy stomach
From here it's on the road to Nashville I will post all the Nashville Photos on the glee club meet and greet thread starting next week. It won't be a trip report- just photos with commentary. I will then post the short conclusion (after Nashville) here on this report along with an epilogue and footnotes.
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