Sunday February 17 cont...
We noticed that the Montgomery location of Wintzells
was right across the street from the Hank Williams museum and since we were a little hungry, we went there. I ordered the chilled seafood platter lunch special which included west indies salad, boiled shrimp and smoked tuna dip. Unfortunately no photos.
We then drove to Atlanta for dinner at Mary Macy's Tea Room
- the place was so packed when we arrived that they had to hold off seating people so the kitchen to keep up. I was told this hasn't happened in over 7 years. Unfortunately as a result our meals (or at least mine) suffered- everything seemed "thrown together" and my country fried steak unlike my last visit 6 months ago , was overdone.
Sandra ordered the turkey diner and got the collards with cracklin' corn bread and sweet potato casserole.
We each ordered separate desserts this time because Sandra really wanted the pecan pie and TTM
insisted I get the banana pudding.. Monday February 18
With so much to do in so little time, we couldn't make it to the Silver Skillet
for breakfast ... (I know buffetbuster
will e disappointed) After visiting the Martin Luther King Memorial including Ebenezer Baptist Church. We headed back on the road with a stop at Mutt's BBQ
in Greer SC for lunch. Since we were going to be visiting friends just outside of Charlotte in the evening and were uncertain of dinner plans (or if there were going to be any) we lucked out since the was a bbq buffet and we (I) probably ate more than we should have. I asked if ordered off the menu if it would be fresher but was assured that everything on the buffet was fresh and that if we ordered off the menu- the servings would be taken off the buffet.
Clockwise- slaw, fried chicken, ribs, pulled pork, hash and rice and hushpuppies...
Very average with the exception of the very smokey hash and rice which I really enjoyed..
The other standout was there "sweet potato crunch" which could pass for dessert
Speaking of dessert...
The peach cobbler was nothing special..
Later that evening we went to Italiano's
in Lincolnton NC with my friend Julianne and her husband Scott. It was one of the few places open on Presidents Day, let alone a Monday...It was probably the first Italian restaurants I visited that didn't have soup on the menu...We had salads...My Chicken Chipotle Salad was actually pretty good.. no photos were taken since I was with friends.. Tuesday February 19
In Charlotte for the duration of the trip. After taking care of some personal business in the morning we returned to LaWan's Soul Food Restaurant
The fried chicken was even better than I remembered and so was the mac n cheese, this time I had collards instead of cabbage and that too was really good.
We shared a really good peach cobbler for dessert...the second best (next to Isaiah's) on the trip.
After some sightseeing for most of the afternoon....
For dinner we went to a non roadfood restaurant with my cousin Lisa and her husband Phil called 131 Main
a local chain. I had the shrimp and grits which were very good- no photos since I was with my cousin and her husband. Wednesday February 20
After discovering that a couple of historic sites and museums in Charlotte either cut back their hours and/or temporarily closed due to lack of funding we ended up at the Gaston County museum in Dallas NC just under two miles from our final lunch destination.
We returned to Long Creek Fish fry
in Dallas NC for our final meal. We had the Catfish with freshcut fries and hushpuppies, everything was fantastic, even the slaw tasted better...
Afterwards we were on our way home...