Paula Deen in her early days as a Mom
After my daughter and I visited the Paula Deen Store in Savannah last week, we wandered around and did some shopping. Then, after a quick dip in the pool, we headed over to Lady & Sons for dinner. There is always quite a line to eat there but Noelle, the manager of the Paula Deen Store, had graciously put us on the list so we were able to get right in. (Thank you, Noelle!)
As we waited for the elevator to take us up to the 3rd floor, we enjoyed looking at the old photos and newspaper clippings about how Paula got her start. This picture of Paula and her son, Jamie (I assume!) was my favorite (to the left).
As soon as we were seated upstairs we were each given a biscuit and a pancake! There was maple syrup on the table but still, we were a bit confused!
After the heat and humidity of Savannah, I was more than ready for a cold drink. Since I was in the South, I decided I should definitely have a Mint Julep. They were featuring a Peach Mint Julep. That sounded pretty nice to me. But the waiter seemed very surprised – “Are you sure, ma’am? It’s got bourbon in it. That’s some strong stuff.” I’m not sure why he took me for a light-weight. I could handle a little bourbon! It was divine and just what I needed!
Next, we knew we needed to jump right into some Southern cooking so we ordered the Fried Green Tomatoes. This is definitely NOTHING you would ever find on a menu in Oregon so we were pretty excited to order these up!
I’m not a light-weight when it comes to Southern drinking but I am definitely a light-weight when it comes to Southern cooking! The Fried Green Tomatoes were definitely DIVINE but, after those, we just did not feel like we could head over to the buffet. So we ordered entree-sized salads. They did not disappoint.
People kept stopping by our table – on the way to and from the buffet – and they sure looked envious. With all those friend onions and bacon on top, I do not think these were exactly low-calorie salads. But we were at Lady & Sons, after all. I guess sometimes you just have to throw caution to the wind! We walked slowly back to the hotel. It had been a lovely evening.
Hot Biscuit and Pancake!
A very refreshing Peach Mint Julep!
Fried Tomatoes on the menu!
Fried Green Tomatoes
Dinner Salad - Paula Deen style