Friday, August 18, 2006

Eating Our Way Around Atlanta - Saturday Lunch

Thanks to Frommers and Rachel Ray, we had some great food while we were in Atlanta (aka Hotlanta). We did get lucky while we were there. They had a cool front and it was in the 80's the whole time.

After we checked into our hotel we were starving, so we headed out for lunch. I grabbed a book and realized that one restaurant I wanted to try was just a few blocks away. We ate at Mary Mac's Tea Room. What a treat. It has been open since 1945 serving home cooked food. They had all the old favorites like pork chops, fried chicken, meatloaf (26 main dish choices) served with a choice of 36 side dishes.

While we were waiting to order, they brought a basket of yeast rolls, cornbread muffins and cinnamon rolls. They bring you a order form and you write down your choices. I had the fried chicken, macaroni and cheese and ordered fresh creamed corn. Unfortunately the corn was still cooking and I said I would wait, but it never came. The drink of choice is the "table wine of the south", sweet tea. It was all delicious!!!

For dessert, we had the peach cobbler and banana pudding. The peach cobbler was good, but it didn't come with ice cream and you can't eat cobbler without ice cream. The banana pudding was "to die for." It was so good that we got a "to go" order for a snack Monday afternoon and again for dessert when we went back for lunch on Tuesday. Can you tell we liked this place?

For lunch on Tuesday I had my other favorite, meatloaf, dressing and finally the corn. The corn was worth the wait. They shuck it by hand every morning. It was very sweet.

If we go back to Atlanta, this will definitely be one of our stops.

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