Thursday, July 22, 2010

I Ate Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

Today I went on a road trip to Juliette, Georgia, the small town immortalized in film as fictitious Whistle Stop, Alabama in the movie Fried Green Tomatoes .

You can see more about by visit on my other blog, A Virtuous Woman, but I just had to show ya'll the some of best part of my visit---the food!

We started with--what else?--Fried Green Tomatoes
The "sauce" they serve with these tastes like Thousand Island Dressing.

I had a dinner plate of Southern Fried Chicken--this definitely tastes like homemade fried chicken. You get your choice of sides--I chose mashed potatoes and fried okra--and either cornbread or a roll. I brought half of it home so I could save room for dessert...

..they call this pecan cobbler, I just call it delicious.

It's a deep dish pecan pie made in a tart shell, served with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce, dusted with cinnamon. I ate the whole thing, full sugar and all!

But on the way home I stopped in the middle of tree farms and orchards and bought some tree-ripened peaches from a farm stand. I ate two of them already tonight, I can't wait to make something good with them!

Until next time, good (un)cooking, and good eating!


  1. Oh my. That pecan pie tart looks out of this world, good.

    Drop on by.

  2. What a great trip! I'd really like to go there. I love that movie! I don't really eat tomatoes much, but I think if I went to the whistle stop cafe, I'd just have to try the fried green tomatoes! And they do look good! (As does all the other food!)

  3. I know this is an older blog posting, but the REAL Whistle Stop Cafe, is in Irondale Alabama (where Fannie Flagg grew up) and its called the Irondale Cafe. Get there early cause the macaroni and cheese runs out early.