I’m not really an expert on hog maws (pig stomachs,) but something tells me one of those might be a little ‘off.’ (Kinda brown as compared to the others.)
Stopped by my in-laws to see my son on the way to work (I’m a day sleeper and they were babysitting) and my Mother-in-law was pan searing salmon for dinner. I realize salmon isn’t exactly “southern,” but the results were too pretty to not shoot and post.
I can confirm that they tasted as good as they look (she was gracious enough to send me off with a plate.
Saw this on Retronaut and had to put it up for my readers. Too quirky not to pass on. Seriously, check out that dressing! Weird. (Not nearly as weird as 7-Up in milk, though.)
Some of these are old standards, like 7-Up cake & 7-Up gelatin. Familiar territory for most southerners (seen those on many, many potluck dessert tables.)
As previously noted, all credit to Retronaut for
all images. Check them out sometine. Lots and lots of historical photos.
Final thought:try subbing 7-Up for beer in a typical beer batter. Works great for fried desserts. Some fish as well (gotta spice it up to cut the sweetness though.)
My sister-in-law and her boyfriend made these over the summer. I don’t know who’s idea this was, but i’m going to ask for the recipe. They tasted better than they looked. Which says a lot, because they’re beautiful. I really wish I could make my food look, and taste, half as good as theirs.
A nice enough little barbecue join in tiny Opp, Alabama. While headed home from our family vacation we pulled off here to grab a bite for lunch. It’s everything you want in a smoke shack. Wooden tables, house made sauces, big portions, decent prices. If I’m ever in the area I’ll stop again.
Also, there was a menu board that had Korean Hangul script on it (I think it’s Korean Hangul, forgive me if I’m wrong. Better yet, correct me in the comments and I’ll fix it!) That’s not something you see everyday when you’re ordering pulled pork. If anyone knows why this place has the board, let me know please! (I find it really cool and quirky; purely because it’s so out-of-the-ordinary for Alabama.)
601 Highway 331 S
Opp, AL 36467
This summer I got the opportunity to go back to one of my favorite restaurants. The Great Southern Cafe in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida. This time the trip was during brunch, so my go-to favorite the “Soul Rolls” wasn’t on the menu. (See my original post about The Great Southern Cafe from 2010) but, I wasn’t deterred. I was just happy to have the opportunity to go back to a place that I thought I would probably never see again. To be quite honest, I had been thinking about it ever since I learned that we’d be going back to the Destin area for a family vacation, months before.
Maybe I was setting myself up…
This time, the trip was lackluster at best. The waitstaff was mediocre and just seemed confused about everything they were doing (never a good sign.) The food was hit-or-miss. Polling the family I got results that spanned the line from delicious to dreadful. I’m not really sure what went wrong. Maybe only the new folks work Sunday brunches, I don’t know. The overall impression I got was that no one really cared.
I really hope that this restaurant isn’t on some downward spiral. I hate it when good places go bad. I’m holding out hope that it was just an “off” day. Every place has those. Sometimes when something little goes wrong it drags everyone down with it. (Ever seen a newscaster flub up on live TV? Watch the rest of them, they’ll all start screwing up after that. It’s a domino effect.)
That being said, if I ever get the chance to go back, I’ll probably skip brunch.
The Great Southern Cafe
83 Central Square, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 19,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
Christmas gift from a friend.
Skeptical as I was, I actually did taste the faintest hint of corn squeezins. It’s in there, but you have to look for it.
All in all, pretty tasty. It’s more of a conversation piece, but that’s not to say it won’t show back up on a biscuit again.
Get it from: Hassell Creek Products
Well this opens up all sorts of opportunities… I stuck my old Garlock big dial thermometer in the dome for the heck of it. I might just tap and mount it on the lower rack to have an idea of how the heat varies between the upper and lower.
Thanks to my in-laws for a lovely Christmas gift.