First Thursday Food Fantasy

Paul Deen, you’ve been dethroned.

Monday evening we had the occasion to be in lovely downtown Newnan, Georgia. Newnan, for those not acquainted with our fine state, is the location of many beautiful stately homes, many of which are ante-belleum.

We ate dinner at the Redneck Gourmet, situated on the square. I had fish and chips; the Hub had a burger. For an appetizer, we ordered fried green tomatoes. Fried green tomatoes are one of those things that can make or break a menu down there. You can tell the chef is an import from northern shores if he cuts them too thick, cuts them too thin, overbreads, or overfries, or heaven forbid, serves them with goat cheese (you know who you are!)

The Hub nearly had to fight me to get his fair share. Now Paula Deen does many things well, and the fried green tomatoes at her restaurants The Lady & Sons and Uncle Bubba’s are definitely divine, but sweetie, you got beat Monday night. Beat like a drum.


As frequent readers of this little blog know, I can be all over the place. Forget the shopping; the internet is a treasure trove of knowledge. It is a virtual playground of disjointed facts, opinions and bald-faced lies for those of us who might suffer from AADHD a lack of, what shall we say, focus? Obtuse Star Wars references aside, it is time this little blog graduated from bloggy kindergarten.

So today, Obi’s Sister is unveiling a plan.

Rear Admiral Joshua Painter: What’s his plan?
Jack Ryan: His plan?
Adm. Painter: Russians don’t take a dump, son, without a plan.
( The Hunt for Red October.)

Well, more of an idea, really – a loose organization of content that somewhat resembles a plan. A redirection of effort (in project-manager-nazi-speak). Here goes:

Tuesday (in honor of Stacy McCain’s gleeful fisking of David Brooks every Tuesday), will now be “Useful Idiot(s) Day.” It may be Mr. Brooks, random yet-to-be-nominated Treasury deputies, Tom Cruise, The Won himself, or the crank in the Chick-Fila drive through this morning. You’ve been warned.

Thursday will be about food. Restaurant reviews, perhaps a family favorite recipe. Maybe even a few Obama family recipes, too, like: chicken, wet noodles, meringue, angel food cake, those old lady chiffon lunch-jello-salad things, anything lightweight/low cal/non-existent and oh, don’t forget the crab.

And Saturday will cover Georgia. Expect just about anything about the lovely Peach State.

Stay tuned! It should be a fun ride!

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