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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Lady & Sons

I think I have a bug. Or something. You know that feeling you get when you're not sick but you feel on the verge? I'm tired, I ache, I feel disconnected. I'm not really sleeping. My emotions aren't under control. Nothing seems right. Blech! Am I coming down with something? Is it a megadose of PMS? Hell, maybe it's menopause showing itself. I dunno. Whatever it is, I'm not impressed.

Anyway, on to the reason for today's posting. Cathy (of Noble Pig fame), this one's for you. You mentioned yesterday about Paula Deen and her restaurant in Savannah, so as a wee birthday present for you, I thought I'd post some pictures.

The first time I was in Savannah my girlfriend and I were determined to eat at Paula Deen's "The Lady & Sons" restaurant and since we were only in Savannah for one day, we had to take what was offered, which was a very late seating at the Sunday Brunch buffet. It was fantastic; we both marvelled at my girlfriend's (then) 9-yr-old daughter who was up for seconds before we were halfway through our first plate. She made her mom buy a couple of cookbooks before we left so the food could be recreated at their home. In February of last year, the captain and I enjoyed the dinner buffet, while earlier this year, in January, we ordered lunch from the regular menu. Alas, I (amazingly) have no pictures of the excellent food, but I took many other shots so I do have a couple of exterior shots as well as an interior shot of the restaurant's main floor to post here.

I am a big fan of Paula Deen. I count her among the women I admire most in this world. She overcame her fears and all the obstacles in her way by turning to what she knew best -- cooking good homestyle food for her family -- and used that, which she admits was her only skill at that time, to support herself and her two young sons. She started oh-so-small, creating lunches for local businesses, and turned that into an impressive food empire. She's warm and funny and charming and talented ... she's exactly who you'd want as a friend or neighbour or relative. Or all three!


noble pig said...

Do you know how badly I have always wanted to go there? Great photos!

Krysta said...

you know a lot of people slam miss paula and her cooking but you know what every recipe i have ever made of hers is good. so i'm not sure what their complaints are.

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