How to Take a Southern Food Road Trip Like Helen Mirren

How to Take a Southern Food Road Trip Like Helen Mirren


Rent a car at a discounted price! Culinary Journeys: A Southern nourishment excursion with Helen Mirren.

"I didn't generally think about genuine Southern cooking until the point when my significant other and I took an excursion from Nashville to Charleston, where he showed me the tremendous delights of the everything you-can-eat buffet," says Helen Mirren. "When you discover those spots they're generally called Ruben's, or Mama's, and the nourishment is simply fantastic."

Inspired by Helen Mirren's visit, RoadFood's Michael Stern introduces a smorgasbord drove Southern itinerary:

Hermitage House Smorgasbord — Nashville

Hermitage House Smorgasboard Courtesy of Hermitage House

You'll discover a list of kitchen-crisp Dixie delights at this huge, famous eatery, running from Southern broiled chicken to warm peach shoemaker. An amazing assortment of side dishes incorporates sugar coated yams and turnip greens.

Miss Mary Bobo's — Lynchburg, Tennessee

Pie at Miss Mary Bobo's Courtesy of Miss Mary Bobo's

When proprietor Miss Mary passed on in 1983 at 101 years old, the Jack Daniels Distillery got her boardinghouse. Today, cafes appreciate Southern galas of macintosh and cheddar, heated bourbon apples, and chess pie at common tables.

Fried Tomato Buffet — Kennesaw, Georgia

This family-accommodating eatery isn't pretty, yet the smorgasbord is an incredible sight. Every day has a particular entrée, from Monday's smoked hotdog to Friday's broiled fish. However, you can simply depend on singed chicken, collard greens, and banana pudding.

Blue Willow Inn — Social Circle, Georgia

Blue Willow Inn Crystal Photography/Courtesy of Blue Willow Inn

"Gone with the Wind" creator Margaret Mitchell frequently remained at this stately Greek Revival house, which today is home to one of the most stupendous smorgasbords in the land. Heap a plate with covered pork slashes, bread rolls, and singed green tomatoes with tomato chutney.

Sweatman's BBQ — Holly Hill, South Carolina

An fundamental South Carolina grill involvement in an old farmhouse, where the smorgasbord includes entire hoard moderate cooked over oak and hickory coals. The meat is so succulent, you won't require sauce.

Bowens Island — Charleston, South Carolina

Bowens Island shellfish joint in Charleston, SC Peter Frank Edwards

Down a rutted earth street south of Charleston, Bowens Island serves neighborhood clams steamed under wet burlap, served on tables with enormous gaps in the center to toss the shells into.

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