Friday, September 28, 2012

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

Heading Home from the Silver Comet/Chief  Ladiga Ride
Day 4
September 23, 2012
Since we are not riding our bicycles today, we have plenty of time for a back roads adventure on the way home.  I search the I-Pad for ideas, and come up with one of our best lunch breaks ever--Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café. 

The film was shot in the little town of Juliette, Georgia, and the folks there are leveraging the town’s movie credits for all they are worth.  The café immortalized in the film is open for business seven days a week, featuring the best fried green tomatoes and pecan smoked pork barbecue you are ever going to find anywhere.   

We fill up Sunday dinner style, then stroll the half block that constitutes downtown, ducking into a few of the tiny shops to browse and chat with the very friendly people who live and work here.  We buy honey from a bee keeper, and preserves from the Whistle Stop Café Gift Shop, then we peruse an antique store with pretty slim pickins'. 
The police station here is pretty small, but it is still bigger than the inactive police station in Ridgeway, NC, which claims to be the world’s smallest.

Juliette Police Station
Ridgeway Police Station
The neighbor across the street from the Police Station has erected this police station, which wins the smallest contest, but probably isn't a winner with law enforcement personnel. 

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