Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe

Memorial Day: the unofficial start of summer! For me, nothing says summer more then a fresh tomato sandwich.  So what better way to celebrate the season then with a fried green tomato sandwich from the Whistle Stop Cafe in Juliette, Georgia! 

It wasn't until 1990, in the movie Fried Green Tomatoes, that the space took on it's current role as a southern style restaurant Built in 1927 the building spent it's first 45 years as a General Store. When the doors closed in 1972 the store went through a series of a different reincarnations. I'm not quite sure when it became a real restaurant but I think it was at least ten years ago (as this is my third visit - and my last visit was in 2004). The menu is exactly what you'd expect from the movie/book: fried green tomatoes, pulled pork, southern sides and cobbler for dessert. Eating here isn't just lunch, it's a trip back in time. Love it!

Weekend Eats

The leftover pork from last week's lettuce wraps was used in two more dinners. Once on a bed of homegrown lettuce with poached eggs. Another time as part of a stir fry with a side of aparagus and half a sweet potato. 

Sunday morning we walked down to the Grant Park Farmer's Market for a loaf of sourdough. Oliver needed it to make his extra amazing breakfast sandwich. Fried egg, homemade mayo, chili sauce (made for the lettuce wraps), homegrown spinach, bacon from YDFM and a few slices tomato (not quite in season yet). I ate every bite! YUM!

Lazy Sunday eating

We ran out of food before our weekly YDFM run so yesterday I stopped by our neighborhood Kroger for a few healthy basics. Half pound of turkey, a freshly baked boule of rosemary bread, an avocado and a head of lettuce. Avocado with a squeeze of lemon and a sprinkle of red pepper flakes is really delicious; a great addition to a regular ole turkey sandwich. 

Beans are soaking now and will be stewed for our work week lunches. Hoping to post that recipe sometime this week. Money gets tight this time of year and this very inexpensive meal can you get through until your next paycheck if needed.