Posts Tagged ‘Georgia’

Still Saucy After All These Years

August 19th, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 2008 Gourmet Magazine In 1901, there were fewer than 7,000 cars on America’s roads. Just 40 years later, Duncan Hines’s guidebook Adventures in Good Eating was pinpointing hundreds of gems worthy of a detour. Here are 11 that were already on the map at the time of Gourmet’s inception in 1941. … Continue reading Still Saucy After All These Years

Top Dogs

August 7th, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 2001 Gourmet Magazine No introduction is necessary. These are America’s ten best hot dog joints By JANE and MICHAEL STERN  1 Walter’s is a pagoda-shaped roadside stand that has been serving incomparable hot dogs since 1919. A frank of beef, pork, and veal (made exclusively for Walter’s) is … Continue reading Top Dogs

Curbside, America

July 29th, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 1997 Gourmet Magazine Before Ralph Nader, cars were fun. For generations of joyriders, a purring V-8 was a vehicle for play and pleasure. “Companion of carefree days” is how Chevy advertised itself in 1950, when few people behind the wheel worried about such mundane concerns as safety and … Continue reading Curbside, America

The Blue Willow Inn

July 24th, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 1996 Gourmet Magazine When Louis Van Dyke went to the bank in 1990 to finance The Blue Willow Inn Restaurant, which he hoped to open in Social Circle, Georgia, the loan officer showed him the door. Social Circle, a quiet Walton County town surrounded by horse farms and … Continue reading The Blue Willow Inn

The Varsity

July 22nd, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 1995 Gourmet Magazine What’ll ya have? What’ll ya have?” Erby Walker bellows at a customer from behind the jam-packed counter of The Varsity restaurant and drive-in of Atlanta. “Come on up!” he barks at the reluctant man, who is standing back from the tumult in order to study … Continue reading The Varsity

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