Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe – Fannie Flagg

Mar 05

Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe – Fannie Flagg

 

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When I daydream, I do not often wish for material things. I mostly think about spending time with my husband, reading books, eating at quality restaurants, and traveling. On a recent day trip, all needs were met in a simultaneously fantastic way.

Last summer we moved to Atlanta. These last months have been hectic, to say the very least. A few weeks ago I reposted a book review on my Facebook page for Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café by Fannie Flagg. I remember watching that movie when it first came out in the early 90s; I have also seen it several times over the last 25 years. (The secret is out: I love action movies, but I am also a big fan of the Chick Flicks.) The story is timeless.fg1

 

During a rare free moment, I decided to Google The Whistle Stop Café to see if it was real, or just Hollywood magic. For the love of a Bee Charmer, I discovered it is in fact real and is located roughly 100 miles from my current residence. I felt an excitement that only a book geek such as myself can feel. Could I, a simple gal, walk in the shoes of an actual book character? My husband, the ever-supportive Doc, said that I certainly could.

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“There are magnificent beings on this earth, son, that are walking around posing as humans.” ― Fannie Flagg

 

So that is how I ended up shoving fried green tomatoes into my mouth and making bad jokes about the barbecue.

Secret's in the sauce!

Secret’s in the sauce!

The Whistle Stop Café is much smaller than I pictured it in my mind’s eye. The ghosts of Idgie and Ruth called to me from every nook and cranny in the place. The Café  is decidedly Southern (this may be the only ice cold glass of sweet tea I have ever enjoyed with my Northern-reared palate) and the folks just as friendly as the day is long.

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Perfection.

The town of Juliette offers several small, quaint, touristy shops. It was a magical day. As a side note, I am kicking around the idea of a “Book Tripping” blog. Any names or venue suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

How I love thee, Inappropriate Southern Humor.

How I love thee, Inappropriate Southern Humor.

As always, I am thankful daily that I am blessed with a husband who not only indulges my literary whims, he actively encourages my endeavors.

 

 

Whistle Stop Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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