Ok, enough of this sitting around watching the mercury rise. Yes it’s hot and common sense would say it is not ideal weather for hiking or biking or most anything done outdoors. So what’s a couple to do???
This morning we decided to take a little road trip in the Jeep and visit the town of Juliette, Georgia. It was in Juliette, Georgia that the 1991 movie, Fried Green Tomatoes was filmed. It appears Hollywood decided to make this the setting of the Whistle Stop Café that was a major part of that movie.
The movie was directed by John Avnet and starred Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary Louise- Parker, Chris O’Donnell and a few other well known actors/actresses.
We had a nice drive through much of middle Georgia admiring the beautiful farmland and quaint little towns. We arrived in Juliette just about lunch time so we figured it would be only fitting to have lunch at the Whistle Stop Café. Today it was pretty busy so we had to wait for a table. While we waited we walked around the little main street of the town which was mainly made up of several “touristy” gift shops housed in really neat old buildings. We didn’t find anything we couldn’t live without so we left each shop empty handed.
When we finally were seated for lunch we decided to order things that might be typical of the café as well as the movie. I ordered the Fried Green Tomato Sandwich with chips and Mike ordered the Barbecue Sandwich with chips. If you are familiar with the movie then you understand the humor in what the waitress said when Mike asked if the barbecue was good? “Sure it‘s good, the secret is in the sauce.” I’ll say no more!!
We had a fun time visiting this neat café that remains known as the Whistle Stop Café. It was interesting to see the place where much of this movie was filmed. It was good to get out and enjoy the day even if the temps reached 100 degrees.
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