5.26.2011

Put Some South in Your Mouth, Y'all!

**Edit: This post was meant to be scheduled for 7:30 AM, and if you follow me on twitter, you saw that I had too many glasses of wine last night.. which led me to schedule this for PM instead. OOPS!

If you missed my first recap of our Savannah trip, you can go HERE! :)

On Monday, our last day in Savannah, our flight was leaving at 6 pm and we had a taxi schedule to pick us up at the hotel at 4, so we had plenty of time that day to do what we wanted.

We checked out of our hotel and headed down the street to Paula Deen's restaurant, Lady & Sons (which was only 2 blocks away!) around 11 am.

We put down our name and asked for a table for 2. They said they didn't have a table available until 2 pm. Yes, I'm talking about 3 hours later. That's how much of a tourist attraction this place is.

Nate knew that I wasn't leaving GA until I ate here, so we agreed, and off we went to walk around town and kill some more time.

We saw lots more things on our journey that we weren't able to get pictures of or see the days before..
Tomo-Chi-Chi was supposedly a 7foot tall Indian whose remains were found here.

A questionable homeless man may or may not have taken this photo.

The telephone booth that Julia Roberts was in from "Something to Talk About"

The town has a St. Patty's Day headquarters! Everyone was telling us that we have gotta come back in March. Next to Chicago, they have the largest celebration.

Reppin' the Girl Scouts! ;) (She's the founder) Fun fact: At her wedding, when the guests were throwing rice at the end, a grain went into her ear and she was deaf from then on in that ear. Yeaaah, no rice at my wedding!

Some creepy pictures that we found oddly interesting in a gift shop :)

Okay, now it's been about 2 1/2 hours or so, we headed to the gift shop in the restaurant..


Life size Paula to take pictures with. :)

We get some souvenirs and before we know it, our name is called and we our taken to our table. I loved our waiter and asked him a bajillion questions about whether or not he had met Paula and how often she comes to the restaurant. He said she comes every couple of months and her sons come couple of weeks. He said she is EXACTLY like she is on TV, so warm, friendly & welcoming to everyone she meets. I am not surprised at all.

I was overly excited & Nate kept calling me the "typical tourist"

He always starts talking before the flash stops.

The appetizer they brought out - hoecakes and cheese biscuits, sooo good!

After a lot of anxiety, I finally decided on the buffet and Nate decided on the pulled pork sandwich.
Started off with a yummy salad. There was butter ON the salad bar, of course! ;)


Our heavenly meals. Seriously, best stuff EVER!


And you gotta get pictures of you trying it too! :)

Then came dessert! I had 4 kinds to choose from. I wanted all 4 left on the table.. but I chose banana puddin' ;) I was kind enough to share with Nate; I'm such a good girlfriend!


After we were all good & miserably full, it was time to head back home to Dallas!

We had SUCH a fun trip, and I'm so happy that I am able to say that I got to visit Paula Deen's restaurant. I'll definitely go back for some of that southern goodness! :)

16 comments:

Ashley said...

What a super fun trip! I heart Paula Deen! She's the best!

Allyson and Dave said...

I have been to Savannah 3 times and never gotten to eat there. There is always a 4 hour wait. One day...

Neely said...

So glad you got to eat there! I waited a while to when I was in Savannah!

Rebekah said...

I would love to eat there! I bet the food is amazing!

Miss Lifeguard and Mister Guardian said...

And again I say how much I love that town! The phone booth! (I may or may not have tried to enter while slightly intoxicated!) Is right by the old Irish pub/good food where we always eat before watching a performance at the Savannah Theater across the square! Glad you enjoyed your trip!

Meg O. said...

I am so proud of you for going to her restaurant. Too bad they don't have a life size of her like at pauladeenridingthings.com to take pictures with. But it sounds like an AMAZING meal! No calories, of course ;)

Kristin said...

I will now be dreaming about fried chicken!

Megan said...

Oh my gosh, all of that looks delicious!!!! I can't believe it was such a long wait, just for a table of two! At least it was worth the wait!

Heather said...

That sounds SO fabulous! The food looks amazing. And hoecakes? Did someone call you that? ;)

moderndaywife said...

I am seriously SOO even more excited to go there now, it's a MUST!!!! Yumm :-) Thanks for sharing!!

Nicole said...

I'm going there someday! Just in case you wondered... LOL

Mateya said...

The title of this post seriously is priceless :)

all that food looks amazing!

Michelle said...

Everything looks so good! Looks like you had a great time! I love your pictures! You have to act like a tourist! ;)

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I'm jealous! I want to go to that restaurant!!! It looks like you had soo much fun!

[SMASH] said...

Love her. What you both had looks delish!

meghan said...

This looks like so much fun! Savannah is so pretty. I've only ever been with 7th graders, though. I'm ecited about my trip to Charleston, although I'm not sure if it's going to happen still. We went looking at rings this weekend. :) And I think I may have liked some things that will switch our vacation to visiting my parents...Oh well. There are all of my other trips. We'll see, though.

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