While in Savannah, my one request was to dine at Paula Deen’s restaurant. I’m not really sure why, as her food is butter-laden and diabetes-laced, maybe I was just curious as to what all the hype was about.
We made lunch reservations for 11am and arrived right on time. When we first drove by searching for parking, we noticed that the crowd gathered outside held no person younger than approximately 50 years old. Uhhh.. this was going to be interesting.
Despite the fact that we were likely the youngest people in the restaurant, I can’t complain about the experience. In fact, I would give it a thumbs up….
The menu housed typical southern fare, with the option of a buffet.
Definitely the youngest (and cutest!) dude in the house.
Everyone gets a savory corn cake, what they refer to as a “ho cake”, and a cheddar biscuit. Those two alone were enough to fill me up! I went for the sweet tea, which was quite delicious albeit super sweet. I started with crab stew, which was pretty tasty but also super salty.
Time for my main dish! I went for a veggie sandwich, which was portabello mushroom, zucchini and yellow squash roasted and topped with gooey cheese. On the side were a few slices of potato, crispy and deep fried. It was all yummy, but I (as well as everyone else) ended up so.freaking.stuffed.
Before leaving, we couldn’t help but notice this terrible marketing strategy. Anyone else think it looks like Paula Deen is in hell?
Yes, that is butter flavored lip balm, and no, I don’t think it actually tastes like butter. Also, I think prior to this experience, we reference diabetes no less than 53,000 times. I think we all escaped diabetes free, although I can see how eating like that 24/7 definitely puts you on the path to unhealthiness. Like I’ve said before and like I will continue to advocate, MODERATION, people!
Also, in the event that you would like to see a short video about our adventure, you are in luck because I’ve prepared such an item. In the event you don’t care about the adventure, watch the video anyway because it includes an absolutely precious baby.