C.F. Penn Hamburgers – Frying Burgers since 1927

Decatur, Alabama… As folks around these parts would say “You ain’t from around here are you?”  And, that would especially apply if someone mentioned the burgers from C.F. Penn Hamburgers and you replied, “never heard of it.”  But, your first reaction would be “heck yes, I want to go there” when they told you that the […]

Featured Restaurants


LuVici’s – Good Southern Food

Athens, Alabama…. At first glance, the name of this restaurant would lead you to believe that it is some kind of Italian Osteria (pronounced “aw-steh-REE-ah”) , but you would be wrong.   It is anything but an Italian restaurant, in fact the closest thing to an Italian dish on the menu is the Mozzarella Sticks.  Jerry Sandlin, […]


Greenbrier Restaurant – Barbecue & Catfish since 1952

Greenbrier, Alabama… There has been many articles written about Greenbrier Restaurant’s barbecue and catfish, both pro and con, I think a lot of the negative articles are written by folks who don’t appreciate a country style legacy restaurant.  They’re used to to the fancy barbecue and seafood places that are full of glitz and glamour […]

Featured Recipes


Slugburger – Love’em or Hate’em

According to sources on the internet such as Wikipedia and other blogs and/or websites, the odd named hamburgers were concocted during the Great Depression of the 1930’s when both meat and money were scarce and almost non-existence for the working poor.  For many folks during the depression a biscuit with some lard on it was […]


Sawmill Gravy – A Southern Tradition

  Sawmill Gravy – A Southern Tradition   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 20 mins Total time 30 mins   Author:  Alton Brown Recipe type: Gravy Cuisine: Breakfast Serves: 2-1/2 cups Ingredients 1 lb bulk pork sausage ¼ cup floor 2 cups milk Salt Black Pepper Instructions Cook sausage in a cast iron […]


Hushpuppies – Alabama Style

If you’re from the South, no one ever had to explain to you what a hushpuppy was.  Children from the southern states are introduced to the delicacy at about the time they start getting teeth.  By the time they’re teenagers most can just taste a hushpuppy and be able to tell which restaurant, relative, or […]