Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Fried Green Tomatoes at The Whistle Stop Cafe

This was our early Valentine gift on Feb. 2nd, 
while on a trip to Atlanta. We stopped at
The Whistle Stop Cafe in Juliette, Georgia.
They were delicious, just as I suspected.
We had been wanting to go for years. . .

We were nearly blasted out of our seats 
not once, but twice, 
by the train that runs right by the cafe.
So I got tickled and couldn't stop laughing.

A couple of souvenirs - some local honey 
and a birdhouse :)

I think I'll paint over these words and put in
"Whistle Stop" and "Ruth" on one side, 
and "Idgie" on the other :)
Can you believe it's been 20 years
since the movie came out?

I'm waiting til summer time for 
some of my own fresh off the vine tomatoes
before I try to cook some of these.

Y'all have a good day!


  1. Fried Green Tomatoes is my favorite movie. I never get tired of it. I think I need to make a visit to the Whistle Stop!

  2. I never tire of it either! Do make the trip if you can. We just happened to get there at lunch time, which is apparently their main meal time. It was all SO good! But some of the little gifts shops were not open. I think things begin to "crank up" for Spring some time in March / April.
    Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  3. How fun! I have always wanted to try fried green tomatoes. The bird house is darling.

    1. Thank you! I had always heard of folks eating them like that but somehow, I just wanted my tomatoes juicy red. But now that I've eaten FGT, that's the way I want them all the time! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Cute birdhouse, JoAnn. My dad used to eat fried green tomatoes, my mother made them for him.

    1. I'd love to have the recipe if you have it :)

  5. I am from the south. I love green fried tomatoes.I am now following you on Linky Follower.I would love it if you followed me back.I always enjoy meeting new Bloggers.

    1. Hi! they are tasty little things :) I'll check out your blog.
      Thanks for stopping by to visit!

  6. I love friend green tomatoes too! You are making me want some!

    Sounds like a great day you had!


    1. Yes ma'am, it was indeed! I wish every day could be like that, with a big plate of FGT ;)

  7. I would love to go there. Can't believe that has been out for twenty years. I know I have seen it at least 20 times. Next time I make it south, that will be on the list, until then I guess I will have to wait for summer and make my own. Thanks for sharing!


    1. I know, it's turned into a classic for me. My husband bought the DVD for me recently, and yes I still boo-hoo every time :) thanks for stopping by! Have a great Friday.

  8. i love the birdhouse. good job with the honey purchase! people have picked up on the fact that we love honey and we currently have 3 big jars that came our way as gifts.

    1. It's really good! And honey just isn't any honey, it does have a different taste per locality of the beehives. Nature's way is good ;)


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