|Wish I could say that this was my ride to the Whistlestop Cafe. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books|
|Juliette, Georgia. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books|
Juliette is the middle Georgia town that became Whistlestop, the fictional town in Fannie Flagg's essential novel of the South, "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe." When filming completed in 1991 in this sleepy former mill town, the business owners banded together and made a tourist stop out of the picturesque setting, a charming street of buildings next to the train tracks.
We visited Juliette a few weeks back and here are some of my favorite scenes:
|Haven't seen these prices for awhile. Lucy Mercer/ A Cook and Her Books|
|Luzianne Coffee. Lucy Mercer/ A Cook and Her Books|
|Texaco sign. Lucy Mercer/ A Cook and Her Books|
|Outhouse. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books|
|Ruth and Idgy. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books|
|Whistle Stop Train Station. Lucy Mercer/A Cook and Her Books|
As charming as the stroll around town was, the very best part of the visit was the basket of fried green tomatoes at the WhistleStop Cafe. They call this sauce a "radish sauce," but I could detect no radish in it. It was a spicy (is there any other kind?) remoulade with a healthy kick of cayenne.