I so wanted to go to Paula Deen's restaurant while we were in Savannah - too fun to pass up! They had a retail store attached too, and it was super fun to shop. Surprisingly the prices weren't that bad. They had a lot of fun t-shirts and then some cute aprons, cookbooks, and of course sold Paula's line of dishes but also many smaller items. Lots of possible gifts to buy!
The food was tasty, but there was a slight disappointment. So I ordered one of their specialities that was an asparagus sandwich! It was grilled like grilled cheese but with asparagus in it, and then I got their fancy 'fries' which were slices of potatoes fried up:
Andy got their buffet, which basically had a ton of Southern cooking on it (fried chicken, ribs, mashed potatoes, collard greens, green beans, macaroni and cheese, grits, etc. etc.):
I'm so proud of my husband - he tried everything including grits and collard greens. He's so adventurous (and those of you who know him, especially before we met, are probably impressed). They serve everybody biscuits and hoecakes (which are cornmeal based pancakes), which is why some of the t-shirts in the store say something about the ho's always being free - hilarious.
So what was the disappointment? Well it had to do with the buffet. Andy said the food was very tasty and whatnot, but he thought there would have been something a little more "specialty" about it. Like Paula Deen makes some crazy recipes like fried macaroni and cheese, so we thought there would be something like that on there. The fact that there wasn't anything out of the ordinary was the main reason I didn't get the buffet. So it wasn't disappointment in the food, but I really thought there would be some Paula flair. Andy did get a dessert with his buffet and it was something-butter cake and he said it was delicious!
Here's the outside: