For those of you interested Only in TRAVEL, I (Jack) wrote the blog between March 2010 and October 2010 during our travels west. We saw the most beautiful places and had the best time in our big truck and little trailer. See Blog Archive below.

Jul 20, 2013

Whistle Stop Cafe "Fried Green Tomatoes"

This will not be a long post because I've posted twice before about Whistle Stop. For those of you who have seen "Fried Green Tomatoes" (I've read the book and seen the movie), you will recognize some of the buildings. You'll be able to see just how much rain we've gotten in the south by some of the pictures. Naturally, we both had to have the Fried Green Tomatoes and the Frank Bennett BBQ (the secret's in the sauce, you know).

Anyone who happens to stop along I75 at High Falls State Park, it's worth a ride to Juliett.

The waitress told us the the veggies of the day were on the blackboard. It was across the room and I didn't have my glasses, so I took a picture so we could choose!

Smokey Lonesome's Home
Where Frank Bennett wound up in the sauce!
Can't not take a picture of this building. I'm not sure what kind of factory it was (I probably forgot), but the railroad tracks run between it and the town and I remember seeing it in the movie. A train passed through while we were there, but I missed the shot of the engine.
After wandering the few shops in the town that are struggling to survive (with very high prices), I decided to take Marie to see where the kids in the movie walked along the dam. I found this guy enjoying the view, too. I don't know if it's a duck or a goose.
This body of water looks like an infinity pool.
Where you see the "infinity pool" drop off, it's usually a fairly big drop into a very slow moving stream. Because of all the recent rain in Georgia, it's a pretty fast running river, today.
My friend Marie. We've had a very nice time even though this year I couldn't do the walking that we generally do. She's a very kind and good-hearted person.
Anyone interested in a good read or just an evening of entertainment, I recommend the book or the movie if you haven't seen it. You will love Jessica Tandy--she was wonderful, as always, and Kathy Bates as Twanda is wonderful. I loved all the characters, but my favorite was Idgey (don't remember who played her), and other well known actors each added their own talent to make it a great story. I don't know how many times I've seen it, but I could watch it all over, again, and if I could see the print in the book, I'd read it, again. I believe I have it on my paper white kindle. If not, I will.


  1. I love that movie. But it's been forever since I've seen it. That would be a good one to see again. I have no idea what that bird is. Nice to see you getting out a little.

  2. So glad to see you out and about again. I loved the book and movie too. Think I will read it again thanks to you. Great pictures!! I love your solution to those across the room menus or specials lists. Very smart!

  3. Love, love, love the movie. What a wonderful movie about friendship! Thanks for the photos. Looks like a great place to visit.

  4. I believe that is a Muscovy duck. Great pictures - I don't think I have ever watched that entire movie. Sounds like something I would enjoy as I like Jessica Tandy and Kathy Bates.

  5. I appreciate everyone stopping by. I haven't been keeping up with blogs for a week or so.

    It was good to get out with an old friend. Fortunately, there were benches so Marie could browse through the little stores. I was fine with waiting outside and people watching. It was more crowded than I've every seen it before; still we only waited about 5 minutes to be seated. It's not a place you go for the food, anyway (although the fried green tomatoes are delicious), but it was fun just seeing the places as they were in the movie.

    Thanks, Donna. Never heard of a Muscovy duck before, but he wasn't a bit afraid of me as I approached him. You would really enjoy both the book and the movie, I'm sure. I'd actually suggest seeing the movie first (something I seldom do, but then you can put faces with the characters). Either way I know you'll like it.

    Again, thanks for stopping by.

  6. Looks like a friendly place to be and enjoy a good meal. Love that your getting out again.


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