Thursday, October 1, 2009

Review of Paula Deen's Lady and Son's Restaurant

During our last Spring break we decided to burn off a day taking a trip south to Savannah from Kiawah. The trip down interstate 17 was about an hour and a half to two hours. The day was cloudy and sprinkling rain so it was a good time to do a little road trip as the beach and golf course seemed like a bad idea.

One of our highlights of the day was to have a family lunch at Paula Deen’s Lady and Sons restaurant. We had a two o’clock reservation and got there early so we burned up some time walking around the charming city of Savannah. Just before getting seated we perused Paula Deen’s gift shop and ending up purchasing a autographed cook book for a relative. The highlight of the gift shop was an appearance by Paula’s son Jamie who was saluting everyone with “hello y’all”.

We eventually were seated next the window overlooking Congress. The table was nice and the server was very pleasant. I do not recall his name, but he was a Chicago transplant which was cool as that is where we live. He was quick to deliver us with drinks, ho cakes and cheddar biscuits. These table offerings were superbly delicious.
As we were inhaled our biscuits, we all opted to go with the lunch buffet which main attraction was Paula’s southern fried chicken, roast chicken, and lasagna. The side dishes consisted of macaroni and cheese, black eyed peas, collard greens, and other dishes I seem to be forgetting.

The chicken was outstanding. I think I over consumed too much. If I could have pulled off a doggie back from the buffet I would have taken about twenty pieces back to our Villa! The macaroni and cheese was also very tasty and was really enjoyed by my kids.

Just when we thought we were at capacity, our waiter offered us up a dessert for which everyone but the kids chose a peach cobbler. The kids picked some sort of chocolaty gooey brownie concoction that looked very tasty. The desserts were not surprisingly inhaled and we were given our lunch bill. The cost for the adult buffet was $13. I thought the price was fair and really enjoyed the chicken. It was probably the best fried chicken I have ever tasted, though I am from the north, so a Southerner might have found better in Dixie.

I look forward to returning to Lady and Son’s and trying a dish off the menu.

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