Dixie Delight

photo courtesy of ayako miki

I love Thanksgiving food, but I love Lowcountry food more, and the best part about going back down to James Island for Thanksgiving is more the latter than the former.

Ayako and I flew back to Chicago on Monday evening. As if realizing that it would be a while before the words “mustard-based” or “fresh seafood” could reenter our lives with any authentic meaning, we spent Monday in a veritable feeding frenzy of Dixie delights. Consumed:

Blackened flounder, cheese grits, fried green tomatoes, fried flounder po’ boy, home fries, HUSHPUPPIES, fried pickles, Dr. Pepper, Mac & Cheese, and, oh yes, vinegar-based BBQ in the Charlotte Airport (my place in the eternal battle between NC/VA BBQ VS. SC BBQ is as fraught as my place between North and South [Carolina]. I belong to both, and thus, neither).

Now I’m back in Chicago. Which, I guess, means I’ll have a hot dog.



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  1. man, do i miss your funny.

  2. the word HUSHPUPPIES almost made me weep. seriously, when we take naked lady writing group on the road, Real BBQ at the rendezvous then catfish and HUSHPUPPIES at cock of the walk in ridgeland, mississippi. we may implode, but it’ll be worth it.

  3. Implosion is both the price and reward of Southron eating.

  4. We hit up Boulevard Diner on Friday night. Heaven.

  5. What is flounder po’ boy

  6. A fried flounder sandwich, basically.

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