Monday, October 14, 2013

Family And Food--Need I Say More?

Just had a great week with my sister Crystal and her hubby Mike at Tybee Island!  My husband was attending the American College of Physicians state chapter meeting in Savannah and I tagged along and stayed to enjoy some fun family time.

Love you guys!

On the drive home I stopped for a fill-up in Metter, Georgia.  The town motto is "It's Better In Metter".   I asked one of the locals for a recommendation for lunch and they pointed across the street to a locally owned restaurant behind the Chevron station called Jomax BBQ.  

 I've noticed this place before--the parking lot is usually packed at lunch time.

The tantalizing aroma of barbecue meat smoking was in the air and there is a mouth-watering menu of selections but when I saw the chalkboard just inside the door that featured specials of the day I decided on a vegetable plate.

 I sat down and was immediately greeted by a friendly server who took my order--zipper peas, fresh creamed corn, and fried okra with a wedge of cornbread.  Mmmm mmmm!  And I splurged on sweet tea--you can always tell if a southern restaurant is the real deal by their tea...Jomax is the real deal!  The tea is perfectly sweetened and the servers keep coming 
by to refill your glass!

The dining room is clean and full of interesting tchotchkes.  If you have a sweet tooth the counter laden with homemade cakes and pies is a thing of beauty.

Thought I'd share this little hidden gem for those of you who may be traveliing along I-16.  Jomax is located at exit 104--just go north after you exit (right turn if you are headed toward Macon and left turn if you are headed toward Savannah).  The restaurant is on the left--just turn at the Chevron station and you will see it.

You'll be glad you did :)

Do you have any "off the beaten path" faves?  If so, please do share!

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