Last week I ate at two different places that I want to mention here in case yall might want to go check them out.
The first place was on a Thursday and the Planets just happen to align in the right sequence that I got to take my lunch at a normal lunch type time. I also just happen to hear over the radio station playing at work that LAKE TIAK O' KHATA ( Louisville, MS click for their website ) was gonna have some potato soup on their lunch buffet. I am a sucker for some potato soup I'll tell ya what. When the timing worked out I just went ahead and headed to the Lake. A lot of folks in my area know about the Lake, but if you're not from around my area then it's a Resort with cabins, hotel rooms , a lake with a swimming area and fishing area and a restaurant. This is an all you can eat lunch buffet and I just about hurt myself on it because of the potato soup. That was some mighty fine potato soup too. I did the plate of veggies and a meat and a small bowl of soup but then went back for a big bowl of soup. The next time I hear they have potato soup I'm forgoing the plate and just concentrating on the potato soup. Someone there with me that day asked if I was getting a dessert and I just pointed to the extra bowl of soup. I knew it was either a dessert or another bowl of soup but not both, and I chose the soup. If you know they are doing some potato soup then get out there and try it, you won't regret it.
The other place I ate at was on Sunday in Starkville, MS. It use to be called O'Brady's but they changed their name a while back and added a plate lunch and are now called BLUE 22 (click for their facebook page). Same folks run it and they are some fine folks too. I had to run to Starkville to pick up some things and knew they had a plate lunch so I timed it so I would be there in time for it... I also may have timed it to beat the church crowd too. I believe they call it SOUL FOOD SUNDAY and they are right. They had some fried chicken like my grandma use to make. I don't know about your grandma but mine knew how to fry some chicken , let me tell you. The vegetables were fine also but I especially liked that chicken. That particular day they had baked chicken and also fried catfish but I went with the fried Chicken.
There's two places for yall to try out. Now if only someone would open up a restaurant that served fried chicken skins. A whole plate of fried chicken skins. Yall think I'm kidding but I've actually have done that before... fry up a whole mess of nothing but the chicken skins. Batter them up and then fry them up. That's some good eating.
See yall in the Funny Pages.
In case you live in a cave and missed it there was a great comic con in Biloxi, MS during the middle of October last month. GULF COAST FAN FEST was held at the Biloxi Coliseum. The people that run PENSACON in Pensacola, FL were the ones that put it on so you knew it was going to be run right before it even happened. If you missed it or didn't know about it then don't worry, I believe they plan to bring it back next year. Until then you can go check out PENSACON this Feb 22-24. The websites are linked so you can check out the guests you missed in October and the Guests you can see in February... why is February spelled that way? I'm always wanting to invert the "r" and "u" order placement... Go check out some comic cons and geek out if you get a chance.
Extra Addition to the Article
As I'm getting ready to update, today is the day we learned Stan "the man" Lee has passed away at age 95. Me and my college roommate got to meet him a couple of times during Dragon Con in 1993. Our room was actually across from his that weekend. I will regale this story when I start doing podcasts soon.
The digital magazine I use to do will now be replaced with short articles on this site between comic updates. Enjoy and I'll see ya in the Funny Pages.
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Andy B. Childress