Tip Thursday: Food

Todays tip is about food, specifically food on the road. If you find yourself in the Vicksburg, Port Gibson, Natchez area, between 11am and 4 pm you owe it to yourself to go to the Old Country Store in Lorman, Ms. The store is owned by Mr. Arthur Davis and has all the charm of an old-time restaurant.

There is not much in Lorman, located between Natchez and Port Gibson on Hwy 61. But it is worth the trip.Even during the middle of the week you will find a crowd.It is a favorite of motorcyclists as this group from Indiana proves.This old porch looks like a great place to watch the world go by and harkens back to rural stores of my youth. When they were not only a place of business but a gathering and social place as well.Once inside you will feel the charm and uniqueness of this great placeYou will be amazed at the collection of southern memorabilia and things for sale.However, this story was about the food and by the time Beth and I arrived I was quite hungry. I love the buffet and the warm friendly, help yourself attitude. The staff make you feel right at home and the food is hot, and good. There was green salad, cucumber and onion salad and potato salad, Mac and cheese, green beans, collard greens, field peas pork chops, baked chicken, home made butter and the finest cornbread you have ever eaten. There was watermelon and blackberry cobbler, with ice cream,  for dessert. But the main attraction is what Southern Living termed the Worlds best fried chicken. It lives up to the billing. Flaky, moist and crunchy it reminds me of Sunday dinners my mom used to make. Mr. Davis even comes around to shake hands, ask how you like it and even sing a little tune. When you check out he asks your name and signs a place mat for you. There is a guest register to sign.

The atmosphere is friendly and full of southern hospitality. I highly recommend a road trip to experience this southern treat.

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One Response to “Tip Thursday: Food”

  1. From a woman’s point of view… It was all that I expected and more. The food was out of this world and being a great Southern cook myself, I don’t say that lightly. The atmosphere was unbelievable, truly a trip back into the old South. One only has to listen to Mr. Davis sing and laugh to know he has some fine stories to tell. The little mentioned fact, is that the store itself is a treasure trove of very reasonably priced collectibles, both old and new. As an experienced collector (pack-rat) I was thrilled and plan to return soon to spend hours exploring.

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