While visiting the relatives down in Georgia this Thanksgiving, I had the chance to dine at Mary Mac’s Tearoom. Not the most modern cuisine, but I was hankering for some good Southern food, and they delivered. Case in point: potlikker.
There are two schools of thought on potlikker in the food world; those that believe it is the liquid that is left in the pot after you boil collard greens with some sort of smoked meat product, and those that believe it was God’s way of saying, hey, you rock, so I created yet another dish to enjoy smoked meat in. I fall in the latter camp. They served us all a sample with a piece of crispy corn bread, and I could barely contain myself. It was smokey, savory, tangy, salty and just comforting. If this is what all potlikker is like, then I am officially a fan. I also sampled the fried chicken, which was pretty good. Not great, mind you, but really good. The sweet potato souffle I had as my side was a bit heavy on the clove for my liking.
Adam tried the Chicken Fried Steak, which he found good, but a bit heavy.
My father in law had the meatloaf and raved over it. I tried some, and it was very moist.
All in all, not a bad place at all if you are in the mood for some traditional Southern food. I would go back just for the potlikker! ~LTG!