The Best Georgia Restaurant!

Written by Ed Williams

Folks, I’ve discoveredrepparttar best restaurant in Georgia!

I kid y’all not, I’ve found a place that’s worth investing a weekend in order to eat a few meals there. A place that combines formal and casual dining inrepparttar 146909 best ways imaginable. A place whererepparttar 146910 food is so good that each bite is a veritable Elvis concert ofrepparttar 146911 palate. So, are y’all a little curious as to where this place is located?

Good! It’s in Dahlonega, Georgia.

Wanna know its name?

It’s calledrepparttar 146912 Corkscrew Cafe.

I kid y’all not,repparttar 146913 Corkscrew Cafe. I discovered it just this past February when I spent a delightful weekend up in Dahlonega as an attendee/participant in their second annual literary festival. I was up there with Dedra and Deborah doing our first ever performance of “GRITS, Georgia, and Grizzard,” and we all decided onrepparttar 146914 spur ofrepparttar 146915 moment to have dinner there on a Saturday night. Folks, it was one ofrepparttar 146916 best decisions we’ve ever made. When I walked in and looked overrepparttar 146917 place, I sensed it was a winner. And what occurred overrepparttar 146918 next hour-and-a-half confirmed it, it was sheer, pure, unadulterated dining pleasure. It was so good that I came back for lunch whenrepparttar 146919 doors opened on Sunday, and Sunday’s food was even better than Saturday’s. Let me give y’all a brief description of what all I tried:

French Onion and Portabella Mushroom Soup - If you like French Onion soup, you’ll never do any better than this. Great cheese and toast floatin’ up on top, and a very well-seasoned soup underneath. The mushrooms make it even better, I damn near cancelled what I ordered for dinner just to eat another bowl of this liquid heaven. I’m glad I didn’t though, because my entree was outstanding. It was:

Sesame Crusted Salmon - Simply put, this isrepparttar 146920 best grilled salmon I’ve ever had. Whatever they used to season it with was great, and I even lovedrepparttar 146921 rice that went along with it. The rice! Let me tell y’all, any restaurant that makes rice that you want second helpings of is a place to remember. The Corkscrew Cafe makesrepparttar 146922 best rice inrepparttar 146923 history of modern civilization.

Chinese sugar fried chestnuts

Written by Jacklyn Chen

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The "Liang Xiang" chestnuts are well known. Here "Liang Xiang" refers torepparttar 146876 old "Liang Xiang" county, is equivalent to part ofrepparttar 146877 mountain area of "Fangshan" district of Beijing, and is notrepparttar 146878 "Liang Xiang" village county. "Liang Xiang" chestnuts really are "Fangshan Chinese chestnuts".

There are many ways to eat chestnuts, butrepparttar 146879 most popular one isrepparttar 146880 sugar roasted chestnuts.

As soon as chestnuts are harvested in autunm, you'll see cauldrons are set up at every corner ofrepparttar 146881 street. Mix chestnuts with sand, sprinklerepparttar 146882 plain sugar syrup, fry tillrepparttar 146883 sand becomes pitch-black. The chestnuts will then look shinning and bright as if a layer of oil has been applied torepparttar 146884 shells. The burning smell flutters all over. People like me who are craving for chestnuts would come to buy by followingrepparttar 146885 smell wihtout sellers' calling out. People used to use shovel to fry, nowrepparttar 146886 process is electrically operated.

The history of Beijing sugar roasted chestnuts is quite long.

The old "Zhitang" man copies others quotes from Lu You's "Old School Notes" in "Roasted Chestnuts", talking about a chestnut roasting story: The most well-known and best-selling chestnuts inrepparttar 146887 Northern Song Dynasty Kaifeng were roasted by Li, HeEr. Others were trying everything possible to imitate, but no one did atrepparttar 146888 end. Duringrepparttar 146889 Southern Song Dynasty Shaoxing years, Song's embassador was sent to Jin (an old country in China) and arrivedrepparttar 146890 now Beijing. Suddenly two people, who called themselves "Li, HeEr", sent in 20 bags of sugar roasted chestnuts, then left with tears.

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