The Joints – May 2017
Everyone has their “go-to” place to eat. It might be with linen tablecloths and waiters in ties, or where you throw peanuts on the floor and carve your initials into the wooden saw horse table. Whatever and wherever it is, it’s your “joint.”
There are lots of these places around here, and we’re out to find them all in The Joints column. And yes, all White Monkey approved.
Tucked in a small cluster of stores on Millard Farmer Industrial Blvd. is Bee’z Eat’s. So awesome they don’t even have a web page. You can check out their menu, which is drawn up on dry erase boards, on their Facebook photo page.
Let’s just say their cheesesteak is arguably the best in town. Grown men have cried over their Mac and Cheese. Shrimp and Oyster Po’Boys the way God meant; shrimp and grits and hot dogs the length of a kid’s arm. Fried, grilled or however you want, everything on their menu is worth coming back for. Bee’z handles the cooking, while his wife Diane takes care of the front. You just have to go.
395 Millard Farmer Industrial Blvd.
Tuesday – Saturday 11 a.m to 8 p.m.
If you are ever down driving in the south part of the county near the Coweta County Fairgrounds, roll down your window and follow your nose. If you’ve got a hankering for “I need some BBQ NOW,” well, JR’s BBQ is right there on Pine Road. There is a massive cooker right outside, so you can’t miss it. Just run up to the trailer and ask Nat and Angie for a pulled pork sandwich, a BBQ plate, smoked sausage and other delights. You can also get Brunswick Stew by the gallon. In and out, the way a BBQ joint should be.
191 Pine Road
Tuesday – Friday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Healthy Food Cafe with a Touch of Thai
In the mood for some Asian food? How about a “Touch of Thai” at the fairly new Healthy Food Cafe located across the street from the Coweta County Administrative Building? They’ve got
Chicken Stir Fry with Broccoli, Thai Dumplings, Curry Soups, Boba and Thai teas and much, and we mean, much more. Be careful when you say you want it spicy, because it will make your head sweat ordered that way. But it will clear any congestion out too. James handles the front and makes the healthy drinks, while wife Ladda is the master chef.
33 East Broad Street,
Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Friday-Saturday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Coweta Country Junction
There are probably more chicken wing restaurants around these parts than BBQ places, which is saying something for the South. And some have more flavors than you can count.
But for something completely different, you need to check out the Coweta Country Junction on Hwy. 29. You would not think a gas station/convenience store would be known for their wings. You would be wrong.
Their wings are battered up and they are fried. And they are big and they are delicious. The only flavor you get is some hot sauce they provide on the side. Seriously, these are some wings. You might want to call ahead and order some to make sure they are ready for you.
Monday – Sunday
The Mexican Store
Down Hwy. 29 South are a couple of buildings housing a laundromat and a Hispanic grocery. The Mexican Store caters to all things Mexican, including a large meat section. And there’s an in-house taqueria/grill. You can get authentic Mexican dishes like carnitas, chicharrones, tacos, burritos and Mexican style beef and lamb BBQ. Great food, great price.
272 Greenville St.
Monday – Sunday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
(Got a favorite joint? Let us know about it and we’ll check it out: [email protected])