Saturday, November 12, 2022

A dozen of my favorite places for grub on Civil War road trips

Loretta Tacker, owner of Tacker’s Shake Shack in Marion, Ark.

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12: Frothy Monkey, Chattanooga, Tenn.: Breakfast, swirly coffee thingie, (Battlefields: Missionary Ridge, Lookout Mountain)

11. Ruby Sunshine, Franklin, Tenn.: New Orleans roast coffee, big portions (Battlefields: Franklin, Spring Hill battlefields)

10: Tacker’s Shake Shack, Marion, Ark.: Chocolate shakes! burgers. (Home of Sultana museum and Sultana burger)

9: Jimmy Madison’s, Harrisonburg, Va.: Caramelized brussel sprouts with bacon (Battlefields: Cross Keys battlefield, more)

8: Hagy’s Catfish Hotel, Shiloh, Tenn.: Ribs, sweet potato with cinnamon (Battlefields: Shiloh)

7: Heritage Bakery & Cafe, Harrisonburg,Va.: Coffee and neat, little outdoor courtyard, (Battlefields: Cross Keys battlefield, more)

6: Carter’s Pigpen, Bar-B-Que, Mechanicsville, Va.: Brisket sandwich, tea, (Battlefields: Cold Harbor, Gaines Mills, Malvern Hill, Beaver Dam Creek, more)

5. Walker's Diner, Farmville, Va.: Fast breakfasts (Cumberland Church, Appomattox Court House)

4. Beechwood, Vicksburg, Miss.: Steaks! (Battlefields: Vicksburg, Champion Hill, more)

3: Sweet Shop Bakery, Shepherdstown, W.Va.: Coffee, cheap oatmeal raisin cookies, (Battlefields: Shepherdstown, Antietam)

2. Bonnie’s At The Red Byrd, Keedysville, Md.: Breakfast, conversation (Battlefields: Antietam, South Mountain)

1. Dan’s Restaurant & Tap Room, Boonsboro, Md.: Regional beer, salmon, professional chef (Battlefields: South Mountain, Antietam)

The sign points to the greatness of Bonnie's At The Red Byrd in Keedysville, Md.


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