April’s "Let’s Do Lunch" tripMarch 13, 2009
Many people have had Paula Deen over to their place on several occasions through Food Network. Now it’s your turn to have lunch at The Paula Deen Buffet. Come join us as we travel to discover the 560-seat, cutting-edge restaurant concept is modeled after Paula’s own home. You’ll savor the Queen of Southern Cuisine’s down-home recipes in this unique upscale buffet. The buffet is divided into station each named after family members. Some of the stations include: Granny Paul’s Garden which is a full salad bar featuring some of Paula’s favorite salads and signature “Skillet Cornbread.” Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House featuring items served at Bubba’s restaurant in Savannah, including the signature “Char Grilled Oysters.” Lady & Son’s is full of southern comfort foods such as Paula’s famous Fried Chicken, Collard Greens and Lady’s Cheesy Mac. Little Jack’s Corner has a wide array of desserts featuring Paula’s famous Gooey Butter Cake, Grandmother Paul’s Sour Cream Pound Cake, peach cobbler and creamy hand dipped ice cream. Once we have all filled ourselves up with the wonderful home style cooking, we will be on our way to the Pillow Thompson House where we will be guided through history. The Pillow Thompson House was built in 1896 by Jerome B. Pillow. Five generations of Pillow descendants have lived in the house. In 1992 The house was donated by Josephine Thompson to the Phillips Community College Foundation. The house has been beautifully restored to offer visitors a look at one of the finest examples of Queen Anne architecture in the South.
Cost: $99 and includes luxury motor coach travel, lunch, and attractions
Reservation Deadline: 4-2-2009