Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Allentown's A&A Restaurant & Convenience

To G.R.I.T.S. few pieces of periodicals can compete with Southern Living.   It's the ultimate guide to Southern culture, recipes, travel, and events.  So, when I discovered a local, Middle Georgia eatery was recently featured I had to try their burgers, despite the fact that I rarely eat red meat.  

Nestled in Allentown, A&A Restaurant & Convenience is your typical family-owned, country diner where locals gather for juicy burgers.  Everyone seems to know one another, and there's just as many people crammed in the kitchen as there is sitting at a table.

I'd read the french fries were nothing to write home about, so after grabbing a super sweet tea , I ordered a cheese burger with all the fixings and a side of fried okra.  My dad opted for chicken and a Pee Wee burger.  The waitress compared its size to a Krystal, but when the patty arrived it was large enough to be a Krystal double or triple!

My plate arrived, and immediately I could tell I was in for a treat.  The homemade, griddle-fried half pounder was served just to my liking.  And, the crispy fried okra was piled high with plenty to share.

The best part of course was the price…my dad and I ate for less than $20, including tip.  I'd say it's well worth the trip and a place  where it's good to be a regular.  So, the next time you're making a trip down I-16 give it a try.  But, don't stop in too late.  They take their last order of the evening at 7:00pm.

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