Friday morning, my hometown girlfriend here, Jamie, & I went to lunch at the most delightful sandwich shop ever! The Cookie Shoppe is quintessentially Southern.
It's been there for ages, the walls are filled with WWII-era newspaper front pages & area memoribilia, the decor is old school. I felt like I was back in my hometown at one of the old places that disappeared 25 years ago. The ceiling even stole my heart: tin tile, a la Charleston. I took this pic through the window yesterday while we were downtown for Mardi Gras. (It was closed, but my mom wanted a peek. :-))
Their menu is classic: egg salad, chicken salad, & pimento cheese sandwiches, cold cut subs on fresh homemade bread, homemade soups, and and homemade cookies that come with every meal, (hence The Cookie Shoppe). I still can't get over not only how good their egg salad, chicken salad, & vegetable beef soup were, but how being there made me feel so wonderfully at home: classically old-school Southern.
I am a Southern mommy of two, whose husband has gotten us transferred all over the country. We're ecstatic to be exploring life now in Houston, Texas! Follow along here as we keep our family & friends updated and keep our household ASAP (As Southern As Possible! ;-)) [Want to know my whole story? Click "Who am I?" along the top!]