National Country Cooking Month
In the South, we believe that food is a physical & emotional experience. For many, the delicious smells and familiar sounds of the kitchen bring back fond & special memories in our lives. The tradition of food down here is incredible. While we believe all food is good food; however, nothing beats good ole country cooking. Everyone is family around the dinner table, and there’s nothing better than coming together over a good meal! In honor of National Country Cooking Month, we decided to highlight some of our favorite local places to enjoy a classic, southern meal. This June, celebrate National Country Cooking Month and enjoy traditional southern comfort foods that are sure to make you want to take a nap afterwards. From grandpa’s biscuits & gravy, to mom’s modern twist on a peach cobbler — savor the flavor with these local spots.
Izola’s Country Cooking
Serving up traditional southern recipes with a welcoming atmosphere, it’s no surprise that Izola’s is a local favorite! From cheese grits & beef sausage to fried chicken & collard greens, Izola’s has got you covered with breakfast, lunch and dinner menus filled with country classics.
This cafeteria-style buffet even went viral on TikTok for their mouthwatering videos and ooey gooey mac-n-cheese. Their catchy slogan “Scoop that mac!” has people travelling from all around the nation to try this famous mac-n-cheese recipe that’s been handed down for generations!
Izola’s offers a variety of foods and switches their menu out regularly, so you can always try something new. Check out their Facebook page to see their daily selections, and be sure to bring your appetite!
Margie’s Southern Cooking
Another Liberty County favorite is Margie’s Southern Cooking! It’s hard to miss their bright yellow trailer with big red letters, and this award-winning food truck is parked permanently in Walthourville on Shaw Road. Try one of their delicious breakfast bowls for a yummy meal on the go, or pick up a dinner plate for an easy after-work option. Margie’s offers different lunch and dinner menus every day, which means you can try a new meal throughout the week to get a crash-course in southern classics.
Popular among locals and tourists alike, this kitchen prides itself on made-to-order food and hefty portions. In fact, they recently opened a second location on Highway 84 going towards Walthourville called Margie’s Southern Cooking 2!
Margie’s serves up traditional southern dishes just like grandma used to make. Ox tails, candied yams, cornbread and black-eyed peas are just a few of the things gracing their menu. At Margie’s, you can expect to find southern cooking done right. Their first location was even featured on Explore Georgia’s Food Truck Flavor Tour in 2017!
Liberty County knows a thing or two about country cooking. So head over to either of these locations & get a taste of that southern charm! Once you’ve had your fill of classic country favorites, be sure to try some of our cultural restaurants as well. This June, celebrate National Country Cooking Month in Liberty County with mouthwatering flavors and southern hospitality right in your backyard!