I ate at McCray’s Taven on the Square in Lawrenceville with my friend, Greg, the other day. He felt sorry for me I guess when he agreed to meet me. But not sorry enough that he picked up the tab. It was raining buckets. So, being smart guys, we ate inside. I had, on the waitress’ recommendation, a smoked salmon taco or something like that. It had a sauce that was scrumptious. The fries were not too greasy but crispy just the way I like them. The waitress was friendly and I would like to go back and try the roof tables when the weather warms up.
Today was unusual in that I met my brother-in-law for lunch at Matthews Cafeteria in Tucker, Georgia. We have hardly ever gotten together in 19 years and he said he owed me for lunch although I could not remember the last time I had bought him a meal. Anyway, he was adamant about it so I agreed even though I had asked him to meet.
Matthews was, in the last year, on one of the Food Network shows, Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives. You can guess which one it qualified under. After getting berated by my brother-in-law for getting a big piece of baked fish instead of country-fried steak, we found a table and caught up with each other’s lives. I had fried okra, greens, scalloped potatoes, and tea. It was all good and the workers were friendly. Here’s an article from the AJC about the show and filming at the landmark restaurant.