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Banjo’s Barbecue, Commerce GA

Banjo’s Barbecue, Commerce GA

I had hoped to sample one new barbecue place on our trip, but we had to wait until we were back in the Peach State to try one. Here’s a recently-opened joint that serves one of our favorite northeast Georgia specialties, and, unlike many places we wanted to stop on this trip, is open for sensible Saturday dinner hours. Continue reading

Shrimp Boats: The Story of a Shipwreck and its Survivors

Shrimp Boats: The Story of a Shipwreck and its Survivors

In 1969, after more than a decade of growth, this Macon-based chain launched a major expansion, reaching nearly a hundred stores. Five years later, the chain failed. Today, their distinctive, deteriorating buildings are home to all kinds of businesses, and some survivors have thrived on their own for thirty years. Learn more in this extra-length, photo-filled chapter. Continue reading