2018 Road Trip - Day 11

Friday 09.14.18 - Arriving in Atlanta, Georgia

In our endless search for the best local eats, we had one more place to checkout before we left Charlotte, North Carolina. We had breakfast at The Original Pancake House, where our waitress Amy, was a sweetheart. She was so patient with us when we couldn't make up our minds on what to order. If we are ever in this area again, we be stopping by here & requesting her, for sure!
Menu Cover

Buttermilk Pancakes + Sausage Patties & Country Ham

Dutch Baby Oven Baked + Bacon

Served with Syrup, Whipped Butter, Lemon & Powdered Sugar

  • Dutch baby w/ bacon - thick cut bacon was great.  The  delicious Dutch baby was like a pie, thick and eggy like custard.
  • Buttermilk pancakes w/ sausage & country ham - Too much damn food lol. All of it scrumptious.

After we left, we happened to drive by the statue of Captain James Jack, who delivered documents to congress during the American Revolution in 1775.

Then we drove for about an hour, for photos of another of landmark on Shelly's list. This time the Peachoid Water Tower in Gaffney, North Carolina.
History of Gaffney's World Famous Peachoid:
It began late one night when the staff of the Gaffney Board of Public Works was working way too late. A water study had pointed out that the town needed a new elevated water storage tank and the staff was wondering over ways to get Uncle Sam to pay for it.The "Peachoid King" Mr. Jack Millwood, who at the time was Board Member, said the immortal words that inspired a town, "Let's build it in the shape of a Peach !" Slowly the idea grew and captured the imagination of the Board members and denizens of the town. Soon, the project started coming together. Federal funds were acquired from the Appalachian Regional Commission and the South Carolina Appalachian Council of Governments.

We had a little over a 3 hour drive to our hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. Remember how I told y'all about our last few nights at the Holiday Inn were free & how we got really cheap rates at Caesar Casino properties? Well, because of those, we were able to splurge on an extremely nice room at the Mandarin Oriental (which has since become the Waldorf Astoria Spa, Atlanta). This place was NICE! I was so impressed, I took more photos than I should post here on the blog. If you are interested in seeing them all, they are on my HungryHeath Facebook page. Here are a few samples:

Room Keys

Our view of the courtyard from the sixth floor

Comfy bed

Desk area

Sitting area

Large bathroom that included a large bathtub separate from the walk in shower

So, after we hung around the hotel room for awhile, it was time to go to dinner. I had made us a reservation at Holeman and Finch Public House. Supposedly they have the best burgers in the area. I'm a huge fan of burgers, so I was excited to try these. I was pleased to find out that they don't add a bunch of rabbit food to these burgers. It's just double meat, double cheese, onions & pickles. HELL YA!
Inside the menu

Lavender Lemonade & Invocation Lager

local lettuces, grilled peaches, sauce verde

hand-cut fries, red onion, American cheese

Find out more here.

  • Pork Belly - While it tasted amazing, I found the pork belly to be too thin. I simply prefer a thick fatty cut.
  • Burger - OH SO TASTY! Perfect ratio of meat to bun. Double patties loaded with ooey gooey cheesy goodness. #fatboyapproved
  • Fries - They were cooked fresh. Would have been better if they were twice fried. 

For dessert, we went over to Sublime Donuts, for some fried treats.

A great ending to an even better day spent traveling with my best friend. What more could a guy ask for?

In my next issue, I'll be covering our trip to the Georgia Aquarium & Coca-Cola World.


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