2018 Road Trip - Day 14
Monday 09.17.18 - Ballin' on a Budget in Biloxi, Mississippi
On our way out of Atlanta, we had to stop at a local bakery recommended by a friend of ours. Nicole told us that the Five Daughters Bakery at Ponce City Market, had one of Shelly's favorite baked goods, a kouign amann. The five daughters add their own spin creating a cross between a cinnamon roll & a kouign amann. They call this glorious pastry a Quinnamon Roll. Oh and folks, it tastes just as heavenly as it sounds! We also bought a Boston Creme pie donut, that was delicious in it's own right.
As good as those were, the show stopper was the chocolate salted cro-nut. This was amazing, with a sweet creamy whipped chocolate filling that paired well with a lightly salted outside. The three pastries were a bit expensive, but I can see why......you have to pay for all 5 daughters!
|Boston Creme Pie Donut & Maple Quinnamon Roll|
|Chocolate Salted Cronut|
We next drove 2 hours south to visit another of Shelly's Roadside America sites. This time it was the Drive-Thru Museum of Wonder in Seale, AL. There are some odd things to see here.
We then drove about an hour southwest to Montgomery, AL, where we dined at Mrs. B's Home Cooking. Here we got some good southern soul food served cafeteria style. All the dinners are served with sweet tea or Kool-Aid.
I had fried chicken, rice n’ brown gravy, mac n’ cheese, baked beans, & cornbread muffin w/ sweet tea. My thigh was delicious, but the breast was dry and inedible. Baked beans and the rice n gravy were tasty. The mac n cheese flavors were good, but needed more cream. The cornbread was dry, made better after I added some butter. Sweet tea was some of the best!
|fried chicken, rice n’ brown gravy, mac n’ cheese & cornbread muffin |
|smothered chicken over rice, mac n cheese, yams|
|Kool-Aid & yams|
After lunch, it was time for five more landmarks. First was the Hank Williams Astroturf Grave Oakwood Cemetery Annex.
Second was the Wright Brothers Flyer Replica.
Third was the Hank Williams Statue.
Fourth was the Hank Williams Boyhood Home and Museum.
Next, it was time for dinner. We had reservations for Mary Mahoney's Old French House.
Our waitress Selena, provided us with friendly, personable & quick service. This was an outstanding meal! After she dropped off a bread basket, we ordered some fried green tomatoes topped with crab & crawfish. We loved it! It was 3 fried tomatoes topped with plenty of crab & crawfish. Tender meat, complimented by tangy tomatoes.
|FRIED GREEN TOMATOES with Crabmeat and Crawfish|
We followed up with a cup of gumbo. It was filled to the brim, great when hot sauce added. Really thick and hearty.
|OUR WORLD FAMOUS GOURMET SEAFOOD GUMBO |
We shared the Stuffed Snapper w/ salad & twice baked potato (they brought us an extra salad and we each got our own side) This was best twice baked potato ever. The snapper was succulent. A very unique way of serving crawfish etouffee over angel hair pasta. I found everything to taste authentic, good portions, and reasonably priced.
|HIS & HER'S SALADS|
A lightly seasoned let of snapper generously stuffed with our superb shrimp and crabmeat au gratin, baked to perfection and accompanied by crawfish étouffée.
|TWICE BAKED POTATO|
Our last stop for the day was Harrah's Gulf Coast casino & hotel. Once again we were able to pay $20 or less for this night, thanks to our Total Rewards status.
That bed looks so comfy. Let's get some rest. Tomorrow we are going to the fabulous city of New Orleans, LA.