Many of you may be familiar with Fannie Flag's book and subsequent movie, "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe". Well Fannie's a Birmingham girl and this place was her inspiration. After we left Studio By The Tracks, we made a beeline for the Irondale Cafe for lunch. I would say it's like stepping back in time, but actually in Alabama, it's common place in small towns even today. You can see how pleased Davis was to have a Coke in a bottle (with a cap that required a bottle opener which he made into a car throughout the meal). In case you're wondering, yep the train came by while we were finishing lunch and Davis got to see it first hand as it chugged by.
* Yesterday I meet fellow blogger Firelight who was in town from Auburn. We lunched here and actually shared some fried green tomatoes. I loved meeting her in person and you probably have guessed that I felt like I already knew her! I so enjoyed getting to know her better and her husband and brother patiently listened to our "blog talk"!! I had this post "in the can" for future use, so I decided today was the perfect time.
On a more serious note, our CDP Blog friend Amir, is missing in Tehran. We pray for his safe return to his family. Visit his blog to see the compelling photos he was able to post before his disappearance.