Welcome back friends to another edition of Travels in the South. We have been talking about our visit with our great friends Bill and Jean from Canadian Cats. If you have missed the previous editions, please check them out here: Red Lobster; Fogo de Chao; Stately Oaks; Spa Day. World of Coca-Cola Part I, World of Coca-Cola Part II. World of Coca-Cola Part III
After all of that touring of the World of Coca-Cola, the humans all got hungry and needed a sit down break of nourishment. They decided to go to a local restaurant that is very popular here in the south. Mom plugged in the destination in her GPS and they started off down the street. That’s when something funny happened. They passed the same church like three times. Finally Jean and Bill were like, “Have we been here before?” Of course everyone started laughing when the GPS would go “recalculating”. That’s my mom – always making her own destination.
After a while and with letting the GPS tell mommy where to go and mommy listening, they finally made it to their destination for lunch – The Varsity. You are immediately greeted with so many people and the “What’ll You Have? What’ll You Have?” from the cashiers taking orders.
The Varsity has been running for over 88 years and is a local landmark here in the South. On this day, there was nothing major going on in town. Days that there are football or basketball games or school functions, imagine this picture three or four times as busy. Not only can you go in to dine but The Varsity downtown also has the world’s largest drive in with car hops. What a blast from the past huh?
The Varsity offers a variety of different food – from hot dogs to hamburgers to grilled pimento cheese sandwiches to awesome onion rings to french fries. In fact, it is a published fact on their website that they go through two miles of hot dogs, a ton of onions, 2500 pounds of potatoes, 5000 fried pies and 300 gallons of chili that are made from scratch daily.
For more information on the Varsity – see here. I know all of the humans had a blast at the restaurant this date eating to their hearts delight. And of course every meal is finished with dessert, right? Everyone had hot peach fried pies topped with turtle ice cream. I’m licking my lips just thinking about it. So I gotta end this posting today with “What’ll You Have? What’ll You Have?”