Day 30 of our Journey

Now, it’s been pointed out to us that we write an awful lot about what we’re eating along the way. We retort that any road trip worth the name is as much to do with food as anything else, especially when you’re within driving distance of Taylor Grocery in Taylor, Mississippi (and by driving distance we mean anywhere within a 300-mile radius).

Eat here now! Taylor Grocery turns fried catfish and hush puppies into an art.

Fried food heaven at Taylor Grocery

Famous for their catfish, we sit down with pretty powerful expectations, and we are not disappointed. Light, flaky, delicious. But the real stars on the plate were three bite-size, perfectly fried hush puppies. Not too sweet (an all too common mistake), not too greasy, and not too crunchy—but also not wet in the middle either.

When we complimented the puppies as we paid our bill, the woman behind the cash register beamed and thanked us. “It’s my secret recipe,” she said. “And it’s a good thing you came at lunch because we don’t serve them at dinner.” Make a note and thank us later.

A bit more than an hour from Taylor is the town of Tupelo where Elvis was born in this humble home.

Then it was on to the humble birthplace of Elvis Presley in the town of Tupelo.

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