On a gorgeous afternoon Kirsten and I made the short drive up to Thomasville, GA to dine at the Sweet and Savory Sister’s restaurant (Sass for short) for lunch. The eatery is located at 420 W. Jackson Street and occupies a portion of the historic train depot. Seating was available both inside and out, and in an effort to enjoy the day we opted for a seat under the old passenger platform.
Southern style home cooking is the focus of Sass, and a wide variety of appetizers, salads, and heartier fare is offered. We started the meal with an order of the fried green ‘maters. Four thick cut slabs of sliced green tomatoes were fried to a crispy golden brown, sprinkled with Cajun seasoning, and served with two dipping sauces. The first was a refreshing dill mayo, which was my favorite, that paired perfectly with the tangy tomatoes and provided a bright pop of flavor. The second was the sisters’ signature remoulade which was also quite tasty, but a heavier option on the warm day. By the time the waitress returned with our lunches, the fried green tomato plate was wiped clean.
With eyes larger than my stomach, I ordered the full slab of Big Daddy Rick’s baby back ribs. The meal came with two sides, and after winnowing down the options, I settled on the plantation grits and collard greens. The slab of ribs was cut in half, slathered in a tomato based sauce, and cooked low and slow. The outside had some char (the ribs are finished on a grill), and the meat was properly cooked (a slight tug pulled it away from the bone). The creamy grits (topped with melted cheddar cheese) and greens were both delicious. I got about half-way through the ribs and sides before I had to throw in the towel due to a full stomach. For more on Sass read the full review on Tallahassee.com.
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