May 27, 2008

Meat and three

Filed under: Restaurants and Commerce — lessie @ 4:40 am

My mom’s new favorite place to eat is Jake’s on [Hwy] 81. Monday through Friday (and probably on Sunday, though I haven’t been there then), they serve a lunch-time dinner. You choose your meat and veggies, of which she takes full advantage, eating greens, peas, cabbage or other vegetables, sometimes even eschewing the meat all together, always alongside a congealed salad, preferrably green. 🙂 My mom grew up on such food, served fresh at lunch time. It’s a tradition that I haven’t carried on — to my own detriment, as current nutritional thought concurs with this practice, advising us to eat light at night and eat plenty of vegetables.



  1. Yes, fresh veggies in place of processed foods is a definite challenge, but so worth the benefits. I love the colors of the umbrellas outside — this is completely unrelated, but they remind me of the skirts the Piantas wear on the Mario Sunshine video game — my son is playing this game alot, and it was the first thought that came to mind when I saw photo! 🙂


    Comment by ptowngirl — May 27, 2008 @ 5:43 am

  2. I don’t blame your mom for her choice of meals. I grew up in a similar way. A kettle of green beans, with or without meat, and buttered bread was a meal we ate with gusto.

    Comment by Abraham Lincoln — May 27, 2008 @ 10:56 am

  3. I really like those green and white umbrellas, and the food fare sounds delicious!

    Comment by Rambling Round — May 27, 2008 @ 11:48 am

  4. Jake’s on 81 is a branch of the original Jake’s Drive-in in Belton, SC. Still one of my favorites when we go home. Great memories of over 40 years ago of Jake feeding the entire Belton football team each fall. Ground hamburger steak and fries covered in gravy. All washed down with chocolate milk. Coach thought that carbonated drinks were bad for your endurance. It is located on the main highway from Anderson to Belton. You should go. Great photo ops of the unique water tower and the beautiful old homes on Brown Avenue.

    Comment by Bill — May 29, 2008 @ 12:48 am

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