Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Wednesday Lunch: Chef Fatback does it right

Hannah Jane said the ribs she ate today at Mac's on Main were the finest to cross her lips, and I can't disagree.

Barry Walker, aka Chef Fatback, is a real l'uomo universale. His culinary expertise is without question, he is a television personality (weekly show on WACH-TV), a first-rate musician (I am told), and a dedicated public servant on Town Council in OkraTown (as it's called on Wag the Blog).

Enough about OTC (OkraTownCouncil). Let's talk about OCT (Okra, Corn, and Tomatoes), a perpetual favorite on the Mac's on Main buffet. Add some best-ever ribs, collards, turnip greens, "Florence Fried Chicken," impossibly delicious macaroni and cheese, and some Peach Cobbler that makes me wish I wasn't training for a marathon, and you've got yourself a meal.

This place is great. Voted "Best Blues Club" in the recent Free Times vote, Mac's has pictures of several musicians and politicians on the wall. B.B. King, Bobby Blue Bland, Slim Jim Hodges, Squealin' Hog Sanford, Smokey Joe Wilson, and more. The political pics are all near the door so you don't have to look at them while you eat.

If you haven't been to Mac's on Main, go. Trust Gervais on this one.


*jcg said...

Go any night Fatback and the Groove Band is playing. You'll have yourself a fine time and I can promise you, it will be one of the most entertaining evenings you've ever had in Columbia. Get some meatballs, too.

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed the Shrimp and Grits. its a must but don't pass up the World Famous Peach Cobbler