Sunday, April 01, 2007

What Food Can Georgia Market For an Quick Buck?


What’s wrong with Georgia food?

A restaurant a couple of miles west of here is named Texas Rib Ranch, and guess what they specialize in? If you guessed Texas barbecue you are right. A couple of miles in the other direction is a restaurant that specializes in North Carolina barbecue. Down the road from that is a New York Deli. We can go to a few places in town that specializes in Louisiana and/or New Orleans Cajun food.

In New Jersey I remember Maryland Fried Chicken was popular. Here, Kentucky Fried Chickens rules. We have a Chicago Hotdogs in town that sells Coney Island Pups. At the Philly Connection we can buy, well, Philadelphia Cheese Steaks.

There are those foreign restaurants in town: Chinese, Thai, Mexican, Japanese, India, a Danish bakery, a French bakery, and Jersey Mike's Sub's.

Or you can be a jet setter and eat pancakes at the International House of Pancakes.

At the grocery store I can buy a Virginia Ham or we can buy Omaha Steaks at Omaha Steaks.

What do us Georgians cook and eat that we could market. We tried Stuckey’s Praline Pecans but that really didn’t have the word Georgia on it. Peanuts? Well, we do have a good crop of peanuts and were doing a pretty good job making Peter Pan Peanut Butter until … well, thank goodness, “Georgia” wasn’t on the jars, although it was made in Georgia.

We could try catfish, we seem to have plenty of those but when you think of catfish you think of Mississippi.

Surely there is something besides road-kill for Georgia to use its name on.

Damn! I was about to suggest marketing little white chocolate bulldogs, to the University of Georgia’s mascot UGA but it just occurred to me he is an English bulldog.

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10 Comments:

Anonymous Reuben said...

A google search revealed a Georgia Cracker Salad. Doesn't sound very tasty though. Also, the use of the words Georgia and Cracker together may set a completely wrong theme to promote the great state of Georgia. Keep searching.

4:58 PM  
Blogger ET said...

Reuben,
Those Georgia Crackers would go great with our infected Peter Pan Peanut Butter.
By the way, I think I altered the article since you read it. When I started with my addition I had no replies, and when I finished I had one - yours!

5:01 PM  
Anonymous Anna said...

What about Vidalia onions? Maybe some people don't know that Vidalia is a place in Georgia.

9:15 AM  
Blogger ET said...

Honey,
That is right! I think we make a better onion with the Vadalia Onion than we do with peaches, although we are the Peach State.

1:53 PM  
Blogger Button Gwinnett said...

"Southern style" or soul food restaurants do well in places like New York City and Chicago. Maybe you're onto something here?

9:49 AM  
Blogger ET said...

Button,
Georgia Southern Fried Auburn Avenue BBQ Soul Food! Sounds like a nice franchise.

10:42 AM  
Blogger Carolyn said...

Why, Georgia Peaches, of course!! ;)

1:10 PM  
Blogger ET said...

Carolyn,
South Carolyn peaches are better than Georgia Peaches!

1:33 PM  
Blogger Button Gwinnett said...

Blaspheme! I'll pretend that I did not read that Eddie.

;-)

The best peaches I've ever tasted comes from a grove of peach trees on the side of Hwy 84 about 5 miles outside of Donalsonville.

3:53 PM  
Blogger ET said...

Button,
Dija know that back after the turn of the century, about 1910, give or take, their was an agricultural experiment growing peaches on the higher elevation of Kennesaw Mountain?
It was a success! They produced beautiful peaches and many.
However, after looking at the results "they" (whoever "they" are) thought the prime Kennesaw Mountain peaches would flood the market and force the lesser peaches to a cheaper price, thus ruining the mass market.

5:18 PM  

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