Family Table

They don’t call this the most wonderful time of the year because there’s more traffic on the streets, the stores are crowded and you get to spend time with relatives you never really like, do they?  Of course not.  They call it that, in very large part, the temperatures and scenery are beautiful, the company is fantastic, and of course, the gatherings for the holidays are capped off by some of those amazing flavors you typically have once a year.  Or on Sundays when the family gets together.

This particular episode of Eat It and Like It was dedicated to all the grandmothers and grandfathers who make Sunday dinners and holidays the best they can be.  Family time and fantastic food.  We only visited two spots in the show, then I made one of my most popular dishes.  Jesse’s Sunday Meatloaf.  I’ve passed it on to a great many people and they love it.  Pair it with my roasted garlic mashed potatoes and you are in business.

MaRandy’s is a “Meat and Three” on Savannah’s Southside.  She moved to the area from Jacksonville while her daughter was in school at Savannah State University.  So she decided to set up shop.  All of her goodies made from scratch and absolutely delicious.

Mrs. Wilke’s Boarding House
Who doesn’t know about Mrs. Wilkes?  The lines are longer than they have ever been (trust me I live a few blocks away and I see them every day).  Family Table dining at its finest.  You wait in line, making friends, and by the time you all sit down at the same table to eat, you know each other.  It’s part of the experience at Mrs. Wilkes and the history matches it.

Jesse’s Sunday Meatloaf:  You can find the recipe here.

Happy Holidays from all of us at Eat It and Like It!


Eat It and Like It launched in Savannah, Georgia with television personality Jesse Blanco as the host. His passion for food and travel has made Eat It and Like It a two-time EMMY nominated program about contemporary and traditional Southern food.