FORKS IN THE ROAD May 31, 2009

By NEMS Daily Journal

Northeast Mississippi is packed with places to get a good blue plate lunch. Here are some other eateries that were nominated:

• Agnew’s, Pratts
• Angie’s Cafe, Tupelo (Auburn community)
• Bar-B-Que by Jim, Tupelo
• Beacon, Oxford
• Betty’s Buffet, New Albany
• Billy’s Quik Stop Farmers Market, Belden
• Boondock’s Grill, Tupelo
• Brewer’s Drive In, Corinth
• Bruce Bait Shop, Bruce
• Cindy’s Cafe, Tupelo
• Country Cupboard, Iuka
• Deb’s Place, Fulton
• The Dinner Bell, Corinth
• Emileigh’s Table, Taylor
• Endville General Store, Belden
• Front Porch Cafe, Falkner
• The Front Porch (formerly Bob’s Restaurant), Booneville
• My Friend’s Place, Houston
• Piggly Wiggly, Bruce
• Rich’s, Fulton
• Taylor’s Place, New Albany
• Texaco Rick’s Mart, Tupelo
• Todd’s Downtown Deli, Tupelo
• Whiteside’s Restaurant, Tupelo

WHAT IS A BLUE PLATE SPECIAL:
– According to Webster’s Dictionary “an inexpensive resaurant meal served at a fixed price on a large plate, orginally blue.”

– Wikipedia says it “typcially consists of a ‘meat and three’ (three vegetables), presented on a single plate.