Thursday, August 16, 2012

Full Day One In North Georgia

When we camp, we eat most breakfast meals in, but this area had several places with good ratings and we had to try a couple of them.  We began this day with a visit to The Hole In The Wall Restaurant on the town square in Blairsville.

The place was about 2/3 full when we showed up around 10:30am and found it to be a cozy place with an efficient and very friendly wait staff.

The menu was just what you might expect – well-worn sheets of paper stapled together.

They served lunch from 7am til 3pm and lunch and supper from 11am til close.  The ladies (Bev & Pat) decided to split a pork tenderloin croissant and cream cheese custard and blueberry stuffed French toast.

They thought both were very good and Bev especially liked the tenderloin.

I was torn between something with biscuits and gravy and something with potatoes and I opted for The Mountain Breakfast which was two eggs any style and All-The-Way-Home-Fries (mushrooms, peppers, onions, tomatoes, cheese and choice of sausage, ham, smoked sausage, or bacon).

Of course, I put my eggs on the potatoes and mixed it all together and it was very good.  The potatoes were very similar to what I do at home and equally as good.  We’d planned to come again for lunch before leaving on Friday, but I ended up needing to get back early to deal with a rental property issue and we had to pass.

After breakfast and a quick stop at Wallyworld, we headed to Helen, Georgia, about 25 miles away so the girls could shop a little.  Fortunately I found a nice spot in an open air pub called the King Ludwig Biergarten which was obviously pet-friendly as the owners dog was tied to a bar stool.

I spent a couple of hours tending to the high-energy Coco (Willie and Sweetie just laid around) and sipping three types of good German beer – Konig Pilsner, Warsteiner Premium Verum (pilsner), and Warsteiner Premium Dunkel (dark).  Per Wikipedia - Warsteiner beer is brewed in the Arnsberg Forest Nature Park outside of Warstein, North-Rhine Westphalia, Germany. Warsteiner has been a product of the Cramer family since 1753 and is Germany's largest privately owned brewery.  The König Brewery is situated in the Beeck area of Duisburg; amongst other beers.

 All were good but I liked the dunkel the best, as did the owner and according to him, during October Fest, the place is so busy that it’s nearly impossible to even move among the tables.

By the time we got home, we decided to call it a day, ate a sandwich from smoked chicken we’d brought from home, and chilled out sipping wine and watching the world go by.  A pretty good first day, except I left my camera in Helen.

All photos can be enlarged by clicking on them.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.

Two years ago:  Deer Sausage Sandwich


8/7/2012 event date


  1. Looks like a great day Larry. I'll make a note of Hole In the Wall Restaurant, that's one we haven't discovered. I would definitely have ordered the All-the-way-home fries. They are one of my favorites when we eat breakfast out.

    A pub is a very nice place to chill out while the ladies shop. Smart man. "I'll just watch the dogs..."

  2. Sounds like the day started off perfect and just got better from there!!!

  3. I'd say a "pretty good day". Love those breakfasts.

  4. Be sure to visit that area again in the Fall - they have the best apple festivals! Another great post Larry - have a wonderful day.

  5. We are just the opposite when we are in the Blairsville/Helen area. We stay FAR away from the shopping, the crowds and the food---and get out in nature and HIKE...

    In fact, we are headed back down there tomorrow so that I can attend a wedding shower for my future daughter-in-law. We hope to do some hiking and searching for waterfalls while there.


  6. We're going down to Blairsville tomorrow. Perhaps we'll have an opportunity to check out the Hole in the Wall. I'm very confident that we won't be shopping in Helen. I'm glad you got your camera back.

  7. Larry, Bev and Pat's breakfast looked great. A little Tabasco on that Pork Croissant and I'd be good to go! We haven't made it down to Helen and the NW corner of GA yet...but it's on our to do list! Appreciate the leads! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

  8. The hole in the wall reminds me of a place on Alabama highway 331 on the way to Panama City/Destin/etc near Highland Home called "It Don't Matter Restaurant".

  9. I love the name "Hole in the Wall", had to be quite an experience! We had a week's reservation in Helen, GA to hopefully escape the heat of July, but we gave it up due to being one week after my surgery. There are a few really good German establishments there (as well as a few really bad ones!). Hope you're enjoying your RV travels!

  10. Sounds like you found a nice breakfast spot as well as a good beer spot while the girls shopped. We will be in Germany in October. My husband's favorite beers while we are there are the dunkels...he loves the dark beers.


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