Chili dogs at Nu-Way Weiners in Macon; crispy flounder in Darien at Skipper’s Fish Camp; peach ice cream from Dickey’s Peach Farm in Musella — these are three of the 100 Plates Locals Love, a new feature on Georgia’s tourism department website. It’s not all regional specific food, by any means — you’ll find listings for things like great poutine, tacos, and cannoli — but so what? Those are plenty interesting and useful too. Continue reading
Sidney’s Salons is a series of talks and walking tours related to the history of Macon, Georgia. On July 14th, they will host Ed Grisamore, author of There Is More Than One Way to Spell Wiener: The Story of Nu-Way at the Sidney Lanier Cottage House Museum. Reception is at 5:30 p.m. and the talk is from 6 until 7 p.m. Nu-Way weiners will be served! For more information, see the Historic Macon website.
The fire that gutted the original Nu-Way Weiners of Macon, Georgia last Friday also damaged 100 years of memorabilia representing the restaurant’s, and a piece of Macon’s, history. Elizabeth Maffeo, and her gallery Ocmulgee Arts, is storing and helping to restore items damaged by water and smoke until Nu-Way rebuilds. See more in this video.
Nu-Way, which has served chili- and slaw-topped weiners to Macon, Georgia residents for 99 years, was destroyed by fire Friday morning. The inside and roof were totally destroyed, but the shell and facade may be salvageable. Greek immigrant James Mallis started Nu-Way in 1916 and, since then, the weiner joint has expanded to nine Nu-Ways in and around Macon. The original is said to be the second oldest hot dog restaurant in the country. Nu-Way’s owners say they intend to rebuild.