Southern Food Junkie is a site dedicated to highlighting the best food and restaurants in the South.
Author: Southern Food Junkie
Ronnie is a native to Rock Hill, South Carolina. Growing up in the south with a love for sweet tea, grits, collard greens, and cat head biscuits. A self-described foodie, he loves to try out new restaurants, especially the low key ones. He also has a passion for the outdoors and new adventures. He is married with 3 beautiful kids.
Disclaimer: Kyvan Foods sent us these products to try out. As always we do not do reviews for the sake of saying a product is good or bad but rather we are just highlighting these products.
Growing up in the south, Southern Food has always been a staple in our home. Southern food roots came from Soul Food Cooking. It all goes back to the saying that if you love what you are doing you will put your heat and soul into it. That is what soul food is all about. Kyvan Foods are putting their heart and soul into their foods also, making awesome soul food selections. Continue reading “Kyvan Foods | Sweet Potato BBQ Sauce and The Original Hot Sauce”
Every year I have to go to Charlotte, NC for a MRI on my back. While we are there, I always try to find a new restaurant to try out. My Appointment time was earlier this year, so when we got finished it was not breakfast time and not quite dinner time either. At any rate, since we was in between we decided to grab some brunch! We found a cool little place right in the middle of Uptown Charlotte called The Midnight Diner. I absolutely love these old diners cars and we just had to try it out. Continue reading “Midnight Diner Charlotte NC”
This week the wife and I had a few hours to spend to our self. What do you do when you have a date night with your wife? You go look at houses right? Well that is what we do anyways. We were looking for ideas to get our creative juices flowing for our upcoming house build. Somehow, we ended up in Matthews NC. We quickly searched for local restaurants and came across Macs Speed shop. I have heard good things before about Macs Speed Shop, so we decided to give it a try. Continue reading “Mac’s Speed Shop | Matthews, NC”
Punky’s Place is making all your favorite burgers and wings plus they have an awesome dessert menu
Located on the outskirts of town in Lancaster, South Carolina, Punky’s Place Dairy Bar and Grill is a newer restaurant but it has already been a hit with the locals. They are serving up all the traditional ice cream desserts plus all your short order grill favorites. Continue reading “Punky’s Place Dairy Bar and Grill”
Go for the Cheesecake but stay for the yummy food at The Cheesecake Factory!
My wife and I have been trying to eat at The Cheesecake Factory in Charlotte, NC for years. Every time we would try, there would be a long wait. I am not talking about an hour wait, no we are talking about a two-hour wait. I was thinking, this place must be good. Continue reading “The Cheesecake Factory Charlotte NC”
How to make a traditional South Carolina Dish called Low Country Boil
Low Country boil is a traditional dish that has been enjoyed by South Carolinians for ages. It combines fresh shrimp, sweet corn, red potatoes, and smoked sausage for an all in one dish that is sure to be a hit of your next party. Some folks also add in blue crab to their dish. You can add or take away what you like and still have an awesome meal. Continue reading “Low Country Boil”
Are you worried about getting metal bristles in your food from cleaning your grill? Great Scrape has solved that issue for you!
There has been a lot of news reports about metal bristles getting into people’s food when they clean their grills with the old fashioned metal bristle brushes. I had the opportunity to review a great product that will take care of this issue for you. It is called Great Scrape. Continue reading “Great Scrape | The Ultimate BBQ Cleaning Tool”