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Monday, October 10, 2011

now, about juliette...

Well, if you have read the sign, you now know that Juliette is where the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes" was filmed. After the filming was done, the buildings used in the movie were remodeled and, since then, the little community has been a popular place for tourists to visit, shop, and eat at the real "Whistle Stop Cafe"...home of
the real fried green tomato!

If you have seen the movie, you'll recognize that
this is the "Whistle Stop Cafe" that Idgie and Ruth owned,

this is the cabin where Smokey Lonesome stayed,

and this is the pit where they made that
famous BBQ!

Across from the cafe, there are cute gift
and antique shops to browse through.
They were all decorated for the season.

There isn't a real depot...

but the tracks where (in the movie) the first Buddy
was killed and the second Buddy was hurt
are still there...

...and the train still goes by. Had to shoot quick
to get this one! :-)

I went in the cafe to get an order of the tomatoes.
This was the sign that greeted me at the door.
I think their southern hospitality could use some work! :-)

Since it was lunch time, the place was full.
So, I couldn't take many pictures.
There were lots of old things on the wall and
the booths and the counter are made from
beautiful old wood.
But I did manage to get this one of an
old shoe shine stand...

...and the movie poster.

I paid for my order (pretty pricey, but, hey, they were
for the Hubby), walked by the geraniums on
the front porch, and headed home.

It was an enjoyable stop....glad I made it!
So, now you know why Juliette is famous. :-)

Here's something I learned after I got home
On Feb 14, Juliette offers a dual postmark
with Romeo, Michigan. Romantic, huh?

Next time, a give- away from Juliette!


  1. I am sorry to say I never saw the movie. So I wouldn't have known about that town. It is sad isn't it? I don't do sad movies. The last one was Yaya Sisterhood and that was because I didn't know what it was about. It is weird, my kids watch movies and tell me what I can watch. :)
    It always makes me laugh.
    I almost missed this post. It has been crazy busy around here and I kept thinking I was going to get to sit and get caught up. So glad I didn't.
    My DIL started reading Mitford. It makes me so happy to have another fan.
    I wish I was just reading them for the first time.
    Well, I hope all is going well with you.
    Take care,

  2. Ooh I could play there!! And I do love the romantic shared postmark. Juliette is a lovely name for a town... This place has a lot going for it!! Just sad that it's so far away.


  3. I LOVE that movie! (Though I don't watch it often because some of it is rather painful for me to view.) And I love the Kathy Bates character and how she evolves through the movie too. Had no idea there was a real place to visit connected with it, so thanks for the tour. I have never had fried green tomatoes...perhaps one day I'll get the chance.

  4. Hi Miss Debbie, Thanks for sharing this, didn't know it existed! Loved the movie, just watched it last week (again) and my hubby actually enjoyed it. Loved the parking lot scene when Evelyn stood her ground! We're about 2 hours SW of Romeo, good to remember!
    Have a wonderful week, talk to you soon! Hugs!

  5. That would be a fun stop. What a great postmark that would be for Valentine's day. Hey lookie here...I can comment again! yippee!

  6. What a fun post! I enjoyed reading it this morning. Looks like you had a good visit. I have never seen that movie...nor have I ever tried fried green tomatoes...maybe that should change. :)
    Have a great Thursday!

  7. I didn't see the movie either, but I loved reading your post and seeing the pictures!! Thanks for sharing.


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