(Photo by Lisa Shaw)
If you’re on the lookout for a healthy meal, low in saturated fat and cholesterol, I’m afraid I can’t recommend the Catfish Landing in Childersburg, Alabama. But if you’re in the mood for some solid Southern fried catfish and homemade slaw and hush puppies, check out this quaint little stop on the banks of the Coosa River approximately 35 miles outside Birmingham.
The menu is standard: fried pickles with ranch for starters, fried shrimp or catfish with cheese grits for an entrée, and a jug of sweet tea to wash it all down. I heard rumor they serve an excellent banana pudding for dessert, but I didn’t make it that far. My advice? Enjoy the basket of free hush puppies, but don’t overdo it. Slow and steady wins the race.
While you’re in the area…
Make a night of it and check out the Harpersville Drive In movie theater just a few miles up the road. Tickets are just $5 per person on the weekends.