Wes-Man’s by John Bickford
WES- MAN’S – A Hole in the Wall Worth the Road Trip (White, Ga.)
Get off I-75 at exit 293. Go northeast on hwy 411 for 1.9 miles and park in the gravel parking lot of Wes-Man’s. Thank me later.
It’s been said that the best food comes from hole in the wall restaurants. Those sayings get repeated because they are true.
Inside, the dining area is very small, but if you have to wait, do yourself a favor. Wait.
The floor and walls are old planks. The decorations are a blend of antique toys and license plates, photos of sports figures, country music stars and local celebrities. Elvis and Nascar dominate the theme (the Bristol Nationwide Series race was playing on the radio for all to hear – Kevin Harvick won).
The kitchen can be seen through a small hole in the wall (I had to call it that, but it was a window). The cooks were hard at work as Courtney ran from table to table to satisfy patrons. A waitress hustling shouldn’t surprise you, but the fact that it was 3:45 on a Saturday afternoon should tell you that people will come to Wes-Man’s at any time they think they can get a seat.
The menu is simple. You choose a meat and either two or three vegetables. You can get just veggies if you like. For six bucks you can get three veggies and two pork chops. By the way, if you ask Courtney the best type of chops to get, she’ll tell you “fried is always better”. I got the batter fried pork chops, mashed potatoes, green beans, black eyed peas, corn bread, sweet tea and apple cobbler all for under $10.