Connie Pearson

Connie is a native Alabamian with a veterinarian husband, 3 married children and 14 grandchildren. She has traveled extensively in the U.S. and around the world and lived in Ecuador for 4 years. She loves eating where the locals eat, interviewing chefs, photographing beautiful food presentations and learning new preparation methods, ingredients or flavor combinations. Connie's book "Telling It On The Mountain: 52 Days in the Life of an Unlikely Missionary" was published in 2016 and is available on Amazon. In addition to her blog, www.theregoesconnie.com, she is a regular contributor to The Yums, Trip101.com, The Alabama Baptist weekly newspaper, Senior Scene Magazine (Athens News-Courier) and other print and online travel publications.

MOORE’S GOURMET MARKET: Cartersville, Georgia Gem

A tucked-away bistro with amazing food, Moore’s Gourmet Market in Cartersville, Georgia is a delightful place to dine in a socially-distanced setting. Location: Moore’s Gourmet Market, 227 Fite Street, Cartersville, Georgia Menu: Taking advantage of the full bar at Moore’s Gourmet Market is the habit of many loyal diners. From the slightly naughty “Redhead in …

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Blue Dog Cafe: Art and Awesome Dishes in Lafayette, Louisiana

Which came first, the art or the restaurant? Guests at Blue Dog Cafe in Lafayette, Louisiana, will enjoy fabulous cuisine while they learn the answer to that question. During this time of social distancing and isolation, we still have to eat. And we still want to patronize local restaurants that we love, helping to keep …

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D’Road Cafe: Venezuela Meets Montgomery, Alabama

Venezuelan cuisine in Alabama’s capital city may seem like a strange idea, but it has proven to be both popular and successful. Location: D’Road Cafe, 121 Montgomery Street, Montgomery, Alabama Menu: Owner and Chef Janett Malpartida, native of Venezuela, doesn’t have a menu, nor does she want one. Instead, her desire is for people who …

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Bluegill Restaurant: Seafood on the Causeway in Mobile, Alabama

Bluegill Restaurant may be best known for its flaming oysters, but there are other menu standouts served along with live music and amazing sunset views. Location: Bluegill Restaurant, 3775 Battleship Parkway, Spanish Fort, Alabama Menu: Diners enter the weather-beaten eatery beside the busy oyster shucker with dozens of plump beauties on the grill. It’s hard …

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