Lottie Ryans didn't have to go far to find a diverse place with an arts scene and scrumptious barbecue to raise her three daughters. She settled with her husband in her own hometown.
By Caren Oppenheim
We've got tons of fun barbecue places. A sentimental favorite is the Firehouse Restaurant, which was started by two buddies I went to high school with. It is located in the Walnut Street Fire Hall, an old firehouse with a fire engine from 1925 in the lobby, plus photos and memorabilia. Nothing beats the pork or beef sandwiches with a side of beans. Local cuisine is one of the best parts of living in the South!
Originally published in the March 2011 issue of Family Circle magazine.