Forsythia Festival & The Grits Cafe, Forsyth

Forsyth is preparing for the Forsythia Festival this weekend with yellow ribbons, banners and forsythia sprigs popping up all over town. The entrance to Flowers by Helen on the square certainly cheered me up yesterday when I saw it!

The Forsythia Festival traditionally kicks off the outdoor festival season in Georgia. Organizers are expecting 100+ exhibitors in all mediums of art and craft. Artists and craft makers come from around the area, as well as from far away. From time to time, artists will use Forsyth as a stopover between leaving their winter shows in Florida and getting back to Montana or another exotic locale.

I was in Forsyth Tuesday to meet Fay for lunch. We picked The Grits Cafe, and joined a crowd happily dining on grits every way imaginable.

Soup & Sandwich

My grits were in the collard soup. Collards and carrots and grits were rough chopped into chicken stock. Not bad at all. The sandwich was grilled smoked turkey and swiss cheese on French Toast bread. It’s on my list to order again.

Fay had a chicken Caesar’s salad with grits croutons. Between all our catching up and yarn-spinning, both plates were licked clean.

It’s hard to decide what to order at The Grits Cafe. Fried green tomatoes, salmon, trout, and cheeseburgers sounded really good, too.

The Grits Cafe, on the Square in Forsyth

If you’re in Forsyth for lunch or dinner, stop in and have some grits. Bring your Northern friends. They’ll get a kick out of it!

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