Happy Little Cottages By The Sea

Cottage Charm, Coastal Calm

Back on Tybee from my first road trip of the quiet season

Just returned to my beloved Island Paradise late Thursday night in time to welcome and greet not one but SEVEN retired school teachers who are staying at the fabulous Paula Deen’s Y’all Come Inn. These ladies have been friends and co workers for years and since they are all Paula fans, came down for a long weekend to enjoy Tybee, enjoy some great meals and to spend time together.

Tonight’s highlight was dinner at Uncle Bubba’s Oyster House. Part of the perks of renting Y’all Come Inn is guaranteed reservations at both The Lady and Sons and Uncle Bubbas. No waiting in line for our guests ( which for those of you who have waited you know this is worth it’s weight in butter!!) The girls invited me and we walked in right on time and were immediately seated. Place was packed but our server came right over and took GREAT care of us!!! We ordered as appetizers the Char Grilled Oysters. I’d heard these were good, but that doesn’t even begin to describe how yummy they were. Hot with parmesan cheese melted on top. OMG!!!!!!

As we are chowing down on our first course, none other then Bubba himself comes over to ask if we were the people making trouble at his big sister’s beach house!!! The ladies loved it and everyone was talking at once. Such fun. Then- the even bigger highlight- Corrie Hiers- Bubba’s daughter and Paula’s niece ( and yes, the same Corrie who cuts and colors hair @ Towne Salon in Savannah AND has her recipes featured in the Deen Family Cookbook- yes- the Carrot Cake recipe creator!!!) comes over to say hello and show us her beautiful engagement ring! She takes after her Aunt Paula and loves her diamonds! This picture is all the ladies gathering around Corrie showing off THEIR rings. But we all agreed that Corrie’s ring outshone us all.

Corrie told us a little secret – and remeber she’s telling this to 7 Paula Deen Fans who know a zillion people so guess how secret this secret is going to be. Aunt Paula is planning the wedding reception so you know it’s going to be a fairy tale come true. Lucky Girl!

We all ate till we couldn’t eat any more, even took home doggie bags of food. The iceberg wedge with bleu cheese dressing, the Creamy Crab Stew, the fried shrimp- this restaurant was just terrific all around. Be sure you visit when you get a chance- it is worth the wait! www.unclebubbas.com Another fun surprise- the decor is really very well done. The tables and chairs are new vintage inspired kitchen table and chairs from the 1950’s. Pictures of the Hiers Family are all around, you really feel like your in a family restaurant.

Thank you Bubba and Corrie for taking such great care of our guests!

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