Debbie does Wallins Creek
While working in Harlan County, KY, there are a few chain fast food restaurants in town, but the real gems are the make-shift lunch counters to be found in all of the small towns that make up Harlan County. There is one such lunch counter in Wallins Creek, KY , a town that is only 1.01 sq kilometers. This tiny little town is only a few blocks long by 2 streets wide. This convenience store is rather non-discript, and I have passed by in a few times without even noticing it. Debbie runs the joint, and has set up 2 conference room tables in the back, and serves lunch to the locals.
Debbie offered meatloaf with a ketchup sauce, corn, mashed potatoes, and rolls for lunch. This is so much more tasty than the McDs that is located in town. I also got to meet some local color, the neighbors who come and eat Debbie's lunch everyday. I also got to meet the health inspector who ate there too. I suspect that he would only eat in places that pass his inspection.
To finish off the meal, I had a bowl of cherry cobbler with vanilla ice cream on top. Can you get this at McD's? No I don' t think so. I suspect that in all the little towns up and down Harlan County, there lurks a tiny little lunch counter waiting for me to taste their creations. Until next time, I will be thinking about meatloaf for lunch.