One of the traditions of the south is good ole soul food. And today in Middle Georgia Pride we're traveling to get a bite to eat at Josie's in Montezuma. 41 NBC's Dustin Wilson shows us why the meat and vegetable restaurant is
"Mac and Cheese and one of each," said Jack Folks.
Folks loves Josie's restaurant in downtown Montezuma. He's been a regular since the restaurant opened in the 1970’s.
"I like fried catfish, it's my favorite. But all of it's good," said Folks.
Josie's is run by the three Williams sisters, who took over the business after their mother past away. Walking into the restaurant you automatically get a sense of southern hospitality.
"We know most of our customers by name. We have some that's been dining with us for years. And it's just a very home oriented place, we just try to treat everybody special," said Sharon Williams.
Josie's food selection ranges from fried chicken, pork chops, and dressing... to basically any country vegetable you can imagine.
"We put a lot of love and interest in our food. We just take time to prepare everything you know the way we would want our food prepared at home," said Williams.
After more than 30 years experience the Williams sisters have a few good recipes up their sleeves.
"The coconut pie recipe was handed down from my mom, she made the pies fresh daily and she passed that recipe on to me. Basically I'm the only one that makes the pies and I make them fresh every day. Well you know it's a family secret and I'd rather not give that out," said Williams.
Josie's serves dozens of people, lunch from 11 to 3, and before you head out the door be sure to try one of their freshly made deserts.
Home cookin' brings sweet memories to Jack Folks.
"They cook it like they cooked it at my house when I was a boy, hahahaha," said Folks.
If you want to taste Josie's down home cooking, they are open from 11 am to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday and are located in downtown Montezuma.