In celebration of a friend’s last day at work (that sounds odd, glad she got a new job? not happy she’s leaving), we took a field trip to Walker’s Drive In and Campbell’s Bakery on Wednesday.
I will refrain from professing my ongoing love for Walker’s. Instead, I will focus my excitement on a friend’s willingness to share entrees with me.
While eating out, I often have the dilemma of wanting to try multiple items on the menu. I’m indecisive. I crave a balance of sweet and savory. I can be like Meg Ryan’s character in When Harry Met Sally, I just like things how I like them (a server’s nightmare, but I tip well!).
Ben and I have an unspoken agreement; we automatically order two different dishes and share. We are allowed to eat off each others plates without asking. True love at it’s finest. So, when my friend agreed to get the Redfish sandwich and trade me for half a Fried Green Tomato BTL, it seriously made my day. Yum.
After lunch we took a detour to Campbell’s Bakery for dessert. And there’s nearly nothing more that warms my heart, than a good bakery.
We entered Campbell’s to an empty room; no patrons, no one working the counter. It appeared to be deserted. Donuts, cookies, bars, and other sugary treats tempted us from the case. They were calling to us and needed to be released. We peeked around the backroom corner to see if anyone was managing the joint, and eventually someone sauntered to the front.
Sugar cookies are my weakness since I rarely bake them myself, and I selected the fish one picture above. This cookie was slightly dry (probably leftover from the day before), but usually they are rich, tender, and have a lovely hint of almond extract. The chess bar was a close second in the running because I’ve never had one (must be Only in the South), but it gives me a reason to go back.
Our group of four decided to walk in the 105 degree heat. It was not one of our best decisions, and my pitiful fish cookie suffered the worst of it.
Walker’s Drive In
3016 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39216
3013 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39216