Sunday, January 1, 2006

Fatty's Diner, A New Years Tradition Since 1998

In terms of customers, it was a light year for Fatty's, the fictional eatery of Wayfarer House, but that didn't stop us from going all out like we do every year. The menu this year included French Toast, Biscuits and Sausage Gravy, Grits, Eggs, Bacon, Homefries, Bagels with Cream Cheese, Cereal, Oatmeal and a vast array of hot and cold beverages. What a way to start the year! Those of you who stayed home missed a great morning of delicious food and wonderful fellowship, and are encouraged to add the event to your calendars next year.

Fatty's, for those of you who haven't had the pleasure, is the brainchild of Uncle Bubba. It has always been Uncle Bubba's dream to run a restaurant that served only food that tastes wonderful, regardless of the fat or caloric content. Wayfarer House is proud to support his endeavor, and has hosted Fatty's each year since its inception. Every year the menu is different, but it is always comprehensive and inevitably includes the kind of food that would make Jenny Craig run screaming to the nearest health club. It is only open for one meal a year--New Year's Day Brunch, and Uncle Bubba is its head chef. Family, friends and guests who show up for Wayfarer House's annual New Year's Eve party and stay overnight get the added bonus of an early seat at Fatty's, where they can linger over the best of the smorgasbord in their pajamas. Others arrive throughout the morning, sampling offerings as they are prepared hot off the grill and enjoying the energy of a house filled with love and the smells of hearth and home.

This year, sadly, Uncle Bubba was unable to see his tradition off the ground this year. He was in New York, and couldn't get here to open Fatty's so I acted as his replacement, with Wifeness and others acting as co-chefs. Thank yous go out to everyone who helped make it a continued success! The spirit of Fatty's is one of togetherness and it's a great compliment to our New Year's celebration. If you haven't been here, you owe it to yourself to come next year.

1 comment:

Cujo...Ruler of all!!! said...

Happy New Year...