Taste the best restaurants in Clayton!

Stately Oaks Plantation will once again host its annual Taste of Clayton event for the 18th straight year. Restaurants from both Clayton and Henry counties will provide the eats.

“The good thing is we have franchise restaurants but also a lot of local mom and pop places,” says Jan Turner, a member of the Taste of Clayton committee. “This is such a good way for them to get their product out to the community.”

Participating eateries include: Chick-fil-A , Frontera Mex-Mex Grill, Louisiana Catfish Kitchen, Blue Bell Ice Cream, Oakwood Café, Cracker Barrel, Honey Baked Hams, Butch’s Chicken House, Costco, Simply Southern Tourism, and Anderson Diner. New restaurants featured this year are: O’Charleys, Sam’s Wholesale Club, Gezzo’s Surf & Grill, Incredible Southern Poundcakes, Da Dancing Pig Hickory BBQ, and caterer Let’s Do Lunch.

Celebrity Chefs include Commission Chair Eldrin Bell and Chuck Ware, who will serve up their own dishes. In addition, this year the City of Jonesboro will celebrate its 150 year anniversary with attendees by serving birthday cake.

This event will be held Friday, June 12 from 6 PM to 9 PM at the historical Stately Oaks plantation, 100 Carriage Lane in Jonesboro. Admission is $15 per adult, $12 for seniors 60+ and $5 for children aged 4-12. Tickets can be purchased at Stately Oaks, the Road to Tara Museum (Jonesboro Train Depot, 104 North Main Street), and at Swint’s Feed and Supply (252 North Main Street).

Have you attended Taste of Clayton in the past? If so, what was your favorite restaurant? Will you attend this year?

33 comments Add your comment

Celebrity chefs

June 8th, 2009
12:12 pm

Why am I not surprised Eldrin Bell is a celebrity chef. He’s been (self) serving shet sandwiches to the citizens for years.

Huh?

June 8th, 2009
2:20 pm

I’ve never heard of any of these restaurants, but a couple of the websites look appealing maybe I’ll visit on my own time.

Albatross

June 8th, 2009
5:52 pm

Stately Oaks Plantation, that sounds like a place where my people was were executed back in the day using the Stately Oaks branches ! Thanks but No Thanks!

Classic Clayton

June 8th, 2009
6:25 pm

The blog topic says Taste the best restaurants in Clayton! and the list features Costco, Sam’s Wholesale, and that bastion of fine dining and forward thinking, Cracker Barrel.

You couldn’t make this stuff up, and if you did, no one would believe it.

23 year Clayton resident

June 8th, 2009
8:03 pm

This list is actually kind of sad. Costco and Sams will obviously be trying to get new people to become members of their warehouse clubs, not serving any food that folks would go there to eat. Is there even an O’Charleys in Clayton? the closest one I know of is at Fayette pavillion if it’s still there. Must admit I’m intrigued by the Louisiana Catfish place & the pound cake place but might check them out on my own time.

Betty S. Raybourne

June 8th, 2009
11:02 pm

DO NOT VOTE OR SUPPORT ANY TAX INCREASES OR SPLOTS UNTIL CLAYTON COUNTY GOV’T – NAMELY THE COMMISSIONERS (BOC) AND SCHOOL BOARD (BOE) PROVE THEMSELVES TRUST-WORTHY AND DESERVING OF ADDITIONAL FUNDS. ASK YOURSELF-HOW MANY BOE CONTRACTS WERE BOUGHT OUT?
HOW MUCH MONEY IS SPENT ON UNESSCESSARY TRAVEL?
HOW MANY SHERIFF/POLICE ARE STILL NEEDED, BUT NOT BEING HIRED?
HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE BEING PROMOTED IN COUNTY GOV’T, WHILE OTHERS ARE BEING CUT?
WHY IS THE COUNTY BUDGET STILL A MESS?
WHY, IF THEY CAN’T MANAGE THE $$$ THEY GET NOW, WHY GIVE THEM MORE?

Mr. Opus

June 9th, 2009
2:20 am

The Plantation where my ancestors were dehumanized, Worked to death and beaten for wanting to be free? I say boycott the place and any business that supports the Plantation!

Clayton Resident

June 9th, 2009
9:10 am

You people are a trip. granted these restaurants aren’t the “finer” choices but let’s keep it real NONE of the “finer” restaurants exist ANYWHERE on the South side of town, not just Clayton. Granted Sams, Costco Cracker Barrell really shouldn’t even be in this but we are in a recession and perhaps those restaurants are all they could get. It’s nice to see something that could be fun going on in Clayton even if it isn’t a bunch of upscale restaurants (which would probably cost a whole lot more than $15 to attend AND those kinda restuarants probably wouldn’t even participate in this type of thing). Geeze give the county some credit for at least trying to have something fun and positive going on in our community for a change.

Only in ClayCo

June 9th, 2009
11:49 am

Cracker Barrel serving food at Stately Oaks Plantation. Yeah, that ought to appeal to all demographics in ClayCo.

Mike

June 9th, 2009
1:23 pm

I doubt any of your ancestors were hanged here, since the house was moved from the site of the old Southlake Ford and put there in the early 70s. It is interesting that they have cut the price from a few years ago. Not enough takers?

raja

June 9th, 2009
6:38 pm

If your child ever attended elementary in CCPS they probably already visit Stately Oaks on a field trip. I went with my daughter on a field trip and I had no problem with it. They have lots of artifacts from slavery. Go visit and educate yourself about the place and quit being so ignorant.

Huh?

June 9th, 2009
8:08 pm

If you have a problem with the stigma of slavery you really shouldn’t even LIVE in this state because there are too many people in power here who will do all they can to keep it as backwards as possible.

Albatross

June 9th, 2009
9:07 pm

Raja, you’re a “Tom” it’s telling! Any “True Blood” despies the term “Plantation, and the State not even an apology for the injustices of the era! You still cater to them! You need help! Go to college and get the educate or perhaps talk to your ethnic elders! You’ll learn something!

James Rapier

June 9th, 2009
9:34 pm

The Stately Oaks, can tell you how many about the plethora Atrocities committed against your Genre by the “Autocrates”!

Hester Wills

June 9th, 2009
11:17 pm

I’m a slave on this plantation we call “Clayton County”. Please free me.

Oh please

June 10th, 2009
1:25 pm

I wasn’t going to post anything on this subject because I have never and don’t plan to attend this event. Unfortunately though, I have been sucked in yet again. Why must the past plague our present? What could ever possibly give you peace about an era and social mindset that did not even occur in your own time? Would it make you happy to burn down a historic landmark? If the state legislature issued a decree of public apology to everyone of African descent, would you be able to come to terms with tragedy of which you were never a victim? I seriously doubt it. Ms. Kimberly can’t blog about a stick of gum without your racial rantings! Stop claiming a victimhood that was never yours in the first place and learn to live in peace in today’s modern society.

Chicken Head

June 10th, 2009
8:41 pm

Bring out the BBQue Ribs! Plantations and Plantation owners, created the “Wealth & Class” differences that still exist in the south today! 40 years of “Equal Rights” don’t suffice for 400 years of oppression! Don’t even come close!

Straight Forward

June 10th, 2009
9:06 pm

Fried Catfish, Southern Red Velvet Cake sounds great! However, Oh please, CCPS black kids just suffered a modern day lynching at the hands of the covert society that origin originated as plantation owners. Talk about claiming a victimhood! You’re still doing it!

party pooper

June 11th, 2009
6:40 am

does that mean we have to put up with your crap another 360 years?

Thinking

June 11th, 2009
7:19 am

I have always wanted to go to “taste of clayton” and have never done so. I think that this might just be my year given all this stupid talk.

Peggy Sue Davis

June 11th, 2009
10:33 am

Clayton School Budget may cost residents more

http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/clayton/stories/2009/06/10/clayton_school_budget.html

Prepare for a tax increase in 5…4…3…2…

Real Is Real

June 11th, 2009
8:13 pm

No Cajun Food on the menu! WOW! However, Plantation Menality! Whether light or dark led to the CCPS black kids just suffering through a nine month modern day lynching at the hands of the covert society that origin originated as plantation owners. Talk about claiming a victimhood! This is a 2009 version blantant racism, that you just witnessed! Do we still want to talk about claiming a victimhood. It still exist! You don’t get it!

Peach Cobbler

June 11th, 2009
8:28 pm

Good ole southern cool Cheese Cake! Now that good. Now, the people who took accreditation and cost the kids 44M per year wants another SPLOST to make up the difference. All this against the majority of the voters in the county! If you wanted to get rid of BOE members; the legal way was recall, everything else “Cost”! My God what have you done! Wow! Good Luck!

Well then

June 12th, 2009
3:09 pm

Now we have reports of multiple school systems cheating on the CRCT test, and SACS has nothing to say about it. Interesting.

Please!

June 12th, 2009
3:30 pm

Look at all these wannabe 1960’s race baiters above! You are years to late! Get a job! You are talking to yourself again!

You Have Got to Be Kidding

June 14th, 2009
9:07 am

All of you so so black people ranting against Stateley Oaks, what do you know about the history of blacks in Clayton County? The original black families were FREE not slave!

Zipperhead

June 14th, 2009
12:19 pm

You Have Got to Be Kidding, you got to be a “NITWIT”! For Real!

oldtimer

June 14th, 2009
10:44 pm

have gone in the past..It is fun! learn something and quite whinning.

concerned

June 15th, 2009
2:21 pm

Why aren’t there more sit down restaurants in Clayton? Clean ones at that! Its a shame Clayton County residents have to leave the county to get a decent meal that isn’t filled with fat and grease!

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sr citizen dawg

July 20th, 2009
9:45 am

I avoid these blogs like the plague cause it always turns on the same old worn out, drug in the dirt, stupid issues that turn on black vs white, rich vs poor, growth vs non-growth, love vs hate, progress vs status quo. WEARS ME OUT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

concerned

July 28th, 2009
8:02 am

Can we talk about why there aren’t any nice restaurants in Clayton County??