Former First Lady Laura Bush, in town for a book signing at the Buckhead Barnes and Noble store this week, made time for shopping and a little Southern comfort food during her time in Atlanta.
Mrs. Bush, who greeted hundreds of fans at the signing for her new memoir, “Spoken From the Heart,” stopped into a few antiques shops on Miami Circle in Buckhead, accompanied by a friend and her security detail, Buzz hears from a well-placed source.
After her visit to the book store, she dined at South City Kitchen in Midtown. She enjoyed the evening’s special, which was pan-seared Georgia mountain trout with summer squash-mirliton gratin, roasted tomato jam, arugula, lemon and extra virgin olive oil, as well as a side of succotash.
We understand she arrived about 8 p.m. and was seated at a table on the patio – not a private dining room. She was accompanied by Secret Service personnel, who feasted on burgers.
Mrs. Bush was joined by former U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn. Southern cuisine enjoys bipartisan support, you know.