Today was the soft launch of Georgia’s Restaurant at the Anaheim Packing District.
While it appears underwhelming at first glance, the warm Southern hospitality at Georgia’s—coupled with the cornbread served with honey butter and their flavorful pulled pork sandwich—will leave you lusting for more. Trust me.
Did I mention you should trust me?
Nika runs the restaurant with her mother, Gretchen, loving called Nana by everyone. Georgia’s Restaurant is actually named after Nika’s father, George. The mother-daughter duo dedicated menu items based on their family’s favorite dishes.
I had my fellow foodies, Justin and Jacky in tow. Nika approached us and gave us details about Georgia’s namesake, George. Simply put, he loved food! A framed photograph of George hangs humbly right beside the kitchen, greeting every customer with his gentle smile.
The menu is simple with dishes served with love. Nika personally gave each of us some cornbread with honey butter (my taste buds venerate you, Nika, thank you!). Nana was also there to greet us with a warm welcome.
Justin, Jacky, and I decided to sample their pulled pork sandwich, and it was simply divine. The pork was ever so tender and seasoned to perfection.
Georgia’s is by far, my most favorite eatery at the Anaheim Packing District—we can discuss drinks and dessert in another entry. With its simple Southern charm and hospitality, Georgia’s is a winner.
The best thing about Georgia’s is that it feels like I’m eating food made with wholesome love. It feels as though Nana and Nika have extended their family table to all of us.
On July 24th at 5:00 pm, Mayor Tom Tait will pay Georgia’s a visit to cut the ribbon for the official grand opening. I’m sure he’ll agree that the food is ‘soul-delicous!’
Thanks again Nika and Nana for the warm welcome and for the amazing personalized hospitality. We are soul grateful! I’m certain you’ll be food celebrities soon.
We will be back…to try the ribs…and more cornbread…and definitely the pulled pork!