Top 5 Lost Restaurant Recipes of Macon

What are the dishes that take you back to a special place in your life? How long has it been since you've had them?  Take this nostalgic trip back to the old days with our collection of classic recipes from some of Macon's once well-known, popular restaurants.

1.  mark's cellar

dill pickle cheese dip

1 cup Mayonnaise

2/3 can Carnation Milk

2/3 cup Grated Blue Cheese (Cheese must be very cold to grate)

1 tsp. Garlic Powder

Dash of Tabasco Sauce

Paprika to taste

Dill Pickles

Combine Mayonnaise, Milk and blue cheese and blend well.  Then add garlic powder.  Add a dash of tabasco sauce and paprika for taste.  Serve with Dill Pickles.

2.  the saratoga

saratoga's famous blue cheese dip

1 cup of Mayonnaise

2 ½ ounces of Evaporated Milk

2/3 cup of crumbled blue cheese

1 tsp. garlic powder

4 pinches of paprika

2 dashes of hot sauce

Mix well and refrigerate overnight.  Serve with vegetables and/or Claussen pickles.


3.  the green jacket

The green jacket salad

Green Jacket Dressing

½ cup salad oil

1/3 cup red wine vinegar (Regina Red)

2 tsp. seasoned salt

2 tsp. oregano

2 tsp. parsley

2 tsp. chives (optional)

¼ tsp. MSG (or any flavor enhancer)

 Green Jacket Salad

Mixed Greens

3-4 chopped green onions

2 Roma tomatoes, chopped

½ cup of crushed pita or bagel chips

Mix oil and vinegar thoroughly in a non-metal bowl.  Add salt, oregano, parsley, chives and flavor enhancer and whisk together until well blended.  In a separate bowl, place greens in and pour just enough salad dressing to coat the mix.  Add onions, Roma tomatoes and tortilla strips.  Toss together and serve.

4.  ed spEIr's arctic circle

arctic circle battered dipped fries

2-3 pounds of baking potatoes or 30-32 ounce bag of frozen French fries

1 ½ cups of milk

Vegetable Oil  

1 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup cornstarch

3 tbs. baking powder

½ tbs. Lawry’s Seasoned Salt

1 egg

Peel and cut potatoes into long wedges (1/4 inches wide).  Cover with milk to prevent potates from browning.  In a deep, heavy pot heat 1 ½ -2 inches of vegetable oil to 385 degrees, using a deep frying thermometer.

Whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking powder and seasoned salt.  Beat in the egg and 2 tbsp. of oil.  One at a time, dip the potatoes into the batter.  Place the wedges into the deep fryer one at a time.  Fry about 3 minutes each side, turning only once.  Place on paper towels to drain.


5.  len berg's

macaroon pie

12 Crushed Saltines

12 Chopped Dates

½ cup Chopped Pecans

3 Egg White Beaten Stiff

1 cup Sugar

½ tsp Baking Powder

1 tsp Almond Extract

Mix above ingredients together. Beat stiff (but not dry) 3 egg whites and add 1 teaspoon almond extract. Fold egg white into dry mixture. Pour into a well-floured 9" pie plate. Bake 25-30 minutes in 350 degree oven. Serve with whipped cream or topping.

Fans of Len Berg's should check out this book.

honorable mention:

the varsity - orange milkshake

1 cup heavy cream

1 cup vanilla ice cream

2 cups ice

2 cups orange juice

1/8 tsp sugar

Put all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.



If you are still feeling sentimental about Macon food,                                                                                                   check out this TOP 5...