Meet Angie! Angie is the owner of Angie’s Cast Iron Grill in Paintsville. Located in Paintsville’s Rocky City district, Angie’s is a homestyle country restaurant like many others across Appalachia Kentucky, serving all those country staples. You know… beans and cornbread, salmon patties, chicken and dumplings, and everything in between.
Once a month, Angie has a Sunday Buffet, or as the locals call it, a Fellowship Buffet.
I’m going to be biased, Angie’s is one of my go-to places. The food is great, but it’s Angie’s infectious personality that keeps me coming back.
And that can be said for so many eateries across Appalachia Kentucky that are adapting to this new, and hopefully temporary, normal.
My point: take heed to the precautions and restrictions in place. If you choose to get lunch or dinner to bring home, many of our local restaurants are shifting to provide revamped carryout and even curbside services.
I dropped by for “lupper” yesterday afternoon at Angie’s. I practiced social distancing, as we all should, but part of my wanted to get closer to this cinnamon roll cake (see the picture).
Part of this new normal was not getting the usual hug from my dear friend, Angie, but as I walked out with my food, I got the usual “God Bless You.”
It was a reminder that these trying times are just temporary, and there’s much we can learn from this ordeal.
What I’ve learned is that the worst of times bring out the best in people.