Meridian's Weidmann's restaurant might be getting more business than usual this holiday season, thanks to an endorsement from Southern Living. The magazine listed Weidmann's among the Top 15 best road food stops near an interstate.
The article mentioned the restaurant's gumbo, po'boys, and how they have peanut butter on every table.
"They did an article on some of the best places to stop as you're heading home for the holidays," said Frazier. "They mentioned us and a few other places and said that we're one of the best ones on the I-20 corridor."
Weidmann's is a frequent stop for many Meridianites, including a group of men who have been meeting there every Friday since 1974. There is nothing official about their meetings, just friends getting together to talk about life. And that is just some of the great history of Weidmann's.
"We were established in 1870 by Felix Weidmann who was a Swiss immigrant," Frazier said. "We've been going strong ever since. We've gone through various ownership changes. We specialize in southern cuisine. Fresh seafood, steaks, sandwiches, pastas, things of that nature."
Frazier says it's a great honor to be mentioned.
"I think the point of the article was to bring people off the interstate into these smaller towns, and bring people to these hidden gems," said Frazier. "It's a great honor. It's a great magazine with regional and national appeal and I think it's great for the city and the community."
Weidmann's was one of three restaurants not far off Interstate 20 that were put on the Top 15 list. The others were Archibald & Woodrow's Barbecue in Tuscaloosa and Yesterday's Cafe in Rutledge, Georgia.