Flavor: Julia Pitts, owner of A Taste of Julia’s, loves cooking and loves people. You can taste her passion in her sultry collard greens, her crispy Southern fried chicken and, of course, while sipping Julia’s Famous Tea Punch. Menu staples include chicken prepared four ways — pan-fried, barbequed, baked or smothered in gravy, catfish and liver and onions.
Don’t forget the corn bread.
Flair: This caterer-turned-restaurant owner has a passion for providing busy families and people on the go with home-cooked meals as an alternative to fast food. Take home a family chicken or fish meal special ($25-$35) and a whole sweet potato pie, or sit back, eat in and let Julia take care of you, child.
6025 Dixie Hwy., Fairfield, 513-942-1800. Open Wednesday-Sunday. $8.50-$12.50.