Day 24: Eat a sausage dog at Bradley’s Country Store

24 Jan

Tucked inside North Florida’s pine woods, closer to Georgia than Tallahassee,  is Bradley’s Country Store, quite possibly the oldest convenience store still in existence in Florida. Opened in 1927, Bradley’s has maintained much of its original charm, with rocking chairs on the front porch and a rickety screen door. Its aisles carry some basic necessities and Bradley’s brand grits and jams. But what they are really known for is their sausage. They make their sausage on site and sell it in the back of the store at a meat counter. (As already noted, I’m a vegetarian but my husband assures me it is delicious). It’s also a very inexpensive treat. My husband got a six-inch sausage dog (they also sell footlongs) and a drink for under $5. Bradley’s is held in such high esteem in the area that some grocery stores even sell Bradley’s sausage.

Address: 10655 Centerville Road

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2 Responses to “Day 24: Eat a sausage dog at Bradley’s Country Store”

  1. Barbara Doran January 24, 2011 at 12:26 pm #

    Lilly, Bradley’s is known for so much more – It really was more like a small country store, rather than a convenience store — the meat market still exists, including the fantastic sausage. It also hosts Bradley’s Day, I am not sure, but think it is the Friday after Thanksgiving, were thousands of families gather to have a fun day, including good things to eat, arts and crafts, etc. Bradley’s fall festival is a must do if you are a newcomer to Tallahassee – and they have a cane syrup making demonstration as well, something that you see less and less. BTW cane syrup is delicious on a biscuit with a dab of sour cream – try it!

    • 365tallahassee January 24, 2011 at 2:52 pm #

      Thanks, Barbara! I will have to add their fall festival to my calendar.

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