Every now and then you get to visit a place where you just can't quite believe you are there.
This was the case for me recently when i was in Atlanta USA for work.
Now if you're a Walking Dead fan like me and the Mrs, then this might be the part where you get jealous.
After a busy day working, my colleague and i decided to go to Senoia. If you're not too familiar with this area this is where a lot of the Walking dead is filmed, and the small town of Woodbury, used in season 3 is actually Senoia ( You may remember that's where the Governor was from )
That's right it's actually a real town !
Now as you can well imagine, at this point as a fan of the show i am already in "Fan Girl" mode and messaging my wife and friends.
When i think i could not get more excited, my colleague, Bobby, says to me
"Steve, we are going to Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon) and Greg Nicotero's restaurant for dinner" (One of the producers from Walking dead) "
At this point i just pause in complete silence , my brain trying to process what it believes my ears have just heard.
"What are you talking about Bobby?" i say to him.
"Norman Reedus and Greg Nicotero have opened a restaurant here and we are going "
Now at that exact point i stop messaging the wife , because i know damn well that if i tell her i am about to go into Daryl's restaurant she is going to divorce me quicker than Rick Grimes takes care of the walkers !
As we walked down the street and i recognise so much of the town from the show i still can't quite believe that we are about to go there.
But low and behold there is a restaurant called Nic & Normans.
Inside the restaurant is really nice and we were welcomed by one of the waitresses and shown straight to a table.
Now the one thing i want to say about Nic & Normans before i go any further is the price. I expected this to be quite expensive , but it was far from it and was very reasonably priced , my main meal for example was only $13.00
There was a large selection of drinks on offer and i went for a Blonde Samuel Adams Ale with a slice of orange in.
For starters i ordered the Philly Cheese Steak Fries.......there was enough to feed a family of four , a huge portion !!
The Menu has a great selection of Salads, Burgers, Steaks, Chicken and Fish, just to name a few.
As a Brit who rarely gets the chance to have it , i went for the Bison Burger which came with a side, i went for the Roasted Red Potatoes.
This picture probably does not do the size of this burger justice, it was perfectly cooked and the food was pipping hot, absolutely delicious.
As i devoured my burger and with the juices dripping down my chin, i paused for second and not only thought how lucky i was to be sat in here in Senoia ( A guy from West Yorkshire, England) but also that this burger was so nice i was consuming it similar to that of a walker consuming one of its victims.........napkin please !
Now rumour has it that if you are really lucky, Norman Reedus has surprised people and randomly dropped by.
I was not so lucky, which in some ways is a good thing , because if my wife wasn't already close to divorcing me because i am literally on the set of Walking Dead and i am eating in the restaurant that her favourite actor from the show owns, then if Norman had made an appearance i expect i may have been in trouble.
The service in the restaurant was great and the staff were very helpful and clearly happy to be working there.
I only wish i had been in Senoia longer so i could have visited more than once and tried out other things from the menu.
If you ever find yourself anywhere near Senoia GA USA, please take the time to visit Nic & Normans , whether you are a fan of The Walking Dead or not this place is a fantastic place to dine and at such a great price its not to be missed.
I would like to thank the staff off Nic & Normans for their hospitality and for not being too freaked out by an English man acting like a child in a sweet shop.