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Back to an Old Favorite: The Back Burner

Back to an Old Favorite: The Back Burner

The Back Burner has always been one of those places I love to go for a special night, or a fancy lunch, or luncheons and more.


But what I really love about it is the simple elegance that Chef Julio and his wife, Karen, have breathed to life.


I’ve known Julio for… a long time. My first “real job” out of college was as a banquet coordinator at Tic Toc Room and he was Executive Chef there at the time. I remember learning about the hours and hours that he would braise his Ossobuco, and the time that goes into preparing for dinners and parties. All done with a smile and respect for those in his kitchen and at his table.



I’ve never had a bad meal there- it’s just not possible. Not only is the food itself served and prepared with so much care, but Julio comes and checks on his tables- making SURE you’ve loved every last bite.


There’s Lobster Thursdays and Saturday Brunches with all the mimosas you could drink- but then there’s just ordinary nights when you need something more special than staying at home.


And of course, you can’t leave without dessert…. I know because Julio never lets me- ha!



Exercise be damned!



I can’t wait to see y’all there!!


Love to all y’all,





Molly McWilliams Wilkins

Molly McWilliams Wilkins

Molly McWilliams Wilkins is a Southern culture commentator, web producer, and social media marketing maven. She is also a freelance writer who has worked with a variety of publications and online magazines including Bourbon & Boots, Paste Magazine, Macon Magazine, the 11th Hour, Macon Food & Culture Magazine, and as the Digital Content Editor for The Southern Weekend. Mommy first, fashionista, social media maven, writer, artist, dreamer and poet. Hangs on to her Oxford Commas by force. Addicted to shoes and purses- and lots of coffee. Coffee coffee coffee.

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