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Losing a Restaurant Legend

Losing a Restaurant Legend

Today is the last day one of my favorites will be open.


Harpin’s has always been my go-to place when my mom and I catch lunch.


They’ve got my favorite cake. They’ve got my favorite Quiche. I love their crab and corn chowder.


Their owners, Paul and Hazel, also owned Capers- where I went for my senior prom dinner ages ago.


Most know the story of how Paul was once the chef to Mick Jagger, and how he came to Macon.


Now it’s time for us to really give back in a big way, once they retire- and before they move.

Paul and Hazel are also just good people. They go to my church. They’ve always been there at points in my life- like when they helped cater my baby shower. The prom I mentioned before. And anytime my heart-felt a little heavy, their soups could pick me up.



I just hate this last day happens when I’m out of town- perhaps I can get back before the end of their lunch.



Go and have some of their food for me today! And read Saralyn’s embedded post about how we can help later.


Love to all y’all,




Previous articles on Harpins:


Harpin’s Restaurant: Delightfully Simple Eats



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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