George Smith would never forgive us if we didn’t give y’all updates on the peach man. Smith, the longtime Anniston Star columnist who passed away April 9, for years alerted readers to the arrival of Ken Easterling and his truckloads of Chilton County peaches each summer.

I also enjoy eating out frequently, and I make it a point to explore new places most every Friday night. I seek out places that offer a pleasant dining atmosphere, are convenient, aren’t overcrowded (because I despise waiting), aren’t overpriced and that serve great-tasting food.