Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Betty's Country Store/Supermarket in Helen

The Best Grocery Store In North Georgia

My husband and I recently rented a condo in Helen, Georgia for a much needed weekend getaway. I had found as we were researching things to do while in the mountains and had decided to see if I could contribute to the site something interesting about our trip, hoping we would see many interesting things!
As it turned out, the weather did not cooperate and we spent most of our time in the condo instead of carousing all over the mountains as I'd hoped. We did find a real unexpected pleasure however. The condo we rented had a wonderfully equipped kitchen, even an indoor grill, which sent us off in search of steaks on a Friday afternoon. I asked a full-time tenant in one of the adjacent condos where to go in Cleveland to buy some decent steaks and was somewhat surprised when she told me the best steaks around were available within walking distance, at Betty's Supermarket. We were thankful for the tip yet still dubious about the information as we made our way to Betty's. My husband's comment upon parking in the gravel lot across from Betty's was that it looked like a fancy feed & seed store, boy was he wrong! I wish Betty's was within walking distance of our home in north metro Atlanta!
We went nuts. We purchased 2 huge, thick hand cut Black Angus strip steaks, fresh salad ingredients, freshly baked bread, wild rice and some cheescake for dessert. The selection of local favorites combined with items from all over the world really impressed us both. We found 2 of our favorite wines and my husband's favorite micro brew beer as well. I'm sure many of your readers are aware of Betty's but for people like us who are just now discovering the north Georgia mountains we wanted you to know about it!

Contributed by Charlene Vecchio- Roswell, GA


Anonymous said...

Just returned from a girl scout camping trip in Helen. Betty's was by far the best part of the trip! Anyone going to Helen should not miss a trip to this SUPERmarket.

Anonymous said...

Betty's is awesome. We NEVER make a trip to Helen without going to Betty's and buying all kinds of stuff.