People from away look at Southerners funny when we talk about eating at a "meat-and-three." What these poor unfortunates fail to understand is that the meat-and-three is to the South as the bistro is to Paris: It's the spot where you get your comfort food. But we make it simpler: Here's a bounty of home cooking, so pick a meat and pick three vegetables. And remember that macaroni-and-cheese is — in this context — most certainly a vegetable.
If The Bitter Southerner owned a restaurant, you can bet your life it would be a meat-and-three. But instead, we made this T-shirt.