The cafeteria style stop is basically a comfort food joint—think baby back ribs, shrimp and grits, and gumbo—done well.
There was a strip of bacon a few inches thick, some flour, grits—and these were about all.
We ate hominy, mush, grits and pone bread for the most part.
Graham grits contains the best elements of the wheat grain in good proportion, and is one of the best preparations of wheat.
grits Jarvis, his son, who had inherited the talent, was also contraband.
Thus she admonishes and reproaches herself, but she closes her mouth and grits her teeth so that her speech cannot issue forth.
Muds, sands, grits and conglomerates are the predominant types.
From what mother tells me, I suppose approving conscience and a plate of grits now and then carry him through the day.
grits, crushed wheat, or bruised oats, should form the last meal at night.
When they reached the bottom of the hill the pulling became harder; but grits had no idea of stopping for that.
plural of grit "coarsely ground grain," Old English grytt (plural grytta) "coarse meal, groats, grits," from Proto-Germanic *grutja-, from the same root as grit, the two words having influenced one another in sound development.
In American English, corn-based grits and hominy (q.v.) were used interchangeably in Colonial times. Later, hominy meant whole kernels that had been skinned but not ground, but in the U.S. South, hominy meant skinned kernels that could be ground coarsely to make grits. In New Orleans, whole kernels are big hominy and ground kernels little hominy.
Old English greot "sand, dust, earth, gravel," from Proto-Germanic *greutan "tiny particles of crushed rock" (cf. Old Saxon griot, Old Frisian gret, Old Norse grjot "rock, stone," German Grieß "grit, sand"), from PIE *ghreu- "rub, grind" (cf. Lithuanian grudas "corn, kernel," Old Church Slavonic gruda "clod"). Sense of "pluck, spirit" first recorded American English, 1808.
"make a grating sound," 1762, probably from grit (n.). Related: Gritted; gritting.
To eat (1930s+ Black)
[food senses at least partially fr hominy grits, although grit was British military slang for ''food'' in the 1930s; Southern dialect sense probably ironically fr Civil War use of the expression true Yankee grit by Northern soldiers and writers]