means community meals!
Every year, in our little town (and I suspect little towns everywhere in the south) we combine community needs with our flare for the culinary. And, I have a group of folks who like to drop by our office with tickets for me, our staff.
In the next month, we'll be enjoying a group of church men frying up fish, a kiwanis pancake supper, and a youth group serving up pulled pork and fried chicken. And, since both the fish fry and bbq plate sale allows ticket holders to drive up and have food passed to them in take away containers, I'm going to count them in the category of "food from the side of the road."
And, that is one of the great things about the south, you can live nicely on foods you find on the side of the road.