Laurel Hill School sixth-grader is restaurant's namesake

Published: Monday, July 29, 2013 at 05:57 PM.

The family takes pride in their home cooking.

Chris Wooten and his son will attend Jack's Old South Cooking School — taught by celebrity barbecue chef Myron Mixon in Unadilla, Ga. — in October, and the pair expect to bring back ideas for their menu.

"We want to try new meat," Bryce said. "We want to try brisket. We're going to cook some other new stuff and if it's good, we'll serve it on the menu."

As she stirred butter and sour cream into her mashed potatoes, Lanasse said, "I like to taste everything, and if it doesn't taste good to me, it's not going to taste good to anybody else."

Karen Wooten said they named the restaurant after their son because, "basically, he's our world. He's our one child and we just wanted to do it for him."

The first idea was to use Bryce's initials, she said.

"It was going to be B.M.W., but we didn't think the car maker would like it," she said. "It's already been taken, so we had to come up with something else.

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