At this joint, tantalizing smells of barbecue waft through the air while massive ribs and other delights sizzle on a smoker outside. Try the Flintstones Beef Ribs, named for their enormous size, which are simply seasoned with salt, pepper and garlic powder, then smoked in a water bath to such tender perfection that the meat pulls right off the bone.
The enticing smells of barbecue lure passers-by to this joint. Step inside and try the ribs, which deliver big on flavor. They’re prepared with a brown sugar spice rub, then brushed with a mustard mop sauce while being slow-cooked to smoky perfection. A homemade barbecue sauce adds some kick.
Chef Taylor Bowen Rickett draws the crowds with her creative take on Southern cuisine. Indulge in decadent plates like the elk brisket slow-cooked in a pound of melted butter. This lean yet succulent cut is served over smoked paprika mashed potatoes and topped with a bold, rich barbecue sauce.
Flavorful Cajun cuisine draws diners from across the world to this former welding shop turned culinary destination. Louisiana native Alzina Toups cooks up enticing eats using super-fresh ingredients like seafood straight from the bayou. It’s a cozy experience, with one party served per mealtime.
Visit this classic spot for a deep-fried burger whose recipe dates back to 1927. Ground beef is mixed with a breadcrumb filler, then flattened into a patty and fried. Mustard and freshly diced onions top this tasty creation, which is served in a bun, complete with an old-school wax wrapper.
For some sweet treats with a Southern kick, head to this monastery that churns out bourbon fudge in a variety of flavors. Pecans are marinated in bourbon, then added to a mixture of evaporated milk, sugar, chocolate and marshmallows before the decadent concoction is cooked in a copper pot.
As its name suggests, this spot is all about indulging your sweet tooth. Satisfy your sugar cravings with a traditional Mardi Gras dessert that has been taken to a decadent new level. Indulge’s version of the classic king cake is actually a creamy, colorful cheesecake with a graham cracker crust.
Walk through the front door of this family-run joint and you’ll be standing right in the kitchen, where tasty hot tamales have been served up since 1941. Bite into one of these beauties to savor a meaty filling seasoned with garlic, onion and a secret blend of spices for just the right kick.
Stop in to this charming spot for fresh, homemade eats. Chef-owner Cindy Rubino puts her own spin on the local specialty known as the hot brown. Her gooey take on this sandwich features roasted turkey breast dripping with a rich Mornay sauce. Also try the gourmet pizza smothered with pimento cheese.
Savor a tasty Southern tradition by stocking up on jars of pickled vegetables that are churned out in small batches by this family-owned company. Many of the vegetables have been sourced from local farms and all come seasoned with whole garlic, dill and peppers for an added punch of flavor.
This charming eatery serves Southern staples done deliciously right. A standout is the fried bologna sandwich. Sink your teeth into this classic sandwich featuring a hearty slice of golden-brown bologna topped with delicious melted cheese. Complete your meal with a savory slice of tomato pie.
This cafe draws the crowds with its scrumptious Southern classics made from family recipes. For a sweet taste of down-home comfort, order a regional breakfast favorite: cocoa biscuits. These buttermilk beauties come doused in warm cocoa gravy and a hearty sprinkling of confectioners' sugar.
Stock up on meaty Cajun treats at this family-owned shop that sells regional delicacies like boudin balls. These bite-sized snacks are bursting with porky goodness, thanks to a deliciously seasoned mixture of ground pork meat, veggies and rice that is breaded, then fried to crunchy perfection.
This classic spot draws locals and celebrities alike with its scrumptious food. A standout is the Haddock Fish Sandwich. The fish is coated in a buttermilk and cracker meal batter, then fried until it turns golden brown. Homemade tartar sauce and a buttered, toasted bun complete this tasty creation.
Sink your teeth into a Southern favorite with a fried green tomato sandwich from this retro drive-in. Thick slices of fried green tomatoes come blanketed with melted cheese and topped with crispy bacon and lettuce. They’re served in a tasty bun and brought right to your car window.