Several Middle Georgia eateries were recently featured in an article entitled 100 Plates Locals Love, published online by the ExploreGeorgia.org website. The 100 Plates selected were from a wide ranging group of restaurants that represent a rather eclectic culinary selection. You also have to keep in mind the article was written by the state of Georgia’s Official Tourism and Travel agency, so a lot of emphasis was placed on selecting dishes from around the state in order to shine the tourism light evenly.
Here are the selections from our neck of the woods as decided by the Explore Georgia writers. For the most part our Food Editor agrees with the selections made, but would have made a few minor changes. Of course, our Gatekeeper team has reviewed most of the restaurants selected and we included those links for your convenience.
Dublin, Georgia made a strong showing on the 100 with not one, but two dishes featured.
100 Plates: Bruni, Deano's Italian, Dublin. Capicola, sausage and roasted red onion cooked on a thin crust in a wood-fired oven have won national acclaim for this pizza.
Read our Gatekeeper's review on Deano’s here >>>
100 Plates: Maria's Homemade Pasta, Dublin Farm, Dublin. Weekend dinners feature seasonal choices like gnocchi with sage brown butter or crespelle stuffed with artichokes, Fontina cheese and prosciutto.
Our Team has not tried Dublin Farm, but we will be visiting there soon for those gnocchi!
Milledgeville, Georgia has a very worthy restaurant listed;
100 Plates: Crispy Calamari, Aubri Lane's, Milledgeville. Vidalia onion aioli, banana peppers, sweet hot dipping sauce and sriracha give this dish an appetizing kick.
See our Gatekeeper’s restaurant review of Aubri Lane’s Here >>>
Macon, Georgia sadly enough only rated one entry into the Top 100, but it is from an icon of southern food that no one can deny deserves a place on the Top 100 Plates we love.
100 Plates: Fried Chicken, H&H Soul Food, Macon. With fried chicken this perfect, it's no surprise that this restaurant is a favorite of celebrities like The Allman Brothers.
More info on H&H Restaurant here >>>
Juliette, Georgia made the list
100 Plates: Fried Green Tomatoes, Whistle Stop Cafe, Juliette. Taste the dish that the beloved film "Fried Green Tomatoes" is named after.
No comment on that selection from our Food Ediot other than it is a great destination for tourists.
Jackson, Georgia was another small town to make the 100 list. Of course it is the home of some of the best BBQ in the state.
100 Plates: Barbecue Pulled Pork Sandwich, Fresh Air Bar-B-Que, Jackson. Smoked perfectly, this sandwich is a must-try for fans of vinegar-based barbecue sauce.
See Gateway’s Guide to BBQ for all the Top 5 finishes Fresh Air BBQ racked up recently >>>
All in All the Middle, Georgia Area was well represented in the Top 100 Plates locals love. We recommend you take the time to read the rest of the list for some good destination dining ideas. Just for the record our up coming Article on the TOP 25 Tastes of Macon was well into production before this article appeared. Our local version of the Plates Locals Love (wish we would have thought of that title) will be published on GatewayMacom.com in the next few weeks. We invite you to tell us your favorite Macon dishes here >>>
Thanks to Explore Georgia for taking the time to select these 100 Plates Locals Love and giving some positive exposure to the culinary geniuses residing in the Mid state area. You can read the full 100 plates locals love article here >>>
posted 05/01/2017 in