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Wanna plan a foodie road-trip

owlerj2510 Aug 13, 2009 06:45 AM

I'm planning on kidnapping my hubby and taking a road trip from 11/19 till 11/28 this year. Will be travelling from Central/East Coast of Florida from Titusville heading North to who knows where and back. Looking for some good greasy spoons, BBQ joints, etc. to hit along the way. We are avid foodies and very passionate about cooking (and eating) - would love some suggestions of destinations w/ good food and maybe some things to do like antiquing, sightseeing, B&B's, etc.

  1. bbqdawg Aug 13, 2009 08:36 AM

    Don't know where you've been before, but some places that come to my mind are Charleston, SC, Asheville, NC and a tour of eastern NC bbq joints. Lots of posts on those on this board that you can find by doing a search.

    This site will not allow any discussions of places to stay, shop, sightsee, etc.

    1. w
      walras Aug 13, 2009 03:01 PM

      For NC, I'd strongly recommend the NC BBQ Society BBQ Trail. See that information at http://www.ncbbqsociety.com/bbqmap/tr...

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      1. re: walras
        mistahcal Aug 18, 2009 12:26 PM

        No Asheville(NC BBQ Society BBQ Trail ) Walras...do you know what the best BBQ in Asheville/Hendersonville area is? thanx

        1. re: mistahcal
          bbqdawg Aug 18, 2009 01:04 PM

          12 Bones...2 locations, one in Asheville, one just south of Asheville in Arden. Asheville location is only open M-F, 11:00 - 4:00; Arden location is open T-Sat, 11:00 - 4:00. Have also heard good reports on Louella's in Asheville.

          1. re: bbqdawg
            JepJonson Aug 18, 2009 03:07 PM

            I believe Luella's has moved from South to North Asheville, on Merrimon in the building that used to be Boston Pizza (just south of the building that used to be The Hop).

      2. meatn3 Aug 20, 2009 08:12 PM

        Leaf season in the mountains will be just about over, so a coastal trip might be nice. Savannah & Charleston both offer a wide array of great food surrounded by lots of opportunities to pursue your other interests. From there Hwy 17 is full of history and lots of regional food finds heading north. This will bring you into some serious BBQ territory in NC!

        1. waitress Aug 23, 2009 06:08 PM

          do you have a GPS? you can hit restaurants and sometimes judge by the name if you want to go.. I do it all the time, usually find some good places and it is exciting to find those great gems.

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            KyMikey Aug 24, 2009 10:55 AM

            Charleston SC and Savannah GA both have lots of recommended places (Mrs. Wilkes in Savannah)--Have been to both 12 Bones locations in Asheville (The Prez has been there, too!) and Luella's up on Merrimon Ave and can highly recommend them both. If you're looking for unique places to visit in small towns, scope out roadsideamerica.com for some suggestions--one we visited back in may that was memorable was Pearl Fryar's topiary garden in Bishopville, SC.

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            1. re: KyMikey
              Sue in Mt P Aug 29, 2009 02:46 PM

              Pearl is amazing. I hope you got to meet him.

              If you're on 17 north of Charleston go to Seewee Restaurant. http://www.seeweerestaurant.com/. The Wreck of the RIchard and Charlene in Mt Pleasant on Shem Creek is great too. http://www.wreckrc.com/

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              tuff9139 Aug 29, 2009 01:08 PM

              Downtown Brunswick, GA has loads of antique shops. I would suggest sleeping either on Jekyl Island or one of the B&B's in Brunswick- quiet and quiant. Walk downtown Brunswick on Newcastle Street and pick your dinner spot- I'm very fond of Pearl Restaurant- they have such different choices- but there are plenty to choose. A drive to St. Simon's and the village area is a must see.

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