Trip across the south: Atlanta, Charleston, Memphis, MS Delta
From New Orleans and very serious about food...here is our itinerary so far for our trip. Looking for other suggestions or specific suggestions for dishes at a restaurant. Thank you.
Atlanta: (we have 2 dinners there) Eclipse di Luna and Floataway Cafe (OK Cafe came in third)
Charleston: (2 lunches, 1 brunch, 2 dinners) Magnolia's-L, Hominy Grill-L, Poogan's Porch-B, SNOB-D, and Fig-D (82 Queen, High Cotton, Pennisula Grill, Jestine's Fat Hen and Carolina's all barely missed out)
Summerville, SC- (1 Lunch) Dining Room at Woodlands Inn
Memphis: (1 Lunch, 1 dinner) Central OR BBQ Shop-L, Iris OR Andrew Michael-D
Cleveland, MS: (1 Dinner)- Airport Grocery
Tunica/Clarksdale: (2 lunches)- Blue and White, Hick's Tamale's or Hollywood Cafe (Rust was not open for lunch)
Greenwood/Clarksdale/Cleveland/Indianola: (1 Brunch) Madidi or Giardinia's (in the Alluvian)
Actually, for Atlanta, I wouldn't include either of those. They are both good, but there are better (and indeed, as tater indicated, less "tired") options. Abattoir, Woodfire Grill, Repast, Pura Vida, La Pietra Cucina, Holeman & Finch/Restaurant Eugene would be at the top of my list.
I haven't lived in Atlanta in 5 years but those choices (esp Floataway) were a little tired then. Eclipse di Luna has great tapas, but wouldn't be in my top 10 Atl places depending on what you want.
Memphis....BBQ Shop is much better than Central for me. I haven't been to Andrew Michael, but I really love Iris a lot.
Greenwood-Giardinia's over Madidi personally, but thats been a long time.
Oxford probably has better choices (unless it's a Sunday) than anywhere else within 100 miles (except Memphis).