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Driving from Orlando to NY and looking for must-see BBQ, bakeries and ice cream shops

tampa eater Jul 7, 2011 02:36 PM


We are driving from Orlando to Manhattan and would like to stop at famous/must see BBQ spots, old fashioned ice cream spots and bakeries. Would love to hear from you all your opinion!


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    Cdawg123 RE: tampa eater Jul 7, 2011 03:17 PM

    First, do a search...some variation of this question ia asked and answered weekly.

    Whats your route? I-95? If so, I'll start by suggesting Sweatmans BBQ in Holly Hill,SC. You should also post this on the Mid Atlantic board for VA, PA, etc.

    1. srsone RE: tampa eater Jul 7, 2011 03:23 PM

      yes we need way more information than that...
      just along the route?

      i would start in each section of CH along the way i am going..
      then also check yelp and roadfood.com

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        Windsor RE: tampa eater Jul 7, 2011 05:10 PM

        The French Pantry in Jacksonville is a short drive off the interstate. Plan on passing through Jacksonville before 11 AM and get in line for the best bakery and lunch spot.

        1. ChefDutch RE: tampa eater Jul 7, 2011 05:36 PM

          The Pit in Raleigh, NC. For BBQ, Ed Mitchell is one of the countries best pit masters if not the best. He's been in almost every culinary magazine in the country,

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            Cdawg123 RE: ChefDutch Jul 7, 2011 06:58 PM

            Ed Mitchell is no longer at The Pit, and Raleigh is a long way off I-95.

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              mikeh RE: Cdawg123 Jul 7, 2011 08:23 PM

              Nor would anyone mistake him for the best pitmaster in the country, but I digress...

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            tampa eater RE: tampa eater Jul 8, 2011 10:16 AM

            Sorry, yes we are traveling I-95 through DC and staying there overnight. Then on our way to Manhattan! Looking for anything within 20-30 tops off the interstate. Thank you!

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              beteez RE: tampa eater Jul 9, 2011 09:00 AM

              St Simons Island, Ga 30 min off of 95, Southern Soul Barbecue, featured on Pitmasters, Diners Drive Inns & Dives, Southern Living & Gun &Garden. Great Pulled Pork & Ribs, Monday special the Marley a jerk chicken pineapple & black Bean wrap, Fri special smoked prime rib,
              Then Moo Cow Ice Cream for dessert neat flavors like candied bacon, candied habanero, sundried cherry granola & fig marscapone pine nut

              1. meatn3 RE: tampa eater Jul 18, 2011 09:46 AM

                Hills of Snow is just minutes off I-95 in Smithfield, NC. This place is truly exceptional.

                Fussycouple describes the experience best:


                Be aware that the Chicken Barn has moved. It is now part of a new gas station a little west of Bright Leaf on 70 business on the N. side of the road. Chicken is still stellar. I skip their sides.

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