Looking to enjoy some tasty local foods now that the weather’s nice? You may not know, but TONS of restaurants in our area have been featured on popular TV shows like Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, America’s Best, Best Thing I Ever Ate, Meat and Potatoes, Man vs Food, and even Throwdown with Bobby Flay! This month’s newsletter highlights a handful of restaurants people travel from near and far to visit that are right in our backyard.
Location: Raleigh, NC
Famous For: BBQ Pork and Baked Beans
Featured On: America’s Best, Man vs Food, Throwdown with Bobby Flay, Unique Eats
What People Are Saying: “Some of the best BBQ I’ve had in my life. The baby back ribs with sweet potato fries and fried okra were ridiculously delicious.”
Location: Annapolis, MD
Famous For: Chipotle Habanero Barbecue Pork Sandwich & Crab Pretzel
Featured On: Diners, Drive-ins and Dives
What People Are Saying: “We had sausage gumbo, a crab cake sandwich (opted for fried, loved the extra crunch,) and a hot dog topped with crab dip, cheese and bacon…wowza.”
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Famous For: BBQ – Smoked Pulled Chicken
Featured On: Best Thing I Ever Ate
What People Are Saying: “This place is absolutely amazing! It was the best Southern food out of the south we had ever had!”
Location: Alexandria, VA
Famous For: Bison Short Rib Stroganoff
Featured On: Meat And Potatoes
What People Are Saying: “The food is consistently good. The braised pork shank is spectacular. They also have three different preparations of mussels that are all wonderful.”
Location: New Brunswick, NJ
Famous For: Gigantic ‘Bolis (Strombolis) weighing up to 2 pounds!
Featured On: Man vs Food
What People Are Saying: “Love Stuff Yer Face! Man Vs Food boli is my favorite. The sauce they use in it is one of the best sauces of any kind I’ve ever had.”
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