Two restaurants in Houston County were recently chosen among the “100 Plates Locals Love” by the tourism division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development.
The dishes were selected from over 600 nominations made on ExploreGeorgia.org in November. The winning selections were made by a panel of judges, which compiled the final list.
“Georgia’s cities, towns and back roads are filled with authentic restaurants and culinary specialties that visitors love to experience when they travel,” said Kevin Langston, deputy commissioner for tourism for the agency. “The list of ‘100 Plates Locals Love’ is our way of providing visitors and locals with suggestions, the same way we would recommend restaurants to our family and friends.”
So what are the two local favorites in Houston County? Martin’s BBQ in Warner Robins was selected for its brisket. Martin’s is also part of the Brews & Q’s Trail that runs from Perry to Athens. The tourism trail features family owned barbecue restaurants and Georgia craft brews.
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The Perfect Pear in Perry was selected for its distinctive Pecan Pie Bread Pudding
“Georgia Eats” is the latest installment from an agency focusing on Georgia’s culinary contribution to authentic local foods. It is a published guide highlighting the state’s culinary greatness that will inspire you to visit and sample some world class cuisine throughout the state. The guide is available online at ExploreGeorgia.org and Explore Georgia’s social media channels. It is also distributed through the 12 visitor information centers located throughout the state.
Remember, too, to explore your local farmers markets for fresh, seasonal produce to create your own culinary masterpieces. Check out www.discoverperryga.com or www.landtohand.org. And save the date of Aug. 27 for the third annual End of Summer Social featuring local food prepared by Chef Lawrence of Creole Creations. The event will be held at Just Tap’d in Warner Robins, another destination along Georgia’s Brews & Q’s Trail.