Your Guide to Authentic Regional Eats
At Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit, inventive biscuits such as cinnamon and black pepper bacon are paired with sweet and savory butters, jams, & spicy pimento cheese.
A fried pork chop to feed a family, pimento cheese fritters with tomato jam, & ham-dusted (!) ribs are a few Lowcountry favorites at Charleston’s Poogan’s Porch.
Nic’s Grill is a tiny diner that has earned a nationwide reputation for its juice-dripping half-pound burgers draped with caramelized onions. An Oklahoma best!
Char-grilled burgers and fries topped with Merkts cheddar cheese as well as classic Chicago red hots make Paradise Pup a best bet.
Pono is a warehouse kitchen open six days a week for retail, selling great custard pies that are gluten- and dairy-free. Breadfruit is the key.
Made-to-order sandwiches on house-baked bread, a copious salad bar & a rainbow of Mennonite desserts make Barnwell’s Country Cupboard a South Carolina best.
Charlie the Butcher serves Buffalo’s unique beef on weck sandwich at its best, plus a wide variety of excellent butcher-block specialties.
A coconut ice cream purveyor on a lonely curve on the Road to Hana, Coconut Glen makes dairy-free ice cream that’s even better than some with butterfat.
Aiken’s thriving horse community gathers at the Track Kitchen for handsome omelets and exquisite baked bacon. Help yourself to coffee in the kitchen.