There is no better time to take a foodie road trip than the dead of winter – most people are recovering from holiday over-eating so there is no problem getting into most any restaurant. And with the temperatures in the Northeast in single digits, most people in their right mind were not out and about. But we’re not in our right minds. Besides all of these reasons, we were looking for a good way to break all of our New Year’s resolution in one fell swoop.
We started in NYC, when the temperatures hit record lows – it actually was painful to walk the streets. Over the course of 10 days, we made our way through six cities, ending in our sunny home environs of Bradenton, FL. We went to a number of fine dining restaurants, and some fun dives including a good sampling of barbeque.
Here are the restaurants we visited (links provided to the reviews on each restaurant):
NYC: Barbournia, Hill Country Barbeque Market
Stafford, VA: Zibibbo
Smithfield, NC: White Swan Barbeque
Charleston, SC: Peninsula Grill, Husk, Rue de Jean
Ellenton, FL: Hickory Hollow Barbeque
Sarasota, FL: Louie’s Modern