Sometimes its nice to just jump in the car and get away from home. Spud and I did this for a week and had a blast. We drove from New York City to Georgia and back and feasted on some of the best grub this country has to offer.

Here is a sampler platter of the highlights in chronological order:

Best Crumb Cake Ever from B & W Bakery in Hacksensack, NJ

Real North Carolina BBQ from Parker's in Wilson, NC

Fried Green Tomatoes from Jestine's Kitchen in Charleston, SC

Shrimp & Grits, Butter Beans, Spoonbread, and Okra Casserole from Jestine's

Nanner Pudding from Jestine's

Edisto Island Potato Casserole and Sweet Potato Biscuit from Charleston's Cafe

Lowcountry Boil from Red's Ice House in Charleston

Jalepino Hush Puppies from Red's Ice House

The Big Nasty from Hominy Grill in Charlston

BBQ Ribs and Brisket Plates from Blowin' Smoke BBQ in Savannah, GA

Chili Cheese Cole Slaw Dogs from Nu-Way Weiners in Macon, GA

Seafood Plate from Fiddler's Crab House in Savannah

A Huge Lunch at Mrs. Wilkes' Boarding House in Savannah

Key Lime Cake and Peach Cobbler from Marandy's in Savannah