Four Macon Restaurant Listed on Georgia’s “100 Plates Locals Love”
Staff Report From Middle Georgia CEO
Tuesday, June 7th, 2016
Four Macon restaurants have been awarded the 2016/2017 “100 Plates Locals Love” distinction by Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Tourism division. Georgia Tourism’s second annual list of “100 Plates Locals Love” is featured in the state’s culinary guide, Georgia Eats. The restaurants included in this list are Nu-Way Weiners, Fincher's Bar-B-Q, Ingleside Village Pizza and The Rookery.

“Georgia’s cities, towns and backroads are filled with authentic restaurants and culinary specialties that visitors love to experience when they travel,” said Kevin Langston, deputy commissioner for tourism at the Georgia Department of Economic Development. “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.” 

The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Tourism Division highlights the state’s culinary greatness in the official guide, Georgia Eats. Following the success of the culinary guide in 2015, the Tourism Division decided to recreate this informative and inspiring guide that entices visitors to sample the state’s world-class cuisine. As a part of the “100 Plates Locals Love” designation, each restaurant is featured in the Georgia Eats culinary guide, which is distributed via the 12 Visitor Information Centers statewide; on the state’s consumer tourism website; and on Explore Georgia’s social media channels.

“We are excited these local restaurants are recognized on this list. Macon has many unique restaurants, each with their own local flavor and story to tell" said Monica Smith, President & CEO of the Macon-Bibb County Convention & Visitors Bureau.