Specialties from six Middle Georgia restaurants are included in the “100 Plates That Locals Love” list featured in the state’s new culinary guide, Georgia Eats.

The list was complied by the Georgia Department of Economic Development’s tourism division, according to a release.

The specialty, restaurant and cities are:

• Mahi-mahi tacos, Smith’s Coastal Grill, Eatonton;

• Bruni, Deano’s Italian, Dublin;

• Maria’s homemade pasta, Dublin Farm, Dublin;

• Fried green tomatoes, Whistle Stop Cafe, Juliette;

• Fried chicken, H&H Soul Food, Macon;

• Crispy calamari, Aubri Lane’s, Milledgeville.

“It’s Georgia’s outstanding local restaurants that truly showcase the state’s rich flavors that locals and visitors love,” Kevin Langston, the department’s deputy commissioner for tourism, said in the release. “Each dish on our list of ‘100 Plates that Locals Love’ epitomizes Georgia’s culinary scene with locally made and grown ingredients. These are the best of the best in Georgia and we can’t wait to share them with our visitors.”

The culinary guide is being distributed by the 11 statewide visitor information centers, on the state’s consumer tourism website, www.ExploreGeorgia.org, and its social media channels.

To contact writer Linda S. Morris, call 744-4223.

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