Macon, Georgia

The Song and Soul of the South is more than a slogan for the central Georgia hometown of Little Richard, Otis Redding, and Southern Rock thanks to the Allman Brothers Band. If music is food for the soul, food is the music of life in Macon.

Start with some true soul food at the iconic H&H Restaurant, where “Mama Louise” Hudson kept the Brothers fed and still welcomes fans who make the pilgrimage for her meat-and-three lunches, fresh squeezed lemonade, and trademark “I hope y’all enjoyed y’allselves, Darlins.” Just down the street, in the building where Cher said yes to Gregg Allman’s marriage proposal, Downtown Grill serves the city’s best steak, lamb, or fresh fish, complete with a humidor bar featuring the finest in cigars and bourbons.  Around the corner you’ll find farm-to-fork with a new Southern twist at Dovetail, Macon’s newest fine dining experience located upstairs above longtime favorite neighborhood bar and grill The Rookery. Speaking of longtime favorites, you’ll see why fans say, “I’d go a long way for a Nu-Way” if you stop in at Nu-Way Weiners,  one of the nation’s two oldest hot dog stands. Yes, wiener is misspelled. You’ll just have to visit to find out why!