We've learned a few things over the years. Our editors have assembled the ultimate list of must-do activities from across the region. How many have you done?
To get to the best Southern dives, you may have to crunch through a gravel parking lot or duck through a screen door, but inside waits something sinfully good, such as the chili-cheese fries at Eskimo Joe's in Stillwater, Oklahoma. Or the tastiest tamales outside Mexico at Fat Mama's in Natchez, Mississippi. Or any of the frozen custard treats at Ted Drewes in St. Louis. Still, top honors go to the "naked dog" (plain hot dog) and crispy onion rings at The Varsity in Atlanta.