Dublin GA Eateries Top GEORGIA’S “100 PLATES LOCALS LOVE”

Deano’s Italian, Company Supply, Peter’s Cafe, and Tumpie’s Steakhouse Named to 100 Plates Locals Love

ATLANTA, June 5, 2018— Deano’s Italian, Company Supply, Peter’s Cafe, and Tumpie’s Steakhouse were awarded the 2018-2019 100 Plates Locals Love distinction by Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Tourism Division (GDEcD) as part of its fourth annual list of “100 Plates Locals Love,” which is featured in the state’s culinary guide, Georgia Eats.

“There is no better way to immerse yourself in Georgia’s history and culture than through our unique food and dining offerings,” said Kevin Langston, deputy commissioner for tourism at the Georgia Department of Economic Development. “Whether you’re looking for local favorites or finding the best food festival for a weekend away, Georgia Eatsis the perfect guide to delicious experiences you can’t find anywhere else.”

The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Tourism Division highlights the state’s culinary greatness in the official guide Georgia Eats. The Tourism Division creates this informative and inspiring guide to entice visitors to sample the state’s world-class cuisine.

Since the inaugural issue of Georgia Eats, Georgia Tourism has designated the “100 Plates Locals Love” as a way to provide visitors with locally sourced suggestions. Nominations from around the state are gathered via ExploreGeorgia.org and evaluated by a panel of judges who curate the list down to the final designees. The list has been likened to recommendations that Georgians would share with family and friends, and it has received rave reviews from visitors as well as restaurant owners. View the full “100 Plates Locals Love” list online at ExploreGeoriga.org.

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 ExploreGeorgia.org; and on Explore Georgia’s social media channels.

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“Dublin is fast becoming a dining destination in Georgia, and attracting attention from food enthusiasts from across the nation. With Laurens County’s eateries named throughout Georgia Eats, we can expect even more travelers looking to experience that unique Laurens County flavor,” said Rebecca McWilliam, Director of Tourism with Visit Dublin GA. “Restaurants like Deano’s Italian set the stage for Dublin’s culinary scene, and Company Supply, Peter’s Cafe, and Tumpie’s Steakhouse have worked by the same model of amazing food, friendly service, and cutting edge flavor to cement Dublin’s reputation as THE place to eat.”

A regular on the list, Deano’s Italian was named for their local favorite, Chicken Marsala. This nationally acclaimed eatery has been named to this list (and many others!) for their unique take on traditional Italian flavors.

Company Supply’s owners, Richard and Colby Mascaro, renovated a 100 year old dry goods store, installed a spit rotisserie, and fired up their imaginations to modernize the flavors of the Old South. Chosen for their Salmon Pontchartrain, this is Company Supply’s third time being selected for 100 Plates Locals Love.

Peter’s Cafe topped the list for their homemade Seafood Risotto, a creamy blend of seafood and housemade risotto. Tucked into a corner cafe in Dudley, GA, Peter whips up traditional fare inspired by his mama’s recipes.

Craving a steak seared to order? Any Laurens County local knows Tumpie’s Steakhouse fires up the best handcut steaks around. Visit their Laurens County farmhouse for the Cowboy Ribeye, rich with natural marbling and charred to perfection.

Other Dublin eateries took away mentions in Georgia Eats: have a meat & three seeped in soul at Miller’s Soul Food, refuel at My CoffeeShop, and satisfy your veggie side at Landmark Cafe.

About GDEcD

The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) plans, manages and mobilizes state resources to attract new business investment to Georgia, drive the expansion of existing industry and small business, locate new markets for Georgia products, inspire tourists to visit Georgia and promote the state as a top destination for arts events and film, music and digital entertainment projects.