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Mystic Grill, Blue Willow dishes top 100 in Georgias plates locals love

Two local dishes have been recognized among the state’s 100 plates that locals love.

The Goergia Department of Economic Development’s Tourism division recently awarded the Blue Willow Inn and Mystic Grill beloved menue items with the “100 Plates that Locals Love” distinction.

The 100 plates are featured in Georgia’s new culinary guide, Georgia Eats.

Blue Willow’s entry onto the list is its Peanut Butter Pie, and the Mystic Grill’s Sweet Potato Shrimp Fritters also was recognized.

Georgia’s tourism website, says the Sweet Potato Shrimp Fritters “has a crispy crust and tender middle that will keep you coming back for more, and the Peanut Butter Pie, is a “perfectly smooth, yet crunchy, desert in the grandeur of a true Southern mansion.”

Other nearby dishes earning a place on the list is the Gyro at Tavas Pizza in Conyers and Barbecue Pulled Pork Sandwich from Fresh Air Bar-B-Que in Jackson.

“It’s Georgia’s outstanding local restaurants that truly showcase the state’s rich flavors that locals and visitors love,” said Kevin Langston, deputy commissioner for tourism at the Georgia Department of Economic Development. “Each dish on our list of “100 Plates that Locals Love” epitomize 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 Georgia Department of Economic Development Tourism Division is celebrating the state’s culinary greatness this year. One of the initiatives selected the dishes that make our state’s food unique, inspiring, and just plain good eatin’! As a part of this designation, each restaurant is featured in the Georgia Eats official culinary guide, which is being distributed by the 11 Visitor Information Centers statewide; on the state’s consumer tourism website; and on’s 14 social media channels.