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ATLANTA, May 25, 2016— Four Dublin restaurants have been awarded the 2016/2017 “100 Plates Locals Love” distinction by Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Tourism division (GDEcD). Georgia Tourism’s second annual list of “100 Plates Locals Love” is featured in the state’s culinary guide, Georgia Eats. The restaurants included in this list are Company Supply, Deano’s Italian, Holy Smokes BBQ and Peter’s Place.

“Georgia’s cities, towns and backroads are filled with authentic restaurants and culinary specialties that visitors love to experience when they travel,” said Kevin Langston, deputy commissioner for tourism at the Georgia Department of Economic Development. “The list of ‘100 Plates Locals Love’ is our way of providing visitors and locals with suggestions, the same way we would recommend restaurants to our family and friends.”

The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Tourism Division highlights the state’s culinary greatness in the official guide, Georgia Eats. Following the success of the culinary guide in 2015, the Tourism Division decided to recreate this informative and inspiring guide that entices visitors to sample the state’s world-class cuisine. 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; and on Explore Georgia’s social media channels.

“We are thrilled Company Supply, Deano’s Italian, Holy Smokes BBQ, and Peter’s Place were each selected by locals as one of the best dining destinations in Georgia. It’s because of each of these restaurants, their owners, and their staff that Dublin is quickly earning a reputation as the place to enjoy great eats in middle Georgia,” said Rebecca McWilliam, Director of Tourism, Visit Dublin GA. “Two of these restaurants officially opened within the last year, and immediately set to surpassing all flavor, quality, and customer service standards. We love all things local, and we couldn’t be prouder of each of the winners.”

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Locals named Company Supply for their delta chicken, a dish combining an all natural chicken breast with sautéed spinach, sun dried tomatoes, bechamel, and goat cheese, served over garlic roasted mashed potatoes.

Deano's Italian Stuffed Shrimp

Deano’s Italian Stuffed Shrimp

Selected for their stuffed shrimp, Deano’s Italian is no stranger to awards, earning multiple awards from USA Today, Paula Deen, and Georgia Tourism for their wood-fired pizza.

Holy Smokes BBQ fired up another award-winning dish with their BBQ nachos. A Georgia Pitmasters Champion, Holy Smokes smok

Holy Smokes BBQ Nachos

Holy Smokes BBQ Nachos

es the competition with their homemade sauce and all pork BBQ served fresh from their food truck.


Local neighborhood eatery, Peter’s Place, was chosen Peter's Place Seafood Pizzaby locals for their seafood pizza, a rich pie topped with shrimp and crab and a savory blend of spices.



Explore all Dublin’s great eats at

Georgia’s culinary initiative focuses on showcasing the state’s authentic experiences that revolve around food. The state launched a new culinary landing page that features our culinary blogger, the Georgia Flavors videos, flavor tours and more. The second-annual Georgia Restaurant Week will take place July 18-24, 2016 at participating restaurants throughout Georgia. The event will showcase Georgia’s restaurants to consumers and attract new visitors by showcasing the state’s many culinary tourism assets. During this week-long event, patrons, both local and from out of state, will be able to explore the numerous dining options throughout Georgia for a special price and sample locally grown products that are available in Georgia’s restaurants.

The dishes were selected from nearly 600 nominations that were submitted on in November 2015 and evaluated by a panel of judges, who selected the final list of “100 Plates Locals Love.”

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.


Emily Murray
Communications Specialist
Georgia Department of Economic Development
404.962.4078 or 404.640.3195