First stop, The Distillery. They put beer in just about everything they prepare, including these burgers marinated for 24 hours in beer, served with fries and a creole remoulade.
My favorite stop on the tour was Polk's Fresh Market, which featured local fruits and vegetables and homemade lunches.
Polk's keeps that old-city market feel. I loved the attention to detail every where I turned, from the overalls worn by the clerk to the handmade aprons for sale. Owner Jerry Polk (on the right) could not have been more friendly.
Wright Square Cafe — how does rosemary flavored dark chocolate, pear truffles or Key lime ganache sound?
The Foody bus also stopped at Paula Dean's Lady & Sons. We were handed a small styrofoam cup and allowed to get one item from the buffet.