Taste of Tennessee

When in Tennessee, do as Tennesseans do: slather a slice of country ham in red-eye gravy, throw back a glass of Jack Daniel’s or dig into a plate of Memphis dry-rub barbecue.

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El Indio, San Diego, CA
El Indio

El Indio

Countless Mexican restaurants call San Diego home, but when you’re searching for the ultimate Mexican food, go no further than El Indio. This restaurant serves up a triple threat of tamales, taquitos and tortillas that have made them world famous! 960 1280

  

El Indio

El Indio

Don’t fill up too much on these corn-alicious creations, because El Indio also boasts a tenacious taquito. In fact, they invented this north-of-the-border Mexican specialty! 960 1280

  

El Indio

El Indio

The third jewel in El Indio’s culinary crown is their tasty corn tortilla -- every last one is cooked fresh daily. 960 1280

  

Yuca's Taco Hut

Yuca's Taco Hut

Rising up from a parking lot in the busy Los Feliz, CA, neighborhood is a small taco stand that’s big on flavor -- Yuca’s Taco Hut. 960 1280

  

Yuca's Taco Hut

Yuca's Taco Hut

All of Yuca’s tacos -- from cochinita pibil to carne asada to machaca and carnets -- are handmade and topped with Yuca’s special salsa. 960 1280

  

El Charro Café

El Charro Café

Make sure to take in the serene setting of El Charro's festive patio in Tucson, AZ. 960 1280

  

El Charro Café

El Charro Café

The Carne Seca is served with re-fried beans, rice, queso and cactus -- a classic Mexican side. Once this delicioso dish is plated and ready to go, it’s a fiesta of flavor! 960 1280

  

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El Charro Café

The famous Carne Seca is also served Italian style, on a large tortilla like a pizza. 960 1280

  

Bone Garden Cantina

Bone Garden Cantina

The meals at Bone Garden Cantina in Atlanta, GA, are so genuinely Mexican that you could stamp “Hecho en Mexico” on each savory plate. 960 1280

  

Bone Garden Cantina

Bone Garden Cantina

This oasis of enchiladas, tamales and tacos is the brainchild of Kristen and Michael Benoit -- a married couple from Los Angeles who brought a passion for Mexican folk art and authentic south-of-the border foods to the southeast. 960 1280

  

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The signature mole negro from Guelaguetza’s in Los Angeles, CA, starts with ingredients that come straight from Oaxaca. 960 1280

  

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While many Oaxacan restaurants serve only one or 2different moles, Guelaguetza makes all 7 of the Mexican state’s traditional sauces. And those looking for a more complete sampling can order the Festival de Moles. 960 1280

  

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Tomasita’s Burritos Grande

After just one bite of Tomasita’s Burritos Grandes in Santa Fe, NM, you’ll see why local food critics have named them the best New Mexican cuisine in the city! 960 1280

  

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What really sets Tomasita’s Burritos Grandes apart is the red and green chile sauces that smother each burrito. 960 1280

  

Joe T. Garcia's

Joe T. Garcia's

Brothers Joe and Lanny Lancart oversee this 1200-seat sprawling hacienda in Fort Worth, TX, that’s continually packed with hungry patrons. 960 1280

  

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Joe T. Garcia's in Fort Worth, TX, serves up simple but sensational food. 960 1280

  

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Located in East Africa, Mozambique is nestled against the Indian Ocean and is home to 23 million people. 960 1280

  

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The traditions and colors of Mozambique are some of the prettiest in Africa. 960 1280

  

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Coconut milk is a staple item used in several Mozambican dishes that have origins not only in Africa but in Brazil, India and Asia. 960 1280

  

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There is an abundance of seafood along the coast (pictured here: giant crayfish). Unfortunately, not everyone has the money to transport the seafood to the interior. The cost of refrigeration and transportation is so high that much of the colorful and delicious seafood is mainly available in restaurants along the coast. 960 1280

  

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Giant prawns are a popular dish -- basted with butter and grilled to perfection. 960 1280

  

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A popular local dish: tiger prawns and a staple made from ground maze, which resembles the West's popular Southern dish of shrimp and grits. 960 1280

  

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Beira, Mozambique -- worth a visit, even if just to see the massive beached ships. 960 1280

  

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Marginal (beach promenade), located in Maputo (Mozambique’s capitol and largest city) is a popular place after work and school to hang-out with friends and grab a bite to eat. 960 1280

  

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