Starting Thursday, we'll be driving from Raleigh to Texarkana over several days. We'll take I-40, through Knoxvlle, Nashville, Memphis, and Little Rock, and then I-30 to Texarkana (and then on to the Texas board). I am eager for suggestions on places near (within 10 miles of) the interstate -- preferably in smaller cities and towns --.that serve up local specialties. It is good if in addition to any local high-calorie, fat-laden local specialty, there is something lighter on the menu for my much more sensible spouse. "Lighter" includes chicken (not fried), seafod, salads. I plan to search the boards for places in the larger cities -- there seems to be a good bit on Memphis and Nashville, but I certainly welcome any updates. (Note: I'm not sure where we'll stop for the evening, other than Memphis.)
Many thanks for your suggestions. .