My wife and I will be driving from Sarasota, FL to NYC next month. We have about a week and neither of us has much experience with the southern food. We love all foods and I really mean that. We've had some of our best meals at street carts and others in MIchelin starred places. We have dietary restrictions but I'm especially interested the places that use ingredients from the south. I would someday like to eat at a place like Husk in Charleston but we may take a totally different route home.
I'm well aware that this a broad question but culinarily speaking, would you recommend that we head up I-95 and take advantage of the gems written about so often on these boards including some nice dinners in Savannah and Charleston? Or might we head west first and explore some smaller towns.
Thanks in advance for your help.