I had the privilege of living in eastern nc for a few years in the late 90s. Some might say curse, as I put on a good 30 lbs or so from my pork addiction.
Anyway, when I first moved there I was taken aback by hushpuppies being served with barbecue; the very idea, or so I thought; hushpuppies are supposed to go with fish. Then I tried one, which are a little sweet, finely textured, and totally different from the coarsely textured ones we always ate with fish.
A recent trip back thru NC has left me craving the hushpuppies...so is there anywhere in N. Georgia that serves hushpuppies like that?