I stumbled upon this website called DixieDining as I was planning a road trip from PA to Savannah. It lists all the independent regional cuisine restaurants in it's database across the south. Some of my Roadfood books are dated so I like to check and see if the places along the route are still open. Not all but most of the places that I checked were on the site. Most open but quite a few closed. They even have a little gravestone next to places that have passed on. Nothing worse than building anticipation for a food destination and then finding out it's closed too late.