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Near the western border of Georgia in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains sits the city of Rome. Though not as well known for its food as the famous Italian city that gave it its name, these 10 amazing restaurants show that Rome, Georgia still has plenty to offer visiting foodies.
Jamwiches are specialty sandwiches made with quality ingredients like Boar’s Head meats and cheeses and Zelma’s Blue Ribbon Jams and Jellies on sourdough bread. Each sandwich is flavored with a fun jam, from the Dirty South Mouth’s raspberry-jalapeño jam served with London broil, bacon, house-made pimento cheese, hydroponic bibb lettuce, and red onion on jalapeño-cornmeal bread; to the Breakfast Ham Jam served with blueberry jam alongside ham, bacon, and Swiss cheese prepared ‘French toast-style’, If the sweet and savory combination sounds too adventurous for you, the menu also includes classic sandwiches, salads, and daily special soups.
Blue Fin Sushi serves traditional sushi rolls alongside new options, like the Rome’s Beauty Roll, a chef specialty made with shrimp, tempura, avocado, cream cheese, and crab salad with homemade sweet Mirin sauce. Try any of the fresh fish options or Asian favorites during the hibachi lunch grill, like pad Thai, panang curry, or spicy basil chicken stir-fry. The dinner menu expands the choices to include even more dishes with appetizers, soups, salads, and entrées in addition to sushi.
Come to La Parrilla to experience a Southern Mexican food chain. The restaurant serves tableside guacamole service, a delicious Chimi Rica (a crispy rolled flour tortilla filled with seasoned shredded chicken or brisket and topped with cheese dip), and a huge selection of margaritas. Try the shrimp soup, a homemade broth packed with shrimp, mushrooms, Mexican rice, pico de gallo, and avocado slices.