Awards & Accolades
LUX Food & Drink Awards - Winner "Best Southern Food Cuisine Restaurant Group - USA"
Mobile Bay Magazine - Featured in the annual food issue
Alabama Coast Magazine - Featured food column contributor
2009 to Current
Mod Mobilian - Guest food column contributor for this online magazine
Chowhound.chow.com - Recommended in topic discussion
Delta Magazine - DixieDining.Com was featured in the September 2006 edition of Delta Magazine.
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - Featured in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in March of 2006. Check them out at
Online City Guide - Recommends DixieDining.Com as the top web guide for country grub; "For those interested in finding restaurants that serve down-home Southern cooking, this is the site to search."
Southern Living Magazine :: March 2004 Issue ... (page 52 under EDITOR'S PICKS - Roadside Dining)
"You'll treasure Gary Saunders delightful web site, www.dixiedining.com . Like us, Gary is in pursuit of an alternative to fastfood restaurants. The site, organized by state, lists hundreds of what Gary calls "small, locally owned rib shacks, bbq joints, diners and fish houses" from Virginia to Texas. Filled with excellent reviews, this is a must-read before any road trip to unfamiliar Southern territory."
Check it out here at SouthernLiving.com...
Feature Story in the April, 2002 issue of the Tuscaloosa (Alabama) News (written by Matt Ehlers). Read the article here ... WEB SITES WORTH WATCHING: Dixie dining site says ’Put some South in your mouth’
Feature Story in the June, 2001 issue of the Coastal Carolina Business Journal (published by Dwinnells Communications in Columbia, South Carolina).
Named Website of the Week (January 24) for the South Carolina Business Review (a daily radio program on the South Carolina Educational Radio Network).
Named a Top 100 Southern Website for 2000 by AnythingSouthern.com
Featured on KSRO Radio in Santa Rosa, California
AnythingSouthern.com - "Web site of the Week"
Roadstar-online.com - "Web site of the Week"
Featured in the Myrtle Beach Sun News