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Macon has a growing number of upscale restaurants, but if it's down-home Southern cooking you want, you won't be disappointed. Barbecue lovers can opt for Satterfield's, on 120 New St. (tel. 478/742-0352; www.satterfieldscatering.com), where you can snack on homemade boiled peanuts while you wait for your order of good barbecue, Brunswick stew, and long-cooked vegetables. Fincher's Barbecue, 3947 Houston Ave. and three other locations (tel. 478/788-1900; www.finchersbarbecuerestaurant.com), is another local institution. The family-run restaurant offers curb service at the Houston Avenue location and good, old-fashioned barbecue pork, ribs, and chicken.

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