Elizabeth Selmarten

Elizabeth Selmarten really likes food. Because of this, she documents her journey through the culinary world of America, finishing plates and emptying cups everywhere she goes. 

Chimneyville Smokehouse – Jackson, Mississippi

Pulled pork plate with mac & cheese, green beans, blackberry cobbler, roll and sweet tea

Deanie’s Seafood – New Orleans, Louisiana

Barbecue Shrimp

Papa Del’s – Champaign, Ill.

Chicago deep dish pizza

Torchy’s Tacos – Webster, Texas


Epcot – Disneyworld, Florida

Frozen desert violet lemonade

Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint – Nashville, Tenn.

Bar-B-Que pulled pork and mac & cheese

Innisfree – Boulder, Colo.


Rusty Scupper – Baltimore, Md.

Jumbo crab cake, rice pilaf, green beans and carrots

Ralph & Kacoo’s – Baton Rouge, La.

Seafood Gumbo

Rock City – Lookout Mountain, Georgia

Mulligan Stew

Dangerously Delicious Pies – Washington D.C.

Chocolate pecan pie

Tupelo Honey Cafe – Knoxville, Tenn.

Fried Chicken, biscuits and gravy

Luella’s – Asheville, N.C.

Pulled pork sandwich, mac & cheese, coleslaw and hush puppies

Shenandoah Pizza – Staunton, Va

Woodrow pizza

ShoeBootie’s Cafe – Murphy, N.C.

Lobster Bisque

Farmers & Distillers – Washington D.C.

Washington’s club and fries

Emeril’s Nola – New Orleans, La.

Deconstructed King cake