I spent last week driving with my father from New York City to Atlanta for PCMag.com‘s fastest mobile networks project. We ate well, from Standard Tap in Philly to Ben’s Chili Bowl in D.C. to Zada Jane’s in Charlotte. On our way to Nashville, we stopped in at Asheville’s 12 Bones for lunch.

Outside of saying it was delicious, I’ll just add that the smoked potato salad is now my favorite side dish. I’d like to be able to link out to a good recipe for it but the first few Google search results are from eHow, and I can’t bring myself to use them. Instead, I’ll link to this very un-North Carolina take on the salad courtesy of the London Times and foul-mouthed chef Gordon Ramsey.