On your next visit to the Yadkin Valley, would you like to check out the restaurants locals love? If so, join local foodie and Surry County native Travis Frye in his new video series, "Tasty Travels with Travis Frye," which features special dishes at mom-and-pop restaurants. Currently airing on local station Surry on the Go, "Tasty Travels" episodes are available to stream for free right here.

For those looking for another helping of sonker, Surry County's signature dessert, you'll discover several spots along the Surry Sonker Trail. Restaurants on the county's second culinary heritage trail — the Ground Steak Trail — make several appearances.

Fill your meal itinerary for your next visit with these videos, and stay tuned for more episodes of "Tasty Travels with Travis Frye," which will be added frequently.


Tasty Travels Episodes

Episode 1: The Yellow Door Cafe

Travis kicks off his Tasty Travels in Elkin with the Yellow Door Cafe, exploring its unique blend of French cuisine and Southern soul food. Watch on Surry on the Go or the video above.

Episode 2: All Sauced Up BBQ

In Pilot Mountain, Travis samples real deal barbecue and a ground steak sandwich at All Sauced Up BBQ. Watch on Surry on the Go or the video above. This restaurant is a stop on the Ground Steak Trail.

Episode 3: Central Cafe

Travis visits a local favorite in Dobson, Central Cafe, for a ground steak sandwich — all the way. Watch on Surry on the Go or above. This restaurant is a stop on the Ground Steak Trail.

Episode 4: Dairy Center

Serving customers since 1954, the Dairy Center is a staple on the Ground Steak Trail. Another specialty is homemade ice cream. Watch on Surry on the Go or above. Learn more about the Ground Steak Trail.

Episode 5: Cousin Gary's

Travis makes his way to Pilot Mountain for good food, warm hospitality and a special ground steak sandwich at Cousin Gary's. Watch on Surry on the Go or above. This restaurant is a stop on the Ground Steak Trail.

Episode 6: Southern on Main

Travis visits Downtown Elkin where he enjoys Southern On Main's top dishes including shrimp and grits, and their delicious take on sonker! Watch on Surry on the Go or above. This restaurant is also featured on the Surry Sonker Trail.

Episode 7: The Derby Restaurant

Travis returns to his grandfather's food stop, The Derby Restaurant. While there, he orders their famous chicken and dumplings, and his favorite dish called the Skillet. Watch on Surry on the Go or above. Come hungry and leave happy!

Episode 8: The Tilted Ladder

Travis finds himself in the heart of Downtown Pilot Mountain at The Tilted Ladder. Known for delicious burgers and pasta dishes, this location is also included on the Surry Sonker Trail. Watch on Surry on the Go or above. Come hungry and leave happy!

Episode 9: Harvest Grill

Travis visits the delicious farm to table restaurant, Harvest Grill, located on the grounds of Shelton Vineyards! Their delicious sonker dessert is included on the Surry Sonker Trail. Watch on Surry on the Go or above. Come hungry and leave happy!

Episode 10: The Crazy Pig

Travis returns to downtown Elkin to check out The Crazy Pig where flavor meets fire. Traditional smoked meats are presented with a creative flair. The beef brisket is a must try. Watch on Surry on the Go or above. Come hungry and leave happy!

Episode 11: Mermaids On The Go

Travis finds himself in Level Cross checking out a food truck that brings fresh seafood to the Blue Ridge foothills. People seek out this traveling kitchen for its fresh shrimp, fish and soft-shell crab. Watch on Surry on the Go or above. Check out Mermaids On The Go's Facebook page to see where the truck will be next.

Episode 12: Coming Soon!

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Episode 13: Coming Soon

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Episode 14: Coming Soon

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Episode 15: Coming Soon

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See updated episodes here, or by watching Surry on the Go.


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