APALACHICOLA, FL - OCTOBER 09: The fishing and shrimping river town of Apalachicola is deserted prior to the arrival of Hurricane Michael on October 9, 2018 in Apalachicola, Florida. The hurricane is forecast to hit the Florida Panhandle at a possible category 3 storm.
While Florida is well-known for its assortment of strange residents, the state also leads the country in something else that’s bizarre: the names of some of its towns and cities.
WFLA has compiled a list of some of the state’s weirdest city and town names, starting with Yeehaw Junction. Located in Osceola County, the town is home to just more than 1,000 people. Coming in at number two is a town in the panhandle region named Intercourse. Yes, Intercourse. Even smaller than Yeehaw Junction, with only 100 residents, Intercourse got its name from two major roads that intersect there.
Other places making the list: Frostproof, which checks in at number three; Micanopy at number four; and Pahokee at number five. Finally, rounding out the top six is a town called Two Egg. Home to just 200 people, Two Egg got its name during the Great Depression, when residents often used eggs instead of money, according to WFLA.
Living in Florida means we have a melting pot of dining options (no pun intended.) The food scene in Tampa Bay has always been a focal point in visiting the city. A few spots have even been featured on Food Network’s ‘Diners, Drive-In’s, and Dives’. Have you tried any of these places Guy Fieri went to on his popular Food Network show? The Mayor of Flavortown would never send us to a spot that wasn’t worthy of our time.
Whether you love to cook or not, it’s entertaining to see all of the local places get a national spotlight. So far, 67 Florida restaurants have been featured on Guy Fieri’s show and 15 of them are in the Tampa Bay area or a quick drive to Orlando. If you want to see a list of ALL the restaurants featured on the show, TVFoodmaps.com has the full list. Note: there are a lot of places on the list that are permanently closed, but every spot featured on our list is still open.
Here are 20 Florida Spots Featured On ‘Diners, Drive-In’s and Dives’. Some may be closer to home than you think.