RE: Florida to SF
There is a slew of Roadfooderies on this website in places like Pensacola, Florida; Mobile, Alabama; New Orleans, Louisiana; and puh-lenty of other stops along I-10.
My advice would be for you to make that detour through New Orleans and take in Uglesich's, Mother's, Casamento's, The Camelia Grill, or at least one good meal somewhere while in Crescent City. You'll thank me.
If time and logistics will permit, stop off in Lafayette at Don's on Vermillion Street downtown. Again, The Sterns have found a plethora of other tantalizing stops thereabouts for your purusal.
And - if you like good beer, have an Anchor Old Foghorn Barleywine Style Ale in SF and think of me. We can't yet buy it in Georgia.
Bon Voyage, Ort. Carlton in Athens, GA.
P. S. Let us know what you uncover.