We hit the road to discover the hottest tables across the region right now. | Reported by Jennifer V. Cole
For this year’s roster of the South’s best new restaurants, writer and eater extraordinaire Jennifer V. Cole spent over two months logging thousands of miles back and forth across the region to eat more meals than any human should comfortably or reasonably consume. The result is this list—fully vetted—that collectively demonstrates the ever-evolving culinary tale of a region impassioned by its food culture. From a third generation North Carolina barbecue joint to a Dallas neighborhood bistro with a global take on Southern classics, this year’s picks prove it’s a damn fine time to eat out in the South.
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