Southern Living intrepid restaurant scout Jennifer V. Cole hit the road to determine the top 100 places to eat in the South now. The list leads with the South's 10 best new restaurants and continues with Jennifer's favorite restaurants for 2014, both new and old, in her most frequented towns. This list is always evolving, so follow @jennifervcole on Twitter for her latest stops.
What To Order: Cheerwine Vinegar Pie with Corn Cob Jelly Cream.
At a place called Comfort, you expect a certain type of food: Pork chops, veggie plates, fried green tomatoes. And the restaurant does all of those exceptionally well. But it’s the Cheerwine twist on vinegar pie, a traditional Appalachian dessert, that still has me hollering. Add in a dollop of corn cob jelly cream and a two-fingered pour of George T. Stagg whiskey—it’s the best way to end a night in Virginia.
200 West Broad Street; comfortrva.com