Travel & Features Editor Jennifer V. Cole shares her personal favorite restaurants, 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: Brussels Sprouts Pizza. Durham-native Gray Brooks has brought his years of wood-fired pizza experience at Seattle’s Serious Pie, part of the Tom Douglas empire, to his hometown. He perches seasonal highlights (fiddlehead ferns, spring onions, rapini) atop a crust that’s simultaneously crispy and a little chewy. My favorite: a white pizza with Brussels sprouts, house pancetta, and cippolini onions.
105 East Chapel Hill Street; pizzeriatoro.com