See our picks for the best new restaurants around the South and their can't miss dishes.
Modern Southern cooking, stripped of pretension. Here, the luscious regional bounty simply shines.
Don’t-Miss Dish: Farm egg baked in silken celery cream or the seasonal veggie plate.
millerunion.com or 678/733-8550
The raucous love child of a down-home Southern diner and a big-city noodle bar.
Don’t-Miss Dish: Pillowy steamed buns stuffed with shredded pork or brisket.
giginow.com or 305/573-1520
The archetype of what chef Sean Brock does best: heirloom Southern food prepared with a connoisseur’s sensibility and a deft
Don’t-Miss Dish: The hyper-local menu changes daily, but the cornbread is constant—crisp, scented with Benton’s bacon, and piping hot in a mini cast-iron skillet.
huskrestaurant.com or 843/577-2500
Chef Randy Evans’s nod to The Omnivore's Dilemma—farm-fresh cooking in an eco-conscious environment. (He’s even got a cistern for watering the garden out back.)
Don’t-Miss Dish: Wild boar chili with Redneck Cheddar, a sharp local cheese washed with Texas-brewed Saint Arnold’s beer.
havenhouston.com or 713/581-6101
A gustatory celebration of rustic Italian traditions, NOLA-style.
Don’t-Miss Dish: Housemade salumi or succulent Mississippi rabbit roasted with garlic, olives, and thyme.
amanonola.com or 504/208-9280