smith. in Corinth, Mississippi: Lowercase s, Uppercase Cuisine

It’s odd to see the name of a restaurant begin with a lowercase letter and end with a period, but the 1869 building in which smith. is housed was a former printery, so the title, menu, and associated pieces are made to look as if they were typed on an . The dishes served inside, however,…

Galley and Garden: Luxury Dining in Birmingham, Alabama

Chef James Boyce, the owner of three popular restaurants in Alabama’s Rocket City of Huntsville, , was persuaded to offer his culinary talents to the people of Birmingham. Galley and Garden, open since fall of 2014, has a location on Highland Avenue that is perfect for diners looking for an outstanding meal in an elegant setting….

Lockkeepers: Gastronomic Gem in Cleveland, Ohio’s Cuyahoga Valley

Owners Frank and Malisse Sinito strategically combine their Italian heritage with the history of the region in Lockkeepers, their architecturally-stunning restaurant overlooking the Cuyahoga River a short distance from downtown Cleveland, Ohio. Location: 8001 Rockside Road, Valley View, Ohio Menu: For both lunch and dinner,  Lockkeepers offers an enticing array of appetizers, soups, salads, pastas (made in-house…

The Greenhouse Tavern: Culinary Hit in Cleveland, Ohio

Chef Jonathon Sawyer, owner of The Greenhouse Tavern and James Beard Winner for Best Chef in the Great Lakes Region in 2015, consistently brings exceptional dining experiences for residents and visitors to the re-emerging Rustbelt city of Cleveland, Ohio. Location: 2038 E. 4th Street, Cleveland, Menu: When the appetizer menu begins with Fried Brussels Sprouts, Bone Marrow…

Highlands Bar & Grill, Birmingham, Alabama: 2018 America’s Best

Highlands Bar and Grill in Birmingham, Alabama, has consistently ranked at the top in every list of . Recently, though, the James Beard Foundation gave it the award for being the best of the best in America, 2018 Outstanding Restaurant, and that comes after being a finalist for nine years. Those who dine there concur….

Old Edgefield Grill: Southern Cuisine in Edgefield, South Carolina

The stately home, which now is the location for the Old Edgefield Grill, is situated a block off the Edgefield town square. What was once a prominent family home now serves satisfied diners who live in or visit the Old 96 District in South Carolina. The food is Southern comfort at its finest with surprising…

Rhubarb in Asheville, North Carolina: Acclaimed Chef Using Local Produce

There are two places you simply must visit when you are in Asheville, North Carolina: Biltmore House and Gardens and Rhubarb, a restaurant in the heart of downtown. Owner and Executive Chef John Fleer is a five-time James Beard nominee for Best Chef Southeast and diners will love his creative dishes with their origins in…

The Asbury in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina: Consistently at the Top

For biscuits, brunches, beef or bars, The Asbury consistently makes the list of top restaurants in the city of Charlotte, . Executive Chef Matthew Krenz and Pastry Chef Miranda Brown are drawing diners frequently to come back for more. Location: 235 North Tryon Street in the Fourth Ward of Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina Menu: The menus for…

Saint Leo in Oxford, Mississippi: Wood-Fired Italian Cooking

Saint Leo catapulted to the top of everyone’s radar when it became a semi-finalist for “Best New Restaurant” in 2017, only a year after it opened. How could an eatery in small-town Oxford, Mississippi make such a list? The vision of Emily Blount has become a delicious reality, and diners are coming in droves. Location: 1101…

Snack Bar: Popular John Currence Eatery in Oxford, Mississippi

The name Snack Bar completely belies the ambiance and the menu provided at this very upscale bistro where , New Orleans flavors and a mixture of collide. With everything from crawfish to rabbit with a funeral sandwich thrown in for good measure, diners are sure to have a surprising experience from beginning to end at Oxford,…