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,…

Pasta Max Cafe: Northern Italian Food and Vibe in McDonough, Georgia

When you enter Pasta Max Cafe in McDonough, Georgia, the close resemblance to an authentic Italian trattoria might surprise you. The smells and lively family atmosphere are similar, but the Southern drawls of fellow diners are dead giveaways that you’re not actually in a Northern Italian village. Location: 50 Griffin Street, McDonough, Georgia, just off the town…

The French Market and Tavern: Popular Eatery in Locust Grove, Georgia

With a population of less than 6000, Locust Grove, Georgia is getting plenty of attention because of The French Market and Tavern in its historic downtown right by the railroad tracks. French Market is a one-stop location for eating, drinking, and shopping. Location: 3840 Highway 42, Locust Grove, Georgia Menu: The French Market and Tavern is open for…

Vast Greek Menu at Royal Rose Diner, Huntsville, Alabama

With over 300 items on the menu at the Royal Rose Diner in Huntsville, Alabama, owners George and Tatiana Kontoulakos aim to please every hungry customer who walks in their door. George’s 50+ years in the kitchen and Tatiana’s meticulous attention to administrative details make a perfect partnership, and Huntsville eaters reap the benefits. Location: 1009 Memorial Parkway…

Deacon’s New South: Newcomer in Downtown Nashville

Dry-aged steaks and locally-sourced produce have a new location in the heart of downtown . At Deacon’s New South, Chef Travis Sparks is on a creative roll, and owner Andy Marshall has another restaurant hit on his hands. Location: 401 Church Street, Nashville, Menu: Because of Chef Sparks background in both farming and butchering, meat takes center…

Literary Inspiration: Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille, Florida

Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille on Captiva Island has sister locations on Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel Island. All three owe their name to the lead character in 25 popular novels by . Even more, they owe their success to fabulous fresh seafood, flavors, creative rum drinks and waterfront locations. Location: 5400 South Seas Plantation…

The Quirky Bubble Room on Captiva Island, Florida

The Bubble Room on Florida’s was designed to engage all of your senses, especially your sense of fun. The food is fresh and delicious, the decor and music are nostalgic, and the desserts will annihilate your willpower. Location: 15001 Captiva Drive, Captiva Island, Florida Menu: The Bubble Room‘s claim that all menu items are made fresh daily is…