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,…

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…