Eat, Drink, and Explore the South

From roadside barbecue to the best bourbon cocktail in town, here's where to eat and drink and what to see and do around the South.

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Oxford

Oxford is the perfect destination for the food lovers who crave a cocktail of small-town charm and world-class dining.

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Charlottesville

Not just the backdrop for the University of Virginia and Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, Charlottesville and its restaurants showcase a rich immigrant community.

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The Research Triangle

North Carolina's Research Triangle, comprised of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, is much more than great schools and breathtaking scenery.

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Annapolis

Step into Naptown, as the locals call it, and enjoy the developing and delicious food scene happening in Annapolis.

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Asheville

Nestled in a valley surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, Asheville, North Carolina, is an outdoor mecca with a thriving art scene, hippie charm, and a beer culture at a fever pitch.

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Atlanta

In today’s Atlanta, someone could give you a great recommendation for delicious global food just as easily as for your next boozy brunch.

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Austin

"Keep Austin weird," they say. And while it is delicious, savory, modern, and unique, we love that it's also a little weird.

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Baltimore

Hometown pride abounds in Baltimore so much so that it oozes into the city's dining experiences, which capture the flavors of Chesapeake.

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Bentonville

Bentonville will allow you to taste some delicious cuisine while smelling the fresh air of the Ozark, leaving a remarkable memory for life.

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Birmingham

Full of chef-driven menus and upscale dining options, Birmingham packs a punch.

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Charleston

The darling of Southern food, Charleston brims with award-winning restaurants and chefs. Recently, Lowcountry mainstays are making room for more global palates.

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Charlotte

Ingenuity paired with creativity is at the helm of the thriving restaurants and breweries expanding the Queen City’s culinary scene.

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Charlottesville

Not just the backdrop for the University of Virginia and Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, Charlottesville and its restaurants showcase a rich immigrant community.

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Chattanooga

The smog that once blackened the Chattanooga sky has long cleared, revealing beautiful mountains, tributaries, and lakes.

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Columbia

In Columbia, old stalwarts dish out gourmet plates while a new guard of eclectic eateries have sprung up in the farthest reaches of the city.

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Dallas

Dallas is known for its skylines, shopping centers, and delicious restaurants, which turn out some of the best Tex-Mex food you can hope for.

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Easton

Easton is filled with top-notch restaurants, thriving farmers markets, and a full slate of year-round festivals.

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Greenville

Tucked in the folds of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Greenville has been quietly gaining momentum as a Southern food town worth knowing.

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Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

A waterfront town of about five thousand people, Orange Beach is the last stop on Alabama’s Gulf Coast before Florida

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Houston

Houston brims with culture and cuisine. From breakfast to barbecue and Tex-Mex galore, work up an appetite for these iconic flavors.

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Jackson

Jackson, Mississippi, prides itself on a diverse population, something similarly reflected in the city’s deliciously varied restaurant scene.