Best Southern Food in the U.S.
Defined by an abundance of fresh seafood and produce, grain-producing marshlands and a melting pot of Spanish/French/West African culture, Southern cuisine is soul-warming comfort food at its best. Charleston and New Orleans are at the top of my short list for food-forward destinations, cities whose mere mention conjures up the smell of crab and shrimp sautéing in a pan. But don't stop your culinary tour there: Nashville; Jackson, Mississippi; Birmingham, Alabama; and Savannah, Georgia, are all on my radar, as local chefs revisit (and revive) classic Southern recipes passed through the generations. —Andrew Zimmern.
Housed in a 1900s Southern mansion, this restaurant mirrors the city's timeless elegance. When it opened in 1981, Elizabeth helped place Savannah on the culinary map, and it remains one of the best restaurants in the city for fine dining and fresh coastal seafood. The menu changes seasonally, and includes dishes such as Parmesan-dusted red snapper with spiced quail hash, a double-cut Berkshire pork chop and spicy Savannah red rice with Georgia shrimp. elizabethon37th.net