The historic, walkable, (pleasantly) spooky Lowcountry port city of Charleston, S.C., earned the No. 1 spot on CondĂ© Nast Travelerâ€™s â€śTop U.S. Citiesâ€ť list for the past two years, and in 2012 readers named it their favorite city in the world. In the world? Really? New York City ranked a measly No. 5, so it all seemed a bit suspicious .â€‰.â€‰. until we saw it for ourselves.
The Lee Brothers â€” that’s Matt and Ted â€” tell Eater that their third cookbook is the one they intended to write from the beginning. Since 2006, the Charleston natives have written two pan-Southern cookbooks, but The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen is the first one that focuses on the food of their home town.
A pig roast is like a big party where you get to be part Boy Scout, part caveman. You can’t do it by yourself, and that’s the beauty of it. You’re sitting in lawn chairs, telling stories, and tending a huge fire all night long. It’s the opposite of fast food. Nothing makes me happier.
There are some 200,000 full-service restaurants in America, so itâ€™s no small task to determine the best ones. A storied Northern California palace of perfection? A counter in Brooklyn where an intimate 24-course tasting menu is prepared by a moody chef? A Texan ‘cue shop that sells out of brisket the moment it opens? What factors make one restaurant better than another? Can you compare a roadside burger joint with an urban fine-dining restaurant whose theme changes every few months? And how do all these restaurants stack up against each other in a list of the 101 best? “Best restaurant” lists are tricky, but answering these questions is what the third annual list of The Daily Mealâ€™s 101 Best Restaurants in America sets out to do.
Restaurant and Chef Award Semifinalists
Sean Brock is full of beans. Pumpkins, peas and corn as well. They swirl down his tattooed left arm as a testament to his reverence for rare cultivars that he thinks deserve preservation, not just in ink but also in the culinary canon of the American South.
Tony admires the Southern cooking at Holeman & Finch in Atlanta.
Travel with David Chang on a BBQ tour to North Carolina, Texas and Kansas City