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New Orleans Honored as One of the Tastiest Towns in the South in the May Issue of Southern Living
The City Is Recognized for Its Masterful Oysters and Innovators
Birmingham, Ala. - To celebrate the best of today's Southern cuisine, Southern Living announces the "10 Tastiest Towns in the South," as determined by popular vote. Each town is featured in the May issue, on newsstands April 19th. For the full story, go to www.southernliving.com/tasty
Southern Living editors identified the most compelling food destinations across the region and allowed consumers to vote for their favorites once per day from January 10th to February 28th.
While Durham, NC took home the top award, New Orleans, LA impressed editors and voters alike. New Orleans was recognized as "a masterful, provocative gumbo of oysters and innovators," according to the magazine.
In the issue, Southern Living editors share the culinary vibe of each destination, identify its star tastemakers, and cite where to go for the best bites and the best nightcap.
Chefs Donald Link, Stephen Stryjewski and Ryan Prewitt are cited as the city's star tastemakers. The magazine also singles out Coquette, Borgne and Root and recommends The Que Guapo at Maurepas Foods.
"The South's culinary scene has become richer and more diverse than ever," said Southern Living Travel and Features Editor Jennifer Cole. "Whether you're a native or a tourist, there's an endless variety of dishes, restaurants and local flavors to discover across our region."
The Southern Living 10 "Tastiest Towns in the South" are:
Asheville, NC: Intrepid casual fare from a tight-knit, indie-chef community
Atlanta, GA: Tradition infused with global punch thanks to heritage-minded chefs
Where smoke and swagger meet urban ethnic style with a twang
Charleston, SC: Hyper-attention to local sourcing and indigenous heirloom ingredients
Durham, NC: Artisans devoted to coffee beans, brews, and the craft of humble foods
Greenville, SC: Internationally inspired food with a locally owned, Main Street sensibility
Louisville, KY: Refined fare without pretense, in a town where bourbon is king
Memphis, TN: A bountiful crossroads of 'cue, crops and rising culinary stars
Miami, FL: A culinary Mrs. Robinson (mature, refined, sexier than ever) with a Southern accent
New Orleans, LA: A masterful, provocative gumbo of oysters and innovators
Southern Living editors identified the top 10 "Tastiest Towns in the South" based on the following criteria:
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