Charleston’s accolades continue as Southern Living magazine deems it one of the “10 Tastiest Towns in the South” in its upcoming May issue.
The magazine’s editors identified the most compelling food destinations across the region and allowed consumers to vote for their favorites once per day from Jan. 10 to Feb. 28.
Durham, N.C., received the most fan votes. Editors recognized Charleston for its hyper-attention to local sourcing and indigenous heirloom ingredients.
Chefs Sean Brock of Husk and Mike Lata of F.I.G and The Ordinary are cited as the city’s star tastemakers. The magazine also singled out Butcher & Bee, Two Borough’s Larder and The Macintosh and recommends having a barrel-aged Manhattan at the bar at Husk.
Editors identified the top 10 towns based on food as a cultural identity, growth of a culinary-minded community, diverse cuisine at a variety of prices, local and sustainable food practices, hot chefs on the rise and an abundance of buzz-worthy food events.
The top 10 towns are (in voting order): Durham, N.C.; Memphis, Tenn.; Asheville, N.C.; Atlanta; Austin, Texas; Charleston; Greenville; Louisville, Ky.; Miami; and New Orleans.
The May issue hits newsstands April 19.