Charleston
Charleston has long been a city rich in culinary delights: think shrimp, grits, and Frogmore stew. Highbrow and down-home restaurants keep food traditions kept alive and well, and you'll have no trouble finding Southern classics. In recent years, however, young chefs and restaurateurs are transforming old-school crops and the region's agricultural past in new, inventive contexts. Check out Xiao Bao Biscuit's creative Asian comfort food or Saint Alban's Parisian tartines and pastries for a taste of modern Charleston.