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Jennifer V. Cole


Birmingham, AL, United States

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Past articles by Jennifer:

A Food-First Travel Guide to New Orleans

It's an historic city, a port city, a city where so many culinary standards were invented or set. And yet, New Orleans continues to build on its past in creative ways that keep every bite fresh and compelling. → Read More

Get a Taste of the Good Life on This Stunning, Old-School Italian Island

Here you’ll find a seven-day itinerary complete with the best things to do, places to visit, hotels to stay in, and things to eat and d... → Read More

Remembering Leah Chase

“In the South, whites, blacks, everybody, we eat the same things. We may cook a little different, but we eat the same things,” Leah Chase told me one balmy fall afternoon in 2012 at Dooky Chase’s Restaurant in New Orleans. Ms. Leah, as the Queen of Creole Cuisine was affectionately called, was known for sharing her decades of wisdom through such simple statements that consistently hit the mark.… → Read More

Five Southern Kitchen Magicians

Some of our favorite chefs share their stories, their inspirations, and their prized recipes. → Read More

How the 50/50 Became More Than Just a Shot

Leave it to a chef-driven bar to take a shot and treat it like a mother sauce. Chef Ashley Christensen-of Raleigh's Fox Liquor Bar, Poole's Diner, Deat → Read More

PinPoint Restaurant: Wilmington, NC

PinPoint is one of those truly exciting restaurants where you get to see a talented chef fly solo for the first time—and absolutely soar. Dean Neff grew up around → Read More

Rapscallion: Dallas, TX

At Rapscallion in Dallas’ Lowest Greenville neighborhood, chef Nathan Tate gives more than just lip service to the idea of modern Southern food. This hulking Texas → Read More

Saltine Oyster Bar: Jackson, MS

You might not think Jackson, Mississippi, when you imagine robust oyster culture. And you might not expect to find a sleek eatery in a repurposed schoolhouse. But Je → Read More

Josephine Estelle: New Orleans, LA

Helmed by Memphis wunderchefs Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman, Josephine Estelle anchors the newly opened Ace Hotel in New Orleans’ Central Business District. Locate → Read More

Helen Greek Food and Wine: Houston, TX

There’s a rich tradition of Greek restaurateurs throughout the South, running everything from diners to meat ’n’ threes to barbecue joints. So it’s fitting t → Read More

Little Octopus: Nashville, TN

Super fresh is the name of the game at Sarah Gavigan’s restaurant that started as an East Nashville pop-up and is moving to a (well-deserved) permanent brick-and-m → Read More

Shaya: New Orleans, LA

At chef Alon Shaya’s new namesake restaurant, the pita is not technically on the menu, but it sops, scoops, and encases his roster of soul-fed dishes like a biscui → Read More

Foreign Correspondents: Houston, TX

Over the past decade, Houston has established itself as a hotbed of international flavors, with the dining scape mirroring the rich multicultural fabric of the city. → Read More

Buxton Hall: Asheville, NC

Old-school barbecue temples put the meat on a pedestal. The whole-hog cookery alone merits a stop at this vintage-inspired South Slope restaurant, but calling Buxton → Read More

Kinship: Washington, DC

Expect decadence during a meal at Kinship. Any restaurant that features an entire lobe of roasted foie gras isn’t messing around. There’s even a section of the m → Read More

Kindred: Davidson, NC

Visit this community outside Charlotte and you’re transported to a charming Main Street town, populated heavily by Davidson College students and their professors. → Read More

Local Provisions: Asheville, NC

Mark our words: The next big thing in Southern food is Appalachia. The foodways of the mountain South offer the perfect intersection of tradition, lore, and resource → Read More

Preserved Restaurant: St. Augustine, FL

We’ve seen a rash of modern Southern restaurants open in the past few years, with chefs championing the agricultural bounty of the region. In the Lincolnville neig → Read More

The Dabney: Washington, DC

The culinary character of the South is a composite of its many subregions: Appalachia, Cajun Country, the Lowcountry, and so on. Thanks to chef Jeremiah Langhorne, t → Read More

The South's Best New Restaurants

We hit the road to discover the hottest tables across the region right now. Here's our picks for the South's best new restaurants in 2016. → Read More