Top Choice Barbecue in Memphis

Payne's Bar-B-Q

We'd say this converted gas station has the best chopped-pork sandwich in town, but we don't want to have to fight anyone.
Top Choice New Southern in Memphis

Restaurant Iris

Chef Kelly English crafts special, avant-garde Southern fusion dishes that delight foodies, hence the James Beard noms. He's got a fried-oyster-stuffed steak, a sublime shrimp and grits and some scrumptious Brussels…
Top Choice Southern in Chattanooga


'We treat you like family here,' says the waitress at this tiny wood-paneled slip of a diner, Chattanooga's oldest restaurant. 'We just don't like our family very much!' She's kidding (we think), but that kind of sa…
Top Choice New Southern in Chattanooga

Public House

A rather chic pub and restaurant in the refurbished warehouse district; the in-house bar, Social, is a dark welcoming brick house, the dining room is draped, bright and homey, and both rooms serve a tasty upscale me…
Top Choice Breakfast in Downtown

Biscuit Love

Championing everything that is wrong about American breakfast, Biscuit Love started life as a food truck in 2012. Their gluttonous gourmet takes on the Southern biscuit and gravy experience took off, allowing them t…
Top Choice Modern European in Germantown

Rolf & Daughters

The epicenter of Germantown's foodie revival is this stunning kitchen run by Belgian chef Philip Krajeck, whose earthy pastas, rustic sauces and seasonal-changing 'modern peasant food' will stand your tastebuds on e…
Top Choice Burgers in East Nashville

The Pharmacy

Prepare to go to war for a table at this burger bar, constantly voted Nashville's best, be it at the welcoming communal table, bar or spectacular backyard beer garden. Tattooed staff sling burgers, sausages and old …
Top Choice Modern American in Downtown


Well-known Nashville chef Deb Paquette's Etch serves some of Nashville's most inventive cuisine – comfort food whose flavors and textures have been manipulated into tantalizing combinations that surpass expectations…
Top Choice Southern in Midtown

Hattie B's

Hattie's may be the hipsterized, social-media savvy yin to Prince's Hot Chicken's off-the-grid yang, but if this isn't Nashville's best cayenne-rubbed 'hot' fried chicken, our name is mud. Perfectly-moist, high-qual…
Top Choice Breakfast in Knoxville

Oli Bea

It's worth sleeping in Knoxville just to wake up to the Mexicanized Southern breakfast fare at this morning stop in the Old City. You'll find gussied up standards (country ham, sage sausage, organic chicken or duck …