Durham is ranked in the Top 10 of the South’s tastiest towns among contenders like Charleston, Atlanta and New Orleans in Southern Living’s February issue. Now it’s up to us to put it at No. 1.
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To keep the announcement of the winner a surprise, the tally was removed several days ago and the winning town will be revealed in the magazine's May issue, on newsstands April 19.
Southern Living editors based their decisions on several criteria, including: food as a cultural identity; growth of a culinary-minded community; diverse cuisine at a variety of price points; local, sustainable food practices; hot chefs on the rise; and abundance of buzz-worthy food events.
“North Carolina’s Triangle has long been fertile ground for enjoying the region’s rich bounty,” writes Southern Living Senior Editor Paula Disbrowe. “From Scratch Bakery to Watts Grocery, where much of the menu is raised, caught, smoked, pickled or cured within a two-hour radius, Durham is brimming with spots that passionately support local businesses.”
Southern Living will profile each of the towns and reveal the “Tastiest Town in the South” in its May issue and online.