Barbecue. Soul food. Fried chicken. The staples of the American South have been making diners happy for generations, and as they say, "If it ain't broke, don’t fix it." But there’s a new breed of Southern chefs changing the culinary landscape below the Mason-Dixon in cities like Charleston, New Orleans and Houston.
With excellent new restaurants like Houston's Foreign Correspondents – with its Northern Thai family-style menu – and Death and Taxes in Durham, N.C. serving up wood-fired cooking, the range of options has never been better.
Watch the video above to check out the best new restaurants in the South.