Atlanta

Atlanta has emerged as one of the dining capitals of the South, a place that cares deeply about good food. It may not boast a singular cuisine like New Orleans or Charleston, but Atlanta more than makes up for that in both diversity and in the caliber of the ambitious chefs forging their own paths. You can find a bounty of contemporary takes on the region's culinary heritage, or, befitting the city's distinction as having the busiest airport in the world, you can spin the globe and find good representation of almost any cuisine.