Grits can be a watery white side dish to fill out a plate of eggs, or they can be the creamiest, earthiest, most delicious corn cereal imaginable. The addition of cheese and/or garlic improves bland versions, but stone-ground grits slow-cooked with milk or cream and plenty of butter need no adornment. As a base for spicy shrimp or gravy-dripping meat, good grits are heaven-sent.
82 Queen is deluxe and expensive, serving inspired versions of coastal Carolina's regional specialties. Number One best-eat is shrimp and creamy grits.
Hominy Grill is the best opportunity in Charleston to savor lowcountry cuisine at reasonable prices. It's all good, especially breakfast and desserts.
Elegant southern cooking makes Juniper a destination restaurant for food lovers who come for Friday shrimp and grits, Monday meat loaf, and Sunday brunch.
True-South meals made with local produce and culinary savoir faire make the crossroads market/restaurant Grits & Groceries a South Carolina foodie beacon.
Chef Eddie's is a superb soul-food destination in Orlando, serving three meals a day and great feasts for after church on Sunday.
One of the best BBQs of the Southwest – one of the best anywhere – Phoenix's Little Miss makes brisket, pork and beans that belong on all foodies' bucket list.