Citing Baltimore's "sizzling Harbor East ‘hood, crab cakes and restaurants with a fierce sense of place," the editors of Southern Living magazine found room in their hearts for Baltimore on its list of the top 10 "Tastiest Towns in the South.
The list appears in Southern Living magazine's January issue, on newwstands Friday. In the April 2012 issue, the editors will run profiles on the dining scene of each of the 10 cities. Begining Dec. 23, readers will go online to vote for the very tastiest among the ten tasty towns.
The nine other tasty Southern cities include:
Birmingham, Ala.: Local chef, Frank Stitt, changed the Southern culinary landscape
Charleston, S.C.: Iconic Lowcountry dishes and a thriving cocktail culture make this city shine
Charlottesville, Va.: Toasts farm-to-table freshness in everything from tapas to spirits
Decatur, Ga.: Is an emerging mecca for foodies who relish local farmers markets
Houston: Has a diverse ethnic food scene with a new generation of tastemakers
Lafayette, La.: A new breed of hometown chefs is diving into the region’s culinary roots
Louisville, Ky.: Saddle up for surprising food, bourbon bars, and buzzy new neighborhoods
New Orleans: Famed oyster bars, Gulf seafood and classic cocktails are the ultimate tourist attraction
Raleigh, N.C : Fantastic farmers’ markets and chefs devoted to their culinary heritage
What do you think of this list? (Where's Savannah?)