Down-home and hipster may seem like strange bedfellows, but here they are the perfect marriage. This creative kitchen is equal parts friendly and forward-thinking, with dishes ranging from veggie standbys (turmeric hummus and that magical elixir, kombucha) to Southern staples with a twist. Just try snagging a table, as a loyal crowd convenes for the chitchat as much as the crave-worthy comfort food that eschews meat.
Be sure to tuck into a chicken-fried mushroom po’ boy. Stacked precipitously with house-made pickles and smoky aïoli, these delicately fried oyster mushrooms burst with meaty umami. Dessert is in the bag, quite literally, as it’s served in a brown paper bag stamped with the chef’s face and filled with golden-edged oatmeal cookies.- MICHELIN guide inspectors