There’s no denying that Raleigh really delivers when it comes to delicious, high-quality Southern cuisine. With award-winning restaurants such as The Pit and Poole’s Diner dishing out mouthwatering barbecue and down-home yet chef-prepared comfort food, the area stands out among the region’s finest culinary destinations. Southern Living magazine agrees, and that’s exactly why they have nominated Raleigh as one of the Tastiest Towns in the South. Will Raleigh rank at the very top? It’s up to you to decide!

Voting for the South’s Tastiest Town launches Dec. 23rd and ends Dec. 31st. The nominees were narrowed down to the top 10 by Southern Living editors and a gathering of seasoned experts in a test kitchen. The list includes Charleston, SC; Louisville, Kentucky; New Orleans; and Raleigh, which is described as having fantastic farmers’ markets and chefs devoted to their culinary heritage. We believe Raleigh is home to some of the best hometown flavor, and we’re calling on you to vote accordingly.

Not too familiar with Raleigh’s delicious cuisine? Make a visit now and try some of the area’s most delightful dishes for yourself, then decide. Just create your culinary itinerary using this extensive list of restaurants, which includes everything from five-star establishments to simple local favorites. If you’re specifically looking for Southern comfort food, creative chefs, Carolina craft brews and wines, you’ll find it here.

Grab your fork and indulge your taste buds, then cast your vote for Raleigh!