Raleigh is vying for Southern Living's "Tastiest Town in the South" honor.
Online votes will determine the winner from the top 10 finalists. Raleigh is going up against some tough competition:
- Baltimore, MD: Restaurants with a fierce sense of place
- Birmingham,AL: Includes local chef Frank Stitt, who changed the Southern culinary landscape
- Charleston,SC: Iconic Lowcountry dishes and a thriving cocktail culture
- Charlottesville, VA: Farm-to-table freshness in everything from tapas to spirits
- Decatur, GA: An emerging mecca for foodies who relish local farmers markets
- Houston, TX: A diverse ethnic food scene with a new generation of tastemakers
- Lafayette, LA: A new breed of hometown chefs diving into the region’s culinary roots
- Louisville,KY: Surprising food, bourbon bars, and buzzy new neighborhoods
- New Orleans, LA: Famed oyster bars, Gulf seafood and classic cocktails
Raleigh was nominated for its farmers' markets and chefs devoted to their culinary heritage.
Voting begins today and lasts until Jan. 31. (You can vote once per day.)