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Full disclosure: This post was written as part of the Hipmunk Winter Hotels project. I am being paid to write this post, but the opinions in it are my own.
You might not have the time to travel all over America’s southern states in search of famous restaurants. That’s a shame, because “The South” is famous for its remarkable dishes.
When you’re visiting these five southern cities, consider staying at a hotel with a restaurant so good that it attracts both hungry locals and travelers alike.
The English Grill in Louisville, KY
The Brown Hotel in Louisville invented the ‘Hot Brown’ in the 1920’s, and since then it has become a gastronomic legend. Featured in major culinary magazines and shows, the ‘Hot Brown’ is open-faced turkey sandwich with bacon and mornay sauce (a cheese and egg mix).
Enjoy a taste of history and try the ‘Hot Brown’ at the upscale English Grill in the Brown Hotel where it was first made. Or go further and try the legend elsewhere – the ‘Hot Brown’ can be found on many Louisville menus.
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Wit & Wisdom in Baltimore, MD
Located in the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore Harbor East, Wit & Wisdom offers a fine dining experience. But go outside to Wit on the Water and you’ll get the same gourmet experience with a fantastic view.
Wit on the Water is an 85-seat patio looking over Baltimore’s inner harbor and Harbor East. It features an outdoor kitchen, raw bar, smoker, and has pig roasts on Fridays.
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The Side by Side in Tuscaloosa, AL
The Side by Side at Embassy Suites in downtown Tuscaloosa, Alabama is amusingly named after the chef’s 28-gauge shotgun. The restaurant blends French, Southern, and Californian styles of cooking, and the menu is ever-changing to reflect the local harvest.
Foodies dining at The Side by Side will enjoy the chef’s counter, with its direct view into the open kitchen. Fittingly, The Side by Side restaurant isn’t inside the hotel, it’s beside it.
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Pussers Caribbean Grille in Annapolis, MD
Pussers Caribbean Grille is reasonably priced and offers a unique Caribbean menu. Located on the harbor, the restaurant is part of the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel. Fitting of its dockside locale, Pussers has its own line of award-winning rum without any added flavors or colors.
Sipping the local rum responsibly is great way to help your imagination make you believe you’re in the Caribbean as you eat your meal and take in the harbor view.
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Harvard & Main Bar and Bistro in College Park, GA
Near the airport isn’t where most foodies would suggest getting a great meal. However, dining at Harvard & Main can change this unfair preconception. Located in the Hotel Indigo Atlanta Airport, Harvard & Main is all about quality, local ingredients.
Many mealtime ingredients at Harvard & Main come from the on-sight gardens, and they brew their own craft beer and even roast their own coffee beans.
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