3534 Maclay Blvd S.
AWARD: Golden Spoon
Smart cooking with wit and local ingredients is worth leaving the inner rings of the capital. Chef Terry White’s imagination shows from the very start of the menu: Tempura frying, kimchee and sriracha give Gulf oysters Asian kick while he stuffs squid wth chorizo and black rice. Entrees are both Southern comfy and worldly, from summer veggie stew of baby zucchini and pattypan squash with goat cheese croquettes to lamb tagliatelle or filet mignon with field pea succotash.