America’s best restaurant – Highlands Bar & Grill in Birmingham, Alabama

Highlands Bar & Grill in Birmingham, Alabama - photo by Rob McFarland
Highlands Bar & Grill in Birmingham, Alabama – photo by Rob McFarland

Traveller, Sun-Herald, Australia – Nov 18, 2018

According to the James Beard Awards, the prestigious annual celebration of America’s culinary excellence, the US’s best restaurant is not in the gourmet capitals of New York, Chicago or LA, it is in – are you ready? – Birmingham, Alabama.

In May, the awards declared Highlands Bar & Grill to be America’s most Outstanding Restaurant of 2018. It named the restaurant’s pastry chef, Dolester Miles, the best in the country, too.

If you’re tempted to dismiss this as a fluke, think again. Highlands has been a finalist an astonishing nine times. Clearly, they’re doing a lot of things right.

Read the rest of this story here.

Published by Rob McFarland

Hi! I'm an award-winning travel writer who divides his time between Sydney, the US and Europe. I regularly speak at travel events and have helped hundreds of aspiring travel writers, PR professionals and tourism operators through my writing courses.

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