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Carolinas Food Writers Name Their Best Restaurant Meal of 2022

In keeping with Eater tradition, this year’s round-off is a survey of friends, industry types, and bloggers. Starting in Carolina, Eater asked the group his eight questions. They ranged from my go-to takeout restaurant to the saddest surprise of the year. Answers are in no particular order. Readers are encouraged to leave their answers in the comments.

Q. What restaurant or restaurant-related debut are you most looking forward to in 2023?

Erin Perkins, Editor Eater Carolinas
I can’t wait to see what the Michael Mina Group does with Sorrelle, an all-day Italian store (88 Broad Street, Charleston). With multiple bars, markets and pizza counters in addition to the grand dining room serving traditional Italian cuisine, there’s no reason not to love his two-story restaurant.

Kay West Eater Carolinas Contributor Covers Asheville
Ashleigh Shanti is Good Hot Fish (Asheville). Pop up since leaving Benne over 2 years ago. Her fingers crossed, 2023 will be the year she opens the door to her place.

Stephanie Barnett Eater Carolinas Contributor
(Opening date order) Exciting thumb bar (307 East Washington Street) Greenville, Collectivo (2901 Maybank Hwy) Dragon Room on Johns Island (803 Gervais Street), Columbia’s Bellwether, Greenville’s West End’s Bellwether, and Aiken’s Leonard’s Peach.

Jason B. James Photographer and Eater Carolina contributor
Elliot Moss is Regina’s (1400 Patton Avenue, Asheville).

Matthew Rardy Eater Carolinas Contributor, Covering NC
I love Croatia so much that Scott Crawford’s new Brodeto (618 North Person Street) in the Steelworks district of Raleigh. There are also new restaurants and bars as yet unnamed in East He’s looking forward to coming to Durham, but I’ve sworn to keep it a secret for now.

Hannah Ruskin, Editor and Publisher of The Food Section
I’m still catching up on 2022: most excited to finally dine at Neng Jr.’s (More701 Heywood Road, Asheville).

Eric Ginsberg Eater Carolinas Contributor, Covering NC
Echaiah of Tsver (300 Blackwell Street) Leroy’s Taco Shop in Durham (900 Park Office Drive, Research Triangle) Boxyard RTP, Passage Seafood in Charlotte, Brodeto (618 North Person Street) in Raleigh.

Barbara Skidmore Eater Carolinas contributor covering SC and Savannah
Wildflower Cafe (207 West York Street, Savannah) was provided by the owners of Farm and Common Thread in partnership with Telfair Museum in Savannah, Georgia. We’re thrilled to have a new lunch-only option in Savannah, and we love the combination of history and art at the Telfair Museum, and we’re sure it will make for a unique cafe option.

Mike Redford Photographer and Eater Carolina contributor
Saab (251 Meeting Street, Charleston). As the sage once said, waiting is the hardest part.

Jen Rice Eater Carolinas Contributor, Covering NC
Clearly a cheese shop — a magical cut-to-order cheese shop that opens in Carrboro’s Glashalfur in the New Year. about it soon.and Echaiah (300 Blackwell Street) Durham — would be a unique addition to Durham’s adventurous food community.

Marion Sullivan Food Editor Charleston Magazine
Jack Rabbit Phillies King BBQ (2029 Carver Avenue, North Charleston)

Nicky Miller-Ka Eater Carolinas Contributor, Covering NC
Ashley Shanti’s Good Hot Fish (Asheville). A great fish house is hard to come by, and I know she’s great.

Cere and Lynn Seldon, seldon ink
Jones Oyster Co. in Greenville, South Carolina. Scott Crawford’s new Croatian/Adriatic spot, Brodeto (618 North Person Street), Raleigh Ironworks