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Local means very little on its own, less without context, and nothing without soul.

We are devoted to people - farmers and friends - who supply us with virtually all of our food, the plates on which we eat, and the table at which we sit. If our food has radiance, it's because of this collective.

We started as an Italian restaurant working with Southern ingredients. Longevity, exploration, and the practice of refinement has pushed the restaurant into exciting new territory. This process has coincided with a South that is more diverse today than it was when we opened a decade ago. The fields still grow tomatoes and turnip greens, but they are joined by ginger, turmeric, and galangal.

The palette continues to broaden and we are the beneficiaries. It has created opportunities for innovation and to add to the canon of Southern tradition. By asking ourselves what we want to do today, by questioning our purpose, we set a course forward along a continuum, helping to define what it means to eat in the South.