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The sweet corn risotto at Augusta, Georgia's Frog Hollow Tavern is seasonal produce at its finest.

When you’re dining in a restaurant in which the chef calls the local farmers by name, you know you’re in for a good meal. Chef Sean Wight speaks about his suppliers as if they were rare coins or stamps — he’s a collector of farmers. It’s a difference you can taste in his posh Southern dishes. From the sweet corn risotto to the peach carpaccio, everything on the restaurant’s menu is made from scratch and with beautiful attention to detail. Frog Hollow Tavern is housed in what was once a shoe-repair store and is named for an old Augusta neighborhood; charming photos of both line the walls. Tip: If you want a reservation during the Masters, you need to call weeks (if not months) in advance.

Reprinted with permission from Southern Living Off the Eaten Path