50 Best Restaurants 2018: Foode

A Modern American restaurant in Fredericksburg

Photo by Aaron Spicer

Seasonality has its drawbacks, namely, the fleeting presence of Foode’s peach cobbler. Warm slices of the fruit, as deep a yellow-orange as a sunset, underneath a cinnamon-heavy, oaty, buttery streusel topping, absorb the slowly melting whipped cream. It’s warm, almost too hot as it first arrives, but it’s worth it to dig in immediately, breaking the crust to let the steam start to escape and inhale those heady baking smells.

But before the meal ends there (or with crispy-cushy chocolate chip cookies), find shrimp enhanced with a smoky tomato, brothy sauce over a bowlful of creamy, thick grits (see if there’s extra of that burnt honey served with the fried chicken grits bowl, because that makes everything better.) All meals don’t swing Southern, like a rice-barley-farro combination with pork, green beans, scrambled eggs, crispy wonton strips and a thick sheen of sesame oil fitting squarely in our current era of bowl-mania. While the term foodie may already feel antiquated in 2018, Foode remains classic and cool.

Modern American | $$$
900 Princess Anne St., Fredericksburg

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