Preserved named one of best new restaurants in the South

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By THE RECORD
St. Augustine’s Preserved Restaurant in Lincolnville is quickly gaining a reputation around town and well beyond.

The restaurant, owned and operated by chef Brian Whittington, has been named to Southern Living’s list of The South’s Best New Restaurants.

The media outlet is impressed with the restaurant’s wraparound front porch as well as the food.

“Chef Brian Whittington offers his French-inspired spin on the genre and resists the urge to put fried chicken and all things pork at the heart of the menu,” the article says.

Whittington opened the restaurant in the spring in the building at 102 Bridge St. that used to house the M&M Market before a drug sting shut it down. The building was first purchased by the city and later by David Corneal, who renovated it and leased it Whittington.

The restaurant occupies the first floor of the three-story building, seating about two dozen customers inside and another dozen or so on the porch.

“And they serve hospitality in spades — just as you might expect of a restaurant with a wraparound front porch,” Southern Living says.