Aside from the odd shoutout from Timbaland and Clipse, it seems like Virginia rarely gets much love on the national stage. But for food-world first adopters, that may change if Richmond becomes the next “destination” city down south to join the likes of Charleston and Nashville.

Tasting Table National predicts as much in its recent culinary profile of the Virginian capital.

The piece highlights four spots to visit, including a strip-mall Sichuan joint run by Peter Chang, the talented chef whose mysterious moves around the eastern seaboard have been covered by Calvin Trillin in The New Yorker. The other places to hit are Pasture, The Roosevelt, and The Magpie, all of which are adding dimension to the city’s restaurant scene with new takes on traditional ingredients and flavors.

[via Tasting Table National]