Everybody knew that Lantern would be an instant classic when it opened in January 2002—it's the kind of place where people go to taste the best food of their lives. Andrea and Brendan Reusing, a killer brother-sister duo, were at the forefront of the foodie revolution in the Triangle from the very start. After Andrea won the James Beard award for Best Southeast Chef in 2011, reservations went through the roof, book deals were signed, and interviews were syndicated. The food and the wait staff, however, didn't change—dinner at Lantern is better than ever. With local and seasonal ingredients the North Carolina mountains to the Outer Banks, Lantern delivers a truly memorable dining experience. Don't forget to snag a glass from their hand-curated wine list, either.