Nashville diners enjoy lingering over their meals, partaking in good food and good conversation. There’s a wealth of contemporary, ethnic, and experimental eateries from which to choose, as well as traditional Southern favorites, including a number of barbecue joints as good as any you’ll find in Memphis. Many restaurants have opened second locations just south of Nashville in Franklin. Farm-to-table, chef's gardens, and food trucks are among the most recent influences on the local dining scene with new takes on the classics. More eateries are also opening in developing areas such as the Gulch, Midtown, and 12South areas.