In the downtown area of Florence, you'll find a booming manufacturing and retail economy as well as an exciting dining scene. The local eateries range from restaurants with farm-to-table choices to family diners serving everything from award-winning barbecue to Asian cuisine. If you're not sure what food to try, buttermilk-brined fried chicken with green tomato chutney and blackened Alabama catfish are signature dishes you can indulge in here. For those who like to eat, you're going to be passionate about the abundance of choices in Florence. This northwest Alabama city is truly a food lover's dream. You won't leave hungry.