The pulled pork and ribs are long gone, and that means it's time for the crowning conclusion to your Southern barbecue: a glorious bowl of banana pudding. Beloved by South Carolinians, this dessert is a tradition in home kitchens and restaurants, alike. You’ll find it among the desserts at barbecue houses, meat-and-threes, picnics and potlucks across the state. And if you search the internet for a recipe, you’ll get overwhelming returns for “Southern Banana Pudding.” So, this begs the question: What makes "naner puddin" Southern? Short answer: Nobody knows. What we do know is that these South Carolina restaurants whip up versions that thrill even the most discerning banana pudding connoisseurs.