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Southern Restaurant Innovations

Savannah, Georgia; Saint Augustine, Florida; and Gainesville, Florida

Not only are foreign and ethnic cuisines often very well represented in the South, but fusion cooking and diverse inspiration have taken off in Southern locales

Meet Mobile

Mobile, Alabama

Far more than its rich past, modern Mobile’s harmonious mix of yesterday and today creates the perfect weekend escape

Ma Rainey, Mother of the Blues

Columbus, Georgia

Defying the odds, Ma Rainey laid a foundation for all the blues-singing women who followed in her wide wake

The Caviar of the South: Pimento Cheese

Georgia

This cheese and sweet pepper combination has been touted as one of the South’s most traditional dishes, but its origins may come as a surprise.

The Battle of Shiloh: Tryouts for the Greater Drama

Shiloh, Tennessee

Shiloh—the largest battle with the most casualties and the biggest impact of any battle in American history up to that point—was not really a turning point in the war, but it was a determining factor in the careers of many officers

7 Top To-Do’s in Ravishing Asheville

Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville is certainly one of the most picturesque whistle-stops in the South, but, more than just a pretty face, this little city has the eats, arts, and brews to woo even the most stalwart sightseer

How Peanuts Saved the South

Tuskegee, Alabama

George Washington Carver pushed the peanut to prominence in the South—and saved the region

A Southern Easter: White Shoes, Dogwood Blooms, and Egg Hunts on the Courthouse Lawn

Easter in the South may look a lot like Easter everywhere, but then again, as in other things, it has always had its own distinctives too

16 of the South’s Most Beautiful Churches: Part Three

Charleston, SC; Nashville, TN; San Antonio, TX; Roanoke, VA; Harper’s Ferry, WV

Worshiping with marble and arches, stained glass and steeples, Southern believers state by state have a glorious heritage in ecclesiastical architecture

The Writings of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Cross Creek, Florida

Author of The Yearling, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings caught the nation’s attention with her glimpse of the rural Florida folk and their iconic struggles with life, living, suffering, and love

Flower Power Down South: The North Carolina Azalea Festival

Wilmington, North Carolina

For nearly 70 years now, Wilmington has been ringing in every new spring with one of the biggest and best festivals in the South, complete with beautiful belles, spectacular entertainment, and, of course, the most amazing azaleas

Charles Willson Peale: Artist of the American Revolution

Chester, Maryland

A man of the times, Charles Willson Peale rose from poverty not only to participate in the birth of a nation but to paint its portrait along the way