Food

Well, Butter My Biscuits: Where to Get the Best Biscuits in the South

Athens, GA; Grenada, MS; Jasper, AR; Louisburg, NC; Charleston, SC; Nashville, TN; Fairhope, AL

Got a hankering for the best biscuits south of the Mason-Dixon Line? These diners and breakfast beacons won’t disappoint.

Cold Turkey: Turkey Shoots, a Southern Autumnal Tradition

Beaufort, South Carolina

The shooting of actual turkeys expired long ago—their heads replaced with paper targets—but the shoot-out remains a tradition across America, especially in South Carolina’s low country

Sweet Potatoes: Ain’t Nothin’ Better—Literally

Vardaman, Mississippi

Touted as the most valuable vegetable on the planet, the sweet potato has always been important to the South—and nowhere more so than in Mississippi’s Sweet Potato Capital of the World

There’s Gold in Those Hills

Odessa, West Virginia

From one surprising tree on a small West Virginia farm came an apple to delight the world

Earnestine & Hazel’s

Memphis, Tennessee

From pharmacy to café to bordello to bar, Earnestine and Hazel’s many incarnations provide the perfect backdrop for local lore, tall tales, and good old-fashioned ghost stories.

The Texas State Fair and a Century of Good Ol’ Fashioned Rivalry

Dallas, Texas

Texans love to go big in everything they do, and their State Fair is no exception—and the best part of it all? The annual win-or-die OU/Texas game, of course.

A Weekend in Oxford

Oxford, Mississippi

A weekend in Oxford, Mississippi, is full of literature, history, food, and—in the fall—SEC football!

The Wyld and the Seafood Culture of Coastal Georgia

Savannah, Georgia

Can you in Savannah find high-quality, innovative, and fresh seafood in a casual environment? You can at the Wyld, a new restaurant already known for breaking some of the rules.

The Notable Legacy of Madeira in Charleston and Savannah

Charleston, South Carolina; Savannah, Georgia

The exotic island wine that supported America in its infancy is poised for a comeback with surprisingly delicious results

Doing It Right at the Capital Bar and Grill

Little Rock, Arkansas

Little Rock’s 145-year-old Capital Hotel has it all: Southern charm, luxurious accommodations, and a bar and grill that competes with the nation’s best

A Story to Tell: Discovering Paducah

Paducah, Kentucky

UNESCO Creative City Paducah, Kentucky, knows the time-honored truth well: What is art if not a clever iteration of a story we need to tell?

What the South Taught This Yankee

If he or she travels enough or lives long enough in the South, even a Yankee can start to catch on to some of the, ahem, particularities of Southern living