Food

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

Big Jean’s River Road Re-Mix: The Comeback Kid of Sunflower County

Ruleville, Mississippi

A family-run, home-cookin’, old-fashioned diner is a centerpiece of most Southern towns—thanks to Jean Wilkins, Ruleville has got theirs back

Beyond Mardi Gras: Festivals in New Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana

Don’t wait for Mardi Gras to roll around once a year; there’s plenty of festival fun in New Orleans year-round

Will the Real Watermelon Capital of the World Please Stand Up?

Cordele, Georgia; Hope, Arkansas; Luling, Texas; Rush Springs, Oklahoma

From Georgia to Texas, Southern states celebrate watermelon goodness and greatness—who gets the title of Watermelon King?

First Fruits: The French Market Creole Tomato Fest

New Orleans, Louisiana

Great-tasting, heat-tolerant, high-yielding, and meatier-than-average, this is one tomato that knows well how to let the good times roll

Blueberry, Texas: Where the Best Berries by Far Are the Blue Ones

Nacogdoches, Texas

Good and good for you, the Southern-loved blueberry gets to have his own big-time woohoo party at the annual Texas Blueberry Festival in Nacogdoches, Texas

Bluegrass & BBQ in Branson: A Silver Dollar City Tradition

Branson, Missouri

Want a fun-filled bluegrass enlightenment with world-class BBQ on the side? Head on over to Silver Dollar City for the 12th Annual 2017 Bluegrass and BBQ Festival.

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.

Waffle House: An American Dream

Atlanta, Georgia

Though it’s grown far beyond its humble beginnings, Waffle House continues to cater to the blue-collar backbone of the South

Proud Nacogdoches: Biggest, Bloomiest, Oldest, and First

Nacogdoches, Texas

We take our superlatives pretty seriously around here—but especially when it comes to a place like Nacogdoches

Hops and Pints: C’ville Breweries

Charlottesville, Virginia

Charlottesville may only have a handful of breweries, but they all exude the authentic charm and overall coolness of this historic college town

Meet Me at Cotham’s

Scott, Arkansas

A hundred years old, built on piers out over a bayou, and one of former President Bill Clinton’s favorite places to meet and eat in his home state of Arkansas