Food

7 of the Best: Where to Eat in Houston

Houston, Texas

The fourth most populous city in the nation, Houston has a gazillion dining choices. Need help narrowing it down? Here are seven of the most spectacular.

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

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.

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

Salad Days

Montgomery, Alabama

Things are greening up, and salads are popping out of the ground. One of the easiest ways to jazz up your salad game is to start making homemade dressings. They’re easy!

Food Snobs, Fruit Salad, and Unashamedly Fried Apples

Valrico, Florida

The culinary elite cast aspersions on Southern food claiming it’s simple-minded, unimaginative, and always fried. Our mamas and grannies had no part in deciding who should be crowned Culinary Elite.

Charleston, South Carolina: The Enduring Charm of the Gem of the Colonies

Charleston, South Carolina

It’s tempting to say Charleston has come a long way since its humble beginnings, but the truth is it’s exactly where its founders planned for it to be all along

Bottling the American Spirit: The History of Bourbon Whiskey

Louisville, Kentucky

What happens when you take something as celebrated as whiskey, filter it through pure limestone, age it in caramelized oak casks, and throw in a touch of Southern magic?

Move Over, Colonel: The Best Fried Chicken in the South

Charleston, SC; Nashville, TN; Mason, TN; New Orleans, LA; Atlanta, GA

No, Colonel, you didn’t make our list, but we sincerely hope you would approve of our roundup of some of the best fried chicken in the South

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

Soul Food: The Heart of Southern Cuisine

Micanopy, Florida

While soul food, like all foodways, took cues from other inspirations, it can genuinely be considered America’s first original and most authentic cuisine