Food

Citrus Christmas: A Sweet Southern Tradition

For generations, stretching back further than our history books, we Southerners have filled our Christmas stockings with sweet, seasonal citrus. But why?

Tradition and Taste: An Appalachian Christmas Breakfast

Flag Pond, Tennessee; Marshall, North Carolina

In 2013, my 82-year-old mother looked at her Christmas morning plate and said, “I’ve eaten this same meal on this same day for eighty consecutive years.”

Eat and Be Merry: Edible Gifts for Christmas

Montgomery, Alabama

Homemade treats make memorable gifts—even after they’re eaten!

An Ozark Original: Springfield’s World-Famous Cashew Chicken

Springfield, Missouri

One of the world’s favorite Chinese dishes was crafted right here on the other side of the globe

5 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Springfield

Springfield, Missouri

Come discover what lies just off the beaten path of the Main Street of America

Christmas in Frederick

Frederick, Maryland

At no other time does Frederick’s hospitality shine as it does during the holiday season—so here are five ways Frederick shines brightly at Christmas

Notes from the Fair

Montgomery, Alabama

For many in the South, lasting memories are made each year at their annual state fair

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

Mountain Cornbread: As It Should Be

Madison County, North Carolina

This “new way” to do cornbread showed up over a hundred years ago, but it’s the old way and the only way for some

Southern Cocktails

New Orleans, Louisiana; Louisville, Kentucky

5 of the best with origins in the South—these fermented favorites have been keeping folks happy for a good long time

Savor the Scenic City: Best Bites in Chattanooga

Chattanooga, Tennessee

While you’re taking in the sights and having fun on the run, feed body and soul at these hottest of spots in the ’Noog

3 Ways to Fall for Frederick

Frederick, Maryland

Come soak up the splendor of the season in Frederick, Maryland

Biking Through Athens: The Original Twilight

Athens, Georgia

There’s more than one way to revitalize a downtown—in Athens it all happens when the sun goes down

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 Skrimp Shack: A New Taste of the Old Dominion

Hampton Roads, Virginia

Enjoying seafood in these parts is as old as the country itself, and this up-and-coming fish heaven is dishing up some of the best of present delights in history-saturated Hampton Roads

Steal Away to The Shoals

Florence, Tuscumbia, Muscle Shoals, and Sheffield, Alabama

There is more to The Shoals than their world-famous music recordings—the whole area is a wellspring of uniquely Alabama art and culture

Sweetness of the South: Honey and Syrups

Savannah, Georgia; Newberry, Florida

There’s more than one way to sweeten up the South, and sweet-toothed Southerners have been doing it for a long time