The 30 Best Southern Movies

When people talk about visiting the South, they will most often liken it to a movie that depicts bucolic vistas and less than accurate drawls, yet there are some gems that stand out from the rest. While not all represent important achievements in American film making, each of these movies accurately displays some significant aspect […]

Peanut Butter Fudge Joy

Every good Southerner knows that November is Peanut Butter Lovers Month. To celebrate, the Southern Peanut Growers are hosting the #myPBjoy Instagram contest this month! What could be more fun than eating peanut butter and taking pictures? How about winning prizes for doing so! So here’s the deal: Follow @peanut.butter.lovers on Instagram. Eat peanut butter […]

Home For The Holidays With Four Roses Bourbon

As soon as there is a little nip in the air, we get a craving for “brown liquor,” you know, whiskey, scotch, cognac, brandy, etc. In the South, the brown liquor of choice is (of course) bourbon. So you can imagine our delight when we were invited to participate in a “Home for the Holidays” […]

Whiskies WOW Atlanta

The annual Whiskies of the World Expo rolled into Atlanta last week to bring together distillers from around the world to share their finest spirits and knowledge with whisky enthusiasts. For many Southerners, there is only one type of whiskey: bourbon. Made primarily (but not only) in the South, bourbon is a point of national […]

Howard Finster, Man Of Vision

Labeled as a folk artist, Howard Finster called his work “sacred art”. He painted a number of portraits of himself as well as portraits of other famous people, from George Washington to Elvis. In his later work, he inscribed every piece with messages he says he received from God to share with the world. “Well, […]

Hoptub Bath Machine CollaBREWation Debuts

The Hangout Oyster Cook-Off & Craft Beer Weekend rolls onto the beautiful beaches of Gulf Shores, Alabama next weekend with samples of oyster dishes from over 60 restaurants. Cooking demos from such featured chefs as our fellow Atlantan, Wesley True of Ford Fry’s The Optimist, Alon Shaya (James Beard Best Chef South Award Winner, 2015), […]

Not So Humble Chicken & Dumplings

As the cold, rainy season sets in, we find ourselves wanting comfort foods; those dishes that warm us from the inside out. In the South, chicken and dumplings is one of those iconic dishes. A humble meal of sautéed vegetables, elevated by homemade chicken broth and completed with doughy dumplings that fills stomachs and hearts […]

Chef Matlock Brings Southern-Inspired Tapas To Midtown

What better way to spend the first day of autumn than in an open-air restaurant enjoying food and drinks with colleagues. The cooler weather made dining at 10th and Piedmont with its large open windows and great views of the Midtown skyline a rare treat. Executive Chef Michelle Matlock who was recently hired by Gilbert Yeremian, […]