Eat Like a Local in Eastern North Carolina

By Jed PortmanGood EatsOctober 1, 2015

Growing up on a farm in Wilson, North Carolina, Mike Moore learned to appreciate two things at a young age: the hard but rewarding work of tobacco farming and the good old-fashioned pleasures of country cooking, with ingredients fresh from the garden. “It was shell peas, tomatoes, fried cornbread, and greens,” he says. When he left a career in law enforcement to go to culinary school on the other side of the country, the cooks in his family weren’t sure he was making the right decision. But since he came home to North Carolina about a decade ago, his work ethic has helped him become one of the most influential chefs in the state.

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Georgia-Born Men's Style By Way of Scotland

By Haskell HarrisBelle DecorSeptember 30, 2015

Like the food, music, and literature of the South, our collective design culture is enriched by a wide variety of international traditions. In this latest installment of our Global South profiles, meet Josh Moore and Odini Gogo, the creative forces behind Atlanta, Georgia menswear accessories line, Res Ipsa.

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Own a Piece of Literary History

By CJ LotzBelow the LineSeptember 29, 2015

A writer’s most telling stories are sometimes the ones they aren’t able to—or don’t intend to—share.

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10 Essential Bottles to Toast Bourbon Heritage Month

By Jessica MischnerGood EatsSeptember 26, 2015

We’re not the only ones who appreciate a fine glass of bourbon. In 2007, Congress officially declared September National Bourbon Heritage Month; eight years later, the allure of the South’s historic spirit is stronger than ever. As a last call for this toast-worthy month, we’ve enlisted American-whiskey expert Teddy Nixon—the drinks manager at Charleston, South Carolina’s just-opened-yesterday bar, Mash—to help us craft a list of classic bottles that deserve a place on any well-stocked bar. Here are ten of his favorites from some of the South’s most established bourbon makers, including a few making comebacks. Cheers!

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Patty Griffin on Her New Album, Turning 50, and Dirty Jokes

By Matt HendricksonSouthern SoundsSeptember 24, 2015

In her dressing room back stage at Nashville’s City Winery, Americana superstar Patty Griffin sits at a table with legs crossed and hands clasped. She speaks softly, in careful, measured tones about her new record, Servant of Love (out now). It’s her tenth album—an existential masterpiece fueled by cascades of fury and pain, with a sharply honed fierceness the depth of which she’s never plumbed before.

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