February/March 2016: The Southern Hot List

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Food
Kim Severson

Louisville chef Annie Pettry’s riff on chicken and dumplings blends Southern comfort with unexpected flavors

Food
Clay Risen

More than a century after brandy fell out of favor, Southern distillers are turning their attention back to grapes

Food
Bill Heavey

Each year, for four decades running, one extended Texas clan comes together on the land they love, in the name of food, fellowship, and teaching the youngsters a thing or two about what really matters

Food
John T. Edge

In the Atlanta suburbs, duck behind the Waffle House and dig in to the real roots of Southern food

Food
Lauren Smith

Five boutique Southern chocolate shops we love—just in time for Valentine’s Day

Food
Jenny Everett

Garlic’s milder kid brother is a bright and sweet cold-weather treat

Music
Matt Hendrickson

The artist returns with an album steeped in the power of renewal

Music
Matt Hendrickson

With a knack for authentic songwriting and a voice that will move you, the artist has exploded onto the national stage—and given an old sound a burst of new energy

Home & Garden

Standout accessories inspired by the field, the garden, and the sea

Home & Garden
Logan Ward

How a Virginia couple blended modern and antebellum to create the ultimate weekend escape

Home & Garden
Kim Cross

A remarkable Birmingham garden stands as a tribute to the equally remarkable woman who created it

Home & Garden
Elizabeth Hutchison

Two Lowcountry women bring a sense of fashion to the field

Sporting Life
Jonathan Miles

A behind-the-scenes look at fly fishing’s most devoted couple

Sporting Life
Richard Grant

A loveable mutt with no patience for life at home

Sporting Life
John Meroney

The Super Bowl trophy’s namesake spent his largely forgotten last season trying to turn a scruffy team of Southerners into NFL champions

Arts & Culture
Guy Martin

How to earn a guide’s respect, Mardi Gras in Mobile, and drinking after church

Arts & Culture
David DiBenedetto

Celebrating the life of one of G&G’s extended family members

Arts & Culture
Roy Blount Jr.

On tangling with facial hair

Arts & Culture
Joe Bargmann

With a series of intense Southern roles and an Oscar behind him, and a Civil War drama on the way, Matthew McConaughey has redefined his career by coming back to the place that shaped him

Arts & Culture
Logan Ward

A Maryland artist finds beauty in the humblest of materials—the dirt beneath her feet

Arts & Culture
Julia Reed

Learning to write with your arm in a sling

Arts & Culture
Jed Portman

Goings-on in the South and beyond

Arts & Culture

Rising stars—from the Gridiron to the Runway—who are shaping the South right now

Travel
Jennifer V. Cole

The best of what’s new in the Magic City

Travel
Rick Bragg

Rick Bragg’s New Orleans epiphany

Travel
Jennifer V. Cole

Vacant storefronts and empty sidewalks were the norm for years, but these days downtown Birmingham is on the rise