Our Most-Clicked Stories of 2022

Lowcountry recipes from Edisto Island, a lodging guide to Southern state parks, an interview with Yellowstone’s Josh Lucas, and more


Baby Copperhead Season Is in Full Swing

Here’s what to know—including some surprising facts—about the miniature predators slithering around the landscape. Read more.


Texas Trash Pie

The family behind a treasured Round Top, Texas, cafe shares a sweet-and-salty dessert from their new cookbook. Read more.

photo: Emily Dorio

25 Outstanding Restaurants Worth the Drive

Soak up a New Orleans grande dame, head to a Northwest Arkansas mezcaleria, or point the car toward a retro North Carolina steak house: These 25 eateries worth a trip will transport you. Read more.

Six Coveted Fall Bourbon Releases—and Alternative Sips to Try

While scoring a hard-to-find bottle is a thrill, there’s a wealth of flavors to explore. Read more.


Fried Shrimp the Lowcountry Way

Emily Meggett, the matriarch of Edisto Island, shares a recipe for crispy shrimp, plus two favorite dipping sauces. Read more.


Yellowstone’s Josh Lucas Rules the Ranch

From the Carolina coast to Yellowstone’s Dutton ranch, the actor charms the camera. Read more.


Small Towns with Big Art Scenes in the South

Tiny Southern towns host travel-worthy festivals and support growing arts communities. Read more.

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Pimento Cheese Tomato Pies

Alabama chef Rob McDaniel reimagines the Southern summer classic. Read more.

photo: Explore Boone

Boone, North Carolina: A Hippie Town with a (Serious) Football Problem

One local’s take on Appalachian State’s gridiron success—and why this mountain town just might win you over. Read more.

photo: steven goff

Whipped Pimento Cheese

Corner store malt liquor adds a surprising kick to this creamy spin on a Southern staple. Read more.


Fifteen Southern Garden Centers and Nurseries We Love

Whether you’re tending a small kitchen herb garden or have acres to play with, these standout Southern garden centers have the inventory and knowledge to assist any project. Read more.

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How Ian Changed the Coastline of Southwest Florida

Satellite images show the effect Hurricane Ian had on both man-made and natural entities along the coast. Read more.

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Five Unique State Park Stays in the South

From cozy Texas cabins to a yurt in Virginia, these lodging options show how state parks have been upping their games. Read more.

photo: Jason Perry

My Town: Tyler Florence’s Perfect Day in Greenville, South Carolina

The Food Network star headed home in September for the Euphoria festival and revisited some favorite spots. Read more.

photo: Pat Dunford

Watch Now: Devon Allman and Maggie Rose’s Tribute to Gregg Allman

The pair join forces for a new version of the classic “These Days”—and give a sneak peek of the upcoming Allman Family Revival tour kicking off in Macon. Read more.

photo: Rudy Melancon

In the Spotlight: Chapel Hart

After a dazzling performance on America’s Got Talent last July, the Mississippi trio Chapel Hart is just getting started. Read more.

photo: jamie allen

The Art of the Tampa Cuban

A Tampa native dishes on the city’s most famous sandwich—and what it takes to make it. Read more.


Southern Benne Cookies

Crisp, nutty, buttery sweets tie back to centuries of Southern and African history. Read more.

photo: John Warner

Southern Kitchen Essentials According to Nathalie Dupree

In her downsizing move from Charleston to Raleigh, the celebrated Southern chef got down to the basics. Read more.


Classic She-Crab Soup

A Southern coastal staple prepared by Emily Meggett. Read more.