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


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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.


photo: MEGAN POLING

Texas Trash Pie

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


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Yellowstone’s Josh Lucas Rules the Ranch

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


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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.


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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.


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Whipped Pimento Cheese

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


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Southern Benne Cookies

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


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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.


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Classic She-Crab Soup

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