John T. Edge

John T. Edge, founding director of the Southern Foodways Alliance at the University of Mississippi, began contributing to Garden & Gun in its first year of publication. He is the author of, among other books, The Potlikker Papers: A Food History of the Modern South.

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John T. Edge Toasts a Birmingham Bar Where Patrons Are the Stars

Cocktail den meets living art installation at the House of Found Objects

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John T. Edge Finds Burger Bliss in Mississippi

Smashed patties, red dogs, and decades of history connect a community at Cooley’s

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John T. Edge Soaks up Fifteen Years of Poole’s

Chef Ashley Christensen’s flagship marks fifteen years of bringing mac and cheese and moxie to Raleigh

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John T. Edge Savors All-Day Spanish Delights in Asheville

The new café and wine bar from the duo behind Asheville’s renowned Cúrate doesn’t skimp on global flavor


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In Memoriam: Honoring One of Louisiana’s Most Passionate Restaurateurs

Kuan Hai Lim transformed his small Bossier City restaurant into a destination

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John T. Edge Peels Back the Layers of a Proper Cuban

Miami’s inviting Sanguich just might be the start of a sandwich empire

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John T. Edge Savors Barbecue with a Side of Espresso

How Dusty Miller transformed his father’s deer-processing business into a hotbed of smoky flavor

15th Anniversary

A Pioneer Restaurant Powered by Southern Imagination

Zacchaeus Golden brings energy and pride to Southern Soigné in Jackson, Mississippi

15th Anniversary

Roles de Canela to Covet

This Louisville panadería’s ethereal pastries will have you rethinking breakfast

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John T. Edge Finds Seafood Bliss in Wilmington, North Carolina

Seabird brings a sophisticated taste of North Carolina’s saltwater bounty—and bivalves for breakfast—to downtown guests

Food & Drink

The Quest for Sack Sausage

A trio of devotees hit the road in search of a legendary taste of the past that’s hanging by a thread

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Reveling in the Living Legacy of Dooky Chase’s

Thanks to her family, Leah Chase’s Tremé restaurant remains a must-visit

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Exploring a Vietnamese Restaurant That’s All Houston

Vietnam and Texas form a beautiful union at Xin Chào

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Dropping Inn at a Mobile Institution

Around since the 1920s, the Dew Drop Inn still slings great dogs, gumbo, and fried oysters—with a side of history

End of the Line

Rocket City’s Jamaican Flair

In rapidly growing Huntsville, Alabama, get a taste of the deeper South

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A Divine Muffuletta in Memphis

A few minutes from Graceland, Valle’s boasts forty years of Italian fare, including one standout sandwich

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A New Taste of Macon

Kimchi Factory brings renewed energy and vibrant flavors to a revived downtown landmark

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Meating Up in Birmingham

Inspired by his grill-loving grandmother, chef Rob McDaniel impresses with a new steakhouse

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Finding a World of Flavor in Northwest Arkansas

Khana Indian Grill brings a homemade taste of India to Fayetteville

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The Joy of Restaurants

Thoughts on the pleasures of an institution that has weathered two centuries—and the people who quietly make great restaurants sing