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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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

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A New Memphis Restaurant with a French Twist

Bishop, the newest spot from locals Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman, transports diners—and elevates the hotel restaurant

Taste of the South

A Biscuit Tradition on the Rise

Sixty locations strong and counting, Biscuitville may soon be bringing a traditional taste of the South to a drive-through near you

Food & Drink

The Last Waiter

In praise of those who serve—in restaurants and beyond

Food & Drink

Finding Hope in a Dark Week

John T. Edge reflects on one of the most tumultuous weeks in restaurant history

Food & Drink

What the Coronavirus Means for Southern Restaurants

Across the region, chefs and restaurateurs assess how to move forward

Southern Heroes

Dust-to-Digital: The Song Savers

An Atlanta couple safeguards and showcases the music of the South

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The Louisiana Restaurant Fusing South by South America

Arepas meet crawfish, and Venezuela meets Cajun Country at Patacón

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The Family Seafood Joint

Finding comfort in the classics at Johnny’s Half Shell in Washington, D.C.

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College-Town Flavor

At their new spot in a converted ranch house, Tarasque Cucina’s John and Lauren Stokes bring a delightfully homemade taste of fun to Oxford

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A Taste of Kentucky Cajun

Louisville chef Paul Skulas gives the South’s best-known regional cuisine a modern helping of Bluegrass flavor

Food & Drink

The State of Modern Barbecue

John T. Edge takes the temperature of twenty-first-century ’cue