Steve Russell

Food & Drink

Meet E.J. Lagasse, the Nineteen-Year-Old New Chef at World-Famous Emeril’s

Yes, he’s young. That’s not stopping him from—bam!—making big changes at dad’s flagship restaurant


What It Takes to Be a National Champion Bird Dog

Who’s a good bird dog? Miller’s Blindsider, that’s who, having just won the 2023 National Championship

Arts & Culture

Six Movies to Celebrate NASCAR’s Seventy-Fifth Anniversary

Take a hot lap through cinematic history

Arts & Culture

Meet Nashville’s Fly-Fishing Jeweler

Timothy Stammen brings trained hands and an angler’s eye to his bespoke creations


A Look Inside Fire Station One, a Roanoke Hotel With Three-Alarm Charm

Period details—including, yes, brass fire poles—preserve the memory of the first responders and fire horses who once occupied this local landmark

Food & Drink

Memphis’s First Modern Whiskey Is Crafted by Tennessee’s First Female Master Distiller

A storied past blends with a compelling present in bottles of the reborn Old Dominick

Arts & Culture

A South Carolina Seafood Company Reveals a Piece of Forrest Gump History

How much shrimp is required to create a movie classic? About six thousand pounds, apparently


How Two Southern Restaurant Vets Whipped the World’s Toughest Row

Ben Towill and Charlie Layton, aka “the Dreamboats,” swapped whisks for oars in an epic race across the Atlantic


Head On Over to “Reba’s Place”

Country superstar Reba McEntire is set to open an intimate music venue in her Oklahoma hometown

Food & Drink

A Virginia Community Beseeches Coke: Save Our Ginger Ale!

Northern Neck, a homegrown soda with history and a fervent fan base, aims for a comeback


Curl Up With a Southern Seed Catalog

Because bountiful summer gardens start with a little winter dreaming


Inside a Rare Cache of Heirloom Seeds

One stuffed freezer in South Carolina may soon make all our vegetable patches more delicious


America’s Oldest Spa Returns to Its Former Glory

Take a dip in the historic Virginia hot springs favored by U.S. presidents

Food & Drink

Nashville Bids Farewell to Arnold’s Country Kitchen

Parting words to a Southern cooking institution

Arts & Culture

UGA vs. TCU: Which Is the Real Cinderella Team?

Because for fans of this all-Southern showdown, winning the expectations game is half the battle

Arts & Culture

How the Celebrated Food Writer Ronni Lundy Cooked Up a Bookshop

Plott Hound Books is the place to find thoughtfully curated reads—and advice on where to eat while you turn the pages

Food & Drink

Meet the Longtime Pitmaster at Memphis’s Rendezvous Ribs

If you’re drawn to the smell of barbecue in downtown Memphis, chances are that Henry Morris is at work

Food & Drink

The South’s Most Sumptuous New Year’s Recovery Brunches

Kick off 2023 with a relaxed, restorative feast. And perhaps a little hair of the dog


Fried Egg Sandwich with Chili Aioli

A hearty breakfast dish to welcome the new year

Arts & Culture

In Memoriam: The Southerners We Lost in 2022

This year, we said goodbye to luminaries in music, sports, food, fashion, and beyond