Steve Russell


A Grinch-Inspired Cocktail More Nice Than Naughty

The playful Help Me…I’m Feeling is brimming with nostalgic Christmas spirit


The U.S. World Cup Team’s Defense Is Southern Strong

Walker Zimmerman and Shaq Moore hold the line at the planet’s biggest sporting event


A Gin Swizzle to Make You Kiss the Bartender

Pucker up to the subtly sweet-and-sour Mistle-Toe-Up, from the tropics-themed New Orleans eatery Mister Mao

Food & Drink

You Say Potato, I Say Route 11 Potato Chips

Watching what you eat? Me too, at my favorite Southern chip brand’s factory

Food & Drink

Fall’s Sweetest Prize: Albemarle Pippins

A writer’s late-season quest for the South’s most storied apple

Food & Drink

Sightseeing By the Pint: Memorable Southern Beer Trails

Three craft beer excursions offering more than tasty ales


Scene-Stealing Roasted Beet Salad

Goat cheese and bacon vinaigrette amp up this Thanksgiving side from New Orleans’s venerable Tujague’s Restaurant


Thanksgiving Bacon-Cornbread Stuffing

A holiday crowd-pleaser from Virginia’s BBQ Exchange


Karaage, Just Like Umma’s Makes

The twice-fried chicken from Charlottesville’s popular new Korean-Japanese restaurant, Umma’s, may be classic, but the women behind the operation do things their own way

Arts & Culture

A Tip of the Cap to a Top Hatter

Nathaniel’s Custom Hats are made by hand—and made to last

Arts & Culture

Meet the Virginia Jeweler Who Mines His Own Gemstones

Stuart Mercer isn’t just a rock star. He’s more like the whole rock band

Food & Drink

Why You Don’t Want to Be a Hot Wing on a Fall Saturday in the South

No bones about it, our rival isn’t the only thing we want to chew up during football season

Food & Drink

Nikhil Abuvala’s Indian-Spiced Shrimp and Grits

A twist on a Southern classic, from the chef bringing world flavors to Florida’s 30A

Food & Drink

Pappy Is Releasing More Bottles—But Good Luck Scoring One

The latest Van Winkle whiskeys are sure to be rare finds. Plus: another coveted bourbon from…Arby’s?

Food & Drink

Southern Taverns to Warm Your Bones

Order up a pint at these cozy gathering spots

Food & Drink

Is Sonic Southern?

An earnest overanalysis of a pressing query


A Cocktail for Braves Country

To root for the home team, Southern Soul Barbeque has concocted a very Georgia cocktail. Sorry, Phillies fans

Food & Drink

The Snow Cone You Didn’t Know You Were Craving

Memphis fave Jerry’s proves two frozen desserts are better than one

Arts & Culture

Waffle House Cooks up a Golf Shoe

Smothered, covered…and spiked?


Essential Southern Cocktail: Mint Julep

The Kentucky classic that deserves mixing beyond the Derby