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Garden & Gun’s Best Photos of 2019

Fifty of the most compelling images from the pages of G&G this year
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Eat your greens. Collards replace traditional cabbage in chef Adrienne Cheatham’s Mississippi-influenced spin on kimchi.

 

Collard Kimchi,” February/March 2019 , Photo by Johnny Autry

photo: Johnny Autry

Cheers! The Kilauea Bowl at Pearl Diver in Nashville, with fresh juice, rum, gin, sherry, and apricot brandy.

 

The South’s Best Bars,” February/March 2019, Photo by Emily Dorio

photo: Emiliy Dorio

Guests share a laugh at Pearl Diver, tropical drinks in hand.

 

The South’s Best Bars,” February/March 2019, Photo by Emily Dorio

photo: Emiliy Dorio

Our “dream” bar for the February/March cover was the brainchild of G&G creative director Marshall McKinney and the talented photographic duo Adam Voorhes and Robin Finlay. The custom neon sign was the work of Todd Sanders, of Roadhouse Relics in Austin, Texas.

 

The South’s Best Bars,” February/March 2019, Photo by the Voorhes

photo: the Vorhes

The band Ranky Tanky—from left, Charlton Singleton, Clay Ross, Quiana Parler, Quentin Baxter, and Kevin Hamilton–photographed at the Cedar Room in Charleston, South Carolina.

 

Ranky Tanky: Keeping the Faith,” February/March 2019, Photo by Sully Sullivan

photo: Sully Sullivan

A spread of oysters, crawfish, and turkey served at Birmingham chef Chris Hastings’s turkey camp.

 

A Weekend at Tukey Camp,” February/March 2019, Photo by William Hereford

photo: William Hereford

A look inside the library of a circa-1835 Charleston double, restored by a young family to highlight deep Lowcountry roots. Featured on our April/May cover.

 

At Home with Charleston History,” April/May 2019, Photo by Brie Williams

photo: Brie Williams

The sitting room of the circa-1835 Philip Johnston Porcher House, owned by Zoë and Brys Stephens in Charleston, South Carolina.

 

“At Home with Charleston History,” April/May 2019, Photo by Brie Williams

photo: Brie Williams

Original cypress doors in lighting designer Julie Neill’s Garden District home in New Orleans.

 

Shining a Light on an Artistic New Orleans Cottage,” April/May 2019, Photo by Alison Gootee

photo: Alison Gootee

Traditional Italian amaro takes a Southern turn at Oxford, Mississippi’s Saint Leo with the Empire State of Mind cocktail.

 

A Better Bitter: Exploring Amaro,” April/May 2019, Photo by Johnny Autry

photo: Johnny Autry

Singer-songwriter and Texas native Maren Morris photographed for G&G in Nashville.

 

For Maren Morris, the Sky is the Limit,” April/May 2019, Photo by David McClister

photo: David McClister

Guide and boatbuilder Matt Maness works a section of the lower Watauga River in East Tennessee.

 

The Other Montana,” April/May 2019, Photo by Forest Woodward

photo: Forest Woodward

The Watauga and the South Holston rivers hold impressive numbers of large rainbow and brown trout.

 

“The Other Montana,” April/May 2019, Photo by Forest Woodward

photo: Forest Woodward

Catching the drift during an early morning on the Watauga.

 

The Other Montana,” April/May 2019, Photo by Forest Woodward

photo: Forest Woodward

Hanging out at the beach on Georgia’s Cumberland Island. Featured on our June/July cover.

 

14 Classic Southern Weekend Escapes,” June/July 2019, Photo by William Hereford

photo: William Hereford

Walking from the Greyfield Inn to the beach on Georgia’s Cumberland Island.

 

14 Classic Southern Weekend Escapes,” June/July 2019, Photo by William Hereford

photo: William Hereford

Baked oatmeal bars from Jessica and Stephen Rose of Nashville’s the Peach Truck.

 

Baked Oatmeal with Berries and Peaches,” June/July 2019, Photo by Johnny Autry

photo: Johnny Autry

A colorful assortment of summer berries ripe with recipe ideas.

 

Ripe Ideas: Summer Berry Recipes,” June/July 2019, Photo by Johnny Autry

photo: Johnny Autry

Lifelike fruits and vegetables from Lou Harris’s collection of Mary Kirk Kelly ceramics.

 

Cornucopia in Clay,” June/July 2019, Photo by Lauren V. Allen

photo: Lauren V. Allen

A distillery known for moonshine makes a Tennessee rye, which is perfect for a Whiskey Smash cocktail.

 

A Tennessee Rye is a Smash Hit,” June/July 2019, Photo by Johnny Autry

 

photo: Johnny Autry

From left: Duane Betts and Devon Allman, leaders of the Allman Betts Band, photographed during a tour stop in Clearwater, Florida.

 

In Allman Betts Band, Sons of Rock Royalty Join Forces,” June/July 2019, Photo by Eric Ryan Anderson

photo: Eric Ryan Anderson

Catching air while tubing.

 

Extreme Tubing,” June/July 2019, Photo by Kate T. Parker

photo: Kate T. Parker

A favorite Southern summer treat stands tall with these elegant silver servers.

 

The History of the Tomato Server,” June/July 2019, Photo by Johnny Autry

photo: Johnny Autry

A pile of pork ribs from la Barbecue in Austin, Texas. Featured on our August/September cover.

 

A Guide to the Best New Southern Barbecue Joints,” August/September 2019, Photo by LeAnn Mueller

photo: LeAnn Mueller

Miguel Vidal with his wife and partner, Modesty, oustside the smoker at Valentina’s Tex Mex in Austin, Texas.

 

Texas Barbecue: A Love Story,” August/September 2019, Photo by LeAnn Mueller

photo: LeAnn Mueller

Today show news anchor Craig Melvin photographed in New York City’s Central Park Lake.

 

Craig Melvin’s Carolina Roots,” August/September 2019, Photo by Nigel Perry

photo: Nigel Parry

An Elvis “tribute artist” (whatever you do, don’t call them impersonators) named Robert Lutz at last year’s Big E Festival, celebrating the King’s music and style.

 

Close-Up of a Would-Be King,” August/September 2019, Photo by Amanda Greene

photo: Amanda Greene

Staff members at the South Carolina Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Care Center provide medical care to a loggerhead named Voldemort.

 

How to Save a Loggerhead,” August/September 2019, Photo by Nickie Stone

photo: Nickie Stone

A crowd looks on as Voldemort the loggerhead makes his way back into the ocean.

 

How to Save a Loggerhead,” August/September 2019, Photo by Nickie Stone

 

photo: Nickie Stone

Espaliered pear trees and boxwood divide the sprawling Lexington, Kentucky, garden designed by Jon Carloftis.

 

Taming a Wild Kentucky Landscape,” August/September 2019, Photo by Caroline Allison

photo: Caroline Allison

Built in the mid-1700s, the LaCour House along Louisiana’s Bayou Chenal may originally have been part of a nearby fort.

 

Meet the Couple Restoring Louisiana History,” August/September 2019, Photo by William Abranowicz

photo: William Abranowicz

An 1836 portrait by the French artist Jean Joseph Vaudechamp, who often visited New Orleans to paint, hangs in Maison Chenal’s master bedroom.

 

Meet the Couple Restoring Louisiana History,” August/September 2019, Photo by William Abranowicz

photo: William Abranowicz

Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century artifacts inside a Louisiana house.

 

Meet the Couple Restoring Louisiana History,” August/September 2019, Photo by William Abranowicz

photo: William Abranowicz

Champion bird-dog handler Luke Eisenhart with Erin’s Wild Justice, a pointer, and Patrón, a Tennessee walking horse, training in South Dakota. Featured on our October/November cover.

 

Meet the Georgia Trainer at the Pinnacle of Dog Handling,” October/November 2019, Photo by Austin Hargrave

photo: Austin Hargrave

A boater uses a push pole to navigate the mangrove flats of Florida Bay within Everglades National Park, Florida.

 

The Everglades’ Wild Hope,” October/November 2019, Photo by Mac Stone

photo: Mac Stone

Chef David Bancroft’s Coca-Cola-brined, double-smoked, venison country ham is a charcuterie board standout.

 

Hunt, Then Gather: Five Game Recipes,” October/November 2019, Photo by Johnny Autry

photo: Johnny Autry

A narrow bridge above the creek that divides Jacquelyn Rogow’s hidden moss garden sprawling over nearly two acres in Western North Carolina.

 

The Magic of Moss,” October/November 2019, Photo by Tim Robinson

photo: Tim Robinson

Two pointers on the move hunting quail at Blue Cypress Ranch in Osceola County, Florida.

 

For the Love of Quail,” October/November 2019, Photo by Peter Frank Edwards

photo: Peter Frank Edwards

Gus, one of Blue Cypress Kennel’s prized British Labs, at work in Florida.

 

For the Love of Quail,” October/November 2019, Photo by Peter Frank Edwards

North Carolina artist Maya Freelon stands with one of her sprawling tissue-paper artworks.

 

Snapshot of a Southern Trailblazer,” October/November 2019, Photo by Chris Charles

photo: Chris Charles

Six gravy boats to suit every taste, from traditional to modern.

 

Tis the Season for Gravy Boats,” October/November 2019, Photo by Jeffery Westbrook

photo: Jeffrey Westbrook

Lounging on the Santa Fe River in northern Florida. Featured on our December 2019/January 2020 cover.

 

Old Florida Found,” December 2019/January 2020, Photo by Gately Williams

photo: Gately Williams

April McGreger gives Southern flair to the traditional Hanukkah dish, swapping out vibrant sweet potatoes for extra color.

 

A Whole Latke Love,” December 2019/January 2020, Photo by Johnny Autry

 

 

 

photo: Johnny Autry

An El Presidente cocktail as prepared by Julio Cabrera, proprietor of Café La Trova in Miami’s Little Havana.

 

Discover Cuba’s Other Rum Cocktail: El Presidente,” December 2019/January 2020, Photo by Johnny Autry

photo: Johnny Autry

Television personality Kardea Brown poses outside Cherry Point Seafood in South Carolina’s Wadmalaw Island.

 

Meet the Next Food Network Star: Kardea Brown,” December 2019/January 2020, Photo by Sully Sullivan

photo: Sully Sullivan

Singer-songwriter Allison Moorer photographed near her home in Nashville.

 

Allison Moorer’s Healing Notes,” December 2019/January 2020, Photo by Silas House

photo: Silas House

Pioneering cooking teacher, television personality, and prolific cookbook author Nathalie Dupree photographed with the tools of the biscuit-making trade.

 

The One and Only Nathalie Dupree,” December 2019/January 2020, Photo by Sully Sullivan

photo: Sully Sullivan

Pet portraiture from Vincent J. Musi’s The Year of the Dogs, featuring Lilly and Bella in 2018.

 

When Pups Get Their Close-Ups,” December 2019/January 2020, Photo by Vincent J. Musi

photo: Vincent J. Musi

Smokey, another subject in The Year of the Dogs.

 

When Pups Get Their Close-Ups,” December 2019/January 2020, Photo by Vincent J. Musi

photo: Vincent J. Musi

Tellington, featured in The Year of the Dogs.

 

When Pups Get Their Close-Ups,” December 2019/January 2020, Photo by Vincent J. Musi

photo: Vincent J. Musi

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