The Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat star on her upcoming chat with Alabama legends, the wisdom of grandmothers, and why cornbread is so intimidating

Our Kind of Place

Conjuring the ghosts of summers past at the storied Grand Hotel


Contemporary meets comfortable at this rustic architectural wonder

Food & Drink

Nearly a decade after leaving the pioneering Decatur, Georgia, restaurant Watershed, the chef is once again making his legendary biscuits—and this time he wants you to join in


A list of on-the-ground relief efforts to assist those affected by the deadly storms

Food & Drink

The chef is coming home to Alabama, with Automatic Seafood & Oysters, opening this March in Birmingham. Here’s a preview of his menu—and his favorite oyster-grilling technique


Each spring, Birmingham chef Chris Hastings invites a handful of friends and their children to his camp in Alabama for a week of hunting, camaraderie, good food… and a few life lessons

Food & Drink

Get an exclusive peek inside Bow & Arrow, a new restaurant blending ’Bama and Texas barbecue traditions from chef-on-the-rise David Bancroft


Frontman Paul Janeway talks Birmingham, “that Southern thing,” and the band’s new album, Young Sick Camellia

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The Ultimate Culinary Tour of the Magic City

College Football Traditions

Why the long-running… er, -rolling… Auburn University tradition is taking a break again this year


Come summer, the Alabama Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo brings thousands of entrants, decades of tradition, and varying degrees of piscatory prowess to Dauphin Island. Amid the million-dollar yachts and ten-dollar lawn chairs at the world’s largest fishing tournament, a writer and amateur angler wades into the frenzy of a Southern institution


In rural Alabama, a haven for purple martins generations in the making


The South’s social lake

Arts & Culture

Dynasties don’t last forever, so let’s roll with the Tide while we can

First Listen

The storied Grammy-winning gospel outfit returns with a new album

What's in Season

Ultrasweet Gulf Coast Royal Reds are worth shelling out for

Arts & Culture

Meet Brian Reed, the radio reporter behind the Alabama-set podcast everyone’s talking about

Arts & Culture

How a university town rallied around an unusual piece of outdoor sculpture


Why the author loves Alabama’s utopia by the bay—and thinks you should too