Arts & Culture

Three Tips for Surviving the Heat of Game Days

Advice from a lifelong (long-suffering) football fan


Vermont Calling: A Summer Escape to Manchester

Tucked into cool mountain foothills, the sylvan city beckons with a break from Southern heat

Food & Drink

The Ultimate Guide to Porch Pounders

Tons of ideas from chefs, Southerners, and a few Europeans for easy-sipping summer cocktails and wines

Home & Garden

Yes, You Can Still Plant Tomatoes

One small perk of an endless summer


Seven Southern Hotel Pools Where the Water’s Just Fine

There’s a lounge chair with your name on it

Land & Conservation

Are Southern Summers Becoming Truly Unbearable? What “Wet-Bulb Temperature” Can Tell Us

Sweating the details of heat and humidity

Arts & Culture

Five-Word Stories About Stifling Southern Summers 

Our readers sum up the South’s muggy months with brief tales of sunset swims, lightweight linen, icy imbibements, and more


Honey Roasted Peach Biscuits

Swap in your favorite fruit in these dreamy cream biscuits


Pork Chops with Sticky Bourbon Peach Sauce

A decadent peachy glaze gets a kick from bourbon in this summertime main dish


Spaghetti with Herb-Roasted Peaches

Pasta night, elevated with the flavors of summer—basil, fresh cheese, and juicy peaches

Food & Drink

How to Find Southern Peaches This Summer

After the toughest season in memory, hope beams at small farm stands, markets, and even at your doorstep

What's in Season

Tomatoes Get the Olive Treatment

Transform a bright summertime snack into a briny and versatile bite

Editor's Letter

From the Editor: Tomato Tales

Growing—and relishing—one of the South’s great summer gifts

Food & Drink

Tomato Sandwich Rules and Regulations

Because you don’t mess with perfection


Seven Southern Summer Camps for Adults

Don’t let the kids hog all the fun

Arts & Culture

The Big Summer Reading List

G&G staff and contributors pick their favorite new novels, bold memoirs, and beach reads, plus a few books to put on preorder


Seven Lavender Farms to Visit This Summer

With lavender wine tastings, wreath-making workshops, and U-Pick events under the stars, these purple paradises are worth a calming field trip


Dive Into the Blue Ridge Swim Club, Charlottesville’s Secret Summer Escape

Pool meets creek at this beguiling, 110-year-old spot


The Charming Towns of Western North Carolina

Come summer, all roads lead to the mountains

Food & Drink

The Ultimate Summer Side: Grilled Corn Ribs

Tender, smoky, and glazed with mayo and Parmesan, this twist on a cookout staple may make you the star of the backyard