Summer Essentials

  Summer Essentials by meredithlee48 featuring genuine leather handbags Summer is here and every lady needs a few essentials to look cute and stay cool. Summer is about getting a...

West Asheville, Land of the Taco

By: Jennifer Saylor Live in West Asheville? Hope you like tacos. You better, because you can get a taco at 19 (?) different places within a 5-minute drive of Haywood Road,...

“Spring in the South” – Cocktail Recipe

Any of these ingredients on their own are pretty awesome. Throw them all together? Better just go ahead and make a big batch of it now. Party sensation...

Forget the drug store caramels. Hello, Shotwells.

I first discovered Shotwell Candy Co. when Box South was founded in January, 2014. I had always been ambivalent towards caramels; to me they were always stogy, dilapidated...

Easy Snacks for Your Child’s Birthday Party

As easy as it sounds, easy snacks could be quite a handful especially when parents have to stick to some nutrition policies that they must follow. Some schools...

Comforting Fall Seasonal Breads from City Bakery

For the fall season, City Bakery Cafe, an Asheville staple for over 10 years, strives to evoke the familiar and comforting feelings of home by using rustic and...

Southern Curves Spirits: Blackberry Honeysuckle Lemonade

Flowers are starting to pop up everywhere. Trees are starting to bloom. And, like every Spring, I am starting to crave some lemonade. Southern Curves has gone one...

I Simply Remember My Favorite Things…

There are a few things that every business on this list has in common. They are small.  They started with a good idea. There are no CEOs, no...

Bean to Bar, Texas Style

I arrived early and settled into my booth at the food show- to my right a table filled with spice rubs and barbecue sauce, to my left a...

Get to know Southern Curves Vodka…drop by drop

Put the Sweet Taste of the South in Your Mouth Michelle Weber, creator of Southern Curves Spirits, is a true Southerner. She has been a resident of Savannah, Georgia...

If Heaven Were a Sweet Potato Pancake, Tupelo Honey Would be...

Tupelo Honey Cafe has long been synonymous with its hometown of Asheville, North Carolina – colorful, creative, a delight for the senses and a little quirky. We try...

The Top 10 Best Restaurants in America

Winning Restaurants Span Thirty States and Washington, D.C., with California, New York, Illinois, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania Leading the Pack. SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As we...

Places You Must Experience in the Heart of Savannah: Savannah Smiles...

Live entertainment in its rawest form is the best way to describe this late night action packed piano bar. With a venue that holds over 450 people, you are sure to...

Chef William Dissen of Market Place Restaurant

By Eden Canon Chef William Dissen of Market Place Restaurant Chef Dissen discusses his efforts to source and promote local, sustainable seafood. Executive Chef and owner of Market Place Restaurant &...

The Run for The Roses

  The Perfect Mint Julep: Now like every real drink there is a proper way to make it. If you want to set yourself aside from the group that might...

Cooking Class – Dough, Asheville – “Southern Comfort Food”

I want to start out by saying I have never taken a cooking class. I had no idea what to really expect. I had seen a Paula Deen...

A Weekend in Music City, USA – Part 2

If taking in the history of country music leaves you hungry and searching for food, there is no shortage of food options in Nashville, TN. One of the most...

Nice to “Meat” You

All morning today, the word "sushi" just ran round and round in my head. Visions of spicy tuna rolls and wasabi danced in my head. You see, my...

The Roaming Gnome’s Top 5 Asheville Breweries for a Weekend Beer...

  Whether you’re a casual beer lover or a raving hophead then you belong in Asheville, NC.  The artsy mountain town has more breweries per capita than any other city...

Baton Rouge, Louisiana: A premier foodie destination

Baton Rouge's culinary scene is thriving with an array of dining options. If you are from the south, then you can appreciate a good southern meal, and if...

BBQ served up in the Lone Star State

"Unsweet, she leans over and whispers!” "Excuse me"… I reply. “The tea, its unsweet”, she repeats. “I already knocked a point off because the tea is unsweet.” Coke...

Places You Must Experience in the Heart of Savannah: The Public...

You are bound to get thirsty walking around the streets of Savannah and this hotspot is perfect for afternoon cocktails. From the unique layout to the skilled mixology behind these craft...

7 Questions with Copper Pot Kitchen’s Ashley Tarver

Ashley Tarver of Copper Pot Kitchen makes some pretty awesome olive oils. Seriously, not making it up. We used her Roasted Garlic olive oil in our mashed potatoes...

Bourbon Barrel Beef & Ale – Waynesville, NC

Waynesville, North Carolina is a small town. Head west on I-40 from Asheville, don't go too fast because a couple of towns will fly by and next thing...

Merry Cheese Crisps – Small Batch, Big Taste

A few days ago, Meredith McMillan opened her email and found quite a surprise. It was an email asking her to share the main ingredients in her cheese...

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