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...

The Perfect Sweet Potato Pie

Southerners love pie. I don't think this is an exaggeration, or even a generalization. It's truth. We love making pie, eating pie (obviously!), and especially serving pie to the ones we...

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...

The Southern Gentleman – recipe

Gentlemen, time for a quick geography lesson. The Pacific NW? Coffee. The North? Boston Tea Party. The Midwest? Pop. World, meet bourbon...that's right, from the South. Bourbon, say hello...

“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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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 &...


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