December/January 2017: Best of the Sporting South

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Food
Kim Severson

For a Georgia chef, the only thing better than a cheese straw is one stuffed with pimento cheese 

Food
Wayne Curtis

An evolved outlook on coffee perks up the cocktail scene 

Food
John T. Edge

One of the newest additions to a growing Durham is a little gem

Food

North Carolina is a craft beer paradise—so it’s no surprise that its winter beers are a cut above

 
Food
Brett Martin

Before the TV shows, the cookware, “Bam!,” and the rest, Emeril Lagasse was a young chef taking over the venerable Commander’s Palace, the launching pad for a career that would change the food world forever. Now, with his first new New Orleans spot in nearly two decades, he’s back to doing what he really loves

Food
Jenny Everett

Whether you bag them or buy them, this bird makes a terrific addition to any festive spread

Music
Matt Hendrickson

From outstanding female newcomers to a railroad ode to a Blue Ridge fest filled with surprises, a look back at the best of 2016 

Home & Garden
Julia Reed

One of the world’s most respected interior designers, has spent her career teaching folks that style doesn’t trump comfort—and that there should always be room for the dogs

Home & Garden
Feifei Sun

Louisiana artisans elevate a sophisticated new line of holiday decor

Home & Garden
Elizabeth Hutchison

This year’s honorees prove that Southern makers’ commitment to creativity, craftsmanship, and quality remains as strong as ever 

Sporting Life
Kirk Deeter, Irwin Greenstein, T. Edward Nickens, Jed Portman, JR Sullivan

From chasing Gentleman Bob to bushwhacking for brookies

Sporting Life
John Gregory Brown

How a soulful pug named James Brown helped a writer regain his stride

Arts & Culture
Guy Martin

Practicing gundog etiquette, swimming for dinner, and a game-day favorite

Arts & Culture

The film that brought to life Fannie Flagg’s beloved novel Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café turns twenty-five in December. Here are five ways to celebrate the milestone

Arts & Culture
David DiBenedetto

Weathering Hurricane Matthew and looking ahead to winter fun

Arts & Culture
Amanda Heckert

Mercy Street actor McKinley Belcher III is on cue for a breakout year

Arts & Culture
Bill Heavey

Four illustrators and one writer pay tribute to the late Jack Unruh, an artist for the ages

Arts & Culture
CJ Lotz and Jed Portman

Goings-On in the South & Beyond

Arts & Culture
Julia Reed

In defense of drinking something other than bourbon

Travel

Stellar stargazing spots in Texas