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Sip Southern Illinois

The main highway leads to a blacktop country road that narrows as it winds for miles through forests and farmland. Just when you think your GPS must be wrong and you’re lost in the middle of nowhere a sign points to a nearly hidden driveway. Suddenly a stuccoed Tuscan villa, glowing gold in the afternoon sun, appears before row upon row of grape vines.

2019-09-09T18:12:06+00:00September 10th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Midwest, Regions, Trends & Trails|Tags: |0 Comments

Discover North Texas Bourbon Distilleries

Discover North Texas Bourbon Distilleries Bourbon Lovers: Don’t sidestep Texas. Story by Ana Astri-O’Reilly Bourbon is America’s official spirit, as recognized by Congress in 1964. To be considered bourbon, a distillate must be made on American soil with a minimum of 51 percent corn and aged in charred new white

2019-09-03T17:07:15+00:00September 5th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Producers & Purveyors, Regions, South|Tags: |0 Comments

Hot Sauce Heats Up in Louisiana

Hotsauce.com has more than 50 categories and features over 120 brands of hot sauce from around the globe. While hot sauce has become a major food category and a condiment almost as essential as ketchup these days, it wasn't always that way. There was a time when spicy food in America was credited to the Cajuns of South Louisiana, and Tabasco Brand Pepper Sauce was the leader among pepperheads.

2019-08-13T20:08:11+00:00August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Featured, Producers & Purveyors, Regions, South|Tags: , |0 Comments

Some Like it Hot (Chicken)

If Steve Harvey asked the contestants on “Family Feud” to name one dish that typifies Southern cooking, the number one answer would doubtlessly be fried chicken. We love a crispy eight-piece box of yardbird around these here parts, but sometimes Southerners crave poultry that’s a little more piquant.

2019-08-07T15:08:21+00:00August 13th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Producers & Purveyors, Regions, Southeast|Tags: |0 Comments

Topsail Island’s Shaka Tacos

Topsail Island’s Shaka Tacos Savor local seafood at this surf shop turned taco stand in North Carolina. Story by Katie DeTar My annual spring vacation to Topsail Island, North Carolina delivers much-anticipated joys of the seaside. But during my most recent trip, the focus unexpectedly shifted from tanning to tacos.

2019-08-01T17:59:54+00:00August 8th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Producers & Purveyors, Regions, Southeast|Tags: |0 Comments

Come Find Bourbon

Come Find Bourbon Covington, Frankfort, and Bardstown, Kentucky Launch New Tourism Collaboration There’s a fresh, new answer to the common question of where to stay when exploring Kentucky Bourbon Country, thanks to the tourism commissions of Northern Kentucky, Frankfort, and Bardstown. Under the banner Come Find Bourbon and the new

2019-08-06T19:44:17+00:00August 6th, 2019|Categories: Featured|Tags: |0 Comments

Independent Bookstore Eats

Today's independent bookstore owners will tell you it's not enough just to sell books. They have to plan events, serve lunch, and offset the bottom line with booze. That's just the nature of the business, but who doesn't like to curl up with a good book and sip from a glass of wine while nibbling on a pastry or panini?

2019-07-19T16:39:08+00:00July 25th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Midwest, Northeast, Regions, Southeast, Trends & Trails, West Coast|Tags: |0 Comments

5 Great Brew Spots + Food

It’s official! Craft beer is gaining mass recognition for its vast range of flavors, and overall boom of accessibility; breweries and beer bars are sprouting across the U.S. at a record pace. But with this trend comes a great challenge: entrepreneurs need to find a way to stand out among the ever-increasing competition.

Green Bay, Wisconsin

Green Bay, Wisconsin It’s more than just a football town. Story by Chris Chamberlain It’s a shame that the only time most people think about Green Bay, Wisconsin is during pro football season, when the weather can be pretty problematic for all but the most avid “Packer Backers.” While it’s

2019-07-16T18:35:41+00:00July 18th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Midwest, Producers & Purveyors, Regions|Tags: , |0 Comments

Gourmet Ghetto: More Delicious Than It Sounds

If you know only one thing about the food that comes out of Berkeley, California, just across the bay from San Francisco, you probably know about Chez Panisse. There, Alice Waters opened her iconic restaurant in 1971 and, effectively, introduced farm-to-table dining to middle-class America. Thousands upon thousands of diners still make a pilgrimage to Chez Panisse every year to dine at the altar of the slow food movement.

2019-07-12T19:53:56+00:00July 16th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Regions, Trends & Trails, West Coast|Tags: , , , |0 Comments