Southeast

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

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.

In Season: Watermelons!

When farmers’ markets and grocery stores across the U.S. stock large quantities of watermelon, is there a juicier sign it’s summer?  With increasing regularity and creativity, watermelon dishes are popping up on drink and food menus at restaurants nationwide. The top four watermelon-growing states are Georgia, Florida, Texas, and California, according to the Agricultural Marketing Resource Center. Other states grow watermelons, too, so you might find a local supplier wherever you live. Only when the fruit vegetable isn’t in season is it imported from other countries to ensure that watermelon remains available year-round.  

2019-07-08T21:03:28+00:00July 9th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Regions, Salads, South, Southeast, West Coast|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Cold Georgia Peach Treats

Georgia-grown peaches are recognized for their flavor, texture, and appearance. Georgia, which is proudly nicknamed “the peach state,” designated the peach as its official state fruit in 1995. Georgia ranks as one of the nation’s top four peach-producing states and harvests several different varietals of peaches from May to August. Come during peach season to load up on crates of peaches to enjoy at home.

2019-07-01T18:28:47+00:00June 19th, 2019|Categories: Cuisines, Desserts, Featured, Regions, Southeast|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

10 Fun Foodie Festivals

Food traditions, regional agriculture, local novelties, and simple good tastes are celebrated across the U.S. with countless seasonal festivals and themed parties. It’s easy to fill up your travel calendar with foodie events. To help you get started, here are a few suggestions; this is by no means a comprehensive list! These featured foodie events aren’t necessarily the best known or largest of their kind, but they all offer a variety of events and last multiple days.

Dog-Friendly Dining in Florida

It’s not surprising that Florida—known as the Sunshine State thanks to its more than 230 days of great weather every year—has a plethora of restaurants with outdoor patios and porches where your pooch is welcome to join you for a meal. From funky Key West and cosmopolitan Miami to historic St. Augustine and laid-back St. Petersburg, you’ll find everything from beach bars to award-winning haute cuisine.

2019-05-21T19:26:33+00:00May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Featured, Regions, Southeast, Trends & Trails|Tags: , |0 Comments

Edible Flowers

In recent years, blooms have leapt from garden to plate. The use of edible flowers at restaurants and bars has surged. For visual appeal, health benefits, and distinctive taste, rose, hibiscus, squash blossom, and many other petals are planted on menus across the country. Here are some of the budding chefs and venues that are increasing the everyday diner’s vocabulary and appetite for edible flowers.

2019-05-21T13:16:21+00:00May 21st, 2019|Categories: Featured, Midwest, Northwest, Regions, Southeast, Trends & Trails, West Coast|Tags: |0 Comments

Deviled Eggs

What’s an American picnic, holiday gathering or family reunion without deviled eggs? The dish of boiled eggs sliced in half and stuffed with a yolk/mayonnaise filling has been an American staple for decades.But our love affair with deviled eggs wasn’t born in the New World. The dish’s origin dates back centuries to ancient Rome, Spain and other parts of Europe. Around the first century A.D., Romans enjoyed boiled eggs enhanced with spices, oil and wine. Spain began stuffing its eggs in the 13th century, adding flavors such as cilantro, pepper and a fermented fish sauce. Over the next few centuries stuffed egg fever spread across Europe, and what filled the boiled eggs ran the gamut from raisins to herbs.