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Sip Southern Illinois

September 10th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Midwest, Regions, Trends & Trails|Tags: |

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.

Discover North Texas Bourbon Distilleries

September 5th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Producers & Purveyors, Regions, South|Tags: |

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

Hot Sauce Heats Up in Louisiana

August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Featured, Producers & Purveyors, Regions, South|Tags: , |

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.

Some Like it Hot (Chicken)

August 13th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Producers & Purveyors, Regions, Southeast|Tags: |

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.

Independent Bookstore Eats

July 25th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Midwest, Northeast, Regions, Southeast, Trends & Trails, West Coast|Tags: |

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?