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John Lewis’ Hatch Chile-Cheese Biscuits

To celebrate his favorite fall harvest, the expat Texan pit master puts a southwestern spin on breakfast<p>As a boy living on Texas’ westernmost border in El Paso, John Lewis grew up eating roasted Hatch green chiles the way Southerners in other regions eat gravy—with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. “I …

Recipes

Southern Comfort Heads Home

The historic brand welcomes whiskey back to the bottle<p><b>Southern Comfort</b> is the spirit of lazy tailgating parties, warm nights, and—with some statistical likelihood—memories of an unfortunate high-school episode or two. Indeed, this easy-drinking, inexpensive apricot-and-spice whiskey liqueur has for …

New Orleans

Flannery O’Connor: Under New Management

The beloved author’s Georgia home starts a new chapter<p>August 8 was a rainy day at Andalusia, Flannery O’Connor’s home in Milledgeville, Georgia. For any other occasion, thunder, lightning, shin-deep puddles, and flash flood warning sirens blaring from cell phones might be a bad omen, but for the …

Flannery O'Connor

Curl Power: Poodles Return to the Field

A Georgia trainer revives the reputation of a historic gundog<p>In the fields surrounding his farm in west-central Georgia, Rich Louter works out a new generation of gundogs for the upcoming hunting season, running his canine pupils through retrieving drills and pattern blinds near his home in …

Dogs

The Southern Agenda: October/November 2017

Goings-on in the South and beyond<p><b>Going Bananas</b> <i><br>Centerville, Tennessee, October 7–8</i><p>Whether it’s the Collard Festival in Ayden, North Carolina, the World Grits Festival in St. George, South Carolina, or the Boudin Cook-Off in Lafayette, Louisiana, the South has no shortage of rib-sticking events …

American Civil War

The Wild Zen of Flip Pallot

The world-famous angler, archer, TV personality, woodsman, and sage has always lived life by one rule—follow your heart<p>There is a certain manner of listening to a wild turkey at dawn, a conscious and intentional listening that involves not just the ears but the body, soul, and mind. You sit quietly …

Fishing

Chasing the Blues

When a family needed to find home again, Shorty led the way<p>I met her on a Monday night, sometime after ten. Just off the plane from New Orleans, I could still smell the city in my clothes. I’d dropped by Casamento’s before heading to the airport, gotten a hug in the kitchen and an oyster loaf for …

New Orleans

Chesapeake Oyster Stew

A Baltimore chef’s time-tested take on an Eastern Shore tradition<p>Dylan Salmon bluffed his way into his first oyster job. The man whose name hangs over the little subterranean restaurant called <b>Dylan’s Oyster Cellar</b> in Baltimore’s Hampden neighborhood always wanted to be a chef, but he didn’t know …

Seafood

Volvo Overseas Delivery

Brought to you by the G&G Creative Studios<p><i>G&G</i> partners with Volvo to document a once in a lifetime trip as mother and daughter travel overseas to pick up their new car. From exploring Swedish landscape and culture, to experiencing the Icehotel and even driving on a frozen lake, this European voyage …

Travel

Eight Great Bourbons

Top Southern bartenders share their favorite bottles<p>If you’re looking for recommendations on the best brands of booze to buy, ask a bar manager. This person is typically responsible for both making the drinks and ordering their ingredients, and must simultaneously stay on top of trends while …

UNC Chapel Hill

The Southerner's Guide to Bourbon – Garden & Gun

Whiskey

Saving Manatees Left High and Dry by Hurricane Irma

Wildlife specialists in Florida come to the aid of the gentle giants before and after storms<p>The first manatee rescue happened before Hurricane Irma even arrived.<p>The storm, which was still hours south of Sarasota, Florida, was so strong, it pulled water out of Sarasota Bay, stranding two of the …

Florida

Louisiana Cast & Blast

In partnership with the <b>Louisiana Office of Tourism</b>, <i>Garden & Gun</i> hosted a two-day Cast & Blast event at <b>Grosse Savanne Lodge in Lake Charles, Louisiana,</b> September 13–15, 2017. The event kicked off with a day of fishing for redfish, flounder, or trophy bass. As a special treat, <b>Louisiana</b> <b>chef John Folse</b> …

Fishing

Five Surprising Southern Food Towns

Pack your bags for these emerging culinary hotspots<p><i>These five cities, emerging as strong eating destinations in the South, are part of The South’s Best Food Towns, selected by the editors of</i> Garden & Gun<i>. See five more established dining cities here, and have your say about our picks on Facebook or</i> …

Restaurants

Spiced Rum Grows Up

Southern distillers add depth to an oft-sophomoric spirit<p>Spiced rum is the unsung harbinger of the holidays. The spirit quietly shows up, slipping into eggnog and toddies, its hints of vanilla and allspice and clove and cardamom like the first light before sunrise, somehow both more intense and …

Liquor

A Night in the Ninth

Spiced rum gets the New Orleans cocktail treatment<p>Ingredients<p>1 1/2 oz. Old New Orleans Cajun Spice rum<p>3/4 oz. PX sherry<p>1/4 oz. Cherry Heering<p>3/4 tsp. St. George Spirits NOLA Coffee Liqueur<p>Preparation<p>Combine all ingredients with ice in a mixing vessel. Stir until chilled, then strain over a large …

Food

Margo Price: Diamond in the Rough

The rising Nashville star mines the bruising truth of her past for refreshingly real-life lyrics—songs that recall the best of what country music can be<p>You can get <b>Margo Price</b>’s life story in a number of ways. One is by sitting with her at an East Nashville café where, this being East Nashville, the …

Sturgill Simpson

Gregg Allman Says Goodbye

Those closest to him reflect on the making of the late legend’s final album—and on his final days<p>During the last few months of his life, <b>Gregg Allman</b> and his wife, Shannon, would sit together in the sun on the porch of his house outside Savannah, near the swimming pool, with the Georgia Lowcountry …

Gregg Allman

Purr Me Another

A new book shows how working cats earn their keep at Southern distilleries and breweries<p>It’s no secret <i>Garden & Gun</i> loves dogs. But according to our mailbag, some people think we need to wake up and smell the catnip, too. Every couple of issues, readers send letters to demand more Southern cat …

Cats

Top Southern Bourbon Bars

Louisville, Kentucky, chef Edward Lee shares five of his favorites<p>September in the South means hearing the sounds of marching-band practice drifting on the afternoon wind and getting ready to switch from craving peach cobbler to craving sweet potato pie. It also means bourbon. By law: A 2007 Senate …

Restaurants

The South's Best Food Towns

Food

Download: Printable Guide To The South’s Best Food Towns

A full list of the restaurants and bars featured in our Best Southern Food Towns<p>Click above to download a directory [PDF] of all the restaurants and bars featured in <i>G&G</i>‘s The South’s Best Food Towns.<p>Click above to download a weekend guide to Asheville, North Carolina.<p>Click above to download a …

Travel

Nashville, Tennessee: Weekend Dining Guide

Where to eat and drink in Music City<p><i>Nashville is</i> <i>one of The South’s Best Food Towns, selected by the editors of</i> Garden & Gun<i>. See all of the cities here. Do you agree with our picks? Disagree? Have your say on Facebook or Twitter. #SouthernFoodTowns</i><p>There was a time when visitors who wanted a taste …

Restaurants

Richmond, Virginia: Weekend Dining Guide

Experience the South’s best-kept culinary secret<p><i>Richmond, Virginia is one of The South’s Best Food Towns, selected by the editors of</i> Garden & Gun<i>. See all of the cities here. Do you agree with our picks? Disagree? Have your say on Facebook or Twitter. #SouthernFoodTowns</i><p>One of the great thrills of …

Restaurants

New Orleans, Louisiana: Weekend Dining Guide

Eating and drinking your way through the Crescent City<p><i>New Orleans</i> <i>is one of The South’s Best Food Towns, selected by the editors of</i> Garden & Gun<i>. See all of the cities here. Do you agree with our picks? Disagree? Have your say on Facebook orTwitter. #SouthernFoodTowns</i><p>There’s a Galápagos quality to …

Restaurants

Charleston, South Carolina: Weekend Dining Guide

This Lowcountry city is still setting the bar for the Southern Food Revival<p><i>Charleston, South Carolina is one of The South’s Best Food Towns, selected by the editors of Garden & Gun. See all of the cities here. Do you agree with our picks? Disagree? Have your say on Facebook orTwitter.</i> …

Restaurants

Asheville, North Carolina: Weekend Dining Guide

Superior sipping and supping in the Blue Ridge Mountains<p><i>Asheville is one of The South’s Best Food Towns, selected by the editors of</i> Garden & Gun<i>. See all of the cities here. Do you agree with our picks? Disagree? Have your say on Facebook orTwitter. #SouthernFoodTowns</i><p>Not that long ago, Western …

Restaurants

Remembering The Waltons

The Southern roots of the beloved 1970s television show<p>It’s easy for a television show like <i>The Waltons</i>, which chronicled the homespun lives of a multigenerational family in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia during the Great Depression, to seem quaint now. Maybe even a little hokey. But after the …

Entertainment

Meet the Rescue Dogs—Who Become the Rescuers

Six teams of canines and their human handlers are heading to Florida to help conduct searches after Irma blows over<p>Java and Rocket have drive, energy, and athleticism—and they’re always up for a challenge. Good thing, because they’ve had a busy few weeks. First, they were in the Houston area, …

Hurricane Harvey

Resurrecting the Good Bones of a Historic Georgia Gem

An antebellum home with authenticity to spare<p>This week, Georgia designer James Farmer debuts his sixth book, <i>A Place to Call Home</i>, a collection of his work across the South that embodies a sense of regional authenticity. “The inspiration for the book came from years of poring over Southern …

Houses