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Vegan is the New Black

Southern Black chefs embrace a centuries-long history of veganism and vegetarianism within their communities.


Explore the Monticello Wine Trail in Charlottesville, Virginia

What began as a single vineyard in the 1970s, the Monticello Wine Trail has grown into more than forty internationally acclaimed wineries in Virginia.


Snapshot: Ocean Springs, Mississippi

Sink into the comfort of Ocean Springs, Mississippi where museums, cozy inns, and casual and upscale eateries abound.

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In the Field

Five Classic Atlanta Restaurants

Stop by these Atlanta restaurants that have stood the test of the time and are still thriving decades after their openings.

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Discover the Coast, Cocktails, and Cuisine on Alabama’s Beaches

The Local Palate shares the best places to grab a bite or a drink in Gulf Shores, Alabama as well as memorable activities to try.

A garden and white houses at Fearrington Village
Worth the Drive

The Good Life at Fearrington Village

The grounds of and around Fearrington Village, an iconic North Carolina property, are worth a day or two of your time.


weeknight dinners


Valine’s Famous Fish Tacos

These simple and delicious are perfect for mahi mahi, but any white fish will do.


Spinach Rice

Chef Deborah VanTrece, of Twisted Soul Cookhouse & Pours, shares her Grandma's spinach rice recipe, a cheesy take on spinach-artichoke dip.

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Overnight Grits with Fried Eggs and Mushroom Ragout

This recipe is the perfect way to make a savory delicacy convenient with make-ahead grits and crispy fried eggs and creamy mushroom ragout.

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Thought Leaders, Restaurants, and Causes on our Radar

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In the Field

Five Classic Atlanta Restaurants

Stop by these Atlanta restaurants that have stood the test of the time and are still thriving decades after their openings.

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In the Field

Charleston’s Hottest Frozen Cocktails

Four frozen cocktails from Charleston restaurants help you brave the summer heat with their elevated and frosty takes on classic beverages.

In the Field

Hot Places to Eat and Drink in Charlotte

TLP contributor Asha Ellison, writer of our Snapshot: Charlotte newsletter, shares the latest on Charlotte restaurants, recommendations, and more about what’s happening around Crown Town.

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Bulrush Rosemary Gimlet

Add all ingredients to a shaker, with ice. Shake and strain into a martini glass or coupe. Garnish with a sprig of fresh rosemary.


Grapefruit Gin and Tonic

Food Culture of the South


Tequila Old Fashioned

Build drink over one large ice cube, stir, and garnish with flamed orange peel.


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This lively river city on the Chesapeake Bay, Norfolk teems with vibrant dining options, art galleries, concert venues, and boutique shops.

On the Road


The smog that once blackened the Chattanooga sky has long cleared, revealing beautiful mountains, tributaries, and lakes.

On the Road


Ingenuity paired with creativity is at the helm of the thriving restaurants and breweries expanding the Queen City’s culinary scene.

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Interior of Elvie's in Jackson, Mississippi
Dining Out


An homage to his grandmother’s New Orleans, chef Hunter Evans’ all-day cafe Elvie’s offers a neighborhood spot that sets the scene for camaraderie and romance.

Dining Out

Turkey and the Wolf

The wildly popular Turkey and the Wolf reinvents the boundaries of what belongs between sliced bread–a bold move in a city revered for its sandwich culture.

A plate of Bhel Puri at Chai Pani in Asheville
Dining Out

Chai Pani

Meaning “tea and water,” Chai Pani is slang for a small bite or drink–a humble moniker for the Asheville restaurant’s celebration of Indian street food.

Photograph of where to eat in Austin, June's All Day's interior with bar and seats lining the wall
Dining Out

June’s All Day

June’s All Day is where to eat in Austin as they serve delicious cuisine that makes this modern restaurant feel like its been there forever.

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Roads, Journeys, and Trails Worth Taking

A sandwich with greens and sauce from one of the Baltimore restaurants
On the Road

The World on a Plate along the Parkway

Thanks to a vibrant immigrant population, DC and Maryland restaurants showcase flavors from India, Laos, Mexico, and more.

Following the Camino de Santiago through a Spanish village
On the Road

Lessons of the Camino Journey

In search of answers, Nashville chef Karl Worley set out alone to walk a well-worn pilgrimage—finding community, and more questions, along the way.

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On the Road

Snapshot: Buckhead, Atlanta

Discover things to do in Buckhead, Atlanta with restaurant, beverage, exploring, and hotel recommendations from The Local Palate that highlight Buckhead.

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The New Faces of Highway 17

TLP explores the next generation of restaurants, breweries, and distilleries along South Carolina’s Highway 17 in our road trip from Little River to Charleston.

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