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A Spectacular Spread for an Unforgettable Memorial Day

By: The Local Palate

Snacks & Spreads for a Stellar Day

Jump into the season of no-fuss entertaining with Southern standbys kicked up a notch. Graze all day on finger foods, from creamy artichoke and bacon dip to butterbean hummus with crudité, for a Memorial Day worth remembering.

Whipped Pimento Cheese Beer Cheese Ball

From Chris Coleman, Old Town Kitchen & Cocktails, Rock Hill, South Carolina

A favorite among TLP staffers for its light texture, this amped-up cheese ball is best served with triscuits for easy munching. 

Quick-Pickled Asparagus

From Sean Wight, Frog Hollow Hospitality Group, Augusta, Georgia

Crab and Artichoke Dip

From Jay Moore, FortyEight Wine Bar & Kitchen, Freshfields Village, Kiawah Island, South Carolina

Butterbean Hummus

From David Rule, the Appalachian, Sevierville, Tennessee

Creamy Artichoke, Bacon, and Parmesan Dip

From Hunter Evans, Elvie’s, Jackson, Mississippi

At Elvie’s, chef Hunter Evans adds this mix to top off oysters before charbroiling them for his signature Oysters Elveretta dish, named after his grandmother, the restaurant’s namesake. At home, this can be prepared as a warm dip or as a stuffing for fish like flounder or salmon. 

Pickled Eggs

From Sean Brock, Audrey, Nashville

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Cheesy Collard Green Dip

From Dave Jensen, Husk Barbeque, Greenville, South Carolina

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