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The Local Palate's featured stories, interviews, profiles, essays, and histories exploring the South's food culture.

In the Field

The Return of the Lynnhaven Oyster | Listen

A former fireboat captain returns to the water as an oyster farmer and tour guide to revive the Lynnhaven oyster.

Southern Makers

Oro: Meet Your Wheat | Listen

In Richmond, Virginia, chef Laine Myers partners with local purveyors to make pasta with terroir at her exclusive CSA, Oro.

On the Road

The ABCs of Mead | Listen

Managing Editor, Emily Havener, sets out to find mead, the world’s oldest fermented beverage, on Florida’s Forgotten Coast.

On the Road

Snapshot: Baltimore

One chef couple shares their love for the history and culture of Baltimore. Find their recommendations for eats, drinks, and [...]

On the Road

Flavor Towns On Mississippi’s Gulf Coast | Listen

Explore dining, culture, and activities in twelve cities along Mississippi’s Gulf coast offering small town charm or exquisite dining.

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Maydan: Recipes from Lebanon and Beyond

Rose Previte’s debut cookbook, Maydan, celebrates flavors that come from the home kitchens of women across the Middle East.

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10 Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings in 2024 | Listen

From re-envisioned Bayou favorites to eagerly awaited brick and mortars, find our top 10 most anticipated restaurant openings for 2024.

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Flavor Towns On Mississippi’s Gulf Coast | Listen

Explore dining, culture, and activities in twelve cities along Mississippi’s Gulf coast offering small town charm or exquisite dining.

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12 Best Hotels Around the South | Listen

Some new, some renovated, all style: These are the 12 best hotels we’re checking into and checking out all around the South.

Cook the Book

Cook the Book: Still We Rise

TLP's editor in chief cooks through Still We Rise, and the result is biscuits with good height, delicate airiness, and [...]

Bookshelf

Stock the Shelves: The Best Cookbooks of 2023

Erin Byers Murray, shares her picks for the best cookbooks of 2023, spanning across cultures and cuisine, destined for your [...]

Cook the Book

Cook the Book: Juke Joints, Jazz Clubs & Juice

Emily Havener, explores cocktail recipes inspired by Black mixologists in Toni Tipton-Martin's latest: Juke Joints, Jazz Clubs & Juice.

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At the Table

10 Nonalcoholic Drinks for Dry January

It's time to embrace our healthful resolutions and take on the Dry January challenge once again.

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In the Field

What’s On the Horizon for 2024

TLP's Snapshot Newsletter contributors share their anticipated 2024 openings, innovations, and movements in their relevant Southern cities.

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Radar

10 Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings in 2024 | Listen

From re-envisioned Bayou favorites to eagerly awaited brick and mortars, find our top 10 most anticipated restaurant openings for 2024.

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At the Table

Our Most Popular Recipes of 2023

Our top recipes range from Southern staples like bread and butter pickles to approachable high-end crudo, 2023 marks a year full of flavor.

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On the Road

Experience All That is New in Pinehurst, North Carolina

Discover the dozens of idyllic adventures and mouthwatering restaurants that await in Pinehurst, North Carolina, and Moore County.

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Spring Festivities in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana

With its lively festivals and unparalleled cuisine, St. Martin Parish promises an unforgettable Louisiana experience. 

Fireworks at Segra Park in Columbia, South Carolina.
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Ignite Your Taste Buds at the Southeastern BBQ Showdown

Get ready to fire up your taste buds and dive into the ultimate BBQ competition at the Southeastern BBQ Showdown, June 14-15, 2024.

First Look

A First Look at Lowland Tavern

Jason Stanhope gives an intimate tour of the menu at his new concept, Lowland Tavern, and his inspiration behind its [...]

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A First Look at Luca Lagotto

Luca Lagotto hopes to supply fresh Italian cuisine and a neighborhood respite to the busy residents of Homewood, Alabama.

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A First Look at Dear Charles

With a menu of elevated classics, Dear Charles is poised to become a local’s staple, a tourist’s haven, and a [...]

In the Spirit

In the Spirit: High Rise Beverage Co.

TLP gets an inside look at High Rise Beverage Co. and their hemp-derived cannabis beverages infused with natural ingredients.

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In the Spirit: Cathead Distillery

TLP sat down with Richard Patrick of Cathead Distillery to discuss the evolution of their brand and how he hopes [...]

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In the Spirit: Durham Distillery + Conniption Gin

TLP toured Durham Distillery with Melissa and Lee Katrincic to observe their methods and hear the story behind their iconic [...]


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Fireworks at Segra Park in Columbia, South Carolina.
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Ignite Your Taste Buds at the Southeastern BBQ Showdown

Get ready to fire up your taste buds and dive into the ultimate BBQ competition at the Southeastern BBQ Showdown, June 14-15, 2024.

Couple dancing to Zydeco at the Breaux Bridge Crawfish Festival in Louisiana.
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Spring Festivities in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana

With its lively festivals and unparalleled cuisine, St. Martin Parish promises an unforgettable Louisiana experience. 

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Cook the Book

Cook the Book: The World Central Kitchen Cookbook

Our associate editor, Tate Jacaruso, dives into the vibrant and vegetable-forward dishes described in the World Central Kitchen Cookbook.

The Cradle golf course in Pinehurst, North Carolina.
On the Road

Experience All That is New in Pinehurst, North Carolina

Discover the dozens of idyllic adventures and mouthwatering restaurants that await in Pinehurst, North Carolina, and Moore County.

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Maydan: Recipes from Lebanon and Beyond

Rose Previte’s debut cookbook, Maydan, celebrates flavors that come from the home kitchens of women across the Middle East.

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In the Spirit: Maverick Distillery

The owners of Maverick Distillery share the unexpected history of their limited batch of single-barrel Straight Triticale Whiskey.

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On the Road

Flavor Towns On Mississippi’s Gulf Coast | Listen

Explore dining, culture, and activities in twelve cities along Mississippi’s Gulf coast offering small town charm or exquisite dining.

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A First Look at Luca Lagotto

Luca Lagotto hopes to supply fresh Italian cuisine and a neighborhood respite to the busy residents of Homewood, Alabama.

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Culinary Pairings in Charlottesville

With an abundance of culinary pairings, the Charlottesville area is a premier destination for wine enthusiast and food lovers alike.

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Restaurants Issue 2024 Survey

Fill out our Restaurants Issue 2024 Survey below for a chance to win a copy of Maydan: Recipes from Lebanon and Beyond by Rose Previte, a 1-year subscription to The Local Palate, as well as a $100 gift certificate to The Local Palate Marketplace. One winner will [...]