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News and Events / 3.31.15 / by Chris Chamberlain

Seven Ways that Hogs for the Cause is Different from Other BBQ Events

It seems you can’t swing a dead hog without hitting some sort of barbecue festival or competition in the South, but Hogs for the Cause held March 27-28 in New Orleans was definitely a pig of a different color. In just its seventh year, organizers Becker Hall and Rene Louapre have grown this massive party […]

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Dining / 3.17.15 / by George Motz

George Motz’ Southern Burger Odyssey: Lafayette

In a part of America dominated by gumbos, crawfish and other Acadian/Cajun goodies, there is an old-time burger joint that is about as authentic as it gets. The Judice Inn was hand built and opened by brothers Alcide and Marc Judice in 1947 and is one of the oldest restaurants in the Lafayette, Louisiana area. And today […]

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Travel / 3.16.15 / by TLP Editors’ Desk

Chef Chris Shepherd’s Chinatown Recs

Houston is now the most culturally diverse city in America, and its Chinatown—albeit not as established as those of NYC of San Fransisco—can be overwhelming. No worries. Let James Beard award-winning Chef Chris Shepherd be your tour guide, for a great meal of course. Crawfish and Noodles A true measure of what Houston is all […]

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Culture / 3.12.15 / by Ronni Lundy

The Chili Bun Versus the Slaw Dog

The first thing to understand is that neither the chili bun nor the slaw dog (a.k.a a West Virginia hot dog) are quite the same thing as what the rest of the world calls a chili dog. Some reasons why are plainly visible. A chili bun is just that: Chili. On a bun. It has […]

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Dining / 3.11.15 / by TLP Editors’ Desk

New Zealand Meets Georgia

It goes without saying that New Zealand is a long way from Greensboro, Georgia, especially since New Zealand is really a long way from most things, excepting Australia. But Chef Andrew Litherland, a New Zealand native (only recently named the executive chef of the The Ritz-Carlton Lodge, Reynolds Plantation) is already starting to feel at […]

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Dining / 3.2.15 / by Elizabeth Shestak

Dashi Does Ramen Right in Durham

On perhaps the coldest night Durham, North Carolina, has had in years, there was no meal more fitting than a bowl of steaming noodles in broth. That it came in the form of Japanese ramen—specifically tonkotsu, the famed Sun Noodle noodles swimming in a pool of pork dashi with a healthy portion of pork belly perched atop, […]

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