Eats & Drinks 2017-03-20T10:57:06+00:00

Gas Grills: Late Summer Is the Ideal Time to Buy

Southern men love to cook outside and if you’re grill is on its last leg, late summer is a great time to find a bargain on a gas grill. Here are a few tips to aid your search for the ideal outside cooking machine. After the fourth of July holiday, [...]

Peabody Hotel In Memphis Nominated for Nations Best Historic Hotel

Historian David Cohn once wrote, “The Mississippi Delta begins in the lobby of the Peabody and ends on Catfish Row in Vicksburg.” The Peabody Hotel in Memphis, TN, has once again been nominated for the Nations Best Historic Hotel in a USA Today poll that runs until early August. Like [...]

Oxford, MS: Tennis, Food & Faulkner

I admit it to only a few; I love the town of Oxford, MS. When I learned the Mississippi USTA tennis tournament would be held there, I jumped at the chance to join a team and go. After all, I could play tennis, eat great food and maybe meet William [...]

Jerry’s Sno Cones In Memphis Makes the Best Sno Cones Ever!

Five years ago I tasted a snow cone. Not just any snow cone, but one from Jerry’s Sno Cones in Memphis, TN. All I can say is it changed my life. I must confess it wasn’t an earth-shattering change like meeting that special someone or embarking on a new career, [...]

Sweet Tea: Making & Drinking the ‘House Wine’ of the South

Sweet iced tea is as southern as magnolia trees, pecan pie and catching lighting bugs at dusk. It’s part of our southern lifestyle. Southern belles refer to sweet tea as the "house wine of the South." Here are some tips on how to drink and make real sweet tea. I love [...]

Grayton Beach, FL: One of America’s Top Beaches In 2017

Grayton Beach, located just off Highway 30A in Florida’s scenic panhandle, has been named one of the best beaches in America for 2017. Shops in Grayton Beach, FL Dr. Stephen Leatherman, a professor at Florida International University, has produced 27 “top 10” public beach lists starting in 1991. [...]

5 Southern Beers Perfect for the Beach & Lake

Warm water, warm water and beer go hand-in-hand during Dixie summers. Southerners have always loved their beer at the pool, beach or lake and here are five southern brews to quench your thirst during the dog days of summer.  At this point of the summer, all thoughts are turning to [...]

Derby Day Primer: A Kentuckian’s Advice on Bourbon & Mint Juleps

I love bourdon. Some say it's an acquire taste. Maybe it is; but I believe my acquired taste must be genetic because with each taste it gets better. But I'll yield the floor to a Kentucky expert to give us advice on bourbon and Mint Juleps. StyleBlueprint's Heidi Potter allows a [...]

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