The Best Southern Restaurant in South Carolina Is The Grit Counter in Mount Pleasant

by Stephanie Edwards   Grits are a staple of Lowcountry cuisine, but few restaurants allow diners to explore as many flavor combinations as The Grit Counter in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Delicious wholesome ingredients, fun combinations, great service and the satisfying comfort of excellent down home southern food makes this casual restaurant tops in our … Continue reading The Best Southern Restaurant in South Carolina Is The Grit Counter in Mount Pleasant

Nine Essentials For A Traditional Southern Breakfast

By Angela Garrison Zontek All the best southern days start in a warm kitchen that smells of biscuits and something frying in the skillet. Has anything amazing ever resulted from a bowl of cold, bland cereal? Of course not. Breakfast is our first chance to make the day special, and the meal should be hot. … Continue reading Nine Essentials For A Traditional Southern Breakfast

Four Cakes Southern Cooks Love To Bake

By Angela Garrison Zontek Southern cakes are about occasions. We love to celebrate all things family, every calendar holiday, and all of life’s achievements, both big and small, along the way. Where certain dishes or vegetables might be seasonal, cakes are occasional. One will always find a hummingbird cake during summer festivities and a Lane … Continue reading Four Cakes Southern Cooks Love To Bake

Four Types of Bread Every Southern Cook Loves

by Angela Garrison Zontek Southern bread is an experience... the smell, the texture and the weight. In the south, the making of bread is a family affair, and most of us have fond memories of rolling out dough with our mothers and grandmothers. I used an amber floral drinking glass, 70’s style, to cut out … Continue reading Four Types of Bread Every Southern Cook Loves

Ten Side Dishes For The Southern Cook

by Angela Garrison Zontek The Southern side dish is an important part of our culture. Often, our seasons are marked by the sides we choose to serve, for instance, you know it's summer when potato salad takes the place of mashed potatoes, and it’s definitely fall when the corn pudding makes an appearance on your … Continue reading Ten Side Dishes For The Southern Cook

Ten Simple Ways To Make Your Southern Food Favorites Healthy

by Taylor Brooks What would the South be without its traditional dishes? Typically, full of warmth and comfort, for those who are trying to make healthier eating choices the Southern favorites seem to be out of the question. But, with a few changes, you can make Southern food healthy. And we know healthy means different … Continue reading Ten Simple Ways To Make Your Southern Food Favorites Healthy

Nine Classic Entrees Every Southern Cook Should Know

by Angela Garrison Zontek Every good Southern cook knows the basics of meal planning: meat, bread, and a side (or two or three). There are certain mainstays in the pantheon of Southern dishes—if you're cooking Southern, you should know these. Dressed up, or scaled down, these Southern mains are down-home, traditional, and always satisfying. Let’s … Continue reading Nine Classic Entrees Every Southern Cook Should Know

A History of Southern Food

by Angela Garrison Zontek Southern food is a living record of the people, places, and cultures that have contributed to the evolving landscape of our unique little corner of the world. Too complex and varied to ever achieve a conclusive origin story, the history of Southern food is best examined by considering its major influences—the … Continue reading A History of Southern Food

Why Do Southerners Love Biscuits So Much?

Growing up in the south, that is the southern region of the United States, the humble biscuit is beloved like a member of the family, recalled as fondly as a favored pet and evokes nostalgic feelings of comfort, happiness and warmth. If you're from the south and you move away, a really good biscuit can … Continue reading Why Do Southerners Love Biscuits So Much?

Five Best Biscuits In North Carolina

There's nothing we love more than a soft, flaky buttery biscuit. Whether you're making a sandwich of it with fried chicken, slather it with butter and molasses or use it as a side to a traditional southern entree, there's nothing quite like it. And we absolutely had to compile a list of the best biscuits … Continue reading Five Best Biscuits In North Carolina

Three Best Places To Find Fried Chicken In Raleigh

Just as beauty is in the eye of the beholder, good fried chicken is subjective. If you were born in New Jersey, your idea of fried chicken will not be the same, as say, someone who grew up in South Carolina. Well, we're southerners, and our bar is high. We're not looking for fancy-pants fried … Continue reading Three Best Places To Find Fried Chicken In Raleigh

Five Must Visit Fried Chicken Festivals In The South

We are always down to celebrate the awesomeness of fried chicken. And what better way to enjoy some good eatin' and travel the south, than to plan your travel around three of our favorite fried chicken festivals. If you live in Louisianna, North or South Carolina, Tennessee or Georgia, these events might not be new … Continue reading Five Must Visit Fried Chicken Festivals In The South