Every Monday we bring you the SL Hot List, a round up of the five latest and greatest things to hit the South. Consider it your weekly update on our region’s most buzzworthy food, culture, and style news.
1. Charleston cookbook. Southern food experts and brothers Matt Lee and Ted Lee are back with their third cookbook, The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen, dedicated to their hometown. Being the hospitable gents they are, they gave us a sneak peek of their book, so you’ll find a handful of delicious recipes such as Savory Benne Wafers in our March issue. For many more recipes plus vintage Charleston photos, walking tours, and the brothers’ own snapshots, pick up a copy of this Lowcountry must-read when it comes out Tuesday.
2. Nashville-inspired menswear. Richmond-based shirtmakers Ledbury took fashion cues from another stylish city last week when they released their Nashville Short Run Collection. Inspired by the music, culture, and tastemakers of the Music City, the limited-edition line features five shirts made from chambrays and cotton linens. The brand also tapped five well-dressed Nashvillians such as Imogene + Willie shop manager Jay Wilkison to model the looks. Grab one of the shirts while you can and look for another city-inspired collection soon.
3. Raleigh’s new brewery. We knew we’d be fans of Trophy Brewing Co. the second we saw their clever trophy taps (left). Thankfully, the guys behind nearby Busy Bee Cafe have the beers (such as the robust Slightshot Coffee Porter featuring local Slingshot Coffee Company coffee) to back it up. And soon you can even drink your beer with Trophy’s piping hot pizza.
4. Miami International Film Festival. Get inspired by last night’s Oscars and flock to the 30th annual MIFF with the rest of the filmmaking world. Now’s your chance to catch No, nominated for Best Foreign Language Film, about a Chilean advertising exec recruited to create propaganda against the Pinochet regime. Or get to the 20th anniversary screening of Zoo, a documentary inside the world of the Miami Zoo. March 1-10.
5. Southern soundtrack. After teaming up for a song from The Hunger Games soundtrack (which recently won a Grammy!), T Bone Burnett and The Civil Wars took on an even bigger collaboration–an entire soundtrack out Tuesday. Featuring 14 original songs, the album accompanies the documentary A Place At The Table (out in theaters Friday), a film about the economic and cultural effects of hunger in the U.S. You don’t have to wait till Tuesday–listen to “Long Time Gone” below.