Hot List: Summer Parties, Stylish Threads & Tennessee Cooking

September 2, 2013 | By | Comments (0)

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.

Photo courtesy Andover Trask

Photo courtesy Andover Trask

1. A game-day ready bag. Just in time for all the blissful reveling that is football season, Atlanta-based tote company Andover Trask releases its Speakeasy bag ($225). With all the fine accents signature to the brand—heavy canvas, vegetable-tanned leather, a handsome style—the tote also has a secret pocket to stash your flask.

2. Alabama’s first legal distillery. Brewery consultant Jamie Ray of Bullock County, Alabama (near Montogomery) has opened the first licensed distillery in the state, High Ridge Spirits Distillery. Look out for his first sipper, the Stills Crossroads ‘Shine next month.

3. Atlanta’s end-of-summer bash. Bid farewell to the season during the Southern Food Tour’s Front Porch Party at Buttermilk Kitchen on Thursday, September 5. The chef (and winner of TV show Chopped) Suzanne Vizethann cooks up a five-course fried chicken dinner with American Spirit Whiskey providing the libations. Tickets are $65 and include all food and drink, plus games like shuffleboard and corn hole.

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4. Memphis chefs’ cookbook. Fire up the grill for Collards & Carbonara: Southern Cooking, Italian Roots, the first cookbook by Memphis chefs Andy Ticer and Michael Hudman. In it, the culinary stars show you how to pull off that special blend of South-meets-Italian fare the duo is so well known for.

5. Savannah’s stylish soiree. On Thursday, The Hostess City shuts down Broughton Street for its biggest annual fashion event, Savannah Fashion Night. Blending boutique shopping with up-and-coming designers, and the city’s most trendsetting locals, the event features runway shows, shopping sales, and cocktail parties. We can’t wait to see what the ever-fashionable The Paris Market pulls together. Check out some of their preview images below.

Photo courtesy The Paris Market

Photo courtesy The Paris Market

Photo courtesy The Paris Market

Photo courtesy The Paris Market

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