Hot List: Faulkner Dinner, NOLA Fashion & Birmingham’s Next Big Thing

September 30, 2013 | By | Comments (1)

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 Rizzoli

Photo courtesy Rizzoli

1. Anne Quatrano’s first cookbook. Leading lady of Atlanta’s food scene, Anne Quatrano (Bacchanalia, Abbatoir, Star Provisions), releases Summerland: Recipes for Celebrating with Southern Hospitality tomorrow. Packed with more than 100 recipes, entertaining tips, and stories from her family farm near Cartersville, the book is the perfect addition to your kitchen.

2. Dinner at Faulkner’s. Claim your seats now for Harvest Supper in Oxford, Mississippi, on October 10. This year’s benefit dinner is hosted on the grounds of William Faulkner’s Rowan Oak with food sourced from Woodson Ridge Farm and prepared by chef Elizabeth Heiskell. Tickets are $125 and include dinner, drinks, and live music by Shannon McNally. Call 662/915-7073 or email to purchase. 

Photo courtesy NOLA Fashion Week

Photo courtesy NOLA Fashion Week

3. NOLA Fashion Week. Hosted by the NOLA Fashion Council, a group dedicated to growing New Orleans’ style scene and helping young designers launch careers, NOLA Fashion Week (September 28-October 5) is the group’s biggest event of the year. Follow along this week to see which Louisiana designers you’ll be loving next year. The shows have helped launch the careers of designers such as Jolie & ElizabethLoretta Jane, and Project Runway All Stars winner Anthony Ryan Auld.

4. Yazoo beer turns 10. The pioneer of Nashville’s craft beer scene, Yazoo Brewing Company, celebrates its 10th anniversary with a two-day concert this weekend (October 4-5). Stop by the brewery at 910 Division Street to sample Yazoo’s brews and tune into Music City bands such as The Delta Saints, Space Capone, and Chris Johnson.

5. Birmingham’s big idea. Alabama’s Magic City is hosting a five-week project to help breathe new life into some of the town’s up-and-coming areas. Spread across five neighborhoods, REVIVE Birmingham will host pop-up shops (including one for creative agency Big Communications’ line of Bham Tees); outposts for new food vendors like Doughboys Donuts; workshops for aspiring entrepreneurs; impromptu music sessions like the one in the video below; and a wrap-up food and music fest on November 3.


  1. MaryJane Carney

    I think revive bham is such a great idea! I can’t wait to get my paws on one of those doughnuts too 😉

    October 1, 2013 at 2:54 pm

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