The June Issue—What You Didn’t See

From Tennessee’s best fried chicken to more images from the stylish Epicurean Hotel in Tampa, here’s what you didn’t see in the June issue.

Photo by Robbie Caponetto

Photo by Robbie Caponetto

Dallas’ Hotel ZaZa‘s sultry decor, art-house vibe, and evening pool scene stand apart from the mainstays.

Photo by Erica George Dines

Photo by Erica George Dines

In our Gardens feature, Carolyn and Hector Llorens know backyard chickens are all the rage, because people crave fresh eggs as much as homegrown veggies. Carolyn’s coop matches the style of the shed, giving her beloved Buff Orpington hens a home that lesser chickens would absolutely die for.

Photo by Rush Jagoe

Photo by Rush Jagoe

In our Great Southern Road Trip feature, writer Valerie Rains makes a stop at Chattanooga’s Champy’s Chicken.

Photo by Robbie Caponetto

Photo by Robbie Caponetto

Valerie also stopped for a photo op in front of the still-operational Fame Recording Studios and the anything-but-operational, soot-stained facade of Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, which is in the slow and tentative process of becoming a museum.

Photo by Stacey Van Berkel

Photo by Stacey Van Berkel

Most restaurants are the products of months of meticulous planning. In a business where first impressions are everything, there’s little room for winging it. But Stanbury, a Raleigh restaurant opened last year, proves that some improvisation can be better than a playbook.

Photo by Greg DuPree

Photo by Greg DuPree

In this month’s Paper Napkin interview, Bill Paxton says he has a lot of Southern influences such as writers Tennessee Williams and Thomas Wolfe.

Photo by Denny Culbert

Photo by Denny Culbert

Curried mussels with fried potatoes at Peche Seafood Grill in New Orleans sure looks appetizing.

Photo by Robbie Caponetto

Photo by Robbie Caponetto

From basket-clad beach cruisers to the state-of-the-art culinary classroom, Tampa’s Epicurean Hotel is a perfect mix of old and new Florida.

Photo by Robbie Caponetto

Photo by Robbie Caponetto

Behind Epicurean’s front desk are walls covered with wine crate panels.

Photo by Robbie Caponetto

Photo by Robbie Caponetto

Backed by a Tampa dining institution and the anchor of the hotel, Élevage has a lot to live up to. Executive chef Chad Johnson features time-honored Southern dishes with modern technique.

Photo by Robbie Caponetto

Photo by Robbie Caponetto

Hotel ZaZa offers 12 private bungalows; pictured above is the luxe bathroom in Bungalow 7.

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