5 Things You Need To Know In The South Right Now

June 2, 2014 | By | Comments (1)

Photo courtesy Habersham Marketplace

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. Bottles and Barrels. Join us next weekend for the Bottles and Barrels Southern Living Inspired Event, June 14-15. Hosted at the SL Inspired Community of Habersham, South Carolina, the event will feature will feature tastings from more than 20 local breweries and wineries, a Cast Iron Chef Competition with Southern Living Test Kitchen Director Robbie Melvin (using cast iron skillets and bacon, of course), and a Low Country brunch complete with croquet, cocktails, jazz music, and hot air balloon rides.

2. Trash Fish Dinner. I know what you’re thinking…trash fish? Charleston chefs are hoping to change your perspective on the term with this Thursday’s Trash Fish Dinner benefitting Chefs Collaborative in Charleston, South Carolina. Trash fish, also know as bycatch, are “sustainable and delicious alternatives to the fish we recognize,” Chef Nico Romo of Fish Restaurant says. Four other Charleston chefs together with local fishermen will be serving these often overlooked but delicious fish at the five-course dinner at the Lowndes Grove Plantation.

Photo courtesy Digital Graffiti

Photo courtesy Digital Graffiti

3. Digital Graffiti. The world’s first projection art festival returns for its seventh year this Thursday through Saturday in Alys Beach, Florida. The event, which received submissions from Israel, Germany, India, France, and China, among others, will be judged by artists from around the world. Artists project their digital artwork onto blank white walls all throughout the city, making for some unforgettable living art. Tickets here.

4. Tupelo Elvis Festival. What better way to honor the King than by dedicating an entire weekend to his music? Gather with hundreds of other Elvis fanatics in Mississippi this Thursday through Sunday at a festival filled with live music, the definitive Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, beauty pageants, children’s activities, and Sunday’s Gospel Concert. For more information and tickets, click here.

5. Lee Baines III and The Glory Fires. Head to Bottletree Cafe this Wednesday night to see Birmingham’s own Lee Baines III and The Glory Fires before the weekend’s Magic City Brewfest. The rock band’s current tour stretches around the globe. After trekking across the United States, the band will visit Poland, Norway, and Sweden. For more dates, check here.


  1. Leslie Fain

    The Walker Percy Festival in St. Francisville, Louisiana, should be on here. It’s sold out, though!

    June 2, 2014 at 12:58 pm

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