Erin Shaw Street
Travel Editor and pop culture aficionado, born and raised in Clearwater, Florida (yes, it's the South). Always on the lookout for the next Southern taste maker, quirky and inspiring travel destinations, and emerging artists. Talk to me on Twitter! @erinshawstreet

Recent Posts By Erin Shaw Street

Exclusive: New Orleans Chefs Want To Eat With You (In Alabama)

If there are two things we love it’s New Orleans chefs and Gulf seafood. Seriously, who can get enough? Today Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina announces the chance to dine with some of the Big Easy’s Best Chefs. Called Southern Grace, the new dinner series kicks off April 17 with chef Justin Devillier from La Petite Grocery. Others on the lineup […]

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AJ McCarron and Katherine Webb Engagement Dinner!

It’s official: one of the South’s most adorable couples are tying the knot. We got a peek at their engagement dinner, celebrated at Fisher’s at Orange Beach Marina in Orange Beach, AL (which we named as one of the South’s Best Bars). The former Alabama quarterback and prospective NFL player told his unsuspecting bride-to-be and former Miss Alabama that they […]

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Yes, SXSW Is Still Southern

We were at SXSW for the first time this week. Yes, it was as big, and over-the-top, and crowded, but we loved every minute of it. And though it seemed the entire digital world had descended on Austin, we found plenty of moments that reminded us that the festival hasn’t lost its Southern charm. Case in point: 10 moments snapped […]

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Will A Computer Plan Your Next Dinner Party?

At SXSW Interactive this week, everyone was vying for attention. Everywhere you turned there was someone doing a demonstration with a 3-D printer or posing for a photo with Grumpy Cat. We didn’t get to hang with Grumpy Cat. But… We did visit with a Southern-born chef who is working to fine tune supercomputer technology to create recipes based on […]

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How Southern Gentlemen Won The Oscars

No doubt about it: our Southern boys Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto are all grown up. And these two fine Southerners owned the Oscars last night (each taking home a statue for “Dallas Buyers Club,” Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, respectively.) It feels like just yesterday we were watching Matthew do “alright, alright, alright,” in “Dazed and Confused,” and […]

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The Must-Have Subscription Box Everyone’s Talking About

Last fall, we told you about a new subscription service that delivers handpicked artisan products to your door. Launched in Nashville, BATCH is expanding to include goods from other Southern cities. Here’s how it works:

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We Called It First: World Loves Hurray For The Riff Raff

The music world was quite a buzz this week, with Hurray For The Riff Raff’s major label debut making major waves. NPR, Paste, SPIN — all wrote glowing reviews for “Small Town Heroes” by the New Orleans group.

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Instagram This: Southern Happy Hour

In honor of our “South’s Best Bars” story, yesterday marked Southern Living’s second annual happy hour. Around the South we raised our glasses to the rise of cocktail culture, and enjoyed some great bar snacks too. Here are some of our favorite snapshots from Instagram (#southernhappyhour). Cheers, and hey — show us your favorite Southern bars — the cocktails, food, […]

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5 Reasons We’re Proud To Be Southern (Snow Edition)

We were all stunned yesterday when snow storms gripped parts of the South, including our hometown of Birmingham.  This morning there are still people stranded, and we’re praying for their safety. As those of us in Alabama and affected states try to get home, we’re counting our blessings for the good things that have happened and how Southerners have risen […]

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Next Great Neighborhood: Columbia’s Main Street

For years, the stretch of road extending from the South Carolina State House was where senators mixed with shoppers and University of South Carolina students, where people from all over town came to dine and mingle. As people moved to the suburbs, buildings were shuttered. But now, as Columbia residents reclaim downtown, the five blocks between Gervais and Blanding are back. Here, […]

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