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Hannah Hayes

Recent Posts By Hannah Hayes

We’ll Drink to That: Wild Turkey Releases 60th Anniversary Bourbon for Jimmy Russell

Some call him the Buddha of Bourbon–others, the Elder Statesman. One said that his face would be the first on the Mount Rushmore of Bourbon. A living legend, the real deal, brown water’s answer to Michael Jordan–whatever you name him, Jimmy Russell is not just a Southern treasure but an American one.

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Find Inner Pork Peace with Our Bacon Haikus (Add Your Own!)

So it’s International Bacon Day — a joyous occasion during which global citizens join hand in hand to celebrate one of our favorite foods. Sure, we could ramble on about its wonders, profess of its special place in Southern food, or make some sort of sculpture out of it.

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If You Haven’t Heard Cory Branan’s “The No-Hit Wonder,” You’re Missing Out

If you haven’t heard of Cory Branan, we can’t blame you. Neither can Cory. The self-proclaimed “No-Hit Wonder” may not have garnered the legions of fans that Jason Isbell has. But, then again, he can count him as one of his, along with Craig Finn and Steve Selvidge of The Hold Steady, who all contributed their voices to Cory’s new […]

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Jimmy Fallon Celebrates Chef David Chang’s New DC Restaurant with Wing Eating Contest

Last week on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon and David Chang celebrated the chef announcing a new restaurant in his hometown of Washington, D.C., with a chicken wing contest. While it begs the question why we don’t celebrate more life events with wing eating contests, we couldn’t be more excited to have the momofuku mastermind move Southward, especially if he […]

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Hugh Acheson Wants You To Can It Forward

Hugh Acheson didn’t invent canning, but he’s revolutionized it. The high priest of pickling has been jarring up fresh takes on classic flavors since he started his first restaurant 5 & 10 in Athens, Georgia, and has brought new attention to a Southern artform.

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Dear Jerry Seinfeld, Try This Hot Chicken Recipe. Sincerely, Southern Living

Hot Chicken is a Southern dish that has brought many a grown man to tears and strikes fear in the hearts of the weaker-palated. But not Jerry Seinfeld. 

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What We Saw and Drank at Beer Camp in Asheville

The last time I packed for summer camp, I didn’t need to bring a valid driver’s license. Then again, the last time I went to camp, it wasn’t called Beer Camp Across America. Although, my mama’s last words to me before I left stayed the same: “Behave yourself.”

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5 Southern Foods NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Shouldn’t Eat With a Fork

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has caused quite a ruckus committing what may be one of the greater sins against pizza in the eyes of his fellow Tri-Staters: eating it with a knife and fork. For the second time, no less.

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Wonder Thunder: The Best Handmade Goods in Rockvale

While some people may see Rockvale, Tennessee, as just a wide spot in the road, artist and designer Meagan Hall has made smiling apples, smirking carrots, and bucktoothed slices of toast some of the tiny town’s best exports.

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Winter in July: Gourmet Ice Pops Bring a Chill to the South

Sizzlin’ Berry, Guava Hibiscus, Parisian Pink, Blackberry Mojito, Petal Pusher—these might sound like the latest craft cocktails or lip stain shades, but they’re hot new options in ice pops.

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