Leaving The Heartbreak Hotel: New Elvis Property Revealed

The summer I graduated from college, I packed all my belongings and drove from Columbia, South Carolina, to Memphis, Tennessee, to the Heartbreak Hotel, on the way to begin the rest of my life. It’s a real place, you know. Or at least it will be for a little longer.

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The August Issue—What You Didn’t See

From luxurious Florida gardens to a little inspiration from our own Idea House in South Carolina, here’s what you didn’t see in the August issue.

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Shindig Features Music, New Billy Reid T-Shirt Line

The Shoals area of Northwest Alabama has a history with good music. Just take a look back 40 years ago and you’ll see music legends–Aretha Franklin, The Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and more–and chart-topping hits bursting from the modest brick recording studios of Muscle Shoals.

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You’ve Got to Try This Updated Pickling Recipe

Every week, we’re unearthing Heirloom Recipes — dishes that have made their way from one generation’s kitchen to the next. Today: Lauren Wilson, the Digital Editor of Edible Manhattan and Edible Brooklyn, tells us how to read the signs and make some pickles. 

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Hatch Show Print: A Nashville Must

Hatch Show Print has long been on our list of must-visit Nashville destinations. Now there’s even more of a reason to visit, since the institution has added its first-ever tour. The hour-long tour offers a behind-the-scenes look at one of the oldest letterpress print shops in the U.S.

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Q&A With the Minds Behind St. Augustine Distillery

  As summer creeps throughout the South, a new Florida distillery reaps the rewards. St. Augustine Distillery, which crafts whiskey, gin, vodka, and rum from local ingredients, launched in early 2014.

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#SouthernEats: The Food World Weighs In on Southern Restaurants and Trends

Talking about great food can almost be as good as eating it—almost. Today we spent an hour on Twitter chatting about #SouthernEats with food world cognoscenti and a whole posse of enthusiastic diners.

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A Moment for the Men and Women of Ferguson

This–my Thursday afternoon post–is generally a space for humor. This week I was going to write about the 5 best places to do nothing, since we’re in that hot, languid part of the summer where doing anything feels akin to climbing Mt. Everest.

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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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The New Spider Flowers — Good Just Got Great

  Bigger isn’t always better in gardening. Two new spider flowers prove the point. Their compact growth and continuous color make them two of the most impressive annuals Grumpy has admired this year.

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