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3 iconic Southern stays share recipes of their signature drinks and dishes

If you can’t visit these establishments, at least you can do the next best thing—re-create their signature drink or dish from the comfort of your home.

Hotel Spotlight: Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans

Truman Capote was not born inside New Orleans’s Hotel Monteleone. But when he drank there with friends, which was often, he liked to claim he was.

Our Favorite Things: 99 of our top spots in the South

Since Southbound debuted in 2013, our staff and contributors have logged thousands of miles, consumed millions of calories, and taken countless notes and photos to showcase the very best destinations around the region. Although every place we’ve covered is special, some left a particularly powerful impression. Here, we give you the best of the very best, our favorite spots in the South.

Where the Heart Is: Ian Somerhalder reflects on the allure of his Louisiana parish

Though he has lived in sizable metropoles including New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Toronto (where he’s filming his current sci-fi horror series V Wars), nothing comes close to the allure of the tiny towns in southeastern Louisiana that provided the backdrop for his formative years.

Secret Beaches of the South

In the South, there’s plenty of shoreline to satisfy that deep yearning, but some Southern beaches are more tucked-away than others. In fact, that’s part of their charm. We’ve tracked down some of these hidden gems, and we think you’ll agree they were well worth the search.
Lynn Whitfield

Louisiana Woman: Veteran actress Lynn Whitfield savors a Southern homecoming

As Lady Mae Greenleaf, matriarch of Calvary Church and the scandal-ridden Greenleaf family, Lynn Whitfield frequently steals scenes with an icy glare beneath a perfectly arched eyebrow, or even with an unguarded display of fragility.

Tabasco Sauce: 7 things you didn’t know about the classic condiment

Tabasco sauce isn’t just a Southern staple; it’s beloved the world over and has been a mainstay on tables and countertops for 150 years.
New Orleans

Ask the Expert: Where to raise a glass in New Orleans

The Sazerac is the official cocktail of New Orleans. Most of its ingredients, like Herbsaint and Peychaud’s bitters, were either invented in this city or find a home here.
New Orleans School of Cooking

Head to New Orleans for hands-on cooking lessons with the experts

Have you ever tried to make a roux? It sounds easy. Just combine equal parts lard and flour over heat. But it is not easy. I've been stirring twenty minutes, and it's still not the rich, reddish-brown color it's supposed to be.
South Carolina

4 Southeastern lakes that are far from the norm

South Carolina’s Mount Carmel Baptist Church cemetery made its silver-screen debut in 1972’s Deliverance. A year later, it was at the bottom of newly created Lake Jocassee.

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