Category Archives: Southern in the City

Oysters for Life

Photo: theheadislandsreport.blogspot.com

Starting with the first harvest in 2012, each supporter of the Oyster Company of Virginia’s “Oysters for Life Cage Package” ($175) will receive two dozen fresh packed oysters shipped anywhere in the continental USA once a year, every year for the rest of their life. It’s essentially an oyster CSA. Want to join? Read more here.

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Mast General Store Opens 8th Location

 

The North Carolina-based “cradle to casket” outfitter has opened its doors in downtown Columbia, South Carolina. Read more here.

 

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Cheerwine’s Last Stand

Photo: James Mann

If you haven’t already voted in Garden & Gun‘s Southern soda poll, this is your chance to ensure soft drink supremacy for your favorite regional pop once and for all. Though I admit to being partial to Cheerwine (so boringly mainstream, I know), I learned enough about Kentucky’s Ale-8 One (pronounce “A Late One”) while researching the article to carve out a little corner of my drinking heart for this under-the-radar soft drink. Ordinarily, we Southerners call everything “Coke” and then get more specific from there, as in: “What kind of Coke do you want?” “Mountain Dew. Thanks.” But given the recent fascination with our made-in-the-South sodas, it’s only right we start showing some respect and calling these beverages by their given names.

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Mrs. Mischner Goes to Brimfield

Check out my gallery of images from the insanely overwhelming yet divinely inspiring Brimfield Antiques Market over at Garden & Gun.

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An Urban Steeplechase Event

Photo: Michael Harlan Turkell

Michael Harlan Turkell said Eleven Madison Park’s Kentucky Derby Party, which he attended for Garden & Gun last weekend, was one of NYC’s “best restaurant shindigs.” I think that means he had fun. Check out his pictures from the cotton-candy-and-seersucker-filled event over at my other blog, Southern in the City.

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Derby Days

This weekend’s a big one here in New York City. Lots of Southerners will be donning Lilly-or-louder dresses and ties, freshly laundered seersucker suits, and royal wedding–worthy hats to celebrate the annual running of the ponies at Churchill Downs. In Manhattan, folks will be gathering at Eleven Madison Park, Smack Mellon, and all of the other great locations throughout the five boroughs that serve heavily-liquored-sweating-cold mint juleps.

But we’re not the only ones. In fact, I won’t even be in the city this weekend. I’ll be down in South Carolina celebrating the lovely ladies in my family, and watching the Derby with some hometown friends. Where will you be gathering this Saturday? Please tell me how you celebrate the Kentucky Derby in style. And send pictures! I’ll be posting a gallery of the best shots on my Garden & Gun blog, Southern in the City, next week. Email me at ggsoutherninthecity@gmail.com.

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Jonny Corndawg Live in Concert

If you don’t know who Jonny Corndawg is, the answer is just a quick click away.

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