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Tryptophan or Tryptofake?

After the cranberry sauce and stuffing have been devoured and the backyard football games have been played, everyone settles down for their annual turkey-educed naps. We typically blame our Thanksgiving Day coma on a chemical in the turkey called tryptophan (or at least have to endure one family member thinking it’s the first time we’ve heard that explanation), but is this really what makes you so sleepy? Because tryptophan is a natural serotonin… read more

High/Mid/Low: Wish List

Who said we had to stop writing Santa letters each Christmas? Yes, we’ve learned Santa actually looks a lot like dear ol’ Dad. But Christmas is that one magical time of the year (besides your birthday) where you can jot down whatever your heart desires. Go ahead, make that wish list fit for a queen, and don’t feel a least bit guilty – because we’ve found the best Southern-made wishes for the… read more

Soup & A Side

Not all soups have to be rich and heavy to satisfy a craving for a warm, hearty meal in the cold of winter. Tired of creamy potato chunks dominating our soup options, we went in search of something hot without being starchy. This tasty Thai Coconut Shrimp Soup hits the spot with a warm coconut milk base, while accents of bright ginger and lemongrass make for a refreshing alternative to traditional cold… read more


the craft of brotherhood

Beautiful transformations happen at Lamon Luther. Salvaged wood becomes exquisite pieces of furniture, and once-broken and hopeless men metamorphose into skilled artisans with dignity and purpose. This is the story of those craftsmen and the reclaiming of their futures.    


Sit and Stay a While

Dressed up comfort food. Uptown cocktails. That’s The Porch Restaurant‘s mantra. After opening its doors in 2007, the Dallas-based Porch has seen nothing but success and rave reviews. With a quintessential Southern menu and exquisite cocktails, there’s no surprise it’s a favorite among the folks of Texas. Executive Chef Adam West also puts an extra emphasis on Southern Texan culture when creating menu items. Local favorites include the Smoked Ham… read more

Get Your Gatsby On

If you are looking for the perfect beverage for your next Gatsby-inspired, Prohibition-era party, look no further. The Pink Lady Cocktail will pack a historically accurate punch. And, it’s pretty! The Pink Lady was the drink of high society ladies after the Prohibition era ended in 1933. The Lady was incredibly popular at the Southern Yacht Club in New Orleans during the Prohibition era. Due to the low quality of gin… read more

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