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The Competitive World of Austin, Texas Barbecue

Franklin Barbecue in Austin TX
By Jill Gleeson Just how heated is the competition amongst purveyors of Austin, Texas barbeque? Heated enough that when I reached out to a certain downtown restaurant’s PR representative for a comment about the city’s BBQ scene, she asked me what others I’d be including....

Hobnob Neighborhood Tavern [New Menu]

Hobnober Burger @ Hobnob Neighborhood Tavern
By Hope S. Philbrick Hobnob Neighborhood Tavern is welcoming summer with a new menu. New seasonal dinner items include crab and corn chowder, Charleston salmon, and The double-stack Hobnober Burger. The new weekend brunch menu features prime rib & eggs, the Hangover Helper, and the Southerner. A salted...

Quick Stop: Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland
By Hope S. Philbrick At dinner with friends one night, our friends revealed that they’d be going to Baltimore, Maryland in a few days. “Eat dinner at Aldo’s!” I said, and then went on and on about the restaurant in Baltimore’s Little Italy neighborhood. Years earlier,...

Garden Dinners at Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails

Milton's Cuisine & Cocktails
By Hope S. Philbrick Folks who live nearby walk to the garden dinners at Milton’s Cuisine & Cocktails and seemed surprised by the idea that folks from beyond the neighborhood might attend. “How did you hear about it?” “How did you get here?” my husband...

The DeSoto by Sotherly

courtesy of The DeSoto by Sotherly
By Hope S. Philbrick Whether you prefer to stay where you’ll have easy access to everything the city of Savannah, Georgia, has to offer, or you’d rather retreat into a hotel property and never leave, The DeSoto has what you’re looking for. There’s no real need...

Red Phone Booth [UPDATE: 2nd location coming soon!]

Red Phone Booth
21 Plus Salute! Adults only, guaranteed. By Hope S. Philbrick If you really want to impress a date, this might do it: Walk into a phone booth and come out looking like Superman. Okay, so maybe you can’t quite pull that off as gallantly as Christopher Reeve. Try this:...

The Georgian Terrace

The Georgian Terrace exterior side night
This grand classic hotel is an Atlanta landmark. Another great answer to the question of where to stay in Atlanta GA. By Hope S. Philbrick The oldest operating hotel in Atlanta, Georgia, has hosted presidents, iconic writers and movie stars, housed a dance studio and provided a...

Garden & Gun Club

Garden & Gun Club
Now open at The Battery in Cobb County, Georgia. By Hope S. Philbrick Sometimes, I play a little game in my head: If I were to open a restaurant, what would I include on the menu? In case you haven’t guessed by now, I adore food and...

Grand Lux Café

Grand Lux Cafe
Now open at Phipps Plaza in Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia. “This place reminds me of The Cheesecake Factory,” my husband says once we’re alone at the table. Before stepping away, our server explains that the full menu has over 200 options, but since this is a special...

5 Reasons to Visit Wilmington, Delaware Right Now

By Hope S. Philbrick If you’re like me, the mere fact that you’ve never before visited Wilmington, Delaware, is reason enough to book a trip. While...
Louisville KY

Bourbon City: Louisville, Kentucky

Gateway to Bourbon Country. By Hope S. Philbrick Louisville, Kentucky is a must-stop for any bourbon lover. The city is packed with delicious bourbon experiences from...
Spartanburg SC

Eat & Burn: Spartanburg, South Carolina

Savor Hub City Our Eat & Burn series showcases destinations through their cuisine and inviting ways to burn calories. By Hope S. Philbrick Great restaurants and adventures...
Franklin Barbecue in Austin TX

The Competitive World of Austin, Texas Barbecue

By Jill Gleeson Just how heated is the competition amongst purveyors of Austin, Texas barbeque? Heated enough that when I reached out to a certain...

Bourbon Country [2019 Update]

Savor America’s Native Spirit Loop through Kentucky on a road trip that promises adult fun, picturesque views, learning opportunities, tasty treats and free T-shirts By Hope...
Hobnober Burger @ Hobnob Neighborhood Tavern

Hobnob Neighborhood Tavern [New Menu]

By Hope S. Philbrick Hobnob Neighborhood Tavern is welcoming summer with a new menu. New seasonal dinner items include crab and corn chowder, Charleston salmon, and...
Dressing Downton

Downton Abbey: The Exhibition

Editor's Note: In 2015, Biltmore in Asheville, North Carolina exhibited "Dressing Downton." A new Downton Abbey-focused exhibit, "Downton Abbey: The Exhibition" was announced today...
Moxy Atlanta Midtown

Moxy Atlanta Midtown

By Hope S. Philbrick Park in what may be Atlanta, Georgia’s most spacious, best-lit parking deck, then stroll into Moxy Midtown Atlanta—half of the new...
rent a houseboat

Rent a Houseboat in the U.S.A. [Investigative Report]

By Hope S. Philbrick with additional reporting by Katie DeTar Two years ago, in the course of researching this story for Simply Buckhead magazine, I...

Inn to Inn to Inn: Hiking in Shenandoah National Park

One luxurious way to hike part of the Appalachian Trail in Virginia. By Hope S. Philbrick Recently, I hiked 30 miles in three days. It ranks as...

Bourbon Country [2019 Update]

Savor America’s Native Spirit Loop through Kentucky on a road trip that promises adult fun, picturesque views, learning opportunities, tasty treats and free T-shirts By Hope...

Chimney Rock State Park

By Hope S. Philbrick In addition to how it seems to defy the laws of gravity, one of the most amazing things about Chimney Rock...
Mall of America

Mall of America [UPDATE]

Bloomington, Minnesota is home to the No. 1 tourism attraction in the United States. The shopping mecca offers plenty of grownup fun even if you...