Grits for Lent (or anytime)

Grits. Worshiped in the South, misunderstood in the North, and treated with puzzled amusement everywhere else, grits are a basic breakfast food, a wonderfully...

Top Ten Local Places for Chili Dogs!

There is something about chilidogs. Yes, they have cards, no they are probably not Paleo (or really on any diet). Yes, they vary in...

Small Batch Chili

By Chris Watson It is listed on almost every restaurant menu, right next to "soup of the day". Recipes are highly contested from church basements...

We All Scream

Publisher's Note: We published this list earlier in the summer. Now, at the last "official" weekend of summer, we thought it would be a...

Arts for All

 By Chris Watson “Every artist was first an amateur” -Ralph Waldo Emerson Two little boys scamper enthusiastically around the rooms of the Black Swamp Fine Arts School while...

Shoppers on Site: Pizza Take Out Edition

By Chris Watson Pizza is good any time of the year. However, when fall kicks in, school is in full swing, football rages, and summer...

Local Food and Produce Market Guide

In an age of mega marts, online grocery pickup, and even delivering drones, food and produce markets are a rapidly dwindling footprint. Finding specialty...

Salad Bar Soup

By Chris Watson Soups are good food, That isn’t just a tag line, it is a fact. With cold and flu season, general wet and...

Local Breakfast Places Make Breakfast (over) Easy

I went to a restaurant that serves 'breakfast at any time'. So, I ordered French Toast during the Renaissance. --Steven Wright It seems like everyone...

Dining Outdoors Top Twenty Places

There is something about outdoor dining. First, it is the unique privilege of summer (or at least warm weather). Sure, you can shiver your...

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