Thirsty Thursday: Tampa & Tobacco

Tobacco-infused cocktails began popping up at speakeasy-type bars a few years ago, and the trend has picked up steam (and smoke).

Thirsty Thursday: Vietnamese New Orleans

Vietnamese cuisine–and cocktail culture–is seeing a new era in New Orleans, led by a generation of Vietnamese entrepreneurs that were either born or raised in the United States.

Thirsty Thursday: Sips of the Jewish South

Southern Jews constitute just half of 1 percent of the South’s total population, making their food traditions and innovations especially illuminating. Lindsey Reynolds toasts beverages that highlight Jewish heritage.

Thirsty Thursday: “Meet Me in St. Louis”

I’ve been given the somewhat daunting task of creating custom cocktails inspired by the SFA staff. This week’s focus is on Afton Thomas, the SFA’s project coordinator. Each staff member was given a cocktail questionnaire, full of idiosyncratic questions that were coded in such a way to determine their palate and personality. Afton is as … Continued

Derby Day & Strawberry Season

This past weekend was the 44th annual Ponchatoula Strawberry festival down in Ponchatoula, Louisiana. Berry-eating contests, deep-fried berries, and a jambalaya cook-off all made it a very Cajun occasion. As the self-proclaimed “strawberry capital of the world,” the region’s berries are just now appearing on menus all over the South, especially in nearby New Orleans. Since … Continued

Thirsty Thursday: “She’s Our Cherry Pie”

I’ve been given the somewhat daunting task of creating custom cocktails inspired by the SFA staff. This week’s focus is on Sara Wood, the SFA’s oral historian. Each staff member was given a cocktail questionnaire to fill out, full of idiosyncratic questions that were coded in such a way to determine their palate and personality. Sara … Continued

Thirsty Thursday: Día De Los Muertos

All Hallows’ Eve falls on a Friday this year, meaning costumes, candy, and cocktails will be out in full force this weekend. Since there’s already enough Halloween-y drinks making the rounds on the Internet this week, we turned to Atlanta’s bi-annual Sunday Supper South for some post-Halloween inspiration. This year, their October supper was Día De … Continued