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Get ready for Valentine’s with candy, of course

by Megan Scanlon in Candy

Welcome back! We missed you…where did you go? Oh! Did you have some sort of fabulous vacation over the holidays…because I must have lost my invite, hmm. Anyways, another year has passed and another holiday will soon be upon us. Up next: Valentine’s Day! Now Valentine’s Day evokes all sorts of feelings–good, bad, glorious and ugly–but it also involves the thing that makes it all better CHOCOLATE!
First let’s… read more

Chapel Hill Chili Throwdown Winner

in Candy, News & Events, Recipes

After a fierce competition between staff members at our Chapel Hill, Richmond, and Charleston stores on January 24 in our Chili Throwdown, we have winners! 
 Joe Gorski and his Venison Chili with Hominy recipe
Ingredients:
8 guajillo chiles2 ancho chiles1 dried New Mexico chile3 cups water2 Tbsp venison demi-glace3 abodo chiles in sauce2 Tbsp chili powder2 Tbsp cumin3 Tbsp vegetable oil2 large onions,… read more

Cheese for Valentine’s? Yes, please.

by Dany Schutte in Candy, News & Events, Recipes, Cheese

Wow, February is here already, I can’t believe how fast this year is starting to roll.
Speaking of February, how can we miss all the pink and red hearts everywhere? Yep, Valentine’s Day is upon us. Each location will be getting in some little special heart-shaped cheeses for the celebration. But if you are in Chapel Hill, go see Maggie and her team, they have something extra special for you. Some red buckets have been… read more

Charleston Chili Throwdown Winners

in Candy, News & Events, Recipes, Cheese, Learn, News & Events, Recipes

After a fierce competition between staff members at our Charleston, SC store on January 24 in our Chili Throwdown, we have winners! 

 
Charleston, SC:
 We had a tie in our store near Charleston, SC between the Grocery department and the Perishables Department!
Cousin Chris & Aunt Sarah’s Top Shelf Chili 
Ingredients:
2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil1 Tbsp White Truffle Oil1  medium red onion1 1/2 lb… read more

Prep for Game Day

 
Shop our extensive selection of game day entertainment needs – 806 types of beer, 129 of chips and 223 salsas and dips and 192 nuts. With snacks like these, who’s keeping score?
Want to toast your chosen team? Try a craft beer from the home state of each competing team, Massachusetts and Washington. 
 

 
Spencer Trappist Ale
The Spencer recipe was inspired by the traditional refectory… read more

For the Ones You Love – Valentine’s Events

in Candy, News & Events, Recipes, Cheese, Learn, News & Events, Recipes, News & Events

Valentine’s Day with Southern Season means treating the ones you love to epicurean delights. Make their culinary dreams come true with an unforgettable experience in one of our cooking schools or dine at one of our restaurants over Valentine’s Day weekend and a enjoy special romance-themed menu selected by our chefs
At each of our locations you will find classes and special dinner events to show them just… read more

Chapel Hill Wine Sale

in Candy, News & Events, Recipes, Cheese, Learn, News & Events, Recipes, News & Events, Wine & Beer

Come into Southern Season and celebrate French culture. All French wine, beer and vermouths on sale at 20% off now through Monday, January 19. Don’t forget our special value Case of the Month for January. 
 
In addition to a great sale on French spirits, check out our Cheese feature and Deli specials:
 Vieux Cru des Cremiers – $23.99Made in the Jura Mountains from unpasteurized cow’s milk,… read more

Kitchen Queries – Immersion Blenders

by Emily McGuire in Candy, News & Events, Recipes, Cheese, Learn, News & Events, Recipes, News & Events, Wine & Beer, Learn, Recipes

We’re proud of the many experts we have at Southern Season, and they’re here to help you with any conundrums you’re facing in the kitchen. Our video series picks a question every other week from posts tagged #SSKitchenQueries on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Post your queries and you may see an answer here!
 This week, we received the following question:

 
Our Chapel Hill Cooking School… read more

Celebrate National Hot Tea Month With Us

by Caroline Cahan in Candy, News & Events, Recipes, Cheese, Learn, News & Events, Recipes, News & Events, Wine & Beer, Learn, Recipes, Coffee & Tea

This month, we’re celebrating National Hot Tea Month, and will have ongoing samplings, information sharing and more at the tea counter in our stores. In case you can’t make it to the store shop our selection of tea online.
We’ll start with some basic information and general tips and expand from there. Each week we’ll concentrate on a different category, beginning with the Herbal or Botanical category,… read more

Make Eating Good Cheese a Resolution in 2015!

by Dany Schutte in Candy, News & Events, Recipes, Cheese, Learn, News & Events, Recipes, News & Events, Wine & Beer, Learn, Recipes, Coffee & Tea, Cheese

Happy New Year! Hope the holidays treated everyone well. The New Year brings an opportunity for new beginnings, and thus I jump into my new adventure as the buyer in the cheese category here at Southern Season with full force. They say a good cheese counter is a cooperative effort of the cheesemonger’s palette and the customer’s desires. It is with this in mind I begin the New Year, travelling through the other locations,… read more