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Staff Favorites

by Emily McGuire in Learn

We hate to brag, but our staff knows a thing or two about the products we carry. They have sampled hundreds of products and found new ways of playing with their food. From North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, we asked our employees to pick their favorite treats from our shelves. Let them tell you why in their own words.
 

 
Marilyn Markel, Culinary DirectorCharleston, SC
India Tree Light or Dark Muscovado… read more

Celebrate Mardi Gras With Us

Invented in the early 1900s by Sicilian immigrants in New Orleans, the muffaletta sandwich has become as synonymous with the city’s food culture as beignets and chicory coffee. Find what you need to make one at home, try a king cake in our bakery or enjoy a special dinner in our restaurant – we are your Mardi Gras headquarters.
 

 
Fat Tuesday Soiree Tuesday, February 17 • 5 – 9 p.m. Please join… read more

Kitchen Queries – Quick and Healthy

by Emily McGuire in Learn, 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 from posts tagged #SSKitchenQueries on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Post your queries and you may see an answer here!
Recently, we received the following questions:
 

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Our Chapel Hill Cooking School Manager, … read more

Wine for St. Valentine’s Day

by Elizabeth Cooper in Learn, Learn, Recipes, Wine & Beer

 
Join us as we raise awareness for the American Heart Association and its Mission to fight heart disease by wearing red. To honor this worthy cause, we will be drinking red as well at that evening’s Uncorked wine tasting event (wear red and you’ll receive 20% off admission!)
Chapel Hill: Friday, February 6, 5 – 8 p.m. 
Richmond: Friday, February 6, 5 – 8 p.m.
Charleston: Thursday, February… read more

Richmond Chili Throwdown Winner

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

After a fierce competition between staff members at our Richmond store on January 24 in our Chili Throwdown, the votes have been tallied and we have a winner! 
Congrats to Kevin Goolsby of our House and Home Department!

Mr. G’s “Hell’s Fire” Chili
Ingredients: 
1 ½ tablespoons olive oil2 yellow/sweet onions, chopped8 medium garlic cloves, finely minced4 jalapeno peppers, minced (no seeds or pith)3 Anaheim… read more

Get ready for Valentine’s with candy, of course

by Megan Scanlon in Learn, Learn, Recipes, Wine & Beer, News & Events, Recipes, 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 Learn, Learn, Recipes, Wine & Beer, News & Events, Recipes, 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 Learn, Learn, Recipes, Wine & Beer, News & Events, Recipes, 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 Learn, Learn, Recipes, Wine & Beer, News & Events, Recipes, 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