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48 Hours in Nashville: The best bites of Music City

By Lauren Lane Nashville gets most of its acclaim from country music and professional sports teams, but this city is full of experimental flavors and culinary creations that cannot be found anywhere else. Visitors may come for a Predators hockey game or a concert at the historic Ryman Auditorium, but many will stay for the carefully crafted cocktails and meals that make up the vibrant and evolving culture of Music City. The next time you need a weekend getaway, consider spending 48 hours eating your way through Nashville. Friday The Pharmacy’s black bean burgers served with sweet potato fries...

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Locally Grown: Tuscaloosa strives for tradition over trend at farmers markets

By Lauren Lane Tuscaloosa has served homegrown tomatoes and grass-fed meats to its residents long before eating local became a hashtag. The city lies in an agricultural haven, as it resides at the bottom of the Appalachian Mountains, between acres upon acres of fertile farmland, and beside the roaring Black Warrior River. Farming and fresh food have been a way of life here for centuries, and farmers have always provided the city with the freshest and cleanest food possible. “We’ve been doing farm to table since before it was popular,” said Jason Greer, executive chef at Chuck’s Fish. “That’s...

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Easy, Netflix-Inspired Halloween Costumes

By Sara Beth Bolin Some people have had Pinterest boards filled with costume ideas since March and finished their costumes back in September. If you’re like me, it’s the day of Halloween, and you still have no idea. But, you have been binge-watching Netflix instead of studying for midterms (oops), so what better costume is there than a character from your new favorite TV show? Here’s some ideas to get your wheels turning. “Eleven” from Stranger Things This costume’s an obvious home run. Stranger Things became a breakout hit over the summer, and no one is more well known...

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Ultimate Halloween Movie Marathon List

By Sara Beth Bolin From the candy and costumes to the pumpkin patches and haunted houses, everything about Halloween is wonderful. A movie marathon is the best way to jump into the spooky spirit before heading out for the evening. Choose from comedies, dramas, rom-coms, and horror films, and you’ll have the perfect background for dressing up, carving a pumpkin, or just enjoying some candy corn and a pumpkin-scented candle.   Halloweentown This nostalgic-filled Disney Channel classic will have you remembering your favorite childhood Halloween memories over and over again. Follow three Halloween-deprived siblings as they explore their grandmother’s...

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Pumpkin Carving 101

By Serena Bailey We’re a week out from Halloween, which means it’s almost time for pumpkin carving. My mom is the master of all things holidays as far as I’m concerned and has carved at least one pumpkin every year for as long as I can remember. So this year when I set out to carve one all on my own, I called her and got the rundown of how to carve the perfect pumpkin. Allow me to pass on my mother’s wisdom to you combined with my own experience. Step 1: Get a pumpkin (obviously) and a carving...

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