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Mississippi Mud Pie


Come visit Southern Kitchen at Flavored Nation this weekend

We're headed up north this weekend to help celebrate a true culinary tour of America. At this weekend's Flavored Nation festival in Columbus, Ohio, we'll be joined by a roster of chefs from around the country to eat, drink and celebrate iconic foods from all 50 states.

If you're in the area, we highly recommend you head over this Saturday or Sunday to sample everything from well-known eats like Maine lobster rolls to the somewhat-known San Diego fish tacos and little-known South Dakota chislic. Members of the Southern Kitchen team will be holding down a booth (with cheese samples!) and Chef Jeffrey Gardner will be up on stage teaching some summertime dessert secrets. It's sure to be a great day filled with delicious food!

When you stop by the Southern Kitchen booth, you will have access to weekend-only on-premise specials on our favorite goods from the Shoppe, and you can grill me, Chef Jeffrey, shopkeeper Sean Pruett and buyer Josh Conner on all things Southern cooking.
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Other weekend events of note include Maker's Mark cocktail demonstrations, a talk all about game day food, and a Q&A on "the state of America's food." Food samples from all 50 states, plus drinks in a dedicated Libation Lounge, will be aplenty. 

Tickets are $35 in advance or $45 at the door, and you can order your tickets here. Each includes 10 food samples, 2 liquor samples, 2 beer samples and 2 wine samples. (Alcohol is only available for those 21+.) If you order your tickets in advance, use the promo code "southernkitchen" to get $5 off the ticket price.

Want to learn more? Watch the two videos below to get a feel for the festival and visit flavorednation.com for all last-minute event information.

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Kate Williams is the former editor-in-chief of Southern Kitchen. She was also the on-air personality on our podcast, Sunday Supper. She's worked in food since 2009, including a two-year stint at America’s Test Kitchen. Kate has been a personal chef, recipe developer, the food editor at a hyperlocal news site in Berkeley and a freelance writer for publications such as Serious Eats, Anova Culinary, The Cook’s Cook and Berkeleyside. Kate is also an avid rock climber and occasionally dabbles in long-distance running. She makes a mean peach pie and likes her bourbon neat.