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Southern Essentials for the Fourth

Whether you’re celebrating the Fourth of July on Wednesday or waiting until this weekend, you’ll need a couple Southern essentials to get you through. We pulled these from our archives and wish everyone a wonderful holiday!

Bowties
We kicked off bowtie season in April with a story on Southern businesses crafting this essential piece of neckwear. Read the story here and celebrate America’s independence in high fashion this year.

Barbecue 
Despite the heat, it’s just not the Fourth without some good ‘ole barbecue. Our Summer Sliders recipe from Louisiana Chef Mimi Kirzner of Cohn Brothers gets the red in red, white and blue from her homemade tomato jam and is sure to have your guests gathered around the grill.

Fireworks
Forget the sparklers. Our state-by-state list of fireworks shows and Fourth of July events across the South will make sure your day ends with a bang.

Ice Cream
A surefire way to beat the heat and a sweet ending to that barbecue is a bowl of ice cream. Give your ice cream maker a break this year and pick up a carton of High Road Craft. The Atlanta company’s creations, like Bourbon Burnt Sugar and Strawberry Shortbread, are now available at Fresh Market and Whole Foods stores throughout the South. Read our story on High Road Craft’s new summer flavors here.

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