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50 takes on apple to taste this fall - USA Today

Thursday, September 15, 2016 9:00 AM

By Ashley Day

Menus across the country are transitioning seasonal offerings with more apple, pear, squash and pumpkin on the way. We're easing into fall with the first apple items, from traditional pastries and cider cocktails to inventive dishes and creatively infused drinks incorporating the fruit. In September, it's perfectly okay to have an apple a day, and we found some of the tastiest ways. Browse the gallery above for tons of takes on the season's star ingredients, and see more fall dining inspiration below.

24 Hours in... Paducah - Kentucky Monthly

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 4:39 PM

By Patty Ranft

Paducah easily could be referred to as the Commonwealth’s City of the Arts. Not to take anything away from other Kentucky towns, but the diversity, scope and concentration (Paducah’s population is a mere 25,000-plus) of artists, artisans and musicians make this western Kentucky city a mecca of creativity. Visitors are treated to art throughout Paducah—from museums and galleries to outdoor public art to performance venues. This abundance of art and culture officially was recognized when Paducah was designated a UNESCO Creative City in November 2013. It is among 116 cities in the Creative Cities Network in 54 countries around the world. 

Southern Living it Up - Breakfast, Lynch & Dinner

Friday, August 19, 2016 9:46 AM

By Amy Lynch

Can I just say how much I love, love, fricking LOVE Kentucky? The food, the hospitality, the scenery, the bourbon… I just got back from two days in the Bluegrass State for work and pleasure, but mostly pleasure. So close to my Indiana home, but worlds away food-wise, I can totally get down with menus that boast newfangled twists on country ham, pimento cheese, hot browns and grits. Bring. On. The. Grits.

By Will Speros

The 1857 hotel has arrived in Paducah, Kentucky, housed within an antebellum red brick structure dating back to 1857. Originally a men’s haberdashery with an adjoining tractor repair shop, the industrial building now boasts an uncluttered, contemporary interior from developers and owners Paul Gourieux and Jorge Martinez.


America is so vast, it’s easy to fill your bucket list with big-name destinations, like New Orleans and San Francisco, and never tap into smaller cities that pack just as much culture. Whether it’s a burgeoning arts scene or a host of new, award-winning eateries, these six cities — that you may have discounted — deserve a second look.