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Here are the top ten articles for the Southeast USA Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Baton Rouge Louisiana
Baton Rouge is famous for its music, its food, and its casinos. It possesses a rich history shaped by many, many cultures. The sounds, sights, and smells can stir the blood and make your soul sing. Come experience all of its flavors!
Grits - a Southern staple for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. But how do you cook the very best grits? Depends on what you like!
3. Boiled Peanuts
Boiled peanuts are widely consumed and commercially available in the southeast US. The peanuts are sold in the hull and either boiled with only salt or with various flavors ranging from bacon to "Cajun." While not suited to all palates, they are quite popular. Try some and decide for yourself.
4. Labor Day Across the Southeast
Celebrated the first Monday in September, Labor Day has evolved from a purely labor union celebration into a general last fling of summer festival. Here are some of the top events celebrating Labor Day or simply scheduled for the weekend.
5. The Great Delta Bear Affair
Rolling Fork, Mississippi knows how to celebrate history and tall tales with the Great Delta Bear Affair. Celebrating the famous presidential hunt that sparked the rise of the teddy bear, the Bear Affair is fun, educational and philanthropic.
6. The Admiral Review in West Asheville
A quirky, plain building in West Asheville contains innovative and expertly crafted cuisine.
7. Jobs Across the Southeast
Like most of the country, the Southeast US has been hit hard by problems with the economy. Unemployment in the country is 8.2%. In the Southeast, Alabama is doing the better than the national average at 7.4% while both Georgia and South Carolina are above the median with 8.9% and 9.1% respectively.
8. Mint Juleps
No one has a definite answer to the origin of the Mint Julep. While bourbon is the usual choice for mint juleps today, several other types of alcohol have been used over the years. There is little doubt that it is a southern creation, probably dreamt up in the eighteenth century. Try one today.
9. Juliette Gordon Low Home - Savannah, GA
If you're touring through Savannah, GA and happen upon a bunch of girls and young women in uniform, don't worry. You aren't in the middle of an invasion by an all-female army. The odds are that you're close to a landmark which is very special to the Girl Scouts of America.
10. Alabama Profile
Like its neighbor, Georgia, the earliest known inhabitants of what is now Alabama were Moundbuilders. The earliest European explorers were Spanish, in search of gold. The name Alabama comes from one of the Creek Indian tribes, it means "thicket clearers."
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