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Blue Collards is a digital publishing and live events company focused on food and drink in the Emerging South. We use food culture as a prism to explore what it means to be Southern — and what it means to be neighbors — in 21st century America.

Besides our online publication, we organize a wide array of culinary events all across the South and curate a growing community of food systems leaders under the Swing Shift umbrella. In all that we do, we strive to help our audience of young, urban professionals forge deeper, more meaningful connections with their food, the Earth and one another.

If you are interested in writing for us, we’d love to talk. View our guidelines here. If you’re interested in writing about us, we’d also love to talk. See below for information on specific events. When you’re ready to talk, you can schedule an interview at the link provided. For general non-event-related inquiries, please reach out through our contact page.

Upcoming Events

Barleybrine | April 4-6 | Pensacola, FL

Barleybrine is a celebration of Gulf oysters and craft beer, benefitting Florida seafood workers affected by Hurricane Michael. 

Hoe Cake Throw Down | May 3-4 | Pensacola, FL

The Hoe Cake Throw Down celebrates the history, mythos and meaning of that most quintessential of Southern foods — cornbread — and its liquid cousin: Bourbon.

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Peat & Pearls | Oct. 3-6 | Pensacola, FL

Peat & Pearls, now in its third year, is a celebration of Scotch & regional, farm-raised oysters. 

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