A Lifetime of Barbecue in Selma

On weeknights, Lannie’s Bar-B-Q Spot is one of the few non-chain businesses near downtown Selma where locals can grab a quick meal.

When Sicily Came to Charlotte

by Cynthia Joyce (Gravy, Fall 2016) Photos by Kate Medley “You’re from Charlotte?” the waiter asks. “I never meet anyone here who’s actually from Charlotte.” I am having lunch with my parents at Kid Cashew, a newish tapas spot in the Dilworth neighborhood. (I’ve chosen not to order the restaurant’s signature cocktail, Goat’s Breast Milk, … Continued

Glori-fried and Glori-fied

Mahalia Jackson entered into respectability through the shaming kitchen door, kicking the door down as she stepped.

Flag Pizza

I once made an oblong pizza that depicted the American flag, using food coloring for the blue field of stars with alternating stripes of cheese and tomato sauce. My wife said it was the ugliest pizza she’d ever seen.

Goodnight, Mrs. Calabash

if you ask anyone who knows they’ll tell you it’s not really Calabash seafood unless you’re eating it in Calabash.

Corn 101

Rebecca Lauck Cleary leads us through the maze of corn-made consumables.

Feast or Famine: Corn’s Role in America’s (Pre)History

Native Americans memorialized and celebrated the prominent role of corn in their lives through stories passed from grandmothers to granddaughters, in meals cooked around clan fires, through male voices raised in song, and in the rattle-shaking of female stomp dances.