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Good Fortune by Osayi Endolyn

“What’s Hoppin’ John?” I asked no one in particular. It was 2013, and I was working as a host and server’s assistant at Empire State South in Midtown Atlanta.

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Pacific Soul

The idea of Memphis helped a Chicano from Southern California teach one of the squarest places in the U.S. how to be hip.

Sam and Rodney flip a hog with assistance from Fatback Collective comrade Stephen Stryjewski. Photo courtesy of Men Who Dine.

A Wine Country Pig Pickin’

We don’t make it out to the West Coast very often, so when we stage a California event, you can bet we’re pulling out all the stops.

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SFA Oral History: The West Coast Connection

Half of the SFA staff is in California this weekend for a series of events in San Francisco and Napa. As it turns out, the Bay Area and the Napa Valley are both home to some pretty awesome women and men with ties to the American South and the Global South.