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Awards

Each year, the Southern Foodways Alliance celebrates men and women whose lifework enriches Southern food culture. Five SFA awards and honors recognize these cultural standard bearers.

2017 Smith Fellow: Hally Chirinos


Hally Chirinos grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina, working the register at her parents’ (Henry and Delmi Chirinos) restaurant El Pulgarcito, where her Salvadoran and Honduran heritage combined to keep locals coming back week after week. Her parents created a menu that offers Honduran, Salvadoran, and Mexican favorites. Customers come in seeking Central American staples and a familiar taste of home.


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The Southern Foodways Alliance drives a more progressive future by leading conversations that challenge existing constructs, shape perspectives, and foster meaningful discussions. We reconsider the past with research, scrutiny, and documentation.

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