March 4–8, 2015
SFA will be around the event all weekend, but be sure to check out hese special events:
The Southern Betty Brunch on Saturday. The theme is exceptional women, and this strolling brunch features top female chefs, farmers and winemakers. Host Chef Michelle Weaver of the Charleston Grill, alongside Lauren Mitterer of WildFlour Pastry, prepare a brunch that is complemented by SFA storytelling. Featured guest chefs include Ashley Christensen, Anne Quatrano, Phoebe Lawless, and Vivian Howard; winemakers include Mendocino Steele, Merry Edwards, Jenny Wagner, and Laura Maniec.
The South Carolina BBQ Tent Revival. Nick Pihakis and John Haire of Jim ‘N Nick’s Community Bar-B-Q host Rodney Scott of Scott’s Bar-B-Cue in Hemingway, South Carolina, and Ricky Scott of Scott Family Farm and Barbecue, 20 miles away in Kinsgtree. Together, the Scotts will lead the faithful in a celebration of all things whole hog. Also on the menu will be fried chicken, cooked in smoky lard, rendered from Rodney Scott’s pit-cooked pigs. Also on the bill are a barbecue film premier from the Southern Foodways Alliance, music from Jeff Mosier and the Fatback Collective Showband, dish surprises from Fatback Collective chefs, three finger pours of whiskey, and a toast from SFA director John T Edge.
SFA Oral Histories. Oral historian Sara Wood will be conducting interviews in a fancy oral history bus, and the new Maritime Oral History Project will be showcased in Marion Square Park all weekend. Tickets not required, and you should make time to stop and share in the stories of the men and women behind the food.