Peggy Webb opened her house to diners in 1961, setting up a small buffet in the hallway and a dining room with community seating. More than 50 years later, customers still fixed their own plates and paid for their meal by leaving cash in a basket on the table.
Peggy’s closed permanently in on October 28, 2016 after 55 years in business.
20 Years, 20 Founders: Ann Abadie
Founding member Ann Abadie reflects on the growth of foodways in cultural studies.
20 Years, 20 Founders: Ben and Karen Barker
SFA founding members Ben and Karen Barker explain the importance of restaurant workers to the SFA audience.
20 Years, 20 Founders: Charles Wilson
Founding member Charles Wilson discusses SFA as an incubator for academics and the role of SFA in delivering academic ideas to a popular audience.
20 Years, 20 Founders: Damon Lee Fowler
SFA Founding member and culinary historian Damon Lee Fowler describes the significance of recognizing Southern food as regional cuisine.
20 Years, 20 Founders: Frank Stitt
SFA founding member Frank Stitt recalls the menu he created for the Founders Dinner.