Johnny’s Greek and Three at Oxford Film Festival

We’re excited to announce that Johnny’s Greek and Three will screen at Oxford Film Festival as part of the festival’s documentary shorts program. Timothy Hontzas is a Homewood Chef and restaurant owner of Johnny’s – one of the top meat and three lunch spots in Birmingham (recently nominated for a James Beard Award). He is also a proud Greek-American. His grandfather came to America from Greece on a cattle boat and worked his way up in the restaurant business before starting his own successful restaurant. Johnny’s Greek and Three looks at Chef Hontzas and the role of Greek immigrants in shaping Birmingham dining.
You can watch the film above or catch it on the big screen at Oxford Film Festival, Friday, Feb 9, 2018 at 7:30 PM. Find out more at

Johnny’s Greek and Three was directed by SFA’s Pihakis Foodways Filmmaker, Ava Lowrey, and premiered last year at Winter Symposium. This year, Lowrey and SFA will premiere another new film. Find out more about Winter Symposium, including ticket information here.