The Southern Foodways Alliance documents, studies, and explores the diverse food cultures of the changing American South.
This is a story about generational transfer, black entrepreneurship, and the future of barbecue in the Deep South.
Sonya Twitty is the head bartender at The Bright Star Restaurant in Bessemer, Alabama.
Lori DeVine manages and serves at Sweet Tea Restaurant in downtown Birmingham, Alabama.
Brenda Salser is the head server at The Bright Star Restaurant in Bessemer, Alabama.
Born in 1963, Jackie McCray grew up in Wenonah, a community in the western part of Birmingham, Alabama. She learned to…