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Barbecue and Belief in Opelika

Chuck Ferrell of Chuck’s Bar-B-Q in Opelika, Alabama, is a born-again Christian who uses his barbecue as a tool for conversion. He keeps a stock of religious tracts by the register and wields a barbecue pitchfork for a living.

It’s Barbecue Friday! Learn about Archibald’s

A native of Northport, Alabama, George Archibald opened Archibald’s Bar-B-Q in 1962. George Archibald, Jr. was twelve years old when he started working in the family business. Today, he and his sister, Paulette Washington, the restaurant.

Prep for Memorial Day Weekend with barbecue

To help you prepare for a weekend of cookouts, SFA is going to dig into our film archive to inspire those who plan to barbecue. First up is a film by Joe York, Something Better than Barbecue, profiling a pitmaster in Opelika, Alabama.

My Father’s South

By Maria Godoy Humberto Godoy was born and raised in Guatemala City. He wasn’t dirt poor, but he was poor enough that he had to shine shoes to buy pencils for school. Those pencils wrote him a new destiny: In 1954, he won a scholarship to attend what was then called Jacksonville State College in … Continued

Clay Risen & Fawn Weaver Talk Whiskey and Credit

Watch Clay Risen and Fawn Weaver discuss the story of Nearest Green, the black man who taught Jack Daniels to distill whiskey. This presentation, Whiskey and Credit, is from the 2018 Winter Symposium.

Moni Basu: Can narratives effect change?

Moni Basu writes for CNN and teaches in the MFA program in Narrative Nonfiction at the University of Georgia. At SFA’s Winter Symposium she reflected on the power of stories.

Dol

For over 30 years Dolester “Dol” Miles has served as Executive Pastry Chef at Highlands Bar and Grill, Bottega, Bottega Cafe, and Chez Fonfon. Our latest SFA film by Pihakis Foodways Documentary Filmmaker Ava Lowrey, Dol, profiles Chef Miles and her dedication to her craft.