A Hamburger by Any Other Name

Found in small restaurants hugging railroads tracks that crisscross the counties of northeast Mississippi, northwestern Alabama, and lower Tennessee, these hamburgers defy hunger and solitude in a region where many workers worry over their next paycheck.

Meet Gravy Intern Dana Bialek

“Food service is intimate work, and very much about engaging community and creating dialogue around food,” says Gravy intern, Dana Bialek.

A Bizarre Natural Phenomenon in Gravy Episode 40

Fish swimming right up to a beach? Stacks of crabs, just waiting to be caught? People gigging dozens and dozens of flounder, all in a few hours? It seemed like something out of a science fiction movie.

Deadliest Throw by Joe York

At the Annual Interstate Mullet Toss, participants compete to throw a dead mullet the farthest across the Alabama-Florida state line.

Dub’s Burgers in Athens, Alabama

Dub’s staff practice a delicate shuffle behind the tight counter to take orders, wait on to-go orders, handle order tickets, fry and wrap burgers, fill drinks, and hold court.

Meet Dr. Franklin Penn

When railroad work took Charles Franklin Penn to Florida where he slept in a tent with alligators visible everywhere, he decided a new career was in order.