The Rise and Fall of the South’s ACP Kings

Gravy columnist Gustavo Arellano discusses ACP, and argues that if Mexicans could become successful and integrate themselves into the American South, then there’s cheese-covered hope for the rest of us.

Talk (and eat) BBQ in the ATL

In partnership with the Atlanta History Center SFA will screen our short film about Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ located in Austin, Texas on May 23. Barbecue bites and conversation will follow.

Serve It Up

The scene at the Curb Market is the Plate Sale: Mike and Shyretha’s roving Athens- and Atlanta-based pop-up dinner series takes inspiration, in name and aim, from those loose-knit socials in church parking lots and backyards.

Soak the Beans

Certainly, there is beauty inherent in the diaspora, in being a part of a family with roots that stretch across countries and continents. But there is also loss.

ATL’s Buford Highway Ideas Fair, Nov. 28

On Tuesday, November 28, students from Georgia Tech’s Generator Workshop will set up in an empty storefront on Buford Highway to host an Ideas Fair, a one-night open house showcasing creative and workable concepts for Buford Highway designed to preserve and promote the corridor’s cultural diversity.

Anda Conmigo en Plaza Fiesta

At the 2017 symposium, Smith Symposium Fellow Steven Alvarez introduced SFA to Plaza Fiesta, a large market located in a strip mall outside Atlanta.

Atlanta’s Masa Maven

Born in 1976 in Pharr, Texas, Gladys Martinez grew up with great respect for corn and the savvy that made it possible to sustain a business. It wasn’t long before she became a masa expert.

Pie By Another Name

Every Tuesday a group of women gets together at Or Ve Shalom Synagogue in Atlanta to bake hundreds of savory hand-held pies.