Fife, Drums, and Goats with Otha Turner

The Otha Turner Family Picnic is held annually on Labor Day Weekend, but there’s no reason you can’t roast goat on Memorial Day Weekend. Otha Turner is today’s barbecue film, produced by SFA’s Pihakis Filmmaker Ava Lowrey.

Thursday in Hell’s Half Acre

In Hell’s Half Acre, Ricky Scott fires up whole hog barbecue on Thursdays. The rest of the week, he’s a volunteer fireman and Director of Public Works for a South Carolina county.

Documentary Film Internship Applications are due March 23

Sour, Sweet, Spicy: Making Home in Oxford, Mississippi from Southern Foodways on Vimeo. The Southern Foodways Alliance seeks applications for our second annual Summer Documentary Film Internship to encourage and nurture emerging documentary filmmakers. For two months this summer, two interns will work directly under the guidance and mentorship of SFA’s Pihakis Foodways Documentary Filmmaker, … Continued

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.

2018 Summer Documentary Film Internship

The Southern Foodways Alliance seeks applications for our second annual Summer Documentary Film Internship to encourage and nurture emerging documentary filmmakers. For two months this summer, two interns will work directly under the guidance and mentorship of SFA’s Pihakis Foodways Documentary Filmmaker, Ava Lowrey.

SFA Film to screen at Oxford Film Festival

Ava Lowrey’s film, Johnny’s Greek and Three, has been selected for screening at the Oxford Film Festival. The film profiles chef Tim Hontzas and highlights how Greek-Southern families have shaped Birmingham dining.

Karen and Ben Barker - Magnolia Grill - SFA Founders

There’s No Such Thing as Bad Pie

View “There’s No Such Thing as Bad Pie,” honoring Karen Barker of Magnolia Grill in Durham, North Carolina. The film’s debut screening was at 2018’s Taste of the South event, hosted at Blackberry Farm.

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 … Continued