Hostesses of the Movement

Compared to famous civil rights battlegrounds like Selma, Alabama, Albany holds an unsettled place in the history of the movement.

Kimchi and Cornbread on Gravy Podcast

When you sit down for a meat and three in Montgomery, Alabama, say at the Davis Café, you choose from the menu and you get one plate all for you, but at a Korean table in Montgomery – or anywhere – your plates are all shared. And there are many of them. Meat and six or seven, you might say.

A Shot of Truth

You might think that Adam Seger was ostracized for fibbing about the origins of the famed Seelbach cocktail. But that didn’t happen.

Highway 220 Daddy Lessons

During legal segregation, guides like the Negro Motorist Green Book advised black travelers of places they could dine safely or lay their heads while on the road. My parents had their own versions of these guides in their heads, memorized after the formal end of Jim Crow.

Song of El Sur

As Mexicans have made the South their permanent, instead of temporary, home, more tunes are beginning to incorporate it as a setting.

You Are Welcome Here

We wanted the sign state not that all are welcome, but that you are welcome.