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.
For the first time in almost sixty years, Washington D.C.’s black population is now less than 50 percent. In a city whose foodways originate in Southern and African American sensibilities, Ralph Eubanks ponders what impact the population shift is having on the restaurant scene.
Meat-and-three, to me, it’s what brings people together. It’s who we are without forgetting our Greek roots.
They’re not flashy or fancy. And unlike, say, mac and cheese or even fried okra they don’t often grace the cover of cookbooks or land in popular instagram feeds. They just slump quietly a few inches from stardom, ready to make that catfish sing.
Whether you are coming to Nashville as part of the SFA Summer Symposium or just passing through on one of those criss-crossing interstates, here’s some neighborly advice on places to eat that you won’t necessarily find in a magazine.
At Ramadan Restaurant in Nashville, diners chop up the long strands of angel hair in marinara –and break up the pieces of banana that go with it.
In the coming weeks, Jennifer Justus serves us a sample of Music City’s latest wave of grace.
Since 1991, Dan has served his smothered chicken, fried cabbage, fresh greens, strawberry shortcake, skillet corncakes and “The Best Lemonade in Town” to an ever-evolving clientele.
Food and music. When it comes to Nashville, the two industries have more in common than you might think.