Dino Mehic owns and operates Euro Grill & Cafe and Bosna Market. His son, Mesa Mehic, helps run the restaurant and market. He tells his story in the Charlotte’s Central Avenue Corridor oral history project.
An “Dan” Nguyen owns Lang Van, a Vietnamese restaurant in the Shamrock neighborhood of Charlotte. Ms. Nguyen is from Saigon, Vietnam and arrived in Charlotte in 1999. Listen to her story of setting out on foot to find work in a restaurant and her path to eventual ownership of that restaurant.
Caroline Coke is co-owner of Island Grocery & Grill in Charlotte, North Carolina. She shares her story of immigration and entrepreneurship in the Charlotte’s Central Avenue Corridor oral history project.
Demographics in Siler City, North Carolina, were revolutionized with the building and subsequent shuttering of poultry plants in the area. The community is largely Latino these days. Siler City: Bienvenido a Trabajar introduces the people behind the one stop grocery store, butcher shop and taqueria, Tienda Loma Bonita.
As SFA looks forward to October’s annual Southern Foodways Symposium, we invite you to look back at Un Buen Carnicero, a 2014 film produced by Vittles as an SFA Greenhouse project.
Izzat Freitekh opened La Shish Kabob in Charlotte in 2008.
Caroline Coke opened Island Grocery & Grill with her family to recreate the sights, sounds, and smells of island life through food, music, and Caribbean staples.
An “Dan” Nguyen owns Lang Van, a Vietnamese restaurant in the Shamrock neighborhood of Charlotte.
Enjoy this social media roundup of our 2017 Charlotte Summer Foodways Symposium.