Norfolk Noodle Factory

In 1958, Park F. Wong purchased a noodle business. He went from rookie to the Southeast’s main supplier of yock noodles.

Tidewater Virginia Yock

Stories from our newest oral history project, Tidewater Virginia Yock, documenting yock-a-mein.

Thirsty Thursday: A “Can-Do” Attitude

Fun fact: In 1935, the first can of beer was sold in Richmond, Virginia. Though it actually came from New Jersey-based Krueger Brewing, they decided to use the South as their test market. Good call. Canned beers may have gotten a bad rap in the past, but today they’re actually preferred by many microbreweries. They’re … Continued

Thirsty Thursday: Who Will Make the Great Southern Table Wine?

Meet Steven Grubbs, the sommelier at two Georgia restaurants: Five & Ten in Athens and Empire State South in Atlanta. Steven will serve as the guest sommelier for our fall Symposium in Oxford this weekend, pouring a variety of wines from Virginia.