The Food Section

Hanna Raskin
Covering food and drink across the American South as though it mattered as much as crime and politics (because it does.)
Created 28 May 2021
  • Gingerbread fervor grips the Blue Ridge
    01 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 1
    If you’ve put off reading Monday’s edition of The Food Section, how will you know where to eat when you next go to Wilmington? In today’s issue, you’ll find folks no longer taking candy from babies (…...
  • Restaurant review: Seabird takes flight
    29 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 8 2
    Seabird in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina The problem with tasting menus isn’t their tedium or agitating parlor tricks, although the format has come under fire for both. The issue isn’t that they...
  • Happy Black Friday!
    26 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Getty Images Did you get a drumstick yesterday? According to a survey that I last week sent to folks who haven’t yet upgraded to a paid subscription, nearly two-thirds of The Food Section’s audience b...
  • Save the date for Spirited Brunch IV
    24 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 4 4
    “Nanak Naam Chardi Kala, tere sare sarbat tha Bhalla.” – The closing line of the Ardas, a set prayer soliciting peace and blessings for everyone, that American Sikhs will say on Thanksgiving. Fran Enn...
  • What caused Calabash to chicken out?
    22 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 6 4
    If you’re willing to put any stock in online reviews, Beck’s Restaurant isn’t the best place to eat in Calabash, North Carolina: The 81-year-old seafood house keeps getting dinged for dry flounder an…...
  • As pandemic abates, new restaurants abound
    17 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    If you haven’t yet cracked Monday’s edition, you can read up here on efforts to restore local pork to Southern barbecue. In today’s issue, you’ll find a Ponderosa that sizzled out (Ripley, W. Va.); c…...
  • Going whole hog on local barbecue
    15 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 7 8
    A pig at Peculiar Pig Farm/ Hanna Raskin On a recent Sunday evening, Jane Grecsek of Princeton, New Jersey ate a pork belly with hakurei turnips and brassica greens at Husk Charleston. On Monday morni...
  • Keeping sweet potatoes in stitches
    10 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 5 3
    This past Monday, The Food Section published the first review of Epicurean Atlanta. In today’s issue, you’ll find a sweet potato quilt mystery (Vardaman, Miss.); a new Nepalese restaurant (Greensboro…...
  • Checking into Epicurean Atlanta
    08 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 8 9
    Quick peek behind the curtain: When I shared this column with my husband, he wondered if it was too harsh. “Is it accurate?” I asked. “Completely,” he said. In other words, much like Epicurean Atlant…...
  • When optimism is in short supply, try liver
    03 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 5 2
    If you haven’t yet caught up with Monday’s edition of The Food Section, my conversation with Joseph Ewoodzie Jr. awaits you. In today’s issue, you’ll find oyster experimentation (Huntsville, Ala.); a…...
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