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
  • Catching them with calves' livers
    20 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    If you’ve been hungering for a restaurant review, make sure you didn’t miss Monday’s edition of The Food Section, featuring a look at Sean Brock’s The Continental in Nashville. In today’s issue, you’l...
  • Return to reviews
    18 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 7 10
    As I recently told Dave Infante of Fingers in an interview for his podcast, it’s time to get back to the business of sizing up restaurants. And where better to begin than at Sean Brock’s first fine di...
  • "Can't cook but so much chicken bog"
    13 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 2 0
    If you took Monday off, you may have missed a dispatch from the Fast Casual Executive Summit, explaining why Southern chains are rushing to construct drive-thrus and build loyalty programs. In today’s...
  • Fast casual needs help, stat
    11 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 4 3
    Thus far in The Food Section, I’ve written about independent restaurants, plain and fancy. But with Americans yearly spending close to $50 billion in fast casual restaurants, it would be silly to igno...
  • Banana pudding for bad days
    06 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 3 0
    If you haven’t yet opened Monday’s edition of The Food Section, it’s chockful of reflections on the latest iteration of The James Beard Awards and what it might mean for the South. In today’s issue, y...
  • Into the awards void
    04 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 7 0
    The Food Section was designed to showcase various kinds of food writing, so I’m giving each format a moment in the Monday spotlight before the paywall rises. Since I’ve already published a topical fea...
  • For those with comments to share
    03 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    The Food Section encourages subscribers to comment on stories, but the same rules which prevail in The Food Section’s Facebook group apply here. To wit: Adam Berry/Getty Images Keep it civil. Debate i...
  • Cracking the case with collards
    29 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 4 3
    If Monday’s edition of The Food Section is still sitting in your inbox, you’re missing out on a story about a historic Gullah community beating back a craft beer bar encroaching on their family land. ...
  • A community over The Barrel
    27 Sep 2021 • 8 min read • 36 47
    I’ve mentioned previously that one of the reasons I felt compelled to start The Food Section was I was worried about folks who didn’t have a local food journalist to call when important stories were g...
  • Praise the Lord and eat a biscuit
    22 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 5 5
    If you haven’t yet cracked Monday’s edition of The Food Section, a story about restaurant owners reconsidering costly friends-and-family events awaits you. In today’s issue, you’ll find news of a pro ...
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