Wednesday, March 17

MEET SOME ORAL HISTORY SUBJECTS: BIRMINGHAM GREEKS


Hot-Dogopolis from Southern Foodways on Vimeo.

Hot-Dogopolis is aSFA Greenhouse film by Eric Feldman and Leyla Modirzadeh. Learn the story of the Greek community in Birmingham, Alabama, and see a part of their restaurant legacy in the lunch stands that make Birmingham a great Southern city for a hot dog.


We originally documented Birmingham's great hot dog tradition in 2004 with our Birmingham Greeks oral history project. Visit the project to read interviews with Gus Koutroulakis of Pete's Famous and George Nasiakos of Gus's Hot Dogs to learn more about what makes Birmingham dogs so special.