Tuesday, January 24

Potlikker Film Festival Charleston (A Murderer's Row of Talent)

Wednesday, February 29, 2012
5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Culinary Hub Tent @ Marion Square Park
Presented by the Southern Foodways Alliance

On February 29 -- on the eve of the Charleston Wine + Food Festival -- the Southern Foodways Alliance, along with Fatback Collective members, will pitch their tent in Marion Square Park.

The SFA documents, studies, and celebrates the diverse food cultures of the changing American South. The Fatback Collective is a cadre of the region’s civic-minded food folk.
Together, they will serve up: Honest food. Hip films. Good company. Porgy Tosses.

Leading the way will be:
Sean Brock, Husk, Charleston, SC
Drew Robinson, Jim ‘N Nicks Bar-B-Q, Birmingham, AL
Jeremiah Langhorne, McCrady’s, Charleston, SC
Ashley Christensen, Poole’s Diner, Raleigh, NC
Samuel Jones, Skylight Inn, Ayden, NC
Donald Link, Link Restaurant Group, New Orleans, LA
Rodney Scott, Scott’s Barbecue, Hemingway, SC
Stephen Stryjewski, Cochon, New Orleans, LA

Here’s half the menu. The other half is a secret:
Potlikker, perfumed with Benton’s Smoky Mountain Country Ham
Rappahannock River Oysters, bathed in barbecue sauce
Fatback Pig Project Berkshires, cooked Alabama Asado style
Border Springs Lambs, cooked Williamsburg (County) style

To drink:
Brown whiskey drinks, shaken to a froth by LeNell Camacho Santa Ana, mistress of cocktails for Little Donkey, straight outta Birmingham, Alabama

On the screen:
Joe York-directed SFA-produced films:
Cured, a hymn to Tennessee ham and bacon man Allan Benton
Dori, a profile of South Carolina peach farmer and novelist Dori Sanders
Eggers, a tale of harvesting paddlefish for their roe on the Mississippi River
Deadliest Throw, a glimpse at the Interstate Mullet Toss on the Alabama-Florida border
Pride & Joy, a prequel to the hour-long SFA opus on Southern food culture

Tickets, priced at $75 per person, include food, drink, and films, and are ON SALE NOW. A generous percentage of the proceeds will be benefit local nonprofit Charleston Chefs Feed the Need. Tickets are available by advance purchase only. Snap them up quickly; last year, they sold out in 4 days. Click here to buy. Email here with questions.