If you're not familiar with the Southern Foodways Alliance, well ... you should be. Based in Oxford, Miss., the SFA is an association of more than 800 really cool people who are engaged in the mission to document, protect and celebrate the food heritage of the American South.
Academics, chefs and food aficionados work together to produce films, stage conferences and compile collections of food-based literature. The Atlantic Monthly called the SFA "this country's most intellectually engaged food society."
Lucky for us, the SFA is bringing their road show to Nashville.Their wildly popular Potlikker Film Festival will be showing at Chef Tandy Wilson's City House restaurant on Sunday, April 25, and from their description of the event it looks like a real hoe-down.
From their website:
The Potlikker Film Fest is an opportunity to showcase SFA documentaries, alongside local food films, in all kinds of places. Each Potlikker Film Fest is infused with local flavor, but--in general--expect an evening with live music and short films, refreshing libations, and SFA snacks (including a potlikker shot with cornbread, handed as you walk in the door).
Food will be provided by Tandy Wilson of City House, Tyler Brown of The Capitol Grille, Pat Martin of Martin's BBQ and the soulful Silver Sands. Wash it down with beverages from Nashville's own Yazoo Brewing Company, Corsair Distillery and Mountain Valley Spring Water while you enjoy musical entertainment from Ketch Secor and Morgan Jahnig (from Old Crow Medicine Show) and friends.
The party starts at 4 p.m. and will be over at 7 p.m., so come early and come hungry. Tickets are on sale now for $45/person at the SFA website. I'll admit I waited until I bought mine to tell you all about it. (Yeah, I'm selfish that way, and I'm sure this one will sell out.)