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Front Page - Friday, October 4, 2013

Warehouse Row celebrates Southern culinary traditions at fundraiser

The concluding event in Warehouse Row’s Crafted by Southern Hands summer-long series will showcase one of the South’s iconic and distinctive cultural landmarks – food. On Friday, October 11, participants in the Southern Foodways Alliance fundraiser will be treated to a twilight screening of the documentary, “Pride & Joy,” and delectables from Warehouse Row’s newest eatery, Tupelo Honey Cafe.

To set the atmosphere, Warehouse Row will create a grassy, park-like area in the retail establishment’s Motor Court, with the film screen hung from the covered walkway between Buildings North and South. The fundraising event will open at 6:30 p.m. with an offering of the Tupelo Honey’s two signature Chattanooga Whiskey cocktails, Benton’s Bacon Manhattan and Tupelo Honey’s Blueberry Mint Julep, as well as Tupelo Honey Rye Ale, the restaurant’s proprietary beer brewed in Tennessee and made with real tupelo honey and rye malt from Asheville, N.C. A offering of the restaurant’s Southern-inspired menu items will follow.

“Pride & Joy,” an hour-long film, chronicles the lives of dozens of individuals who dedicate their lives to harvesting, cooking, serving, or studying Southern food culture. Director Joe York, who spent six years and traveled more than 50,000 highway miles to make the film, will be on-site for the screening. He will introduce the movie and his work for the Southern Foodways Alliance to attendees. A question and answer session will follow.

Prior to the documentary debut at 8 p.m., live music will fill the event space. All proceeds from the admission fees of $50 per person or $75 per couple will directly benefit the Southern Foodways Alliance’s Oral History Initiative. This project aims to capture and preserve the stories of those involved in the diverse food cultures of the American South. Everyone is encouraged to purchase tickets online at www.southernfoodways.org, as limited event seating is available.

For more information about the entire Crafted by Southern Hands event series, visit craftedbysouthernhands.com.

Source: Warehouse Row