Verge Celebrates Southern Foodways!

Join us on Thursday, September 29, for an evening of delicious food, music, and short films promoting Southern food and culture. Space is limited, so get your tickets now! We are SOLD OUT!!! 

Doors will open at 6:30pm for cocktails and live music followed by a Southern food tasting menu created by Jaymes Luu of Fat Face. After dinner Verge Movie Night Co-curator Becky Grunewald will present a shorts program of Southern Foodways Alliance films promoting Southern food culture. This will be a fantastic night of food, music, films, and fun! Read on for more about the Southern Foodways Alliance and we'll see you at dinner!

The Southern Foodways Alliance documents, studies, and celebrates the diverse food cultures of the changing American South. We set a common table where black and white, rich and poor -- all who gather -- may consider our history and our future in a spirit of reconciliation.

A member-supported non-profit, based at the University of Mississippi, we stage symposia on food culture, produce documentary films, collect oral histories, and publish compendiums of great writing. In the Atlantic Monthly, Corby Kummer dubbed the SFA "this country's most intellectually engaged (and probably most engaging) food society."

Space is limited, please purchase tickets early for $47 at

On the menu (Vegan/Vegetarian option forthcoming):

  • Salad of babydoll watermelon, lemon cucumber, cherry tomatoes, buttermilk vinaigrette
  • Mesquite smoked bledsoe pork shoulder served with rolls and cabbage green bean slaw
  • Cache creek chicken and andouille sausage jambalaya with grilled corn and smokey heirloom tomatoes
  • "Red velvet" popsicle
  • Fat Face popcorn during the films