Warehouse Row series celebrates Southern culinary traditions

Warehouse Row series celebrates Southern culinary traditions

October 10th, 2013 by Staff Report in Chattnow Dining

Crafted by Southern Hands presents "Pride and Joy," a documentary by Southern Foodways Alliance.

Photo by Contributed Photo/Times Free Press.

On Friday, Oct. 11, the concluding event in Warehouse Row's summerlong Crafted by Southern Hands series will showcase one of the South's most iconic and distinctive cultural landmarks: food.

Attendees will be treated to a twilight screening of the Southern Foodways Alliance's latest documentary, "Pride & Joy," and Southern-crafted 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. The film screen will hang in the covered walkway between Buildings North and South.

The fundraising event will open at 6:30 p.m. with an offering of Tupelo Honey's two signature Chattanooga Whiskey cocktails and its proprietary beer, Tupelo Honey Rye Ale. Guests will then dine on the restaurant's made-from-scratch, Southern-inspired menu items.

Director Joe York will be on-site for the screening of "Pride & Joy" at 8 p.m. The hourlong film chronicles the lives of dozens of individuals who dedicate their lives to harvesting, cooking, serving or studying the depth and breadth of Southern food culture. A question-and-answer session will follow.

Proceeds from admission fees - $50 per person, $75 per couple - will go to 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.

Seating is limited. Purchase tickets online at www.southernfoodways.org/events/pride-joy-chattanooga-screening.

For more information about the entire event series, visit craftedbysouthernhands.com.