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From the organizers:

Join the SFA as we study the work of food in 2019. The Winter Symposium, hosted in Birmingham, Alabama, is February 9.

Featured speakers include:

  • Ashley Christensen, the North Carolina restaurateur, speaks of the promises of women-led restaurants
  • John Archibald, a 2018 Pulitzer Prize-winner, talks Alabama labor history
  • Mayor Randall Woodfin speaks about contemporary possibilities in Birmingham
  • Ashley M. Jones presents a suite of poems on food culture and the work of food.
  • Melany Robinson of Polished Pig Media and psychologist Patricia Bundy talk restaurant crises and responses

8:30 a.m.
Hero Donuts
Royal Cup Coffee

Tasting Notes
with Feizal Valli of The Atomic Lounge

9:00 a.m.
Introduction and Welcome

9:30 a.m.
Morning Poetry
Ashley Jones

10:00 a.m.
The Labor of Birmingham
John Archibald

11:00 a.m.
Baking Entrepreneurs of Alabama
An Oral History Conversation
Annemarie Anderson

12:00 p.m.
Premiere of newest SFA film


1:30 p.m.
Restaurants in Crisis
Melany Robinson and Patricia Bundy
Lisa Donovan, moderator

2:30 p.m.
Evolution of the Restaurant Family Ideal
Steve Palmer
Hunter Lewis, moderator

3:30 p.m.
Promises of a Female Led Restaurant
Ashley Christensen
Mary-Frances Heck, moderator

4:30 p.m.
Happy Hour
with Feizal Valli

Our opening night party, included in the ticket price, is February 8 at:

Good People Brewing

114 14th St S

Birmingham, AL 35233


Featuring cocktails from Feizal Valli of The Atomic Lounge, Good People Brewing beer, and a showcase of appetizers from chef John Hall, now planning the next great Birmingham restaurant.


Click here for tickets.

This event is not hosted by ASAN. As one of ASAN’s roles is to share information and resources across our network so as to maximize all of our impact, we routinely post events that we ourselves are not hosting. If you have questions regarding this event, please contact event organizers rather than ASAN.


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