This New Yorker story by Lauren Collins on the racist history of a barbecue chain was super interesting to read. My vote: nope, it’s still not okay to eat there. But do read the article!
Collins opens her piece with an anecdote about Kathleen Purvis throwing down the claim that “men are the new carpetbaggers of Southern food writing.” Purvis’ piece at the Bitter Southerner is also a great read; she really does know how use a snappy line (and makes some highly valid claims).
(Also: yes, sorry about the title of this post.)