ADVISORY COUNCIL – Off the Eaten Path

The Advisory Council is a platform to showcase a unique group of talent that tell a different and potentially under-told story of the South. Our mission is to continue to not only tell the stories of the South, but to continue to tell them in new and updated ways. In 2019, AF&WF will showcase a group of talent that are “Off the Eaten Path” – a compilation of young and/or rising stars mixed with talent from up & coming food destinations.

Mark Abernathy

Little Rock, AR
Loca Luna
Red Door

Brittanny Anderson

Thip Athakhanh

Doraville, GA
Snackboxe Bistro

David Bancroft

Auburn, AL
Bow & Arrow

Brett Bassett

Little Rock, AR
De Nux Distributors

Charlie Berg

Washington, TX
The Inn at Dos Brisas

Ian Boden

Staunton, VA
The Shack

Ashley Bottoms

Chattanooga, TN
Clumpies Ice Cream Co.

Justin Burdett

Chapel Hill, NC
Crook’s Corner

Samantha & Cody Carroll

New Orleans, LA
Hot Tails Restaurant 

John Castellucci

Greg Collier

Charlotte, NC
Uptown Yolk

Eric Crane, CWE

Joy Crump

Fredericksburg, VA
FOODE and Mercantile

David Danielson

Simpsonville, KY
Old Stone Inn & Tavern

Melissa Davis

Aaron Deal

Ramone Dickerson

Columbia, SC
2 Fat 2 Fly

Obie Ferguson

Samantha Fore

Lexington, KY
Tuk Tuk Sri Lankan Bites

Matt Gallaher

Knoxville, TN
Knox Mason

Ryan Gannon

New Orleans, LA

Steven Devereaux Greene

Shari' Haley

Wilson, AR
Wilson Cafe

Christian Hansen

Travelers Rest, SC
Blue Ridge Creamery

Kevin Hilton

Meherwan Irani

Katy Keefe

Ryan Lachaine

Houston, TX

Kaley Laird

Asheville, NC
Rhubarb and The Rhu

Evelyn Ling

Atlanta, GA
Pancake Social

Rebecca Masson

Houston, TX
Fluff Bake Bar

Elizabeth McCall

Lexington, KY
Woodford Reserve

Ouita Michel

Adrienne Miller

New Olreans, LA

Travis Milton

Bristol, VA
Milton’s, Shovel & Pick and Nicewonder Farm & Vineyard

Farhan Momin

Atlanta, GA
Farmo Cooks

Brian Nasajon

Dean Neff

Wilmington, NC
New Restaurant Coming 2020!

Laura Newman

Birmingham, AL
Queen’s Park

Misti Norris

Dallas, TX
Petra and the Beast

Katie O'Hara

New Orleans, LA

Christian Perez

Atlanta, GA
SweetWater Brewery

Patrick Phelan

Richmond, VA

Ming Pu

Louisville, KY
The 502 Bar & Bistro

Matthew Raiford

Brunswick, GA
Farmer & the Larder

Ryan Rogers

Louisville, KY
HiCotton Hospitality

Parnass Savang

Atlanta, GA
Talat Market

Jarad Slipp, MS

Paris, VA
RdV Vineyards

Jennifer Smurr

Gerald Sombright

Marco Island, FL
Tesoro and 10k alley (opening 2019)

Coleen Speaks

Raleigh, NC

Vivek Surti

Nashville, TN

Michael Taylor

Louisville, KY

Heidi Trull

Belton, SC
Grits and Groceries

Blake Tyers

Stephanie Tyson

Sean Umstead

Durham, NC

Lionel Vatinet

Cary, NC
La Farm Bakery

Shuai Wang

Charleston, SC
Jackrabbit Filly (opening Summer 2019)

William Wright

Jen Yee

Atlanta, GA
Hopkins & Company


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