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The art of underselling

PHOTOGRAPH BY WYATT KOSTYGAN. Cold pork. Gnocchi. Coleslaw. Fried potatoes. The way Meliora names its dishes, one could confuse them with the titles of the paintings of the last series of still lifes of a laconic artist. Or,…

A day at the Ringling

Dr. Lisa Merritt remembers talking with her mother about “Someday. . .” This was before matriarch Merritt passed away in 2019, but after being diagnosed with lung cancer a dozen years before, Eleanor Merritt was still painting,…

The spirit of Miss Susie

With an increased sense of empowerment within historically black communities themselves, Newtown's food scene comes to life. As a child, you could hardly walk the steps of Miss Susie's social club on Martin Luther King Jr. Way without…