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What's in store for Wednesdays
A new set of columns will debut after Labor Day
When you’re a kid, you get new shoes in September. When you’re a newsletter reader, you get new columns.
As The Food Section’s first anniversary approaches, it’s time to revise the mid-week mix. Don’t worry: Opening Bell, our weekly roundup of new independent restaurants across the South, isn’t going anywhere. In fact, it’s growing: Starting in September, Opening Bell will get a Wednesday of its own, allowing The Food Section to spotlight even more small-budget restaurants that you’re unlikely to read about anywhere else.
But that’s just one Wednesday in the new column rotation. Opening Bell will share its slot with three new columns designed to deliver more diverse voices, overlooked stories, and exciting ideas to your inbox.
Allow me to introduce the coming season’s lineup:
All the fun will kick off in just under a week with the first installment of On Track, featuring a town you shouldn’t leave until you’ve eaten vegan pound cake and Peruvian fried rice (stopping by the vintage sewing machine shop is optional, at least in The Food Section’s eyes.)
Readers who aren’t fond of change will be glad to know that no adjustments are planned for the Monday and Friday edition. The Food Section will continue to publish a mix of investigative reports, in-depth features, and restaurant reviews on Mondays, while sending out sales pitches on Fridays, as well as the occasional housekeeping message, such as this one.
The only exceptions to the above schedule are a few major holidays: The Food Section doesn’t publish between Christmas and New Year’s Day, nor does it put out a newsletter on Memorial Day or Labor Day. In other words: I’ll see you back here on Wednesday.
Have a great weekend.
If you’re not a paying subscriber, you missed all sorts of stories this week, including coverage of a 75-year-old North Carolina restaurant’s final days in business, a closure so sad that at least one local wrote a country song about it. Paid subscribers also learned about the new owners of a tea cake institution in Jackson, Mississippi, and the North Carolina craftswoman who was prepared to rap Jay Leno’s gourd with her painted gourd ladle.