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‘TrueSouth’ Watch Party Tuesday, Autumn Harvest, LatinxFest and More Food Events

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A still from the Athens episode of “True South.”

Fall food events are starting to pop up on the calendar, and you can expect a busy October and end of September. 

If you’ve been watching the SEC Network, it’s likely you’ve caught the trailer for “TrueSouth,” a new show from professional Southerner and food writer and one-time/sometime Athenian John T. Edge. The Athens episode premieres this Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m., and there’s a watch party that starts half an hour earlier at Normal Bar.

Rather than homogeneous depictions that use nostalgia as a crutch, the show focuses instead on the complex cultural diversity that is the South, and the Athens episode uses the Norwood area of town (specifically, Scott’s BBQ and Polleria Pablo, two restaurants that are quite close to each other) as a way in which to examine a more accurate picture of the place we live.

Locals Valerie Boyd, Broderick Flanigan, Beto Mendoza, Andre Gallant and Bertis Downs all appear in the episode, which includes music by Love Tractor, Art in the Dark, R.E.M., Nihilist Cheerleader and others. You can watch the trailer here.

More food events upcoming: