I’m sure there were some other Dishers out at Paul Quinn College’s A Community Cooks event last night, what with food from Bolsa, Nonna, Nova, Restaurant Ava, and more. They can probably tell you more about the “cooks” part of the title. Me? I can’t do the food justice, because I don’t eat meat and thus can only file a partial report. (Favorite thing I ate: the cheese grits from Orazio Lamanna of Cowboys Stadium, topped with sliced almonds and pickle slaw.)
But I can, and will, say the entire night was pretty special. It took place on and around PQC’s erstwhile football field, which has now been turned into a farm, producing food for the local community. (The nearest grocery store, PQC president Michael Sorrell said, is six miles away.) It’s striking walking up, seeing the goal posts standing amid plowed rows, and the bleachers have sort of a “Feral House” thing happening, as nature starts to reclaim them. And Paul Quinn as a whole seems like a place on the way back up. It certainly has the right people, especially Elizabeth Wattley, who runs the farm. More to come. After the jump, some photos from Elliott Munoz.