On the Dish

Stories behind the food we love.
stuntpig truck

Stuntpig is Serving Up Real Deal Sandwiches in Pittsburgh

By Sarah Strong

The duo behind this food truck went from unemployed to full-bore business owners serving up crazy popular sandwiches in Pittsburgh.

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heather wong

Heather Wong’s Tasty Dessert Pop-Up Flouring LA is in Full Bloom

By Kate Eplboim

Pastry Chef Heather Wong wanted to keep the baking spirit alive after losing her job. So she put some of her favorite desserts in a box and did a curbside, drive-by-pop-up. It did so well she started Flouring LA.

chef prej iroegbu

Detroit’s Fork in Nigeria is a TikTok Sensation

By Stacy Brooks

When Prej Iroegbu moved to the U.S. and couldn’t find authentic Nigerian food, he did what any chef with a love for his home country’s cuisine would do. He created his own.

Aarthi and Addy Parthasarathl

Magpies, Built on a Mother-Daughter Bond, Is All About the Pie

By Corrin Jones

Aarthi and Addy Parthasarathl wanted to find a fun way to build memories together before Addy headed off to college. Baking was the answer that segued to a business.

magenta doughnut with flower petals

A Taste of Puerto Rico in Every Box of El Secreto Doughnuts

By Kate Eplboim

Designer doughnuts became the unlikely canvas for two chefs forced to pivot after Covid-19.

DNP Team 2 L to R Kurt, Muhammad, Mike

Filling a Void in North Philly with Pizza and Opportunity

By AnnMarie Mattila

Two entrepreneurs start a pizzeria that exclusively employs formerly incarcerated people as a way to give them a chance while also feeding an underserved community.

Dana Perella making cookies

This 11-Year-Old Is on a Mission to Save Lives, One Cookie at a Time

By Elizabeth Hazard

At seven, Dana Perella decided she wanted to do something for her friend, who was diagnosed with a genetic disorder called Batten. So she started baking cookies.

plate of dumplings

A Husband and Wife Team ‘Keep It Saucy’ with Oh Golly Dumplings

By Cara Hutto

Making dumplings during Covid was a huge comfort for husband-and-wife Sara Timmer and Ryan Vansplinter, so much so that they started delivering them to friends in return for sourdough starters and cookies. Now, it’s a business.

megan stone drinking beer

Meet Megan Stone: The People’s Beer Buff

By Kate Eplboim

Megan Stone may be known for her beer expertise, but this social media star and San Diego brewer has a lot more she’d like to talk about –– and it has to do with diversity, equality and inclusion.

The Tides Beach Club-Maine Blueberry Crisp

Bakes for Breast Cancer Lets You Feel Good and Do Good While Eating Dessert

By Victoria Pardo

To honor her mother lost to breast cancer, Carol Sneider started a nonprofit to raise funds through baked goods. 22 years later, their sweet work is a New England tradition.

sweet potato cakes with short ribs, fried eggs and crispy brussels sprouts

Empanadas Are The New Best Brunch Dish in the Bronx

By Sarah Strong

A five year partnership between Empanology and The Bronx Brewery enters a new chapter with a crave worthy brunch menu.