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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sisters Sameka Jenkins and ‘Emma M. Cromedy

Two Sisters Team up to Serve Gullah Cuisine in South Carolina

By Sarah Strong

Carolima’s Lowcountry cuisine creates an experience akin to gathering at a local family’s dining room table.

swedish meatball sandwich

Timmy’s Brown Bag: Building Sandwiches with Style and a Side of Crazy

By Mr. Joe Walker

A former professor of architecture takes his love of building to crafting sandwiches filled with ingredients like peanut brittle, boba bubbles, carbonated candy, crinkled french fries, and mashed potatoes.

4 bottles of nomen wine

No Men, No Problem: Five Sisters Start a Winery

By Laura Henty

The eco-friendly wine bottles are reason alone to enjoy Nomen Wines. The second is the woman power behind the brand. (Plus, the wine is delicious and affordable!)

health nuts satx owners

Health Nut SATX: A Playful Approach to Healthy Living

By Cara Hutto

Talk about Up Beet. A San Antonio company takes healthy eating to heart with cold-press juices, plant-based mylks and healthy-ish cocktails.

mini pecan pies with tea

Miss Peabody’s Southern Tea Cakes: Southern Comfort in Denver

By Cara Hutto

Long ago childhood bus trips across Louisiana led this baker to turn nostalgia into a baking business that honored her grandmother.

reveal in a box of avocados

Avocados: Good to The Last Drop

By AnnMarie Mattila

Two food science grad students turned this ‘seed’ of an idea into a full-fledged beverage business. Is Reveal the next health drink to take the world by storm?

maya madsen

Maya’s Cookies: America’s #1 Black-Owned, Vegan Cookie Business

By Elizabeth Hazard

It’s hard to resist a cookie named after Youth Poet Laureate Amanda Gorman. Or one that’s inspired by baseball great Hank Aaron. Maya’s Cookies are not only inspiring, they’re vegan.

kitchen with island seating

An Apartment Worth Dining In

By Stacy Brooks

Borough, a seasonal, contemporary American restaurant in Minneapolis’ North Loop neighborhood, has taken the “home” trend to heart with a new venue called
The Apartment at Borough.

three ice cream cones toasting

CBD Ice Cream: A “Remedy and a Reward”

By Sarah Strong

Sam Rose is making killer ice cream in Colorado, it just happens to be infused with CBD for a super chill treat. Read more to learn how he got started and where you can find RoseBud Ice Cream’s products.

Julia Collins with Moonshot

Moonshot Snacks: Setting the Stage for Climate-Friendly Food

By Mallory Diekmann

Can a simple box of crackers help address the climate crisis? Entrepreneur Julia Collins thinks so, and has the science and the “shoot for the moon” mentality to prove it.