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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knox family

Southern Charm: Infusion Crab is All About Seafood, Passion and Family

By Elizabeth Hazard

It took the persistence of her 12- and 14-year-old daughters for Kimberly Knox of Marietta, Georgia to open Infusion Crab, a seafood restaurant built on soul and blending family spirit and plenty of regional dishes.

emily lauer at farmers market

When Covid Throws You Lemons, Make…Pop Tarts?

By Stacy Brooks

Minneapolis pastry maven Emily Lauer has made Fruit & Grain’s Instagram must-read social. The proof is in the pies.

lady justice brewing founders

Sandra Day IPA? Yes, Please!

By AnnMarie Mattila

It’s a simple mission: Brew great beer. Use the money to support charities. Welcome to Lady Justice Brewing which supports and empowers women and girls in Colorado.

Crust Club: Dinner and Dessert at Your Doorstep

By Mallory Diekmann

For Utah’s Valerie Kukahiko, the seeds to her meal club began with Instagram, a favorite chicken pot pie recipe and a deep-seeded love of food and family.

The Teens Behind Urban BEET are Creating Regenerative Farms to Fight Hunger

By Elizabeth Goldish

Inspired by a high school project, a team of young people are reimagining food security by planting seeds of hope in the fight against hunger.

micah Harrigan selling lemonade

The 5th Grade Entrepreneur Behind Micah’s Mixx

By Sarah Strong

What started as a pop-up lemonade stand is now a full time hustle for Philadelphia fifth grader Micah Harrigan.

tin of caviar

Caviar: It’s Not Just About Blinis and Champagne

By Elizabeth Hazard

Caviar has long been considered a luxury product, reserved for special occasions or the wildly rich. One San Francisco shop owner looks to change it up. Plus who knew? Caviar goes well with whiskey.

Rhiannon Menn making lasagna

Lasagna Love: A Dish that Became a Movement

By Kate Eplboim

So you make a good lasagna. And you decide to help out a few neighbors in hard times. Would you ever have guessed your idea would spread to 1,000 cities?

Good Pizza: A Slice for a Smile and a Good Cause

By Waylon Jin

What started as a love for pizza nights with friends soon turned into “how do I get pizza to the people in a safe Covid-friendly way?” Good Pizza PHL not only delivers pies creatively (say hello to a pulley system!), its founder (a Philly grad student) raises money for local charities.

Table Spread at Very Excellent Chinese Restaurant

The Journey from M.I.T. Student to Chinese Food Restaurateur

By AnnMarie Mattila

Hector Hsu grew up in Britain but has gone all in on American-style Chinese food at his new Bristol, New Hampshire restaurant Very Excellent. High quality ingredients and Hsu’s unique perspective have made the spot a hit with locals.