Red Hub Food Co.’s Ryan Hubbard suggests you smoke your holiday turkey this year. “Cooking it slower, it just holds the moisture inside and gets that pinkish-purplish smoke ring,” he says.  Image: John Robinson

Holidays from the heart: Local Southern cooks sound off on celebratory suppers with soul

Soul food and Thanksgiving go hand in oven mitt. Traditional American fare. Humble ingredients. Big flavors. “Southern food is indigenous food,” says Ryan Hubbard of soul food and barbecue joint Red Hub Food Co. “You start with Native American influences, and you have basically a melting pot over the course of the next three centuries—African, […]

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In brief: New COVID regulations, legal weed, and more

Tighten it up On Sunday, with COVID-19 cases surging across the United States, Governor Ralph Northam announced a new set of stricter regulations for citizens and businesses in Virginia. The rules, which went into effect at midnight on November 15, limit gatherings to 25 individuals, instead of the previous 250. Restaurants are now required to […]