The New Spoon

Hello everyone,

So it’s happening! The Dirty Spoon will be getting a facelift and a whole new line up of contributors. Coming this fall, after a long hiatus, we will relaunch with new stories including tales of Lambstock, a behind the scenes look at a Blind Pig dinner in Beaufort, North Carolina, and adventures with two James Beard nominated chefs traveling around in an RV eating BBQ. There will also be a new comic series about being a bad ass female chef, by our own Katrin Dohse, the new Artistic Director for our page (that’s right, you no longer have to look at my crappy drawings!). Also look for stories from our new Editor at Large, Catherine Campbell, as well as a host of other contributors. We hope to have this launch up by mid November or early December. We will keep you up to date as things progress. In the meantime, here is some more information on our contributors:

The New Kids

Jonathan Ammons — Editor-in-Chief — is an Essayist and Journalist, bartender, musician, Southern native, and avid traveller. He is the lead food & beverage writer for Mountain Xpress, and a contributor to WNC Magazine, Asheville-Citizen Times, Paste Magazine, and Underbelly. He helped open Asheville’s MG Road cocktail lounge, and has worked and staged at Chicago’s Aviary by Grant Achatz, as well as the Bazaar by Jose Andres in Los Angeles. A professional hedonist, eating, drinking, and stumbling his way through his beloved Southern culture, you can follow his exploits on Twitter and Instagram @jonathanammons.

Katrin Dohse — Artistic Director — is a free-lance artist, hobby farmer, and full time cook. Her cooking experience includes a stage in the kitchens of Los Angeles’ Lucques, AOC, and Tavern, as well as tutelage from the incomprehensible Nate Allen of Knife & Fork in Spruce Pine, North Carolina. Her cartoons can be found scotch-taped on the refrigeration units of several North Carolina restaurants or on facebook at Free-Range Lines.

Catherine Campbell — Editor-at-Large — is a novelist, essayist, and editor whose prize-nominated work appears in The New York Times, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Arcadia, Atticus Review, [PANK], Drunken Boat, Ploughshares online, and elsewhere. She owns Bright Planning, a strategic marketing consultancy, which serves visionary businesses around the world. Find her on Twitter @BrightPlanning.

We look forward to bringing you new and creative stories from the kitchen, bar, and the dinner table. If you would like to contribute something yourself, please reach out to

We hope to see you all back here soon, with our all new look!

Jonathan Ammons

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