Last Call: Arlo Guthrie, women representation in food, and Dr. John's raccoon stew

Photo: McCarthy/Express/Getty Images
Photo: McCarthy/Express/Getty Images
Last CallLast CallLast Call is The Takeout’s online watering hole where you can chat, share recipes, and use the comment section as an open thread. Here’s what we’ve been reading/watching/listening around the office today.

“Alice’s Restaurant” by Arlo Guthrie

My dad put on his “Alice’s Restaurant” record every Thanksgiving, but it’s difficult for me to explain this tradition to others that didn’t grow up with Arlo Guthrie in the house. This Smithsonian article gives a more succinct rundown than I ever could. [Kate Bernot]

28 pie charts that show female representation in food

Photo: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for NYCWFF
Photo: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for NYCWFF

For women, it’s been a dumpster fire of a news month. It continues today with Eater’s visual breakdown of ongoing sexism in the restaurant industry. Using handy piecharts, Eater shows how little has changed since a controversial 2013 Time magazine piece that highlighted all-male chefs. After much internet outrage, top restaurants vowed to do better, but it was all talk. In many of the Eater pie charts, there are even fewer women represented than there were in 2013. Read the whole thing—and Eater’s wise advise for making this change—here. [Jen Sabella]

Dr. John’s raccoon stew

The New Orleans radio station WWOZ is an American treasure, and several times a week I’ll have it playing in the background. As if there’s anything more to love, the station published this recipe for raccoon stew from Dr. John. Long live WWOZ, and long live New Orleans.

Kevin Pang was the founding editor of The Takeout, and director of the documentary For Grace.

Kate Bernot is a freelance writer and a certified beer judge. She was previously managing editor at The Takeout.

Jen Sabella is Managing Editor of The Takeout. She loves: fried chicken, mezcal, cats and stalking celesbians on Instagram.

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I may have done a lip synch of Arlo Guthrie’s Motorcycle song in middle school. And Ukelele Lady comes up on shuffle a lot.