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Island Delight – Dexter Ave

Island Delight – Dexter Ave

By on 6 November, 2017 in Food, Kate and Stephen, Restaurant Reviews with 0 Comments

With a beloved relative in town, we were looking for a lunch place that would impress. But we also needed it to be pretty quick. So we went over to the new Island Delight location on Dexter last week, and we had a great experience. If you’ve only been to the location out by Maxwell, […]

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Eight Fair Mistakes

Eight Fair Mistakes

By on 2 November, 2017 in Food, Fun, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

You think you know what to expect from the Alabama National Fair – a lot of pretty unhealthy food items, some people harassing you to play games and win stuffed animals, a number of recently reassembled shiny rides designed to move quickly for several days at a time and then be transported cross-country. We went […]

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New Food Update

New Food Update

By on 29 September, 2017 in Food, Kate and Stephen, Restaurant Reviews with 0 Comments

Earlier this year, we thought for a little while that we might have to move to Atlanta for work. For a variety of reasons, we didn’t want to go, although we like Atlanta just fine. Spoiler alert: We stayed in Montgomery. But as we weighed the pros and cons, one thing stood out to us […]

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Taste – at Hampstead

Taste – at Hampstead

By on 14 August, 2017 in Food, Kate and Stephen, Restaurant Reviews with 0 Comments

There’s something about the summer heat that makes small plate dining so appealing. You don’t want to turn on the oven, much less sit down to a big pile of steaming food. You want someone to bring you bite-sized portions of things in a chilled out atmosphere that makes you forget, for a time, that […]

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Caribbean Cocktails Spice Up Cloverdale

Caribbean Cocktails Spice Up Cloverdale

By on 7 August, 2017 in Amanda Burbank, Bars, Fun with 0 Comments

A classic Kids in the Hall sketch features a man making a cocktail in a blender in the supply closet at work. Once you have entered the world of exotic and complicated drinks, it seems like they become an obsession that changes your life. It was a single drink that turned Jeff Berry into a […]

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Moe’s BBQ: Countdown to Cook (Kick) Off!

Moe’s BBQ: Countdown to Cook (Kick) Off!

By on 28 June, 2017 in Food, Sandra Nickel with 2 Comments

Having an office right across the street from the much beloved (but now dark) Sinclair’s Restaurant has provided me a bird’s eye view of the development of its successor eatery, Moe’s Original Bar-B-Que. I’m delighted to report that it looks like the cookoff (that’s kickoff in football terms) “ain’t far off!” Every chance that presents […]

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Urban Gardening

Urban Gardening

By on 12 June, 2017 in Amanda Burbank, Farming, Food, Gardening, Outdoors with 0 Comments

My favorite place to be this time of year is sitting in the middle of my future vegetables. A cat usually wanders up and plops in my lap and I pull up some weeds that have emerged after the last big rain, but mostly I sit and stare at the wide leaves of the eggplant […]

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A Jewel on Mt. Meigs: Kru

A Jewel on Mt. Meigs: Kru

A good bar doesn’t have to do a lot of things, but to qualify as a “good bar,” it should perform well in a couple of basic categories. Kru (2118 Mt. Meigs Rd.) is a great bar, and even though it has only been open since 2014, it is already a cherished local institution. The […]

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Sol: A Restaurant Review

Sol: A Restaurant Review

By on 25 May, 2017 in Kate and Stephen, Restaurant Reviews with 0 Comments

One Thursday a month we attend the meeting of our local Sierra Club chapter. They meet out at Aldersgate Methodist church at 6:30 on the third Thursday of the month, so we try to plan our dinner around the meeting. Sometimes this means that we eat over on that side of town. There’s lots of […]

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Sinclair’s: The End of an Era

Sinclair’s: The End of an Era

By on 10 April, 2017 in Food, Sandra Nickel with 1 Comment

Almost exactly 25 years ago, I was at the Cloverdale Shoe Shop getting my usual repair work done (real estate is hard on shoes). The owner at the time, Carroll Thompson, mentioned to me that the art gallery at 1044 E. Fairview (the business of west of his) was closing soon and the property would […]

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