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Experience Underground Music at Barra Hookah

Experience Underground Music at Barra Hookah

By on 12 January, 2018 in Amanda Burbank, Bars, Fun with 0 Comments

Last Friday night we attended Gravity at Barra Hookah for the second time. The dance music party series is now to be a monthly feature at the hookah lounge. Three local DJs: Oz Entertainment, BG, and Chasing, started this event in November last year as a way to promote underground house and techno music, electronic […]

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First Watch

First Watch

By on 3 January, 2018 in Kate and Stephen, Restaurant Reviews with 0 Comments

It was cold outside, and we wanted brunch. We headed over to Zelda Road to go to First Watch, a place that’s quickly risen to the top of our local list. We’d been there for a “take Mom to lunch” type of thing, and also had an early morning coffee there. The place bills itself […]

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Decker’s Cafe

Decker’s Cafe

By on 21 November, 2017 in Food, Restaurant Reviews with 0 Comments

It’s strange. Decker’s Cafe has a sign, but almost no online presence. There are a handful of seemingly-defunct Facebook pages, but that’s about it. It’s located at 500 Monroe Street in the Lurleen B. Wallace office building. Lurleen Wallace, pictured below looking crisp in a white blazer, was Alabama’s first female governor, and much like […]

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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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