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Customer Service: An Odyssey

Customer Service: An Odyssey

By on 25 April, 2019 in Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

This story has a happy ending. Eventually, a combination of corporations and insurance paid for our historic Midtown home to have nearly $15,000 worth of unintended kitchen repairs. But it took hundreds of hours and considerable dedicated effort to get these various entities to make good on their promises. We’re here to offer some advice […]

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Yuka review

Yuka review

By on 3 April, 2019 in Food, Kate and Stephen, Restaurant Reviews with 0 Comments

Yuka Roll and Pho, just across the Boulevard on Vaughn, is a really great and affordable place to eat. We’ve been there twice, and it may be the best place in town for sushi – at least when you mix in factors like price, crowd, quick service, and variety. Montgomery’s sushi scene has always been […]

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Abusements and Gowith

Abusements and Gowith

By on 28 February, 2019 in Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

We recently took a sledgehammer to our media diet, and the renovations may not yet be complete. A lot of people are talking about “cutting the cord,” by which folks usually mean canceling their cable television subscription. But we took a more radical approach, ending our Charter TV service while also canceling subscription streaming services […]

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Saffron

Saffron

By on 18 February, 2019 in Food, Kate and Stephen, Restaurant Reviews with 0 Comments

We’ve got a new favorite Indian food restaurant in town, and although it requires us to drive way out east to the part of the city that we don’t prefer, it’s the best spot currently operating in Montgomery. Saffron is in the same space as Taste of India, which then became The Bay Leaf, which we […]

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Mystical Treasures Emporium

Mystical Treasures Emporium

By on 11 February, 2019 in Kate and Stephen, Municipal business, Shopping with 0 Comments

Readers, we have done you a grave disservice. We have driven down Mulberry Street hundreds of times but only recently have we made our first venture into the Mystical Treasures Emporium. Perhaps you’ve passed it by as well. It’s the purple building on the left as you go toward the freeway from Carter Hill. We […]

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Trade N Books

Trade N Books

By on 4 February, 2019 in Kate and Stephen, Shopping with 2 Comments

We last wrote about Trade N Books way back in 2009 when it was at its old location. It’s still on Madison Avenue, just a few doors down. We went recently on a rainy day, and were pleased to note that while some things seem to have changed, others remain the same. In many ways, […]

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Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963

Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963

By on 28 January, 2019 in Art, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

For the first time in the history of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, there are two plays by the same playwright (other than Shakespeare, of course) being performed in the repertory. On Friday, we attended the premiere of the first of them, Four Little Girls: Birmingham 1963 by Christina Ham. We both think that it may […]

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5 Points Deli & Grill

5 Points Deli & Grill

By on 17 January, 2019 in Food, Kate and Stephen, Restaurant Reviews with 0 Comments

We knew our future neighborhood when we saw it. On our first visit to Montgomery, I was very excited to live close to the Five Points area. We could walk to the Capri! Or to Capitol Book & News! And for a while, this came to pass. We’d take the dog up to Cafe Louisa, […]

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That New Orleans Flavor

That New Orleans Flavor

By on 12 December, 2018 in Cooking, Food, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

Regular readers of this blog know that we like to cook. We also like to make day trips, and New Orleans is both a favorite destination and a favorite style of cuisine. On a recent trip to The Big Easy™, one of us went to a wine bar where a small businessman had set up […]

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Private Lives

Private Lives

By on 8 December, 2018 in Art, Fun, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

Private Lives, the last play of the Cloverdale Playhouse’s 2018 season, is a fascinating experiment. The play suggests a hypothesis about what might happen if you were trapped an audience in a room with four loathsome screaming monsters for two hours. The four monsters are all themselves trapped in webs of relationships with one another, […]

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