Municipal business

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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Pure Barre

Pure Barre

By on 26 September, 2016 in Fun, Kate and Stephen, Municipal business with 0 Comments

Plenty of things go out of fashion for perfectly good reasons: congealed salads, legwarmers, Foreigner. But there are other customs that genuinely deserve reaffirmation and renewal. Chief among these, for my money, is the hand-written thank you note. A few weeks ago I found one in my mailbox. It wasn’t for receipt of a gift […]

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Papa Roc’s Italian Restaurant

Papa Roc’s Italian Restaurant

It’s easy to roll your eyes when someone talks about “branding” their small business, but our initial reaction to Papa Roc’s can offer a valuable lesson to anyone with some basic training in public relations and design — and can offer a different lesson to folks who might make the mistake of judging a book by […]

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Savanna Tropical Cafe

Savanna Tropical Cafe

It seems like we’re in the middle of a renaissance for downtown lunch options. On A Roll continues to kill it Tues-Fri with fresh, delicious meals and a rotating menu in their silver trailer; NYC Gyro has substantially stepped up their falafel game (try the baba ghanoush); and SaZa will serve you a great slice […]

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The Kids Have Got Gumption

The Kids Have Got Gumption

By on 8 June, 2016 in Meg Lewis, Municipal business with 0 Comments

For college students, summer used to be a few months of freedom – days of endless naps, camping trips, and dreaming about the future. Times have changed, though. These days, no college student worth their university branded apparel would be caught dead lazing away these precious summer hours that would be better spent gaining valuable […]

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Amplify Salon & Spa

Amplify Salon & Spa

By on 21 March, 2016 in Kate and Stephen, Municipal business with 0 Comments

Moving from Los Angeles to Alabama meant breaking off one of my most important long-term relationships: the one with my hairdresser. Although we could still be friends, I’d have to find someone else to cut my hair. I asked her advice about how to find a new person in my new home. “Find someone with […]

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The Love of Books

The Love of Books

This past week brought the extremely sad news that our beloved Capitol Book and News will be closing its doors forever in January as owners Cheryl and Thomas Upchurch retire. As we face the grim specter of a town largely bereft of bookstores, we want to encourage everyone reading MML to prioritize Capitol Book for […]

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Shopping and Dining at Mr. Chen’s

Shopping and Dining at Mr. Chen’s

It seems like ever since it broke onto a dramatically-improving local Chinese food scene, Montgomery residents have fiercely treasured Mr. Chen’s. If you’ve never been, it’s out on the Atlanta Highway in the same shopping center as the Burlington Coat Factory. Mr. Chen’s makes a unique contribution to the local food scene because it’s both […]

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Walking Downtown: Montgomery Ghost Tour

Walking Downtown: Montgomery Ghost Tour

Regular readers of MML know that we’re interested in all things Halloween. So we were immediately interested to learn about Haunted Montgomery Tours, a relatively new entry to the city’s growing set of Halloween offerings. Although they normally offer tours on Fridays and Saturdays starting at 8:30, the staff were nice enough to set up […]

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Downtown and Doughnuts

Downtown and Doughnuts

There’s a strange little building downtown, sitting on the corner of Commerce and Tallapoosa, across from the Renaissance Hotel and kitty-corner from Sous La Terre. This building is fairly new, and the landscape around it seems even newer, as if someone had laid sod in a hotel parking lot. Even more unusual, this building has […]

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