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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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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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Farewell to Sinclair’s

Farewell to Sinclair’s

By on 9 April, 2017 in Bars, Food, Kate and Stephen, Restaurant Reviews with 2 Comments

The rumors finally were confirmed when it was announced (by essentially every media outlet in town) that Sinclair’s would be closing. That sturdy cornerstone of the Cloverdale Five Points neighborhood, that trusty staple of the restaurant scene. There were some people that described Sinclair’s as their favorite place for food, but many more described it […]

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Kudzu Noodle Bar

Kudzu Noodle Bar

By on 4 March, 2015 in Bars, Food, Kate and Stephen, Restaurant Reviews with 1 Comment

Alabama’s always been a place where food matters. A lot. Southern food traditions are considered to be some of the most culturally important in the world. Got a doubt? Ask five people what the best cornbread tastes like, and you’ll likely get five different answers (e.g., fried, sweet, cake-like…). Food is intimate, fun, tied to […]

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The Layover Gets a New Door

The Layover Gets a New Door

By on 17 September, 2014 in Bars, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

We’ve long been vocal boosters of the Montgomery airport. Our local airport is close to our house and offers cheap parking, an easy check-in process, small-to-nonexistent security lines, free wireless access, plenty of plugs and comfy chairs (some of which are of the rocking variety). Sure, there are only a few airlines to choose from […]

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Mezcal or Mescal: Either Way’s Delicious

Mezcal or Mescal: Either Way’s Delicious

By on 23 June, 2014 in Bars, Food, Fun, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

Montgomery’s drinking scene has changed so much in the six years we’ve lived here. Free the Hops put together an astonishingly-effective political movement that’s opened up so many new beer options. Shops like Filet and Vine and Ted, the Wine Guy continue to educate residents about all kinds of wines. Fairview Homebrew was a trailblazer, […]

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Your Graham Woods Update

Your Graham Woods Update

Back in June of 2012, we heard a rumor that an Irish pub would be coming to Cloverdale as an enterprise of a local architect and developer named Mike Watson. We broke that news here on MML. Later that month, as people started to talk, we went to a joint meeting of the Old Cloverdale […]

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The Railyard Brewing Company

The Railyard Brewing Company

By on 16 January, 2013 in Bars, Food, Jesseca Cornelson, Restaurant Reviews with 1 Comment

I’d anticipated the opening of the Railyard Brewing Company ever since I first tasted Chef Leo Maurelli’s divine little pimento cheese sliders and enjoyed Brewmaster Kade Miller’s brown ale and porter at the Front Porch Revival. I went to the Brewing Company (12 W. Jefferson St.) the first week or so they were open, back […]

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Gaming Tavern South: A Video Game Bar

Gaming Tavern South: A Video Game Bar

By on 27 August, 2012 in Bars, Fun, Kate and Stephen with 4 Comments

As any player of video games knows, sometimes you have to go on a quest. You may have to go off the beaten path, into rarely-seen realms, but when you do, the rewards can be great. That’s the story of Gaming Tavern South, a bar near the intersection of Highway 231 and the Eastern Boulevard. […]

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Your SugrueBAR UPDATE

Your SugrueBAR UPDATE

By on 19 June, 2012 in Bars, Fun, Kate and Stephen, Shopping with 45 Comments

Last week, we broke the news that a “semi-authentic” Irish Pub run by the team behind AlleyBAR and SandBAR was rumored to be moving into the Cloverdale Five Points site now occupied by M. Bagwell. The rumored 99-seat bar came with a name (SugrueBAR) and a logo (a coat of arms thing). And that was […]

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