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Craft Beer at Common Bond

Craft Beer at Common Bond

Let’s just start with the basics up front: We are not beer snobs. It’s not that we don’t have preferences. We absolutely do. But we’re not immersed in the culture, and we pretty much value the opportunity to relax with a cold beer almost as much as the content of whatever is in the glass. […]

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Hank and Whiskey

Hank and Whiskey

By on 16 May, 2018 in Bars, Karren Pell with 0 Comments

Carole King and I were giving a PowerPoint presentation to a group of international students the other day on historical sites in downtown Montgomery. We had, of course, included the statue of Hank Williams which now stands at the front of the tunnel entrance. We used the photo in our latest book, Images of Modern […]

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Historic Preservation – Economic Developer’s Friend

Historic Preservation – Economic Developer’s Friend

WACV, a local FM talk radio station, has periodically on its morning show a segment called “Did You Know…” Today on Midtown Montgomery Living we’re going to play that game. What do the (soon-to-be a boutique hotel) Murphy House, the train shed on the Montgomery riverfront, and the warehouses-now-office-buildings along Commerce Street have in common? (Cue […]

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Fences At the Cloverdale Playhouse

Fences At the Cloverdale Playhouse

By on 30 April, 2018 in Amanda Burbank, Art, Fun with 0 Comments

The Cloverdale Playhouse’s production of August Wilson’s play Fences opened in Montgomery the same weekend as the National Memorial for Peace and Justice. This is a momentous moment for our city, a call to confront the horrors of the past and to push forward towards change. Wilson’s plays have been awarded multiple Pulitzer Prizes for […]

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“Little by Little, One Travels Far”

“Little by Little, One Travels Far”

By on 27 April, 2018 in Art, Fun, Sarah Thornton with 0 Comments

“The wide world is all about you: you can fence yourselves in, but you cannot ever fence it out.” -J.R.R. Tolkien Our current production at the Playhouse, August Wilson’s Fences, is one of our biggest undertakings yet. It is not our largest cast, nor is it our most intricate set (though the set is quite […]

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Vintage Cafe

Vintage Cafe

By on 23 April, 2018 in Food, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

“Let’s get a cup of coffee,” is a phrase that carries several meanings: “I’d like to spend anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour with you,” “I’d like to hang, but don’t want to commit to a meal,” or maybe, “I’m leaving open the possibility that you don’t drink alcohol.” Problem is, since Cafe Louisa […]

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Looking Forward to a Big Saturday

Looking Forward to a Big Saturday

By on 18 April, 2018 in Fun, Karren Pell with 0 Comments

One of my most favorite events of the whole year, The Alabama Book Festival, is this Saturday, April 21, from 9:00-4:00 at Old Alabama Town on 301 Columbus Street. It is open to the public, is so much fun, and this year has fabulous authors. The fun starts before Saturday! Thursday night the Capri Theatre […]

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Rock and Roll Sushi

Rock and Roll Sushi

By on 16 April, 2018 in Food, Kate and Stephen, Restaurant Reviews with 0 Comments

For a town with so much fresh seafood, good sushi is surprisingly hard to find. So when we heard that a new franchise sushi place was opening out by Whole Foods, we made the long trek East to see what it was all about. Both times we went, the place was pretty packed, with servers […]

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Walk A Mile In My Shoes: Foster Care Awareness

Walk A Mile In My Shoes: Foster Care Awareness

By on 13 April, 2018 in Amanda Burbank with 0 Comments

I was babysitting six kids, busy helping with homework, when the phone rang. The mom, Jessica Bedient, was calling from court where three babies had officially been put into custody of Alabama Department of Human Resources (DHR) and assigned to their home for foster care. This was the second week in a row that she […]

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Poetry Around the Clock

Poetry Around the Clock

By on 12 April, 2018 in Kate and Stephen with 1 Comment

Brandie Johnson, the manager at Court Street’s Read Herring Books (formerly New South Books), has big ambitions for National Poetry Month. She’s planning for 24 consecutive hours of poetry at four venues across Midtown Montgomery starting April 19. The event will commence at Read Herring, move to Product of Montgomery on Madison for the Thursday […]

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