Tag: Kate and Stephen

SlossFest

SlossFest

By on 20 July, 2017 in Fun, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

We spent this past weekend up in Birmingham at SlossFest. We’d never been, but when this year’s lineup was released we said: “We have got to go to this!” We hadn’t heard of most of the bands that would be playing, but we figured that Run the Jewels, Widespread Panic, Sturgill Simpson and the Alabama […]

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Our City’s New Public Pool!

Our City’s New Public Pool!

“Swimming pools and public space generally have the potential to foster a vibrant community life by counteracting many of the segmenting and alienating aspects of modern life. They offer an informal social space — a meeting ground — where people separated by differences, large yards and high fences, busy lives, and electronic entertainment can interact […]

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Book Review: Duck and Cover: A Nuclear Family

Book Review: Duck and Cover: A Nuclear Family

By on 5 July, 2017 in Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

We got a promotional email from the author, or else we never would have known of the book’s existence. It seemed like the kind of service for which we once relied on Capitol Book and News. The book’s title was Duck and Cover: A Nuclear Family, and it was by a former Cloverdale resident. Like […]

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New Owner, New Start for the Biscuits!

New Owner, New Start for the Biscuits!

By on 19 June, 2017 in Fun, Kate and Stephen, Pets with 0 Comments

We love to go to Biscuits games early in the season, when there’s still a touch of cool spring in the air, and every single professional baseball team is within striking distance of first place. The world is full of promise. This year, we didn’t make it to our first Biscuits game until June, but […]

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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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Sol: A Restaurant Review

Sol: A Restaurant Review

By on 25 May, 2017 in Kate and Stephen, Restaurant Reviews with 0 Comments

One Thursday a month we attend the meeting of our local Sierra Club chapter. They meet out at Aldersgate Methodist church at 6:30 on the third Thursday of the month, so we try to plan our dinner around the meeting. Sometimes this means that we eat over on that side of town. There’s lots of […]

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Day Trip: Mobile

Day Trip: Mobile

By on 1 May, 2017 in Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

We had concert tickets, given as a Christmas gift, to see Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals at Soul Kitchen in Mobile this past Saturday. It was the kind of gift that promises a future adventure together while also fitting into a stocking. Then, suddenly, it was time. So we planned our weekend trip. Which, […]

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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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Science on the Screen: Imitation Game at The Capri

Science on the Screen: Imitation Game at The Capri

By on 29 March, 2017 in Art, Fun, Kate and Stephen with 0 Comments

For $20, it’s hard to find a better bargain for your entertainment dollars than the Science on the Screen at The Capri. That price got us two movie tickets, a bottle of water, and our brains stuffed full of information about World War II and cryptography. It was a lot of fun. First of all, […]

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How Do We Take the Bus?

How Do We Take the Bus?

I didn’t have to work today, and wanted very much to finally make good on my multi-year goal of taking the bus somewhere, anywhere really. I decided to go to the mall. I had heard that there was a new comic book store in Eastdale Mall, and I wanted to check it out. At 10:54 […]

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