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Veggie Entrees

Veggie Entrees

A lot has changed in the four years since the Alabama Department of Tourism asked us to write a blog post about vegetarianism for their “Year of Alabama Food.” Since we authored that post back in 2012, a lot of Montgomery restaurants have closed, and several new ones have opened. And despite the end of […]

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Vintage Year

Vintage Year

Like most reasonable folks, we reject labels like “foodies,” but we do greatly enjoy the experience of eating in a restaurant where a well-trained professional puts considerable amount of time and thought into preparing quality food, which is then brought to you by polite people. Sometimes, there’s wine involved. We aren’t wealthy enough to have […]

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The A&P Social

The A&P Social

There’s an old joke about the weather, suggesting that if you don’t like it, wait around for a while and it’ll change. The same could be said for the building at 503 Cloverdale Road, which in the seven or eight years that we have lived here has been a series of restaurants called Nancy Patterson’s, […]

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On a Roll Downtown

On a Roll Downtown

By on 30 March, 2015 in Uncategorized with 1 Comment

Surely you’ve seen it. The shiny Airstream trailer down at the corner of Coosa and Commerce? It’s hard to miss, what with the big light-up arrow and the gleaming silver cylinder, glinting in the sun. It’s been set up for a while now, and is designed to provide a platform for existing and emerging cooks […]

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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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Taste of India – Simply Southern

Taste of India – Simply Southern

By on 26 January, 2015 in Food, Kate and Stephen, Restaurant Reviews with 0 Comments

Sometimes, it can take a little effort to break out of routines. We recently found ourselves somewhat stumped by the simple question of where we should go for lunch. But a little brainstorming led us to two different options that aren’t brand new for the city, but were new to us. Although the two are […]

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Off the Beaten Path: 11 Little Known Montgomery Restaurants

Off the Beaten Path: 11 Little Known Montgomery Restaurants

When I go to a new city, one of the first things I do is try and seek out tiny, locally owned restaurants. Yelp, Urbanspoon and Tripadvisor are good places to start, but some of the best neighborhood spots are either completely missing or underrepresented. The key is to figure out where locals eat, but […]

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Gail’s Down the Street Cafe

Gail’s Down the Street Cafe

By on 23 April, 2014 in Food, Kate and Stephen, Restaurant Reviews with 0 Comments

Gail’s Down the Street Cafe has got to be included in the conversation about the best lunch veggie plates in Montgomery. It’s affordable, tasty, and diverse. The menu is gigantic, with a rotating list of daily vegetables and specials. What exactly puts DTS into the same category as Martin’s and Derk’s? The ability to customize […]

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Montgomery Chinese Food: A Surge of Excellence

Montgomery Chinese Food: A Surge of Excellence

By on 6 February, 2014 in Food, Kate and Stephen, Restaurant Reviews with 6 Comments

What could Chinese food in Montgomery possibly have to do with Alabama’s unemployment rate? Allow us to explain. While people often celebrate a decrease in the unemployment rate, the statistic can often be misleading because it only accounts for people who are looking for work but unable to find it. That means that if enough […]

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D’Road Cafe

D’Road Cafe

By on 15 January, 2014 in Food, Kate and Stephen, Restaurant Reviews with 0 Comments

Persistence pays off, whether you are talking about some sort of big noble life goal, or simply making it to that restaurant that you’ve been meaning to try. Back in July, we tried to go to D’Road Cafe. Finding it closed, went next door to Mr. G’s instead. Since then, the chorus of raves about […]

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