Food and Drink

Summer Party Perfection

“Cooking and sharing food and fellowship is just natural for me, ” says Debra Blackburn. “My grandmother, Ella Hill, instilled in me the ‘food equals love’ concept...

Down-home Cookin’

Having grown up in a small town, I’ve experienced the bliss that is dirt-road dining. As a rule of thumb, the dustier the turnrow, the tastier...

Fairhope After Hours

Some may think “nightlife” and “Fairhope” do not belong in the same sentence. It’s a common myth that the sidewalks in this small town roll up at 5 p.m.This...

Beer Hopping

You can almost smell the hoppy, malty aroma on the Bay breeze. Is your mouth watering in anticipation? Eastern Shore watering holes can quench the craving with intriguing...

Restaurant Review: Dragonfly Foodbar

Doug Kerr, owner of Fairhope’s Dragonfly Foodbar, is a self-described “foodsmith.” He takes great pride in his unique, innovative cuisine. “Foodsmith just sounds cooler than chef,...

City Sizzle

David Crowder lives large in a small space. When he and his partner, Criss Perry, built their brick townhouse in the Church Street East Historic District nearly...

Blackberry Farm Sampler

Blackberry Farm, an inn located on 9, 000 acres tucked away in the Great Smoky Mountains, offers an extraordinary landscape of rolling hills, heirloom gardens and...

Restaurant Review: Mediterranean Sandwich Co.

It is not just sandwiches that keep food fans coming back to the Mediterranean Sandwich Co. — it’s also tasty side dishes, soups and salads. “All our customers are...

Who Dat Dishes

The party is far from over. It has been a year since the Saints marched in to their first Super Bowl and, after 43 long seasons, emerged...

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