Mobile Bay's Top 10 Stories of 2013

The 'Mad Men' of the Bay, ” January 2013
Meet the leading men (and women!) of the local business world, and learn how they persuade us to buy. Text by May Laughton

Restoration Wish List, ” January 2013
These 10 architectural gems each deserve recognition for a majestic past and a fair chance at revival in the not-so-distant future. Text by John S. Sledge

For the Love of Midtown, ” February 2013
An ode to a spirited, historic neighborhood and the heart of our city as it rallies post-storm. Text by John S. Sledge

Dickey Betts, The Allman Brothers Band, Ladd Memorial Stadium in 1981

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Photo by Adrian Hoff

Blood Sport Unwrapped, ” March 2013
In this ringside account of the Bay area’s boxing heritage, step inside some of the legendary local gyms and meet the fighters who, with golden gloves and perseverance, brought home title belts and bragging rights. Text by Ellis Metz

Old Time Rock 'N' Roll, ” May 2013
Reminisce about the days of old as Adrian Hoff takes us on a whirlwind VIP tour of some of the most legendary shows to play Mobile Bay venues during the 1970s and '80s. Text by Adrian Hoff

Let the Record Show, ” July 2013
An oral history of the Flora-Bama, the world-famous beach bar which has improbably survived the decades, the hurricanes and even Kenny Stabler in his prime. Text by Ellis Metz

Mobile in the Movies, ” September 2013
From Oscar-winning dramas to action-packed thrillers, the cinematic credits abound for our picturesque Southern city. Text by Emmett Burnett

The Evolut10n of AJ, ” October 2013
University of Alabama QB AJ McCarron may be sporting three national championship rings, but he’s still the same kid from Trimmier Park – No. 10, with the big arm and bigger heart. Text by Ellis Metz

Unexpected Eats, ” November 2013
Eight off-the-grid restaurants are about to be put on the map. Text by Emmett Burnett

The Culinary Sorcerer, ” November 2013
Michael Sichel, executive chef of legendary Galatoire’s Restaurant and the newly opened, enchanting Galatoire’s 33 Bar & Steak spellbinds the MB staff with his charm and expertise on location at Culinard, the Culinary School at Virginia College. Text by Mallory Boykin staff

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