Mobile Bay’s Top 10 Stories of 2021

The numbers don't lie. According to the analytics, these are the stories Mobile Bay readers couldn't get enough of this year.

Bushwacker from Flora-Bama // Photo by Matthew Coughlin

1. “The Quest for the Perfect Bushwacker,” July 2021
One local man takes on the daunting, yet tasty, task of finding the best bushwacker on the Gulf Coast. Here, he shares his journey (and top picks!). Text by Phillip Kendrick

2. “Before & After: 1950s Ranch House Renovation,” July 2021
DIYer Chelsea Lipford Wolf walks us step by step through the exterior transformation of her 1950s ranch house renovation. Text by Anna Thornton

3. “The Yeast Roll Lady,” August 2021
For more than 90 years, centenarian Marie Poiroux Wilson White has made her prize-winning dough, leaving a trail of flour and memories along the way. Text by Amanda Hartin

4. “Restaurant Review: Pirates Pit BBQ,” August 2021
Drive up to Fairhope’s newest barbecue joint, Pirates Pit BBQ, the takeout restaurant that has quickly found its way into the hearts of locals. Text by Breck Pappas

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5. “Out on the Water with Fairhope Fish House,” July 2021
Two coastal entrepreneurs connect locals to fresh, local seafood through their business, Fairhope Fish House. Text by Maggie Lacey

6. “Restaurant Review: Local and Company Food + Drink,” July 2021
Pull up a chair at Local and Company, Foley’s newest dining destination turning out high-quality food in an upscale-casual setting. Text by Anna Thornton

7. “From Thailand to the Loop,” September 2021
When two world travelers fell in love with Mobile on a whim, they decided to restore one of the city’s magnificent old homes. Text by Paula Webb

8. “50 Best Local Restaurants 2021,” November 2021
The editors of Mobile Bay Magazine dish out the Bay area’s best dining options in 2021.

9. “Explore 3 Historic Homes in Camden,” October 2021
With their discerning eyes and restorative hands, three Mobile couples redefine rural retreats in Wilcox County. Text by Cartledge Blackwell

10. “25 Food Innovators You Should Know,” November 2021
Meet the local culinary leaders who are changing the way we think about food. Text by Breck Pappas and Amanda Hartin

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