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Tag: December 2014

Mobile Bay’s Top Recipes of 2014

Snacks + Drinks MISS VELMA CROOM’S CHEESE STRAWS Charles and Greg Parmenter love to serve these tried-and-true cheese straws from the late, lovely Velma Croom. Recipe featured in "Carnival Cuisine, " February 2014. 3/4 pound extra sharp...

Mobile Bay's Top 14 Stories of 2014

"The Sixties, " January 2014 Let’s look back to those thrilling days of yesteryear. Follow us on a sentimental journey through the decade of cultural revolution. We were far...

Mobile Bay’s Top 14 Photos of 2014

ABOVE The sweet sounds of Roger Fritz’s handcrafted axes have attracted quite the celebrity following, from George Harrison to Randy Jackson. Published in "Guitar Hero, " January 2014. Photo by...

Ode to Joy

   ABOVE LEFT For Buck Baker, it’s great fun to stroll atop his dad Stephen’s shoulders. “Nothing makes me happier than spending time with my family, especially my babies, Buck, 3,...

Reader's Choice

The 150th anniversary of the Civil War has been marked by an avalanche of good books. Besides the usual coffee-table volumes, biographies...

The Longest Day of the Year

By the time Christmas arrived in Point Clear, the Bay was too cold and rough and shallow to enjoy. The wharf house existed like a summer cottage we’d...

Hot Potatoes

1. TAKE A DIP Whether you’re indulging at the restaurant or its new food truck, order up Benjamin’s perfect-for-dipping waffle-cut sweet potato fries alongside a finger-licking good “burga” or...

That Old Mobile Joy

It was a bleak December afternoon — overcast, chilly, the light rapidly fading. We were driving on one of Downtown’s less favored residential streets, and everything...

A Cup of Cheer

Melanie Roberts has a knack for shaking – and stirring – things up. According to her friends and frequent guests, she is a true hostess and clever crafter...

Making Merry

October’s coolness has only just arrived, and artist Jan Jones is already knee-deep in Santas. Her Magnolia Springs living room is filled with works in progress, every...

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