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Tag: February 2012

Digging Up the Past

Fifty-one years ago, duringthe summer of 1961, Mobilians gathered at Ernest F. Ladd Memorial Stadium for six nights of revelry. They sang, danced and were...

Small Space, Big Taste

Photos by Elise Poche Tissa and Tom Loehr have perfected the...

Port City Street Cred

Mobile’s colorful history can be read in its street names. But these beloved and distinctive monikers, some going back three centuries, often lead to confusion. Out-of-towners and tourists look puzzled and...

Ask McGehee: Mobile buildings had a lot more ironwork in years past. What...

In 1839, the popular architect Asher Benjamin recommended cast iron in his book, “The Builder’s Guide.” He noted its low cost and the ability to create...

Everybody Loves a Parade

In a circa 1930s archival photo, horse-mounted revelers and a mule-drawn king’s float part the sea of  revelers on their way down St. Francis Street, alongside...

A Six Pack of Top 10s

David Bagwell's Top 10 Local Characters * A “character” is hard to define, but like Justice Potter Stewart explained obscenity, we know it when we...

Restaurant Review: Panini Pete's (Mobile location)

Pete Blohme has brought his popular, people-pleasing, pressed sandwiches to downtown Mobile. Panini Pete’s, a favorite with foodies in Fairhope since 2006, now has...

Does Mobile Really Have “The Original Mardi Gras,” Or Not?

In Mobile, we like to throw around the phrase, “the original Mardi Gras, ” and we often claim that we had it. We get a little...

Spotlight on Chris Francis

Chris Francis has always had a passion for trees. His company, Chris Francis Landscapes and Tree Service, provides design, landscape, irrigation systems, pruning,...

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