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Tag: November 2013

Ask McGehee

In the fall, I always look forward to the chrysanthemums display at Bellingrath Gardens. What is their history?

Unexpected Eats

Just drive downtown, over the Causeway or along the Eastern Shore, and it’s evident that our area has a bounty of great dining options. But, ...

Swamp Jokes

No swamp full of men is free of practical jokes — at least no swamp worth visiting. In my bag of tricks, in a close tie with the...

History Repeats Itself

Charles McNair calls me on a rainy Saturday afternoon after I’ve left him several messages. He’s in Miami on a job, and his view sounds a lot...

Prey • Eat • Love

Meme Brewer is most content when she is in the kitchen cooking. Her husband, Chris, is happiest when he is in the woods hunting. Together their...

Tone and Texture

Brad Robertson occasionally paints as small as an 8-by-10-inch canvas. But he is far more likely to be applying his water-based acrylic paints to custom-built canvases as large...

Restaurant Review: Gambino's Original Italian Grill

The Gambinos are back. After almost a decade-long hiatus, the family has resumed the helm of their former restaurant, an enduring Fairhope favorite. Rick Gambino and...

Sugar Sweet Satsumas

Mobile and Baldwin counties were a buckle on the “Satsuma Belt.” The Japanese Mandarin satsuma was introduced to the United States in 1876, and within two years,...

Talk Soup

On Cooking Trends Blohme: What I love about this group, whether it was by hook or crook, is we’re not here talking about whatever the newest...

The Canoe Fight

This month marks the 200th anniversary of one of the most storied incidents in Alabama history, the Canoe Fight. It took place during the bloody Creek War,...

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