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Tag: October 2013

Ask McGehee

The Chinese filling station, which stood on the northwest corner of Government and Dearborn streets, was the creation of architect C. L. Hutchisson Sr. in 1926....

The White Car

it wasn’t until we were standing in a dark, rutted-out, dirt parking lot at the edge of the Tensaw River that I began to question my...

Hightailing Pigeons

Tom Spyrka leads a life not unlike most retirees. He visits his grandchildren when he can. He keeps his front yard neatly manicured and his backyard full of...

A Strong Voice

Jesmyn Ward is a fighter. You wouldn’t know it to look at her. Elegant and graceful with a beautiful smile, she is the very image of a...

Cheers to That

Dauphin Street Sour "The Dauphin Street Sour is our simple twist on the traditional whiskey sour, and is a wonderful fall cocktail."  — Roy Clark, ...

Couture Oysters

Oyster bar menus in metropolitan areas nationwide feature choice mollusks from the East and West coasts, and Gulf oysters are on their way to those menus, ...

Rise and Grind

Every Monday night, after closing down shop, Ken Jansen retreats to a small room in the back of Fairhope Tire. There he switches on his corn...

The Life and Times of a Stauter

Nearly 80 years ago, a tall young man who had grown up roaming the swamps and bays of the Mobile-Tensaw Delta created a necessity that would become...

Game of Birds

With thousands of public acres and many excellent private fields and forests in our own backyard, South Alabama sportsmen need not travel far to indulge a favorite...

Something's Brewing

As a teenager, if you told me one day I’d become one of those beer-drinking girls, I would have scoffed at your ability to predict the future. As...

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