Food & Drink

The story behind one of Alabama’s favorite margaritas

Signs of summer are everywhere across the state. The days are increasingly sticky-hot. The sun lingers a little longer each day. And watermelon margaritas have returned to Taco Mama’s restaurants across Alabama. With more than a dozen varieties on the regular menu at the beachy-casual chain, margaritas are one of [...]

By |May 27, 2023|

Your guide to this year’s Alabama peach season

Baskets of peaches now appearing at local farm markets and stands herald the arrival of Alabama’s favorite fruit. Between now and late August, state growers will harvest more than 80 varieties, cultivated to produce at different times. But this year’s crop is expected to be considerably lower than normal, and [...]

By |May 25, 2023|

Memorial Day Grilling Guide: Where to find the best locally raised meats

Memorial Day weekend unofficially marks the start of grilling season, a summer of eating flame-kissed meat and veggies. For many, the vegetables will be grown nearby and purchased via one of Alabama’s numerous farmers markets or local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) bundles. The meat on the grill also can be [...]

By |May 24, 2023|

Homewood Gourmet’s new location sparks excitement among locals

It’s a new day at Homewood Gourmet, which has moved to a new home in the heart of Homewood after 26 years wedged into a narrow storefront at a nearby shopping plaza. The move to 2703 Mamie L. Foster (18th Place South) gives co-owners Chris and Laura Zapalowski extra [...]

By |May 18, 2023|

Domestique Coffee: Reinventing the coffee experience

It’s been a great year so far for Nathan and Michael Pocus, the Birmingham brothers and founders of Domestique, a decade-old coffee-roasting company with a growing roster of cafes and a clear vision for the future. (Domestique Coffee/Facebook) In February, Food & Wine Magazine listed Domestique’s coffee [...]

By |May 17, 2023|
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