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Spring festivals celebrating Alabama food and brews start up at the beginning of March, with events in Theodore, Evergreen, and Birmingham. March food festivals will celebrate collard greens, German sausages, […]

6 Alabama food and drink festivals you can’t miss this season

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February 28, 2024

When Luca Lagotto opens on February 27, the Homewood restaurant will take diners on a culinary vacation to Italy, serving two distinct styles of sourdough pizza, house-made pasta, small plates, […]

The vision behind the new restaurant and market bringing Italy to Alabama

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February 26, 2024

Cleanse your palate. It’s time for the winter 2024 edition of Birmingham Restaurant Week, one of the state’s oldest and most comprehensive celebrations of locally-owned independent restaurants and watering holes. […]

Birmingham Restaurant Week returns this week with Winter Edition

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February 20, 2024

There is no joy with mudbugs. Mother Nature has struck out. Mardi Gras coincides with early crawfish season in Louisiana, which produces 90 percent of the wild and farmed mudbugs […]

Where to find crawfish in Alabama during this historical shortage

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February 12, 2024

They say the fastest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. But I’ve found that works both ways. For your love this Valentine’s Day put together food gifts […]

7 Alabama gifts and experiences to give this Valentine’s Day

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February 9, 2024

Tuscaloosa’s restaurant scene has been evolving and three recent additions have locals excited to try something new. Meet Tuscaloosa’s newest restaurants.   Brown’s Corner 2325 University Blvd Suite 3 Brown’s […]

The 3 new restaurants Tuscaloosa locals have been loving

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February 3, 2024

If red is the color of Valentine’s Day, chocolate is its flavor. Chocolate is the gift of choice that symbolizes love on the day dedicated to lovers. In the United […]

Premium Alabama chocolatiers to shop from this Valentine’s Day

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February 1, 2024

If your hunting season has gone well and you have plenty of wild game to prepare, you may be looking for new ideas on how to put the best dishes […]

Outdoor Alabama’s “Wild Eats” Features Must-Try Wild Game Recipes

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January 29, 2024

An exciting new project will be completed soon in Troy, Alabama. The Conecuh Ridge Distillery, which will produce Clyde May’s Whiskey, was designed by the talented team at Luckett & […]

The story behind the Troy distillery honoring Clyde May’s legacy

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January 28, 2024

Enjoy the ambiance of a fondue party in Switzerland without leaving the Magic City when cheese mongers and restaurants face off in a “fonduel” competition while raising money for educational […]

Alabama’s top restaurants and shops to face off in “Fonduel” competition

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January 26, 2024

Next time you’re in the mood for pizza in the Birmingham area, the national industry publication Pizza Today has a recommendation – Slice Pizza & Brew. Owned by brothers with […]

Beloved Alabama pizza place gains national recognition

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January 26, 2024

The James Beard Foundation has announced the semifinalists for the 2024 James Beard Awards. One of the talented chefs is Kelsey Barnard Clark of Dothan, Alabama. She shared her excitement […]

4 Alabama chefs announced as James Beard Awards Semifinalists

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January 24, 2024

Bartender, there’s a fish in my drink. Uriah Price, head bartender at The Anvil Pub in north Shelby County, is shaking up the standard cocktail menu using dinner-in-a-glass infusions and […]

Well-known Alabama bartender shocks with salmon cocktail

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January 17, 2024

Wickles Pickles, one of Alabama’s most iconic food brands, is moving to a new home. But don’t worry. It’s not leaving the Yellowhammer State. Founded in Dadeville in 1998, Wickles […]

Alabama favorite Wickles Pickles announces big move

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January 10, 2024

Anticipation is building for chefs and food figures across Alabama as they wait to hear if they are semifinalists for a prestigious James Beard Award for culinary excellence. There’s a […]

Alabama restaurants run by James Beard recognized chefs

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January 5, 2024

Hide the “baby.” It’s Carnival time, which means it’s King Cake time – those twisted rings of cinnamon-sweet coffee cake covered in purple, green, and golden-hued icing with an infant-shaped […]

The surprising history of King Cake and Alabama Mardi Gras

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January 3, 2024

If you’ve got a big appetite and appreciate the mastery of sandwich arts, these places are for you. From behemoth burgers to super-stuffed sandwiches and other over-the-top creations, you’ll find lots of everything between the bread on our loaded list. As the Meat Boss in Mobile says, “Hope you’re hungry.” 

These are the 7 best local sandwich spots in Alabama

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January 2, 2024

For many, the default drink at year’s end is Champagne, a name limited by law to naturally carbonated wines produced in designated regions of northern France. But while Champagne always […]

How to pick your New Year’s wine according to an Alabama expert

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December 28, 2023

There are many reasons why Champagne, Crémant, and other sparkling wines are the official drink of New Year’s Eve. For starters, they’re a party in a glass, with festive flavors […]

6 top foods to pair with sparkling wine this New Year’s

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December 28, 2023

It’s hard to believe it’s only been 15 years since Alabamians first were able to legally quaff craft beer. Today, the state boasts dozens of breweries and brewpubs, with more […]

Check out these 7 “off-the-beaten-path” breweries in Alabama

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December 28, 2023

One of the many great things about living, cooking, and dining in Alabama is you can eat seasonally and there’s always something tasty growing nearby. The South – and lauded […]

A guide to creating the perfect New Year’s Day meal

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December 27, 2023