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6 recently opened Mobile restaurants to try

Last year was about as tough as it gets for restaurants, but some new Mobile eateries still managed to open. Others that had launched just before the pandemic held on and even cultivated new fans. This collection of “new” Mobile restaurants stretches the timeline a bit, going back to the beginning of 2020. Think of it as research for fresh places to go now that dining rooms have largely reopened.

By |May 29, 2021|

Find the best fried catfish and coleslaw at Ezell’s Fish Camp

Walter Hall Jr. laughs when I probe for details about how catfish and other fresh seafood is fried at Ezell’s Fish Camp, his family’s decades-old restaurant by the Tombigbee River in Choctaw County’s Lavaca community. “Welllll,” says Hall, the third generation to run Ezell’s. “When I got those recipes passed down to me, it was like an act of Congress to get them. I was sworn to secrecy.”

By |May 10, 2021|

This cultural arts center is putting Black Belt artists on the map

When it comes to artists and makers, there’s no shortage of talent in Alabama. From Huntsville to Mobile and everywhere in between, our state’s rich history in arts and culture is alive and well. In Alabama’s Black Belt, a region traditionally known for its plight due to a lack of education, resources, and socioeconomic opportunity, Black Belt Treasures is working to bring attention to the area’s artists and keep the Black Belt part of the state’s art conversation.

By |April 16, 2021|
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