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Ultimate Tailgating

Auburn Style and on TV Story by Carol Pappas Photos by Mike Feline, CNN HLN and Carol Pappas When Pell City’s Sandra Murray talks about how an Auburn game day tailgate party turns into a CNN event, she laughs and says, “When you’re not there, you get nominated.” She and her husband, Dr. Ed Murray, […]

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Mulligan Stew

A distinctly Skeeter Park tradition Story by Jerry C. Smith Submitted photos from Hazelwood Family What’s Mulligan Stew? Well, it’s a big potful of boiling water, loaded with whatever meats and vegetables one has on hand, and cooked until safely edible. However, for St. Clair’s Skeeter Park folks, it’s always been a fine excuse to […]

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Wild Game Dinner

Event attracts more than 350 men Story by Elaine Hobson Miller Photos by Jim Smothers The menu could have come from a Montana hunting lodge: smoked venison; bacon-wrapped quail; venison cube steak; venison meatballs; elk spaghetti; wild game gumbo; brunswick stew made with moose, squirrel and wild turkey. But the Wild Game Dinner actually took […]

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House of Q

Barbecue’s rising star Story by Loyd McIntosh Photos by Wallace Bromberg Jr. In the crazy, competitive world of competition barbecue, a new star is on the rise, and he just happens to call St. Clair County home. John Coon with his Kansas City Barbecue Society team, House of Q, is one of the hottest masters […]

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Crazy Horse

Becoming an Argo eatery icon Story by Elaine Miller Photos by Jerry Martin Butch Evans and his wife, Karen, were sitting in their den one evening, bored out of their minds, when the idea of starting a restaurant was born. “My wife said, ‘Are we gonna sit sit here like this until we’re 80, falling […]

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Edibles Everywhere

St. Clair forager finding culinary fame in Birmingham restaurants Story by Graham Hadley Photos by Jerry Martin Where you see weeds, St. Clair’s Chris Bennett sees valuable food. So valuable that he has been able to make a successful side business out of foraging for wild edibles and selling them to high-end restaurants in the […]

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