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Alabama Barbecue

When it comes to ‘cue, St. Clair joints are smoking hot Story by Elaine Hobson Miller Photos by Wallace Bromberg Jr. It was the Year of Alabama Barbecue, a year that had the state’s Tourism Department asking, “Whose ‘cue is best?” Its online contest pitted barbecue joints from across the state against each other in […]

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The Kitchen

Good food, good friends and The Kitchen, a winning trio Story by Carol Pappas Photos by Wallace Bromberg Jr. It’s Thursday morning in Pell City, the sun barely peeking over the horizon to usher in another day. Inside the restaurant just off Alabama 34, Kat Tucker scurries in and out of the tiny kitchen, making […]

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Laster Sundries

Memory-filled soda fountain reopens in Springville Story by Tina Tidmore Photos by Mike Callahan On a 48-degree Friday afternoon in December, eight-year-old Clara Hughes sits at a small round table at Laster Sundries. Despite the temperature outside, Clara enjoys licking her multi-colored sherbet. In doing so, she is following the tradition of her mother and […]

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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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Garry House Cafe

  It’s about the history; it’s about the fine food Story by Carol Pappas Photos by Jerry Martin Mark and Melissa Brooks drove past the old house with the “For Sale” sign on a corner of Pell City’s downtown First Avenue a few times before they ventured inside. They kept looking at the house with […]

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