BottleTree to Show Food Inc.

September 1, 2009

I am so pleased to know that BottleTree Cafe will show the documentary Food Inc Saturday, Sept 5 and Sunday, Sept 6. As excited as I am that viewers will not have to travel, as I did, it is disappointing and sobering that this excellent film, highlighting the current crisis into which our food system […]

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Bar-b-Coma '09 – A Contest

July 22, 2009

Practically everyone I’ve met in Birmingham has a barbecue story, and I’d like to hear yours. Comment below or send a tweet to @skipinbhm with your favorite Alabama barbecue spot (and why) or your earliest ‘cue memory to win lunch with me at your favorite Birmingham barbecue restaurant. Fancy, huh? You’ve got until 11:59 July […]

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Worth Seeing: 500 Miles to Memphis

February 7, 2009

500 Miles to Memphis played a show at The Nick last October and I completely dug it. Good energy and fun music. The Nick is always draws a bit of a diverse crowd. Just don’t wear clothes you won’t mind getting smokey. The scary looking pedal steel guy was my favorite part and sadly, I […]

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If I could be in 3 places Saturday evening

November 17, 2008

1. Eating Alabama. Eating Alabama‘s intrepid team of locavores seems to be on the verge of outdoing itself with this grand autumnal feast: The Alabama Supper. The thought of tasting a big old local pig slowly roasted over a hand-dug brick oven (or the apple cider, the sweet potatoes, or the Good People beer) is […]

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Iron Pour Tomorrow Night

November 12, 2008

Our town worked hard to earn the nickname “Pittsburgh of the South.” I’ll pay homage to the iron industry tomorrow night by witnessing (and participating in) an iron pour at Sloss Furnaces. After a tour of the furnaces, they’re going to let us all cast something myself. I hope the gloves are really thick. The […]

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