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Monday, September 25th, 2017
“A girl that was working here couldn’t show up for work one day, and I was outside working taking money at the door. They said, ‘Can you bartend?’ I said, ‘Yeah, I’m not good at it, but I can do it.’ So they stuck me in there and I’ve been behind the bar ever since,” says Mikey.
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Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

What's Brewing with Our Fearless Beer Correspondent

Though there are a variety of ways to cook with beer that involve batter and a deep fryer—which is way too much mess for lazy cooks like ourselves— the recent Hurricane Irma-induced temperature crash reminded us fall (a/k/a football season) is almost here...
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Friday, September 15th, 2017

Bruce Collier Reports from Beautiful Crestview, FL

Timber Creek Distillery sits at the end of a dirt road, on 1,400 acres near a stream called Juniper Creek. There’s a grand timber house (Timber Creek Lodge) with a beautifully carved front door, but the distillery action is in another building. I was greeted on the road by co-owner and master distiller Aaron Barnes...
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Monday, September 11th, 2017

Saturday, Sept. 16 with Big Pre-Events Thursday and Friday

On Thursday, enjoy a “Grande” pairing dinner from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Harborview Room. The menu, put together by Emerald Grande chef Jimmy McManus, looks so tempting…just reading it made us swoon...
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Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Bruce Collier Explores "The Water of Life"

Aquavit is distilled from grain or potatoes, and flavored with caraway, anise, orange or lemon peel, angelica and other spices or flavorings. As juniper is with gin, so caraway is with aquavit, the predominant flavor in most versions. There are aquavits for Christmas and other holidays, with special flavorings.
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Saturday, August 26th, 2017

Joni Visits the Downtown FWB Hot Spot, and It's Better Than Ever

There is now a lot of parking directly off the side entrance, which is where you’ll also find a lovely breezeway with outdoor seating. Inside, there’s way more space than the old location, and it’s filled with plenty of tables and a full sized bar...
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Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Joni Williams Hits the Road

Turns out, this is a most charming area of Mobile, filled with one-way streets, treelined avenues and the breezy Southern-style architecture of days gone by. Five is particularly handsome, with its rich-looking wood, window boxed greenery, open-air sidewalk seating and classic brick walls inside and out...
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Friday, July 14th, 2017

Joni Williams Reports from Niceville

We showed up around 7 on a Saturday to find the regular and overflow parking lots already packed. Likewise, a good-sized crowd was taking over the front decks, and we had to move fast to find available seating inside the small pub. You’d expect flustered, but...