Archive for February, 2012


Hot Night at Hot & Hot

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

“At the end of the day Peach Moon Shine never hurts you”- Chris Hastings by Joe O’Donnell photography by Jonathan Self The televisions were turned on in every room, including the tent that covered the patio of Hot and Hot Fish Club on Sunday night. The viewing party for the Iron Chef competition that revealed… Read More

Al Dente

Friday, February 24th, 2012

The Silvertron Café’s Marco Morosini demos basic risotto. by Jan Walsh Photography by Beau Gustafson Risotto is a versatile and nutritious Italian dish that can be served as a first course or main dish. A key component of making risotto is the selection of the flavoring ingredient, which can be veggies, seafood, mushrooms, or any… Read More

Pair This: Chez Fonfon’s Black Grouper & Franck Miller Sancerre

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Several moist, milky, succulent pieces of grilled grouper, lightly coated in beurre blanc, crown the tender Brabant potatoes and fresh, crisp and squeaky haricot verts.

More Than a “Like”

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Social media as a tool for change by André Natta A funny thing happened on January 18, something that people didn’t exactly think could happen in the age of digital slacktivism. Yes, slacktivism is a recognized term nowadays, warranting its own page on Wikipedia. It is best described here as clicking the “like” button or… Read More

Style Icons: Virginia & George Jones

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Owners, Snoozy’s Bookstores & Snoozy’s Kids by Tracy Robinson Photography by Joe Desciose I know I’ve chosen the right couple to feature in my Valentine’s edition of Style Icon when I spot the small heart-shaped rocks on a lovely end table in the living room of Virginia & George Jones. The frequent travelers explain the… Read More

2012 Women of Power

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

These women are taking the lead in Birmingham–keep reading to find out how.

Prep School | The Bad Tipper | Workplace Thievery

Friday, February 10th, 2012

Prep School Dear Micah, You wrote something one week about private school vs public school.  Do you not consider preparatory school as an educational option?  I’ve been considering whether or not prep school is a good way to give my son a safe start in life.  I’m fortunate enough to be able to afford that… Read More

Profiling Local Women

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

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My Sewer Bill Solution

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Two problems. One solution. by Cherri Ellis I recently was able to take my daughter on a mother/daughter trip to New York City.  For three nights, we shopped and laughed and napped and ate in cool restaurants of all varieties.  We bought black/black gel mac eyeliner and walked everywhere, guided by her ever-present iPhone, of… Read More

B-Yourself: Stephanie Mallory

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Age: 35 My hometown: Gardendale, Ala. Profession: Owner of Mallory Communications Inc.  We provide media relations services for companies catering to the outdoor industry. I’m also a freelance writer for national outdoor publications. My passion: My four children and my husband Brett, as well as all things outdoors. Who most inspires you? My phenomenal parents… Read More

Reflections on Metal

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Drew Galloway by Brett Levine Photography by Jerry Siegel I am fascinated by the ordinary, rather than the extraordinary, in nature,” painter Drew Galloway says, laughing.  His new works, a series of paintings that explore the everyday nature of Birmingham’s Shades Creek, where he played as a child, and the streams of western Tennessee, where… Read More