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Bay Barbecue spices up Florida Street

The newest restaurant in town is Bay Barbecue, located on North Florida Street, next to Wimpee’s Flooring and across from Butch Cassidy’s. I found myself getting takeout on their fourth day of business and left with an incredible open-faced pork loin sandwich and...

The grocery store deli meal showdown

Week in, week out, I gush or gripe on and on about restaurant after restaurant with a little ink going toward recipes, parties or food events. I can’t say that I ever remember doing a review of a grocery store deli. Why not? I guess it never crossed my mind. Weird how...

Bombs away!

I hope no one gave up beer for Lent. Good, let’s move on then. You’ve probably seen large brown bottles of craft beer on display at your local grocery store, often at the bottom of the rack and near the wine or single beers. Known as “bombers,” these 22-ounce bottles...

Special news series and investigations

RESTORE Act

For damages caused by the BP oil spill in 2010, Alabama will receive $2.3 billion of a total settlement agreement valued at $18.5 billion. Of that, $1.3 billion of the state's share will be allocated to environmental and economic damages, while the remaining $1 billion will be distributed into the state’s general fund over the next 18 years — an amount equalling $55.5 million per year.

Wastewater treatment crisis

More than 23 million gallons of sewage has spilled in the Mobile-Baldwin county area this year, according to Mobile Baykeeper. In a special series of reports, Lagniappe is exploring why Mobile is struggling with an aging sewer and stormwater infrastructure and how Baldwin County is racing to keep up with explosive population growth.

Mobile Housing Board

For decades, the Mobile Housing Board of Commissioners has been beset by financial shortcomings and dilapidating infrastructure. But with a new executive director and changing membership, the board is continuing to move forward with plans to update its affordable housing stock.