Author: Ashley Trice

Beware the morning Momnado

The last few weekends the family and I have either been out of town, or in town but very heavily scheduled. Soooo … since we haven’t been home, my “mom” duties have been officially neglected. No laundry has been done. No trips to the grocery store have been made. The house is scattered with suitcases and overnight bags that still haven’t been unpacked from spring break. A pile of unopened mail is sitting on the kitchen counter, alongside a mountain of paper that is the kids’ schoolwork and announcements and such (I think my kids are each personally responsible...

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Tattoo artist inks out suit against City Council

Azaleas. Mardi Gras. Oak trees. Leprechauns in Crichton. These things are all #somobile. But the latest news in the ongoing Mobile City Council president saga may be the most Mobile thing to happen since we started counting down the New Year by watching a giant electronic MoonPie slide down the side of one of our downtown buildings. Coincidence? Maybe not. Since the man behind both the MoonPie and the latest lunacy from sweet lunacy’s county seat is the same person, Councilman Fred Richardson. What is this new craziness, you ask? Well, apparently Mobile’s most infamous tattoo artist and longtime...

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Lagniappe Weekly Presents Mobile Bay Restaurant & Cocktail Week 2018

Celebrate one of Mobile’s newest culinary traditions, as Lagniappe presents the 2nd Annual Mobile Bay Restaurant & Cocktail Week. This delicious event will take place April 18-April 24, 2018, at participating restaurants throughout Mobile and Baldwin counties. Each restaurant will offer a price fixed menu in one of four categories: • $35 per person/ $70 per couple (for finer dining restaurants) • $12.50 per person/ $25 per couple (for casual spots) • Special pricing (Restaurants will specify their special menu or featured item and its price.) • The $7 specialty cocktail (For those who enjoy the liquid diet!) Menus...

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Consider your April dance card full

Spring is a busy time of year here at Lagniappe World Headquarters. We have our grubby little hands in a lot of stuff. So I wanted to give you all the inside scoop/more info on three of our biggest events that are already underway or coming up this month. We hope you are as excited about them as we are. Since none of us is getting any younger, let’s get to it! It’s Nappie time! Yes, it’s Nappie time. Yes, already. The voting in the Nappie Awards nomination period started a little earlier than usual this year on March...

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Goat Hill, only you can stop this insanity

Last week, Etowah County Sheriff Todd Entrekin held one of the most embarrassing press conferences in the history of Alabama. And that’s saying a lot. The sheriff tried pretty unsuccessfully to convince folks he just couldn’t help but pocket around $750,000 in taxpayer money. “It’s the law. I haven’t done anything wrong,” Entrekin said. “If I’ve done something wrong, they need to change the law.” Of course, the “Beach House Sheriff” has come under fire recently for pocketing all of this money over the past three years from his leftover jail food fund. He then bought a swank $740,000...

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The good, the bad and the gimme a break

Our legislators on Goat Hill get beat up a good bit. Sometimes they don’t deserve it. But usually, they kind of do. They have been quite busy this session and our Mobile delegation, in particular, has gotten some bills enacted that are #somobile. You will see what I mean. God, I love this city. Thanks to Rep. Margie Wilcox we can have crawfish at bars throughout the city, and now throughout the entire county, without that pesky Mobile County Health Department bothering us. “Let them suck heads,” Wilcox cried with the passion of Marie Antoinette as the bill passed....

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The art of doing nothing

This weekend as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, we think a lot about luck. Four-leaf clovers and pots of gold at the end of some magical rainbow, or if you live in Mobile, a tree in Crichton. Most people don’t put too much stock in luck or chance. But as we once again watch our national, state and local leaders do virtually nothing to address mass shootings in our schools, all we can do is pray and hope we are “lucky” enough that it won’t happen here. Fingers crossed — that’s our best policy, it seems. And that is...

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Potheads in the mist

I had resisted it. I wasn’t going to do it. It seemed like just another fad that would fade away. But I kept hearing about it, and admittedly it did sound like it could make my life a little easier. So I finally went for it. I got an Instant Pot. And let me just say, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. First, a little backstory. For those of you who may not have heard of this small kitchen appliance, an Instant Pot is a pressure cooker about the size of a crockpot. I was...

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Things will get better

Last week, our community suffered a great loss, as Mobile police officer Justin Billa was killed in the line of duty. Photos of his beautiful young wife and 1-year-old son emerged soon after the Mobile Police Department announced the circumstances surrounding his death, breaking all of our hearts as we saw a picture of his wife holding an ultrasound photo as she embraced her husband and another of Officer Billa proudly holding his baby boy. All so senseless and so tragic. To those of us who didn’t know him, his death was a stark reminder of what could happen...

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A pessimistic case for the lottery

A couple buys a few lottery tickets hoping to hit the jackpot. On their way home, they discuss all the things they would do with their winnings. Of course, they’d quit their jobs the next day, pay off all their debt and put some aside for the kids’ college funds. The wife wants to redo the kitchen or maybe even get a new house. The husband has had his eye on a boat for years. Maybe they could finally buy that vacation home or go on the honeymoon they never got to take. They giggle at the thought of all...

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