Author: Ashley Trice

The return of Kudos and Kooties

It’s time for another somewhat exciting edition of “Kudos and Kooties,” the Hidden Agenda column gimmick which heaps praise and poo-poo on all of the good and god-awful things going on in our community, respectively speaking, of course. (If you say the previous sentence in a game show announcer voice, it takes this from somewhat exciting to marginally exciting. Or wait, maybe it’s the other way around. Strike that, reverse it!) Anyway, we have lots of things to get to this week, so let’s get started. Kudos go to … Gov. Kay Ivey In her one-week tenure, our new...

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The women who took down the ‘throne’

April 10, 2017. The day our state’s year-long soap opera finally came to an end with a mug shot and the resignation of Alabama’s 53rd governor, Robert Julian Bentley, otherwise known as the “Luv Guv.” If you had lined up all of the candidates who were running for governor back when Bentley first ran in 2010 and said pick the one you think is most likely to leave office in disgrace because of a sex scandal, Bentley would have been the absolute last one any of us would have chosen. He was elected primarily because he didn’t seem like...

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Let’s not be fooled again, Alabama

April Fool’s Day came and went and about the only thing that really “got us” was a line of bad weather that wasn’t all that bad, but still served to shut down most area schools last Monday. Teachers and students rejoiced but parents said “Good one, Mother Nature. Are you going to take care of my kids today?” Aside from a joke of a weather system, though, there didn’t seem to be as much of a concerted effort to “fool us” for this silly “holiday” as there has been in years past. However, that doesn’t mean we aren’t already...

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Celebrating a new culinary tradition

I spent the majority of my 20s waiting tables. Tips and $2.13 an hour helped fund my college education and kept me floating as we were starting Lagniappe, and I got to see what poverty tastes like when you are starting and building a business from the ground up. It tastes like ramen noodles and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, in case you were wondering. I am naturally an introvert and quite clumsy, so I was never what you would call a great server. I didn’t want to hear your joke about how horrible you thought the food was...

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Lagniappe Weekly Presents Mobile Bay Restaurant Week

Celebrate Mobile’s exciting new culinary tradition, as Lagniappe presents Mobile Bay Restaurant Week. This delicious event will take place March 30-April 5 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 $5 burger or sandwich (for restaurants who want to showcase their famous burger or a special sandwich for...

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