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Why We Love the Gulf

The Art of Screened-Porch Sitting

The Alabama coast has changed, but the simple pleasure of the evening breeze remains

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Fannie Flagg’s Fairhope

Why the author loves Alabama’s utopia by the bay—and thinks you should too

Anatomy of a Classic

How to Make Perfectly Fried Catfish

The only thing better than Duane Nutter’s classic cornmeal catfish is the whiskey-spiked tartar sauce he pairs with it

Food & Drink

Gulf Coast Road Trip: Tallahassee to Mobile

A back-roads ramble in search of soul and seafood on the Gulf

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Dispatch from the Road: Gulf Coast Drive

Ride shotgun with writer Mike Grudowski on a quest for fresh shrimp and oyster shacks

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Weekend Agenda: Mardi Gras, Mobile-Style

Get to know the country’s original Mardi Gras celebration