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City Guide

Visiting Mobile: G&G’s Guide to the Azalea City

Alabama’s port city offers coastal cuisine and culture beneath a canopy of oak trees

Our Kind of Place

Mobile’s Landmark Goober Shop

Seventy-five years of warm memories at one nutty little Alabama store

Our Kind of Place

Ace Atkins’s Ode to a Mobile Bay Retreat

Conjuring the ghosts of summers past at the storied Grand Hotel

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


Fannie Flagg’s Fairhope

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

Food & Drink

Gulf Coast Road Trip: Tallahassee to Mobile

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

9 Slideshow


Dispatch from the Road: Gulf Coast Drive

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

Arts & Culture

Weekend Agenda: Mardi Gras, Mobile-Style

Get to know the country’s original Mardi Gras celebration