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Greater Gulf State Fair, Mobile AL, October 30th through November 8th 2015

What began in 1955 as a civic project by the Mobile Junior Chamber of Commerce has over the decades grown into today’s Greater Gulf State Fair, Alabama’s largest fair (still run by volunteers from the Jaycees). The Greater Gulf, for those unfamiliar with the region, refers to South Alabama, Northwest Florida, and Southeast Mississippi, all, of course, along the Gulf of Mexico. This year’s theme: ““Lions, Tigers, The Fair , Oh My!”. Continue reading

“What Slow Smoked Pork Should Taste Like”

The Brick Pit of Mobile, Alabama begins by “loading up the massive smoker with 30 or so 8-9 pound Boston butts that will undergo some 25-30 hours of smoking at about 225 degrees.” Pitmaster Bill Armbrecht uses no seasoning at all, other than that which the smoke from pecan wood provides. The pork is hand-pulled and served with sauce on the side. That’s what David Holloway of named The Best Thing I Ate Last Week. Read his writeup of The Brick Pit here.

LAF in the A.M. December 13th, 2014

A Morning Menu of LAF-Style Food News and Stories to Begin Your Day

Wintzell’s in the 21st Century

Capriotti’s Watch

Watch Frank Brigtsen Make BBQ Shrimp with Shrimp Calas

Portland’s Voodoo Doughnut Heading East

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LAF in the A.M. December 5th, 2014

A Morning Menu of Stories We Think You’ll Find Interesting

Why Are Charleston, SC’s Soul Food Restaurants Closing?

Come See the GingerBrown in Louisville

A Look at 2 New Appetizing Restaurants in NYC’s Lower East Side Writer Falls for Wintzell’s Fish Tacos

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