Here’s Gianni

 HEEEERE’S GIANNI! Gianni Respinto makes magic at his Homewood restaurants. by Barry Wise...

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Waffle House

  Waffle House AnnouncesNew Wine List by Harold Chambliss  sketch by Mma Knapp In an unexpected...

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From Trunk to Table

Cliff Spencer has the woodworking know-how. His wife Leigh handles the business operations. They collaborate on design. Together, they and their mighty team of six employees rescue hundreds of logs from the landfill and give them second life at Alabama Sawyer.

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Lauren Denton’s Glory Road

In her new book Glory Road, USA TODAY and Wall Street Journal bestselling authorLauren Denton brings readers a fresh new story featuring local Alabama culture, sprinkled with nuggets of gardening wisdom. Each element of Glory Road highlights the authors’ own experiences living in Mobile and Homewood, Alabama, along with influences from family and friends. 

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Dreams So Real

I’m in an undisclosed location (Sorry: No narcs) listening to six dudes who aren’t supposed to be in a rock band being the best rock band in the world—well, at least in a 30-mile radius—at 5 pm on a dreary football Sunday in January.

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Gip

 Henry Gibson AKA Gip owner of Gip’s Place, a blues Juke Joint in Bessemer, Alabama Order Printed...

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Quakers

  WAIT, WHAT? THERE’S QUAKERS IN FAIRHOPE? story Richard H. Schmidt  photography George...

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Malbis

 MALBIS Oh, that mysterious church in Malbis…  story by Harriet Swift  photography George...

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Will the Circle be Unbroken

Dr. John Young, an orthopedic surgeon at Precision Sports Medicine and Orthopedics, is not at all the man I expected to meet when I agreed to write about him for Portico. Self-effacing and quick to spread the credit for his success around to his wife, his parents, his sisters and brothers, his colleagues, and his staff, he seems more like a priest than a surgeon.

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Ketcham & Company

With more than a decade of renovation experience under their belts and dozens of projects to their name, Jama and Geoffrey Ketcham got their start after successfully flipping a Homewood property in 2006.

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