Category Archives: Birmingham

Backyard Tuscan Dinner

As much as I love the foods of the region and write their praises, you’d think I’d be able to spell “Mediterranean” on the first go round. There are so many points of doubt in the word. Two “d”s? Is … Continue reading

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The Birmingham Zoo Hates Modern Conveniences.

Imagine if you will, in Rod Serling’s voice, that you are in a line, a line for admittance to a zoo, a zoo in a suburban setting. You are told by the ticket checker that you may keep your drink, … Continue reading

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I’ve Hopelessly Complicated Something as Simple as a Hot Dog!

Exclamation point indeed. You can read all about it at the rah-rah football site, but the long and the short of it is that I attempted to recreate Birmingham’s iconic “special dog” and ended up making a sauce that’s just … Continue reading

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The Almost Perfect Burger? Yes. And I Back It Up.

My weekly football tailgating post is up over at the rah rah football site. I was wary of a post that said “You want to tailgate? Why don’t you try this new fangled thing called a hamburger?” for obvious reasons. … Continue reading

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Damn Hipster Ketchup

In Birmingham, we have hipsters now. I’m not sure if this has happened to you, but it has it’s ups and downs. If I’m honest, I like the beer. The attitude that comes with ordering the beer could use some … Continue reading

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“Well, she was wearing an awfully short skirt.”

Placed under my wife’s windshield wiper while she was shopping at the local supermarket: There is nothing wrong with the flier per se. The advice listed amounts to no more than a reminder to use common sense. But there is … Continue reading

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On Made Up Holidays

Forgetting an important occasion can lead to embarrassment, so you can understand my relief when I came upon a tweet posted last Monday by @BHamRestaurantRaider which read, “So today is #NationalPizzaDay Where will you celebrate?” Thus was avoided a repeat … Continue reading

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Another Neighborhood Oddity. This Time It’s Seasonal, or Just Past.

For at least the better part of a year and a half, or maybe as much as two years as I didn’t write down the date of its arrival, the deer shaped archery target in the picture to the right … Continue reading

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No Longer In Repose

I let the blog go. I even let the domain lapse. Had you been a bit more alert, gentle reader, you could have usurped my domain name and ruled mightstainyourshirt.com in your own right, but you had your chance. I’m … Continue reading

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Good People Brewing Co. Collectivelly Sell Souls to Devil, Gets Baseball Park Built Across Street

It seems too good to be true: a small Birmingham craft brewery looking to make it big moves to an out of the way warehouse in Alabama, a state peculiarly unfriendly to beer makers and just downright rude to beer … Continue reading

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