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Want to Start Your Own Food Tour Business? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

Have you ever considered turning your passion for food and your city’s culture into a profitable business? Starting a food tour in your city might just be the perfect venture for you. At Bienville Bites Food Tour, we’ve transformed our love for Mobile’s food scene into a thriving tour that delights locals and visitors from…

Discover Alabama’s Signature Dishes: A Culinary Journey Through the Heart of the South

by: Sofia Ciancaglini The State of Alabama has many wonderful things to offer, from its white sandy beaches and incomparable nature sights, to top tier football and genuine Southern charm, but arguably the best thing we have is our food. The flavor palette of Alabama is diverse, encapsulating a state with history as rich as…

12 Must-Try Outdoor Dining Spots in Downtown Mobile, Alabama

By: Chris Andrews Discover these 12 outdoor dining spots in Downtown Mobile that all offer an excellent dining experience with great views! You’ll find family-friendly places, fine dining, and even a patio to enjoy a Mardi Gras parade. So, grab your friends and family, and experience the best that Mobile’s culinary scene has to offer, al…

Joining the Blooms: A Guide to Becoming an Azalea Trail Maid in Mobile, Alabama

by: Chris Andrews The azalea bushes in Mobile, Alabama bloom here like no other place in the United States. Generations of people have visited our town in the spring to adore this beautiful plant that encapsulates the essence of Southern charm, tradition, and community pride.  Established in 1929 by the Mobile Junior Chamber of Commerce…

Top 10 Cocktails in Mobile, Alabama

By: Sofia Ciancaglini | March 2o, 2024 Discover some of Mobile’s cocktails in this blog post, featuring iconic favorites from some of the most popular bars and restaurants in town. Whether you’re enjoying a date night out, a girl’s night, or a corporate team building experience, this list will have you covered to enjoy…

Coming Soon in 2024: New Places to Eat and Drink in Mobile

Chris Andrews | Updated: January 8, 2024 2023 brought us a variety of new places to eat and drink like Ginger & Spice, Coach Brown’s BBQ, Wingman Brewing Co., and BoxOwt. Sadly, 2023 will probably be remembered for how it ended with the closure of some Mobile favorites. The iconic Osman’s ended their 24 year…

Danny Calametti & the Culinary Chronicles of Alabama Coasting

In a dynamic fusion of flavors and festivities, Danny Calametti, the force behind Alabama Coasting, opens up the world of South Alabama’s most iconic events in the latest episode of the Port City Plate podcast. Alabama Coasting, known for its enthusiastic promotion of Gulf Coast events, serves as an influential figure in narrating the region’s…

Sweet Success: Cammie Wayne’s Journey with Cammie’s Old Dutch Ice Cream Shoppe

In this week’s can’t-miss episode of the Port City Plate Podcast, we are serving up a delightful treat that intertwines with Mobile’s gastronomic heritage. We bring you the story of Cammie Wayne, the resilient and innovative owner of the iconic Cammie’s Old Dutch Ice Cream Shoppe, a cornerstone in the Mobile community since 1969. A…

Mobile’s Culinary Maestro: Chef Rob Varner and Sheepshead Eats

Mobile’s culinary scene is bustling with creativity, innovation, and flavors that have stories to tell. At the forefront of this delicious tapestry is Chef Rob Varner, the mastermind behind Sheepshead Eats. This week, the Port City Plate Podcast sits down with Chef Rob to delve deep into his gastronomic journey, his inspirations, and the personal…

Toomey’s Mardi Gras: A Deep Dive into Mobile’s Carnival Tradition with Stephen Toomey

Are you ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant world of Mardi Gras? Look no further than our latest podcast episode, where we sit down with the one and only Stephen Toomey, owner of Toomey’s Mardi Gras Store in Mobile, Alabama. From Moon Pies to hand-strung beads, Toomey’s has been the go-to source for all…

The Tiki Tide Rises in Mobile: Roy Clark’s Voyage from Bartender to Tiki Week Visionary

    Amid the historic charm and coastal allure of Mobile, there emerges, once a year, a tropical paradise that draws locals and visitors alike. This island oasis isn’t set by the Gulf but nestled right in the heart of Downtown Mobile, championed by one man’s vision: Roy Clark. When Roy first stepped behind the…

Behind the Gumbo: A Journey Through Mobile’s Rich Culinary History with Cart Blackwell

In this installment, we take a deep dive into the heart of Mobile’s food, history, and the iconic Mardi Gras celebrations with none other than Cart Blackwell, the gifted curator of the Mobile Carnival Museum. With his background in architectural history and art history, Cart whisks us away on an enlightening journey that is bound…