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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…

Brewing a Community – A Talk with David Nelson of Braided River Brewing Co.

We’re thrilled to share our latest podcast episode with you, an engaging and enlightening conversation with David Nelson, the founder and owner of Braided River Brewing Co. In this episode, titled “Cultivating Craft and Community: David Nelson’s Braided River Brewing Co. Journey”, we explore the intricate world of craft brewing through the eyes of a…

Hall’s Sausage: A Hearty Serving of “Mobile’s Best Kept Secret”

Step inside Mobile’s rich culinary history in the latest episode of the Port City Plate Podcast as we welcome Deborah Hodges, the proud owner of Hall’s Sausage – Mobile’s only locally made sausage. Hall’s Sausage is an integral part of the Mobile food scene, delighting generations with their authentic Southern smoked sausage and hickory-smoked delights….

Diving into the Culinary Journey of Chef Jim Smith from The Hummingbird Way

We’re incredibly excited to bring you our latest Port City Plate Podcast episode featuring the esteemed Chef Jim Smith, a culinary mastermind with a rich history in the Alabama food scene. This episode is guaranteed to whet your appetite as we dive deep into Chef Jim’s inspiring career. Starting as a roller-skating car hop at…

Savor the Flavor of Alabama’s Newest Bourbon: An Exclusive Interview with David Gibson

In this episode, we venture into the enticing world of locally-produced bourbon with our special guest, David Gibson, the owner and founder of Judge Roy Bean Spirits. Hailing from Fairhope, Alabama, David is turning heads in the bourbon industry with his unique pecan-smoked bourbon. Not only does he distill one of the finest bourbons in…

Juicing Up Mobile: The Ginger and Spice Story with ShaMyra Sylvester

In this episode of Port City Plate Podcast, we are thrilled to introduce ShaMyra Sylvester, the inspiring force behind Ginger and Spice, an innovative juice bar and vegan cafe located in the heart of Downtown Mobile. More than just a juice bar, Ginger and Spice is a hub for health-conscious foodies in Mobile, offering an…