It’s no surprise that the hosts of Tide & Tigers Today like to joke around. Radio personality Paul Finebaum, and Fox 6 Sports Director Rick Karle are the funniest duo on TV come game-day in Sweet Home Alabama.
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This past weekend in Florence, Alabama, Southern designer and media darling Billy Reid hosted the be-all, end-all affair of the summer: The Billy Reid Shindig No. 4. We were there. And we can attest, lawdamercy, that man can throw a party!
Terry Saban knows a thing about football. Married to Alabama Coach Nick Saban for nearly 40 years, to say that football is an integral part of her life is an understatement. While compiling facts for The Official SEC Tailgating Cookbook, which went on sale this week, we asked the reigning first-lady of football a few questions about game day:
He or she might be among us. Filmmakers from around the South gather this weekend in our hometown for the 14th Annual Sidewalk Film Festival—a Birmingham-based celebration of international film. In historic theatres and more intimate venues across the downtown area, this year’s festival showcases nearly 200 short films, documentaries, and narrative features.
At the recently opened Saw’s Soul Kitchen in Birmingham’s Avondale area, one dish has been flying off the chalkboard–Chef Brandon Cain’s smoked pork on greens over cheese grits, topped with a nest of fried onion rings.
Southerners have style. And no one makes that more apparent than native son Billy Reid, the reigning CFDA menswear designer of the year. (Heads-up: That’s the fashion equivalent to best actor at the Oscars. So, yes, it’s kind of a big deal.)
Name: Dillon Hodges Hometown: Muscle Shoals, AL If You Like: The Civil Wars, Ben Harper, Bob Dylan
Name: Caleb Chancey (with cellist Lori Cheng and electric guitarist Joel Blount) Hometown: Birmingham, AL Sounds like: Faulkner’s short stories brought to life in hauntingly beautiful instrumental melodies and almost-eerie vocals. War Jacket’s lyrics evoke a sort of sad nostalgia beckoning listeners to sit and stew in memory and reflection of a different time.