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Alabama’s first Chick-fil-A closing after 47 years

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – The first Chick-fil-A restaurant to open in Alabama nearly 50 years ago is closing. Jerry Cotney, who owns the restaurant at Brookwood Village mall in metro Birmingham, announced the shutdown in a social media post. He says the once-popular shopping venue is no longer thriving. The restaurant opened under another owner in 1974, just seven years after Truett Cathy launched the first Chick-fil-A at a mall in metro Atlanta.
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Alabama restaurant ranked number 13 in Trip Advisor’s national ‘Top Everyday Eats’ list

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — A Fairhope, Alabama restaurant has ranked at number 13 in Trip Advisor’s 2021 Best of the Best “Top Everyday Eats” list. Gambino’s serves steak, seafood, Italian, Sicilian and Southern-Italian fare and is ranked as the number one restaurant in Fairhope. Some of their dishes include crab-stuffed bacon-wrapped grilled jalapenos, prime rib, and Pesce Verona, a sautéed flounder filet topped with sautéed shrimp, fresh bell peppers, mushrooms and a Blue Fox butter wine sauce.
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Alabama restaurant among Tripadvisor ‘Traveler’s Choice’ picks

Tripadvisor has released its 2021 Travelers’ Choice Awards, and one Alabama restaurant made its “best of the best” list. The awards, based on ratings from the “travel guidance platform’s” users, span eight categories, some of which are international. Gambino’s Italian Grill in Fairhope ranked No. 13 among U.S. restaurants in the Everyday Eats category, specified as domestic venues serving “great food that won’t break the bank.”
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As Alabama’s first Chick-fil-A closes readers share their memories

News that Alabama’s first location of Chick-fil-A is closing had our readers reminiscing about memorable meals, friends, family and food at the mall. The Brookwood Village location of Chick-fil-A announced it will close after 47 years of operating. Owner and operator Jerry Cotney said a new Chick-fil-A will open in Cahaba Heights in October.
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Alabama ABC Board: State’s liquor inventory not in danger of running dry

Alabama’s ABC Board says, despite the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on consumer goods, the state’s liquor inventory is not in danger of running dry. But spirits consumers may notice some stores less than fully stocked, due to a host of reasons. The Alabama ABC Board says it is working with suppliers to keep ABC stores, independent stores, restaurants and bars stocked as quickly as possible.

From the Live Well Alabama Kitchen – Fruit Flavored Water

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Most people do not drink enough water, and one can dehydrate fast in the hot Alabama sun. That is why this Food Friday, Live Well Alabama is serving up seven delicious Fruit Flavored Water recipes to turn water from drab to fab. “Water is a key...