FOOD & DRINK
Construction of new animal shelter in Daphne begins
DAPHNE, Ala. (WALA) - Daphne Animal Shelter is one step closer to having a new facility. But, officials say it will be a while before it’s officially open to the public. With the swing of a shovel, Daphne officials celebrated the start of building a new animal shelter. “It’s...
Panini Pete’s newest restaurant, The Waterfront now open at Lake Forest Yacht Club
DAPHNE, Ala. (WALA) - The Waterfront restaurant at Lake Forest Yacht Club is now open. Owned by the Lake Forest Property Owners Association, “Panini” Pete Blohme and business partner, Nick DiMario took over management and have spent the last several months renovating and rebranding the restaurant. Without the...
5 Top Hole-in-the-Wall Restaurants in Mobile
These five top hole-in-the-wall restaurants in Mobile offer a diverse range of culinary experiences that showcase the city’s vibrant food scene. From the comfort of Dew Drop Inn’s classic American comfort food to the coastal delights of Wintzell’s Oyster House, the authentic Irish flavors of Callaghan’s Irish Social Club, the smoky barbecue of The Brick Pit, and the cozy ambiance of Butch Cassidy’s Cafe, each of these establishments has carved out a special place in the hearts of locals and visitors alike. Now you know why they are some of the best restaurants in Mobile for you to discover.
De Niro movie filmed in Mobile, Baldwin County debuts
MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Two-time Academy Award-winner Robert De Niro is in dad mode again with the release of “About My Father,” a movie shot in Mobile and Baldwin Counties. A recent review calls De Niro’s character “another emotionally constipated patriarch,” and compares him to his character in the “Fockers” films. Loxley locals said De […]
‘About My Father’ Puts Mobile in the Spotlight
There’s some Hollywood excitement in our neck of the woods. Award-winning actor Robert De Niro has brought his dad skills to the big screen once again with his latest movie, “About My Father.”. It was filmed right here in Mobile and Baldwin Counties. With De Niro in the...
Did you know these movies were filmed in and around Mobile?
MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — The Mobile area has been a popular filming location for movies and television shows for many years. The city’s diverse architecture, historic landmarks and natural beauty make it the perfect backdrop for a variety of productions. The options increase when you zoom out to include all of southern Alabama, from small […]
Jet-Setting with Jenn: All about Avelo Airlines
MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - In today’s Jet-Setting with Jenn, we’re talking about Mobile’s newest airline - Avelo. So - what is it? Avelo is a low-cost airline created by one of the co-founders of another low-cost airline, Allegiant. And it’s still fairly new, just officially starting in 2021. And one of their biggest marketing features is running flights out of smaller airports. So that’s just one thing that made the Mobile International Airport such a great location. Also an interesting note about their name. Avelo means hazelnut in Spanish, but that’s not what this airline means. The root words, ave has some meanings for bird, velo meaning swift, and led to Avelo meaning swift bird.
Mobile bar named 1 of 7 ‘best beer bars’ in South: Garden & Gun
MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Garden & Gun Magazine released seven of the south’s best beer bars and one spot in Mobile made the list. LoDa Bier Garten first opened in 2011 in downtown Mobile is named after the lower Dauphin Street neighborhood. The local establishment has a tap list of 102 of rotating ales and […]
Mobile Saenger unveils summer classic movie series for July, August
The Mobile Saenger Theatre’s summer movie series return in July with an eclectic roster of comedies, dramas and action flicks running through August. The schedule calls for films to be shown at 7 p.m. Thursdays and 3 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for children younger than 12 and seniors over 60. Patrons are encouraged to bring donation items for United Cerebral Palsy of Mobile. (See list below.)
Food inflation impacting grillers on Memorial Day
MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — People who are grilling for Memorial Day may have had to dig a little deeper in their wallets to buy all their favorite foods to put on the grill. Chicken, ribs, Conecuh sausage are all must-haves for a Mobile-style Memorial Day cookout, but people like Jamar Williams noticed their grocery bill […]
Everybody loved Lucy: The legacy of an Alabama bloodhound
Lucy the bloodhound passed away in April, not long after she celebrated her 13th birthday. But her image still adorns the van Dr. Mark Colicchio drives as a mobile veterinarian. Photos of her standing in the Battle House lobby advertise that the posh downtown Mobile hotel welcomes dogs. She was also the face of Save a Stray, the nonprofit founded by Stephanie Eads-Williamson and Dr. Jeni Knizley.
National Geographic Highlights Africatown Heritage House as a Must-Visit Museum of 2023
All eyes are on the Africatown Heritage House in Mobile after gaining recognition as one of National Geographic’s best new museums in 2023. Opening on JULY 8, this museum serves as a potent reminder of the importance of preserving our history and handing it to future generations. In 2019,...
Tickets go on sale for Mobile Saenger Summer Classic Movies series
MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) — Tickets go on sale for the Mobile Saenger Summer Classic Movies series Friday June 2 at 10 a.m. Ticket Prices: Adults - $6 Kids (under 12) and Seniors (60+) $3. *Parents, please review film ratings before bringing children*. Presented by Greer’s Markets, Roberts Brothers and...
Trendy gifts for dads and grads
MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Father’s Day and Graduation season is upon us, but still not sure what to get your loved ones? Don’t worry, Award-winning Digital Lifestyle Expert Mario Armstrong joined us to highlight the latest gadgets and coolest trends that top the list this year for Father’s Day and graduation season! He’s featuring some of his must-haves including a portable WiFi device, smart LED outdoor lights, the gift of learning a new language, a trending TV show collection, and a mixed-reality racing game great for all ages!
GulfQuest Museum offering free admission for military personnel, families through Labor Day
MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — GulfQuest Museum will be offering free admission to military personnel and their families through Labor Day on September 4. You can bring up to five family members. GulfQuest Museum is joining museums across the country as part of the Blue Star Museums initiative. Military personnel includes those serving with the Air […]
Mobile restaurant among 10 best Meat ‘N’ Threes in Alabama: Southern Living
MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Bar-B-Que, seafood and meat ‘n’ three restaurants: the staples of nearly every southern city in the United States. The Yellowhammer state is home to some of the best meat ‘n’ three restaurants there are, and one from the Port City made a list compiled from Southern Living’s readers. Mary’s Southern Cooking […]
Foley dedicates new kids park
FOLEY, Ala. (WALA) - The brand new children’s park in Foley officially opened Saturday morning with a dedication ceremony. The Foley City Council voted on May 1 to name the park for Sara Thompson, a second-grade teacher who worked to get the original Foley Kids Park built. Thompson taught for 20 years at Foley Elementary School before retiring. She passed away in 2022.
Get Ready for a Night of Fun and Entertainment with Ladies Night LIVE in Mobile, AL!
Attention ladies of Mobile, AL! Get ready for a night of fun and entertainment as Ladies Night LIVE comes to town. On Sunday, May 28th, 2023 at 7:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time, join us at Parkway Bar, located at 2301 Dauphin Island Parkway, for an unforgettable night.
10 unique non-alcoholic cocktails you’ll find across Alabama’s Gulf Coast
With good times and sunshine comes needing a refreshing drink to cool off. For many reasons, people may be looking for non-alcoholic options to sip on this summer. We’ve got you covered with several spots that offer speciality non-alcoholic cocktails across Alabama’s Gulf Coast. Zach Ludwig, LPC-S, NCC...
Barrow Fine Furniture: New leather chairs
MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - In this weeks About the House, we take you to Barrow Fine Furniture in Mobile to show you a new line of leather couches. Click on the link to see more!. For all Barrow Fine Furniture locations and information visit:
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