So you think you know what a chicken owner looks like? Well, think again. Many of our fellow Mountain Brook neighbors are joining the growing ranks of Americans who are choosing to raise poultry in their own backyards. Read more

Businesses 2 Comments

0313 Over Easy

Photo by Christiana Roussel.

115,000 eggs — you’ll find them scrambled, poached and fried, in French toast or huevos rancheros, pancakes and omelettes. Read more


0213 The Pantry

Photo by Amanda Roussel.

Deborah Stone knows what her customers crave. As owner of The Pantry in Crestline Village, she wants to feed them good food and make them happy. Read more


Magnolia and Tate took turns waving to friendly passers who called out well wishes and compliments on a recent meal — the kind of rapport only developed after 25 years in one location. Read more


1012 Chris Idie Hastings

Photo by Madoline Markham.

Chris Hastings, chef of Hot and Hot Fish Club, creates community through food. Read more


Located at the corner of Euclid Avenue and Church Street in Crestline Village, La Paz has been plating up customer favorites like creamy queso, beef nachos and grilled shrimp quesadillas for more than two decades. Read more


0912 Davenports

Photo by Keith McCoy.

Originally opened in 1964, Davenport’s has been serving up hot, fresh, classic pizzas to generations of Mountain Brook families. Read more


Gia’s Cakes: Bakery Boutique

Photo courtesy of Nik Layman.

Gia McCollister will make you want to get married. Even if you and your spouse have been together for decades, one look at her cakes, one taste of her confections, and you will be looking to set a date to renew those vows. Read more


Mountain Brook Creamery

Photo by Madoline Markham.

Most people who have spent any time at all in Mountain Brook know that connections run deep and wide around here. Like an old geological survey, one can trace streams to creeks and rivers to the ocean, but still never find a beginning or an end. Read more

Restaurants 2 Comments

It is easy to be wary of restaurants that promise to be all things to all people – a spot for kids and for dates, fine food, a wine list with breadth and depth – but Dyron’s Lowcountry in Crestline Village really delivers on all of those fronts. Read more


0512 Shindigs

Photo by Madoline Markham.

On Mondays, you can always find this truck of delicious food in Mountain Brook, usually parked on Heathermoor, adjacent to Mountain Brook Elementary. Read more


0412 Billy's

Photo by Brittney Harrison.

Situated at the corner of Cahaba Road and Fairway Drive in historic English Village is a Mountain Brook tradition: Billy’s Sports Grill. Read more


0412 CES Teacher Apprec

Photo by Christiana Roussel.

Every March, the teachers of Crestline Elementary get spoiled. A large group of parent volunteers do things -- big and little- for their beloved teachers. Read more

Crestline Elementary

0312 Newk's

Photo by Madoline Markham.

There is no shortage of great restaurants in Mountain Brook. But factor in time, traffic and money, and your choices might be whittled down. One restaurant that fits the bill almost any time is Newk’s Express Cafe. Read more

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If you’re like other readers, you’ve probably picked up a jar of Denson’s T-Lish Dressing & Marinade on a visit to the Pants Store in Crestline. And as Denson can tell you, you weren’t the only one who bought a bottle and then came back for more. Read more

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Ousler Sandwiches: Restaurant Showcase

Photo by Madoline Markham.

Take one bite of an Ousler Sandwich, and you know you are eating something truly special. The funny thing is, these sandwiches are just shy of being 100 years old. Read more


nathan glick

Photo by Christiana Roussel.

Only a few months shy of turning 100 years old, WWII veteran Nathan Glick still paints. An Alabama native, Glick had a natural affinity for art and illustration that he developed and refined through traditional schooling and real life experiences. Read more

People 2 Comments

1211 Jr League Dish

Photo by Madoline Markham.

How can a casserole help end domestic violence? How do enchiladas build playgrounds? How can a hot appetizer improve literacy? Read more


Taco Mama

Photo by Jennifer Gray.

Crestline Village residents have long been accustomed to slowing traffic on Church Street, but a new arrival on this strip has folks slowing down even more: Taco Mama. Read more



Photo by Madoline Markham.

VINO is a delightful neighborhood restaurant offering up charming Mediterranean cuisine in a refined but casual atmosphere. No passport required. Read more


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