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A note to our readers

As the July issue was going to press, we learned that Bubba’s BBQ in Evergreen, featured in this month’s “Worth the Drive,” has closed. We are saddened not to be able to share our review of this unique eatery, and even more sad that it will not continue to operate.

In the meantime, visit our Worth the Drive archives and check out some Alabama eateries worth visiting, no matter the distance!

American Village brings history to life

As he left Independence Hall at the end of the Constitutional Convention in 1787, Benjamin Franklin was asked, “What have we got – a republic or a monarchy?” “A republic,” Franklin is supposed to have replied. “If you can keep it.”

The job of the American Village is to see that we do.


There’s a lot more than red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico

Despite the smallest coastline on the Gulf, the waters off Alabama teem with a variety of fish because the state created an extensive network of artificial reefs. These artificial reefs create fish-attracting habitat where once only a flat, mud bottom provided little structure.

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