Food and Entertainment

Raise a paddle for Storybook Farm

Raise a paddle for Storybook Farm

Lee County has its own traditions when it comes to the most exciting two minutes in sports.  Derby Day was celebrated at Storybook Farm this year, and despite the pandemic, guests were dressed to the nines.  “The Kentucky Derby is my favorite day of the year...

Irritable Bao serves Auburn in more ways than one

The Irritable Bao is a Chinese restaurant in downtown Auburn that has quickly (in almost three years) outgrown its first two forms– it started as a food truck and has moved on from its first brick-and-mortar location.  Whitley Dykes and his wife, Kunyu Li, own...

Ready to Rock? Ready to Roll?

Fan of The Beatles? Meet Ernie Rains, whose vintage The Beatles pinball machine prompted him to open a pinball arcade in Opelika.  Rock ‘N Roll Pinball is one of a kind for the area, an arcade full of both vintage and modern pinball machines for the amateur or...

“This is for everybody”

If you’re looking for supplements, herbs and organic food, you’ll no longer find it in the little green shop on Opelika Road, instead you open the door to the smell of roasting coffee and shelves full of books.  Richard and Crystal Tomasello bought the building,...
Waiting for Showtime

Waiting for Showtime

Story By Derek Herscovici and Michelle Key After experimenting with different forms of theater during the summer, the actors are ready for the curtains to rise again It was supposed to be the biggest show of the year. Months had gone into planning the Auburn Area...

A Taste of Home

A Taste of Home

Story By Natalie Salvatore Anyone can instantly feel a sense of family upon entering the Waverly Local, a Southern cuisine, locally-owned restaurant, operated by childhood friends Christian Watson and Andy Anderson.  Located down Highway 280 at 1465 Patrick St. in...

Opelika’s Speakeasy

Opelika’s Speakeasy

You could walk back and forth along First Avenue in Opelika and pass the door for Sneak and Dawdle without ever knowing it.  “Sneak and Dawdle is kind of a secluded cocktail lounge located kind of like the outer edge of the historic downtown Opelika,” said Casper...

A Fine Dining Gastropub

A Fine Dining Gastropub

You may find yourself in downtown Opelika one night, looking for a place to grab some food, maybe a drink. The city is growing steadily but has managed to hold onto its small-town charm.  Turning down 8th Street, you can see Zazu Gastropub sitting prominently....