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Official Visitor Guide for Montgomery and the River Region

Official Visitor Guide for Montgomery and the River Region

Summer 2018

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68 Reasons to Love My MGM is the official Visitor Guide for Montgomery and the River Region. It is published by exploreMedia for the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Convention & Visitor Bureau. 41 Commerce Street, Montgomery, AL 36104 334-261-1100 • 800-240-9452

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46 ANNUAL EVENTS

Montgomery should be your first stop for cool activities and events. Whether you are looking to be artistic, adventurous, or a foodie, MGM can offer you many amazing experiences throughout the year.

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Montgomery may be known for world changing events like the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement, but it also has the cool, funky, cosmopolitan feel of a big city. Thanks to a dramatic downtown revitalization, this charming southern town is quickly becoming a must see destination in the Southeast and offers everything from eclectic culinary experiences and world renown arts and culture, to a hip nightlife scene and the best of family fun.

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Montgomery takes pride in the partnership it has with MaxwellGunter Air Force Base. MGM continually expresses gratitude to the base's members with various events and discounts at attractions and restaurants.

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ON THE COVER

Butter Up! The Montgomery Biscuits season is

hotter than ever and with special promotions at every game, you'll wish the Biscuits were in town everyday of the year.

For the love of food! MGM is so lucky to have such a diverse culinary scene, that includes local favorites like Sa Za Serious Italian, La Jolla, and Wasabi. No matter your craving or appetite, you'll find it here in MGM.

Those of us who live here have always known what a gem our city is, but now it seems the entire nation knows it too. Montgomery was voted the Best Historic City by USA Today ...and named All-American City by the National Civic League.

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WIND CREEK MONTGOMERY, WHERE EXCITEMENT AWAITS!

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hen you step inside Wind Creek Montgomery, it hits you, all wrapped up in a bundle of goose bumps. The energy of Beale Street. The music and dining of B.B. King’s Blues Club. The exquisite cuisine of Itta Bena Restaurant. The excitement of the gaming floor. The luxury of the hotel, and the pampering of the salon and barber shop. So if you are looking for a truly remarkable escape, slip on in to Wind Creek Montgomery, and Find Your Winning Moment!

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360° Get in the Know

GET CONNECTED

Want to know more about what MGM has to offer? We make it easy.

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VISITINGMONTGOMERY.COM Your one-stop shop for all things MGM. It has a complete list of hotels, restaurants, attractions, outdoor activities, shopping venues, and houses an extensive calendar of events, so you’re sure to find plenty of things to keep you busy during your visit.

CALLING ALL GROUPS Planning a meeting or conference in MGM? The Chamber's Convention and Visitor Bureau is here to help. What the CVB can do for you: • Create detailed itineraries and provide step-on-guide service contacts • Make hotel recommendations and send a lead for best hotel rates • Provide welcome bags, name badges and MGM promotional material

FAMILY REUNIONS With a mix of great food, plenty to see and do, unique history and great value, MGM is the perfect spot for your family reunion.

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Let the CVB help you with: • Suggested activities and tours • Great hotel rates and off site venues • A detailed planning guide with valuable tips and a planning checklist • Welcome bags, name badges and MGM promotional material (depending on the total number of room nights)

LOVEMGM.COM The official MGM blog helps you visit like a local and features all the unique and interesting things that make MGM a great, southern destination.

Take a pictorial tour of the city via our Instagram account, which captures scenes from all over MGM.

YOUTUBE youtube.com/visitingmontgomeryal Video tours of the city put you right in the middle of it all and offer a look at areas and attractions you'll want to visit.

EXPLOREMGM.COM Once you get your feet on the ground in MGM, be sure to look up our brand new mobile site to help guide you through MGM and find the best food, drinks, experiences and events as you explore the city on your feet or on the road.

TWITTER @mgmcapitalcool Follow @mgmcapitalcool to find out what's happening every day and check out cool stuff too.

The Montgomery Area Visitor Center is located in the heart of downtown and has everything you need to plan a day, night, or weekend in MGM. They’ll even make a reservation for you or create a custom itinerary. Grab maps, brochures, and purchase exclusive MGM merchandise from the Stop at Union Station. 334-262-0013 300 Water Street, Montgomery, AL 36104

PINTEREST pinterest.com/visitingmgmal Shopping! Dining! Arts! Family Fun! Explore MGM's pins for ideas on things to do, and explore.


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What to

The reasons to love Montgomery are many and varied, but since we can’t list them all, here are some of the very best.

SHAKESPEARE, Y’ALL

Take in a play at one of the country’s most celebrated theatres, The Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Every season offers more than Will’s works. Popular contemporary plays, including musicals, take the stage too.

GRIDIRON ACTION

The Sunbelt and MAC college football conferences face off each December in the ESPN’s Raycom Media Camellia Bowl.

LITERARY LEGENDS

F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald, golden couple of the Jazz Age and famous authors, lived (drank!) and wrote in the capital city. Check out the Fitzgerald Museum, housed in their Montgomery home.

PADDLE PLAY

Glide across the surface of the Alabama River on a stand-up paddle board and get a different view of the downtown skyline.

NIGHTLIFE

Pick up the pace with the excitement of The Alley, right across from the Montgomery Convention Center.

HERITAGE HOTSPOTS

Walk in the footsteps of world-changing events. Montgomery was the cradle of the Confederacy and, a century later, the impetus of the Civil Rights Movement.

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PASS THE BISCUITS

Catch a Montgomery Biscuits baseball game and a flying biscuit too at historic Riverwalk Stadium.

HOT DOG!

Take a bite of history at Chris’ Hot Dogs, a local favorite that’s been serving tasty dogs smothered in a signature sauce since 1917.

LATE-NIGHT JAZZ

Soak up some smooth sounds and stiff drinks at the after-hours club, Sous la Terre, downtown.


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FLAVORS

Eat your fill of Southern-fried favorites and upscale culinary creations at Montgomery’s diverse restaurants.

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Test your smarts, skills and nerves and have a blast doing it while playing one of the problem-solving games at Escapology downtown.

Our mild weather means you can eat, drink and be merry alfresco at many of Montgomery’s restaurants and bars. Try Capitol Oyster Bar at the Marina, Pine Bar and The Tipping Point.

RIVER RIDES

Roll on down the Alabama River aboard the city’s very own riverboat, The Harriott II.

PARK PLACES

Take a walk, fly a kite or just relax with a book at one of Montgomery’s multiple green spaces like Blount Cultural Park or Vaughn Road Park.

STATE STORIES

SUNSET SIPS

Enjoy a cocktail outdoors at SandBAR, sitting on a bluff overlooking the Alabama River.

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Learn pretty much everything you want to know about the Yellowhammer state at the Museum of Alabama.


IN THE DETAILS Why settle for ordinary, when you can be extraordinary? The Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center believes in creating an entire experience for you and your event attendees. Located in downtown Montgomery, this Four Diamond-AAA hotel prides itself in meticulous service, a unique atmosphere, and providing its guests with 140,000 square feet of meeting space, including a 14,000 square-foot Grand Ballroom, a 73,000 square-foot Exhibit Hall and an 1,800-seat Level 1 Performing Arts Centre. Once the work is over, take advantage of the 9,000 square-foot European-style spa, access to three Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail courses, and 345 luxurious rooms and suites. To book your next meeting, call 338.481.5000 or visit renaissancemontgomery.com.

RENAISSANCE MONTGOMERY HOTEL & SPA AT THE CONVENTION CENTER 201 Tallapoosa Street Montgomery, AL 36104 t: 338.481.5000 renaissancemontgomery.com A part of the Resort Collection on Alabama’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail FOR INFORMATION 800-240-9452 11


What to

in MGM

MOMENTOUS MARKERS

Stand on the brass star showing the spot where Jefferson Davis was inaugurated President of the Confederate States of America on the capitol building’s marble steps.

TOTES GOATS

The capitol building sits on the summit of Goat Hill, formerly a place for goat herds to graze before it became the focal point of government in our state. Don’t miss the Goat Hill Gift Shop, packed with Alabama-made items.

WILD THINGS

Get up close and personal with more than 700 animal species in natural habitat exhibits, as well as a skylift and a train ride, at The Montgomery Zoo and Mann Museum.

GREEK GODDESSES

Beautiful goddess Hebe stands tall atop Court Street Fountain, where two separate towns joined to become Montgomery.

NEIGHBORLY NEIGHBORHOODS

Stroll through the tree-shaded streets of the city’s oldest neighborhoods like Cloverdale and Cottage Hill to see charming bungalows and stately columned mansions.

JUSTICE FOR ALL THE LEGACY MUSEUM & NATIONAL MEMORIAL FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE

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The Memorial, located on a six acre park, is a sacred space for reflection on racial terrorism in America, and the Museum, located close by, uses interactive media, sculpture, film, and exhibits to immerse and educate visitors.

Catch an outdoor concert or ballet by moonlight at the Riverfront Amphitheater.

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I love starting my day at CrossFit Montgomery in Downtown MGM

The authentic Jamaican at Island Delight is one of my favorites

I sometimes catch a beer at Mellow Mushroom, just down from the Court Street Fountain


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SPOTLIGHT

Wasabi's 007 Roll with Sushi & Sashimi Combo a deep-fried roll filled with spicy tuna and cool avocado

n Downtown in the Alley, Wasabi offers exceptional Japanese cuisine, including sushi that looks as good as it tastes. The signature dish is the 007 Roll, a deep-fried roll filled with spicy tuna and cool avocado. Try it with the Sushi & Sashimi combo, which includes the chef’s choice of four pieces of sushi, nine pieces of sashimi and one California roll. You can also enjoy private dining or take advantage of catering services at Wasabi. D J

334-517-1555

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Taste of Montgomery How to Speak Southern Meat & Three

Central

n A sophisticated, yet laid back atmosphere permeates this downtown restaurant that’s housed in an 1890s grocery warehouse. Central’s food is focused on fresh, regional produce, meats and Gulf seafood, and the chef treats the ingredients with respect, highlighting them with expert preparation and artful presentation. The menu changes often to reflect what’s in season. Central’s signature dish, Bricken Chicken, is a moist, flavor-packed bird served with soft smoked gnocchi, zesty broccolini and Meyer lemon with sweet cipollini onions and natural jus. D J

Fondly known as “home cooking” spots. They’ll offer a plate with your choice of one meat (normally fried) and three sides. These can range from fried okra, fried green tomatoes (10/10 would recommend), mac and cheese, creamed corn, and more. You’ll even get a slice of cornbread or biscuit!

Itta Bena

n At Itta Bena, casually elegant Southern dining with a Mississippi Delta twist is waiting. Named for the town where blues legend B.B. King was born, this restaurant offers a relaxed atmosphere and out-of-this-world cuisine with favorites like shrimp and grits, crab cakes, surf & turf and more. Try the signature dish, the Filet of Beef Oscar, a tender 8-ounce, center-cut beef medallion embellished with sweet lump crab meat. J

334-514-5129 • windcreekmontgomery.com

334-517-1155 • central129coosa.com

The House

n Tucked inside The Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at The Convention Center downtown, The House is a sophisticated fine-dining experience with a diverse menu of creative offerings like its signature dish, the BourbonGlazed Pork Chop with moonshine sweet potatoes and bacon-braised Brussel sprouts. D J

334-481-5166 • houserestaurantmontgomery.com

FIRE Steakhouse

n Melt-in-your-mouth steak is only one of the tastebud-tempting options that begs to be ordered at FIRE Steakhouse in the Wind Creek Casino in Wetumpka. Prime-grade meats and fresh seafood are all prepared with expertise and served in style. Starters like bacon-wrapped scallops with grilled pineapple relish get your appetite ready for the signature dish, a Seasoned Filet Mignon broiled to your degree of perfection and topped with a medallion of herbed butter.

866-WIND-360 • firesteakhouse.com

Sa Za Serious Italian

n Sa Za is a feast for the senses. See the bold colors, exposed brick walls and eye-catching artwork. Hear the energy in the open kitchen. Smell the herbs, spices and other fresh ingredients. And taste authentic Italian masterpieces like both traditional and specialty pizzas as well as traditional pasta favorites. Join the crowd and try Sa Za’s signature dish: Chopped Lobster and Shrimp with fresh spinach tossed in a light, flavorful sauce of chardonnay, garlic and salty reggiano cheese served over angel hair pasta. D J

334-495-7292 • sazapizza.com

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Taste of Montgomery 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama – MGM's List – Chappy’s Deli

Vintage Year

The Reuben

n Vintage Year has been an establishment of good eats in the capital city for decades. In more than a quarter century of history, this finedining restaurant has kept its focus on giving its guests an amazing meal in an elegant but relaxed atmosphere with stellar service. The food philosophy is serving simple, local and fresh fare, like its signature dish, Pan-seared Scallops with creamy beetroot risotto, refreshing watercress-citrus salad all embellished with a tarragon vincotto sauce. J

Vintage Year Cast-Iron Blackened Redfish

Chris’ Hotdogs Hot Dog with Chris’ sauce since 1917

City Grill Tuna Napoleon

Derk’s Filet & Vine Veggies on the hot bar

334-819-7215 • vymgm.com

El Rey Burrito Lounge

La Jolla

n La Jolla’s menu has something for any taste offering everything from small plates and delicious pastas to meats cooked on a Big Green Egg. Try La Jolla’s signature dish, a tender, flavorful steak grilled to your liking with some crisp roasted fingerling potatoes cozied up on the side. Top it with your choice of a savory, house-made sauce. And wash it all down with a draft beer, a creative cocktail or a glass of vino from this finedining establishment’s 100-plus-long wine list. J

334-356-2600 • lajollamontgomery.com

BBQ Salad

In Montgomery,

Dining is CENTRAL

Central, a locally owned restaurant, provides a sophisticated yet relaxed dining experience with fresh, regionally sourced ingredients aimed to provide a unique twist to comforting classics.

Wood Fired Dishes

Artisan Cocktails

House Made Desserts

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Taste

Taste

n At this wine, beer and tapas bar, you can truly get a “taste” of it all by noshing on small plates and sipping different samples of craft beers or wines via tasting flights. Each dish—from crisp salads and warm flatbreads to sweet desserts—offers a few filling bites that encourage you to order several items and share. One “must order” is Taste’s signature dish: a Tender Beef Filet Medallion, grilled to perfection, nestled on a bed of truffle fingerling potatoes, zucchini and squash and finished with béarnaise butter. And if you like the wine you had with your meal, you can buy a bottle to take home. J

The Exchange

One 2 Zero

334-481-5165 • houserestaurantmontgomery.com

334-245-2320

n With world-class wines, beers and cocktails all served up in a swanky atmosphere that includes a covered patio complete with live entertainment nightly, The Exchange at The Renaissance Hotel & Spa is a great place to kick back and hang out. But it offers even more, a menu of tasty bites like Conecuh sausage dip, Creole pasta and its signature dish, its Blackened Mahi Fish Tacos dressed with Napa cabbage and lemon cilantro aioli and served with seasoned fries. D J

n Inside the DoubleTree Hotel downtown, this casual eatery offers sophisticated, contemporary dishes inspired by the local harvest and Southern heritage. Its service lives up to the area’s lauded hospitality with an emphasis on food “done your way.” Start with an order of maple-glazed chicken wings, and then try the signature dish, Tender Beef Medallions with creamed portabella mushrooms, rosemary potatoes and grilled asparagus. D J

334-676-4333 • tastemgm.com

SPORTS-THEMED FUN AND WALL-TO-WALL TVS WITH A MENU FULL OF SCRATCH-MADE AMERICAN CLASSICS & ALL YOUR GA ME DAY FAVO RI TES

2465 EASTERN BLVD 334-271-1831

SUN-THU • 11AM-10PM FRI & SAT • 11AM -11PM

DOWNTOWN RSA TOWER 201 SOUTH UNION STREET 334-263-8800

MON-FRI • 7AM-2PM

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SPOTLIGHT

Irish Bred Pub Shrimp 'n Grits

fresh Gulf shrimp, grilled and swathed in Guinness-based BBQ sauce n You too can experience the “the luck of the Irish” no matter your family origins at the Irish Bred Pub downtown. In a cozy, old-world atmosphere reminiscent of the Emerald Isle’s classic pubs, enjoy the signature dish, Shrimp and Grits, which features fresh Gulf shrimp, grilled and swathed in Guinness-based BBQ sauce, crowning a bowl of stone-ground grits and drizzled with garlic-pancetta cream sauce. At lunch, Irish Bred Pub offers a Southern-style “meat-N-three,” but the full menu has traditional Irish favorites like fish & chips and shepherd’s pie. D J

334-834-7559 • irishbredal.com

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Taste

The Tipping Point

n Located in Hampstead in East Montgomery, this casual restaurant, bar and coffee shop has been called “The Best Snack Bar in the U.S.” for its famous pimento cheese and signature Chicago Dogs packed with flavor. And save ample space for its famous Cookie Skillet, a soft, warm, just-baked chocolate chip cookie crowned with vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of fudge sauce. With the city’s largest selection of craft beer and its wellloved outdoor areas including the Kids’ Hill, The Tipping Point is a great spot for all ages to enjoy a beautiful afternoon or night out. J

Moe’s Original Bar B Que

n Experience a “Southern soul food revival” at Moe’s Original Bar B Que. Founded by three Alabama boys, Moe’s locations can be found all over now, and each spot draws crowds with meats smoked fresh daily over fruit wood along with homey sides and sweet desserts (made from family recipes). Try the signature dish, the Bama-style Pork Sandwich, a heavy helping of fresh-fromthe-pit pulled pork topped with housemade marinated slaw, Alabama white and red sauces and tangy pickles. J

334-676-1978 • moesoriginalbbq.com

Twin Peaks

n This lodge-like sports bar offers cold beer, hearty comfort foods and all the sports action you’re after on HD televisions. It’s got lots to offer, burgers, sandwiches, salads and sweet desserts, but this place is known for its wings. There are tons of options to choose from, but for our signature dish, Chicken & Waffles, enjoy Belgian style waffles topped with our signature fried chicken tenders, jalapeno cream gravy, bacon and sunny side-up eggs topped with cracked black pepper. Served with delicious maple syrup on the side.. J

334-513-1244 • twinpeaksrestaurant.com

334-260-9110 • tippingpointhampstead.com

www.vintagecafemgm.com 416 Cloverdale Road | 334-356-1944

FRESH GULF SEAFOOD, HAND CUT STEAKS, EXCELLENT WINE & SPIRITS

PRIVATE RESTAURANT DINING, GOURMET TO - GO, & FULL SERVICE CATERING

www.vymgm.com 405 Cloverdale Road | 334-819-7215

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Taste of Montgomery

Recipes listed in USA Today features:

Wharf Casual Seafood

n Montgomery's not on the beach, but the coast is here! You'll feel right at the beach when you dine at Wharf Casual Seafood in Montgomery and Prattville. Here you'll find fresh, fast casual seafood served with delicious sides in a familyfriendly, relaxed atmosphere. Your choice of seafood comes broiled, blackened, or crispy and is served with sides (try the brussels sprouts!) and golden hushpuppies. The signature starter menu features Bacon Wrapped Shrimp, Crab Claws, Ahi Tuna Nachos, Fried Green Tomatoes, and Fried Pickles. Enjoy your meal with a glass from Wharf's craft beer and wine selection. J

Taste: Pumpkin Spice Latte Soufflé with espresso and ginger whipped cream; Pear Salad with maple pumpkin vinaigrette, gorgonzola, roasted pumpkin and artisan greens. Central: Pecan pie with bourbon ice cream. La Jolla: Vanilla ice cream topped with peaches, pecans, bourbon-amaretto caramel sauce and crumbled strudel.

334-676-3200 • wharfcasualseafood.com

Vintage Café

n Housed in an old bank building, this welcoming coffee house and café is bright and light, with multiple comfy options for seating and eating both inside and out. Add its Stumptown coffee, espressos, cappuccinos, Steven Smith Teamaker teas, hot chocolate, fresh juices and smoothies, as well as healthy alternatives for both breakfast and lunch, and it’s clear that an hour or two spent here is a worthwhile investment. For lunch, consider the signature dish, the Turkey Panini, a sandwich packed with smoked turkey breast, crispy pancetta, roasted tomatoes, arugula and tarragon-mustard aioli all pressed warm on focaccia bread.

334-356-1944 • vintagecafemgm.com

Mon - Fri 11a.m. - 2:30 p.m. // 5p.m. - 10p.m. Sat 11:30am - 10pm // Closed Sunday

LUNCH AND HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS! Military Monday 20% off Tuesday - Saturday 10% off with vaild Military ID Rooms available for parties of up to 35 people!

334.593.0043

2070 Eastern Blvd. www.ginzamontgomery.com

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Kabuki

n This Japanese Steakhouse features the popular hibachi grill tableside where Far Eastern favorites like fried rice and chicken teriyaki are expertly and entertainingly prepared. It also offers a full-service sushi bar, and its signature dish is the Donkinkon Roll, a tasty combo of crispy fried soft shell crab and avocado inside with tuna, eel and more avocado on top. The Chef’s Special Sauce is the finishing touch. You can also enjoy private dining or take advantage of catering services at Kabuki.

334-273-8885 • kabukimontgomery.com

Shrimp Basket

n This seafood joint born down at Alabama’s beaches is always grillin’, steamin’ and fryin’ fish, shrimp, oysters and crabs. Start with a cup of spicy seafood gumbo, some cold, raw Gulf oysters on the half-shell or some fresh shrimp grilled to tender perfection before diving into this restaurant’s signature dish, its Crab Cake Platter. Three Gulf lump crab meat patties are grilled and served with a special tangy remoulade sauce, signature shrimp slaw, golden hushpuppies, a crisp corn fritter and your choice of an additional side. J

Tokyo

n Enjoy sushi? Then check out Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse in Prattville. You’ll find all your favorite Asian-inspired dishes cooked right in front of you on hibachi grills as well as a large sushi menu featuring diverse offerings to suit every taste. Each selection is handmade from the freshest ingredients and arrives at your table looking like a work of art so pretty you’ll almost think twice about eating it. Almost. Sip a fancy specialty drink or a cold beer while dining on some of the best Japanese cuisine in Prattville.

334-285-7088

334-523-0466 • shrimpbasket.com

Crab Cake Specials Crab Cake Appetizer

10.99

Crab Cake Dinner

16.99

Two grilled lump crab meat patties served with remoulade sauce over a bed of lettuce. Three grilled lump crab meat patties served with our remoulade sauce, our signature shrimp slaw, hushpuppies, corn fritter and your choice of an additional side.

Crab Cake Burger

12.99

Fresh Certified Angus Beef topped with grilled lump crab cake, dressed with cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles and served with a side of fries.

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Taste of Montgomery

The Cork & Cleaver

n Serving both lunch and dinner, its offerings are anything but ordinary and include apps like seared pork belly, Alabama catfish tacos, spinach and beet salad, steaks and chops and a hefty selection of “between bread” options including juicy burgers. If you’re after something rich and full of Southern flavors, order the signature dish, the Shrimp and Grits. The restaurant’s version of this classic dish features six succulent Gulf shrimp and smoky Conecuh sausage atop gouda grits drizzled with a Cajun cream sauce. J

334-676-2260

New to the culinary scene in Montgomery is the hot new app WAITR, and yes, we are beyond excited about it. If you’ve been out sightseeing all day and are too exhausted to eat out, no worries, WAITR delivers and features some of MGM’s best restaurants. Download the app and enjoy the convenience, variety and great service of WAITR, right to your door.

Dreamland

n End your quest for the perfect ‘cue at Dreamland BBQ downtown, famous for its succulent ribs and delicious sauce. Feel free to ”pig out” on some pulled pork, and do not miss the signature dish, a glistening, tender and smoky Rack of Ribs, but save a little room for dessert too. Its banana pudding is made fresh daily with all the right stuff—vanilla wafers, ripe bananas, fluffy whipped cream and creamy pudding—plus a secret ingredient that puts it over the top. Dreamland also offers the largest draft beer selection in central Alabama and serves Montgomery’s own Railyard Beer. D J

334-273-7424 • dreamlandbbq.com

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Jalapenos In The Alley

n A full range of south-of-the-border favorites can be found at this Mexican restaurant, but its signature dish, the Classic Taco Salad, always proves popular. Seasoned ground beef or chicken is piled high in a crisp tortilla bowl along with shredded lettuce, cheese, flavorful salsa, chunky guacamole and sour cream. Find all your south-of-the-border favorites at either location: downtown in The Alley or on Vaughn Road. D

334-262-4939

Baumhower’s Victory Grille n With two locations in Montgomery, Baumhower’s Victory Grille puts an emphasis on freshness and fun. These casual sports-themed spots feature a mouthwatering menu of power salads, hand-crafted burgers and world-famous buffalo chicken wings. Don’t miss the signature dish, the OMG Burger, a half-pound ground chuck, beef brisket burger topped with sautéed onions and mushrooms and smothered in housemade blanco cheese sauce all served on a bistro bun. J

Magnolia’s Grill & Bar

n Convenience is key, and at the Holiday Inn Montgomery Airport South, you don’t even have to leave the premises to enjoy a good meal. The property’s onsite restaurant, Magnolia’s Grill & Bar, serves a variety of foods. A favorite of locals, the Hope Hull Pork Chop, a sizable tender chop cooked to perfection, is this restaurant’s signature dish. J

334-288-3858

334-271-1831 • baumhowers.com

WE’RE INGREDIENT FREAKS

Mon-Sat: 11am - 10pm Sun: 4pm - 10pm 334-264-4241 www.tomatinos.com

DINE INSIDE, OUTSIDE OR BY CARRY OUT In Historic Old Cloverdale 503 Cloverdale Rd., Montgomery

Mon-Fri: 7am - 10pm Sat & Sun: 8am - 10pm 334-356-1212 www.cafelouisa.com

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Taste of Montgomery How to Speak Southern

Chris’ Hot Dogs

n For a bite of Montgom­ery and a mouthful of history, grab a few napkins and get your hands around a hot dog from Chris’ Hot Dogs on Dex­­ter Avenue. This legendary diner marked by the green-and-white-striped awning opened on May 1, 1917. It’s now being run by the second and third generations of its founding family. You can get a hamburger here, but the signature dish is a Hot Dog “All the Way,” a dog drenched in Chris’ secret sauce, mustard and kraut. D J

Collard Greens: Basically, collards are the southern equivalent to kale, but instead of blending up these leafy greens into smoothies, they're usually slowcooked with pork fat for hours before serving. Considered a must have on New Years Day, along with black-eyed peas, to bring good luck in the New Year.

334-265-6850 • chrishotdogs.com

Joe Mama's American Grill

n At Joe Mama’s American Grill, fun is always on the menu. This colorful diner-esque spot in Millbrook offers a long list of classics like hamburgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, salads, chicken wings and more in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Big, beefy burgers like the Quad (with four types of cheese) and the John Wayne (smothered in a spicy gravy on Texas toast) are sure to satisfy. The eatery’s signature dish, the Joe Daddy Hamburger features: Swiss and American cheeses, bacon, ham, lettuce, tomato, and more on a kaiser roll.

334-285-1881 • joemamasamericangrill.com

Best Seafood in Town! HOURS

Sunday - Wednesday 12 p.m. - 12 a.m. Thursday - Saturday 12 p.m. - 1 a.m. 10% Military Discount

334.676.2202

2690 Eastern Easte Blvd., Montgomery, AL

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Map Locations: n n n n See Page 110, DDowntown

J Chamber Member


Tomatinos

n At this friendly neighborhood pizzeria and bake shop in Old Cloverdale, only the best will do. The self-described “ingredient freaks” in the kitchen use quality organic ingredients to freshmake every pizza, calzone, sandwich and salad in-house daily. And all desserts are baked in-house too. The signature dish, the Berkshire Ham and Pimento Cheese Panini, is a salty, smoky, melty mash-up that can’t be missed. Enjoy it in the airy, sun-filled dining space, out on the front patio area or call in an order to carry out. Any way you pick, you’ll be glad you chose this locals’ favorite.

Cucos Downtown

n Cucos is the place to fill up on TexMex standards like tacos, burritos and quesadillas. If you’re feeling famished, eat like a world leader by ordering this cozy eatery’s signature dish, the El Presidente. It includes cheese-smothered enchiladas, rice and refried black beans, crunchy chimichangas and a taco, all served with never-ending chips and salsa. D J

334-832-0081 • cucosmexicancafe.com

KimberLia's

n Set in a historic building in charming downtown Prattville, this restaurant is pledging to provide a “polished” dining experience. Serving lunch options like wraps, sandwiches and salads as well as entrees like shrimp and grits and dinner delights spanning steaks and seafood to pasta, plus decadent desserts including bananas foster, KimberLia’s is making good on that promise. Try the signature dish, the Positano, a tender, 8-ounce filet topped with a handmade crab cake and two grilled shrimp and finished with a savory Bearnaise sauce.

334-568-2400 • kimberlias.business.site

334-264-4241 • tomatinos.com

artisan fare, midtown convenience • family owned •

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Taste of Montgomery 100 Years

Bibb Street Pizza Company

n Satisfy any size appetite for hot, filling pizza with the signature dish at Bibb Street Pizza Company, the Supreme. This pie features just-right crust and plenty of melty cheese loaded with mushrooms, onions, green peppers, sausage, pepperoni and black olives. Or opt for something a little lighter but still packed with powerful flavor, the garden salad, which mixes romaine lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, black olives, mushrooms, pepperoni and mozzarella. Wash either (or both!) down with a Dale’s Pale Ale. D J

334-593-7080 • bibbstpizzaco.com

Chris’ Hot Dogs has been a staple in downtown Montgomery now for 100 years, and once you try one of their dogs loaded with sauerkraut and special chili sauce, you’ll understand why. The establishment has always been a crowd favorite due to its amazing customer service, great menu options, and history of celebrity encounters like Elvis Presley and Hank Williams.

Montgomery Café

n Conveniently located inside Embassy Suites, right next to the Visitor Center downtown, Montgomery Café specializes in American and Southern cuisine all served with a nice dollop of Southern hospitality. Its signature dish, Peach Bread Pudding, is a good example of the delicious mix of tastes on the menu and is a sweet way to end your meal. Fragrant, juicy peaches flavor the rich custard of this decadent dessert. D J

334-269-5055 • embassysuitesmontgomery.com

American and Southern cooking with Southern Hospitality Express Lunch: 11am - 2pm Dinner: 5pm - 10pm Happy Hour: 5:30pm - 8:30pm Parking Validated

334-269-5055

Located in the Embassy Suites Atrium 300 Tallapoosa St, Montgomery, AL 36104

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Map Locations: n n n n See Page 110, DDowntown

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Island Delight

n Transport your taste buds to the tropics with a visit to this local favorite’s new spot downtown. Try the signature dish, the Jerk Chicken. Tender chicken is marinated in pungent, spicy Jamaican jerk seasonings overnight before being slowly roasted over an open flame. It’s served with traditional rice and peas or simply white rice and two other sides. DJ

334-356-5641

Ginza

Fazoli’s

334-593-0043 • ginzamontgomery.com

334-239-9109 • fazolis.com

n Experience authentic Japanese and Korean cuisine in a peaceful atmosphere at this restaurant. Sushi, hot pots, curries, seafood selections and dishes cooked on a hibachi grill are just a few of the options on Ginza’s massive menu. Its signature dish, Build Your Own Ramen, puts you in complete control. Choose from three broth bases and then add toppings like pork dumplings, grilled chicken, cabbage, fried onions, carrots and more to the broth and silky ramen noodles. J

n Get your fix of Italian-influenced fare and get it fast at this spot that serves up pizzas, pastas, salads and subs in a friendly atmosphere and at a quick pace. Go for classics like spaghetti with meat sauce or chicken parmigiano or branch out and try the signature dish, the Turkey Mozzarella Fresco Sandwich, tender smoked turkey, sliced mozzarella, marinated caprese-style bell peppers, shredded lettuce all with a drizzle of savory pesto and some zesty peppercorn ranch served on a toasted garlic roll.

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B.B. King’s Blues Club & Restaurant

n The newest B.B. King’s Blues Club, located at Wind Creek Montgomery, serves up the best food the South has to offer, including its lip-smacking baby back ribs. Prepared wet or dry, a rack of these slow-cooked beauties offers up true flavor that can only come from Memphisstyle barbecue. Served alongside other Southern specialties including baked beans, mac n’ cheese, cole slaw, potato salad or collards, and accompanied by great music seven nights a week. B.B. King’s has the flavors to fill any night with perfection. J

The Juicy Seafood

n If you’re craving something from the sea, get your hands on a fresh catch at The Juicy Seafood. This eatery lets you choose your aquatic creature of choice, from shrimp and crab to clams and lobster, then pick your seasoning and spice level to create your custom dish. The restaurant also offers fried seafood baskets and non-seafood options too. And dig into its signature dish—Raw Oysters—for a true taste of the ocean. J

334-676-2202

334-514-5247 • windcreekmontgomery.com

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Chappy’s Deli

n This Montgomery establishment has been a local favorite for 28 years and offers something for every appetite. With a diverse menu of deli sandwiches, grilled specialties, burgers, salads, homemade desserts and much more, you can’t go wrong choosing Chappy’s. The eatery considers its breakfast options its signature dishes. Find standard fare like Omelets, Bacon, Waffles and Grits, or go for something special like the Sweet Potato Pancakes. And Chappy’s has three Montgomery locations (Perry Hill Road, Vaughn Road and Baptist South Hospital), plus a spot in Prattville too, means it is always convenient. Plus, kids under six eat free. J

334-279-7477 • chappysdeli.com

NOBODY DOES IT LIKE JOE MAMA’S!

“We’re fast food done right.”

Polished Casual Dining in Pravie

Mon - Fri 11:00-2:00 4:30-8:00 Sat 11:00-2:00

Stay for after dinner drinks at e Gin Shop

-John Wooten, Owner

Make the trip over - you’ll be glad you did! Kids under 12 menu

www.joemamasamericangrill.com 63 Wisteria Place, Millbrook, AL 334-285-1881

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e nal brick in Prattville Mercantile was laid in 1855 by Daniel Pratt. One hundred and sixty two years later we have lovingly restored and updated this integral piece of Prattville.

Tues - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm ur - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Sun 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

334-568-2400 243 South Court Street Downtown Prattville

Map Locations: n n n n See Page 110, DDowntown

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1 Turtle Cheesecake Cupcake at Little Red Cupcake, 638 Hall St, Apt A, littleredcupcake.com 2Cinnamon Bun Bread Pudding at Central, 129 Coosa St, central129coosa.com 3Gormet Pops at Frios, 36 Dexter Ave, friospops.com 4Tiramisu at Cafe Louisa, 503 Cloverdale Rd, cafelouisa.com 5Chocolate Pie at Chappy's Deli, 1611 Perry Hill Rd, chappysdeli.com 6Strawberry Shortcake at Baumhower's Victory Grille, 2465 Eastern Blvd, baumhowers.com

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“THE PLACE WHERE FRIENDS MEET!”

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Always 10% off for Military and Law Enforcement Officers

(334) 832-0081

72 Dexter Avenue Downtown Location

(334) 271-3528

11123 Chantilly Pkwy Near Eastchase

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334.834.7559

78 Dexter Ave., Montgomery, AL www.IrishBredAL.com

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Taste of Montgomery

Culinary Cool Much More Than Food

International flavor, meet your Southern cousin. Montgomery’s food scene is diverse and delicious with distinctly Southern highlights. Many restaurants source from local farms and gardens. Hardcore foodies, comfort food connoisseurs and everyone in between will celebrate with a spectacular array of choices. Montgomery is a place where everyone brings something to the table, from trusted old favorites to exciting new ventures.

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ASIAN & INDIAN Ala Thai East n 6663 Atlanta Hwy 334-271-3141 Lunch $ Dinner $

Hibachi Sushi & Supreme Buffet n 181D Eastern Blvd 334-260-6111 Lunch $ Dinner $

Lek’s Railroad Thai at Union Station n 300 Water St D J 334-269-0708 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $$

Asia Bistro & Seafood n 7839 Vaughn Rd 334-213-3628 Closed: Mon Lunch $ Dinner $ asiabistromontgomery.com

India Palace n 2801 Vaughn Plaza Rd, Suite E 334-245-9340 Closed: Mon Lunch $ Dinner $ $ indiapalacemgm.com

Bayleaf Indian Cuisine n 8868 Minnie Brown Rd 334-356-1814 Closed: Mon Lunch $ Dinner $

Kabuki Japanese Steakhouse n 7834 Vaughn Rd 334-273-8885 Lunch $ Dinner $ kabukimontgomery.com

Masa Express n 2217 E South Blvd 334-590-1878 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $ masaexpressmontgomery.com

Chin Chin n 3349 Malcolm Dr 334-394-9998 Lunch $ Dinner $ montgomerychinchin.com

King Buffet n 2727 Bell Rd 334-273-8883 Lunch $ Dinner $

Midori n 5824 Woodmere Blvd 334-593-1754 Lunch $ Dinner $

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse n 7760 EastChase Pkwy 334-694-7700 Lunch $ Dinner $

Ming’s Garden n 1741 Eastern Blvd 334-277-8188 Lunch $ Dinner $ mingsgardenmontgomery.com

East China n 8153 Vaughn Rd 334-279-1779 Lunch $ Dinner $ montgomeryeastchina.com Ginza n 2070 Eastern Blvd J 334-593-0043 Lunch $ Dinner $$ ginzamontgomery.com Green Papaya n 409 Coliseum Blvd 334-395-7654 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $ greenpapayacuisine.com

Korean Garden n 2801 Vaughn Plaza Rd 334-277-5685 Lunch $ Dinner $ Kung Food Panda n 2787 Eastern Blvd 334-375-0123 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $

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Lek’s Taste of Thailand n 5421 Atlanta HwyJ 334-244-8994 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $$

Miyako Japanese Steak & Sushi Bar n 8173 Vaughn Rd 334-215-2275 Dinner $$ miyakojapaneserestaurant.net Mr. Chen’s n 5461 Atlanta Hwy 334-260-9558 Lunch $ Dinner $

Noodles Cafe n 8123 Vaughn Rd 334-517-1179 Lunch $ Dinner $ Osaka Sushi Bar n 8860 Minnie Brown Rd 334-239-8205 Lunch $ Dinner $ $ osakaal.com Saigon Bistro n 1060 Eastern Blvd 334-279-5921 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $ Satsuki n 6534 Atlanta Hwy 334-239-7450 Lunch $ Dinner $ Shilla Korean Restaurant n 5215 Carmichael Rd 334-396-8007 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $ shillakoreanrestaurant.com Street Café n 2777 Eastern Blvd 334-396-2232 Lunch $ Dinner $ Sushi Café n 3004 Zelda Rd 334-819-7060 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $ montgomerysushicafe.com

Top China n 9160 EastChase Pkwy 334-270-1668 Lunch $ Dinner $ topchina.150m.com

Full Moon BBQ n 7660 EastChase Pkwy J 334-676-5999 Lunch $ Dinner $ fullmoonbbq.com

Wasabi Japanese Cuisine n 117 Coosa St D 334-517-1555 Lunch $ Dinner $$

Jim N Nick’s Bar-B-Q n 6415 Atlanta Hwy J 334-213-0046 Lunch $$ Dinner $$ jimnnicks.com

Willow Tree Sushi Hibachi & BBQ n 2690 Eastern Blvd 334-271-9600 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $

K&J Rib Shack n 4255 S Court St 334-356-1368 Lunch $ Dinner $ Moe’s Original Bar B Que n 1051 E Fairview Ave J 334-676-1978 Lunch $ Dinner $ moesoriginalbbq.com

Yokohama n 2767 Bell Rd 334-517-1891 Lunch $ Dinner $ BARBECUE

Sam’s Bar-B-Que n 3510 Atlanta Hwy 334-279-0008 Closed: Sun & Mon Lunch $

Country’s Barbecue n 5761 Atlanta Hwy 334-270-0126 Lunch $ Dinner $ countrysbbq.net Dreamland BBQ n 12 W Jefferson St D J 334-273-7427 Lunch $ Dinner $ dreamlandbbq.com Fat Man’s Smokehouse BBQ n 1660 Federal Dr 334-396-9501 Closed: Sat-Sun Breakfast $ Lunch $

Map Locations: n n n n See Page 110, DDowntown

Shane’s Rib Shack n 3984 Atlanta Hwy 334-593-6539 Lunch $ Dinner $ shanesribshack.com CAFE Cafe Louisa n 503 Cloverdale Rd 334-356-1212 Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $$ cafelouisa.com

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Taste Cafe M n One Museum Dr J 334-240-4338 Closed: Sun–Mon Lunch $ mmfa.org Gazebo Tea Room n 414 Perry Hill Rd 334-277-1839 Closed: Sun & Mon Lunch $$ Prevail Union n 39 Dexter Ave, Suite 102 D J 334-416-8399 Closed: Sun Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $ prevailunionmgm.com Shashy’s Fine Foods n 1700 Mulberry St J 334-263-7341 Closed: Sun Breakfast $ Lunch $ shashysbakery.com Trojan Cafe n 231 Montgomery St D J 334-241-9510 Closed: Sun Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $$

Vintage Cafe n 416 Cloverdale Rd 334-356-1944 Closed: Sun Breakfast $ Lunch $ vintagecafemgm.com CASUAL DINING 5 Points Deli & Grill n 1010 E Fairview Ave Opening Fall 2018 334-354-5309 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $ Alloz Grill n 100 Dexter Ave D Opening Fall 2018 Lunch $ Dinner $ allozgrill.com Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar n 3001 Carter Hill Rd 334-264-9064 Lunch $ Dinner $ applebees.com Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar n 3195 Taylor Rd 334-274-0009 Lunch $ Dinner $ applebees.com

Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar n 6601 Atlanta Hwy 334-396-0500 Lunch $ Dinner $ applebees.com

Chappy’s Deli n 8141 Vaughn Rd J 334-279-1226 Closed: Sun Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $ chappysdeli.com

The Exchange at Renaissance Montgomery Hotel n 201 Tallapoosa St D J 334-481-5165 Dinner $$ houserestaurantmontgomery.com

High Five Poke n 2938 Carter Hill Rd 334-356-2583 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $$ highfivepoke.com

B.B. King’s Blues Club & Restaurant n 1801 Eddie L Tullis Rd J 334-514-5247 Lunch $ Dinner $$ windcreekmontgomery.com

Chili’s n 7355 EastChase Pkwy 334-270-1973 Lunch $ Dinner $ chilis.com

First Watch n 2920 Zelda Road 334-277-0802 Breakfast $ Lunch $ firstwatch.com

Island Delight Caribbean n 323 Air Base Blvd 334-264-0041 Closed: Sat–Sun Lunch $

Golden Corral n 1480 Eastern Blvd 334-532-0020 Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $$ goldencorralmontgomery.com

Island Delight Caribbean n 36 Dexter Ave #104 D J 334-356-5641 Lunch $ Dinner $$

Capital Stockyard Café n 1464 Furnace St 334-265-6033 Breakfast $ Lunch $ Chappy’s Deli n 1611 Perry Hill Rd J 334-279-7477 Closed: Sun Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $ chappysdeli.com Chappy’s Deli n 2055 E South Blvd J 334-286-9200 Closed: Sun Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $ chappysdeli.com

The Cork & Cleaver n 2960 Zelda Rd J 334-676-2260 Lunch $ Dinner $ Courthouse Cafe n 100 S Lawrence St D 334-832-1684 Closed: Sat-Sun Breakfast $ Lunch $ D’ Road Downtown n 121 Montgomery St D 334-328-2938 Closed: Sun Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $$ droadcafe.com El Paso Chili Company n 539 N Eastern Blvd 334-244-0118 Closed: Sun Lunch $

GTSouth Geek & Gaming Tavern n 4017 Eastern Blvd 334-356-5298 Closed: Mon Lunch $ Dinner $ gtsouth.com H20 Cafe n 61 Bridge St 334-356-1313 Closed: Sun Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $ h20cafemarket.com

Jan’s Beach House Grill n 850 Eastern Blvd 334-277-8300 Lunch $ Dinner $ Closed: Sun jansbeachhousegrill.com Magnolia’s Grill & Bar n 96 Folmar Pkwy J 334-288-3858 Dinner $$ Montgomery Cafe at ­Embassy Suites n 300 Tallapoosa St D J 334-269-5055 Lunch $ Dinner $$ embassysuitesmontgomery.com

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Taste of Montgomery One 2 Zero n 120 Madison Ave D J 334-245-2320 Breakfast $$ Lunch $$ Dinner $$

Sommer’s Place n 7972 Vaughn Rd 334-279-5401 Lunch $ Dinner $$ sommersplace.com

Vicki’s Lunch Van n 2520 Fairground Rd 334-409-9839 Closed: Sat & Sun Lunch $

City Grill n 5251 Hampstead High St J 334-244-0960 Closed: Sun–Mon Dinner $$$

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers n 7005 EastChase Pkwy 334-396-1078 Lunch $ Dinner $ redrobin.com

Southern Comfort Restaurant n 210 Wasden Rd 334-280-0012 Lunch $ Dinner $$

Waffle House n 301 Madison Ave D 334-293-9939 Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $ wafflehouse.com

The House Restaurant at ­Renaissance Montgomery Hotel n 201 Tallapoosa St D J 334-481-5166 Breakfast $$ Lunch $$ Dinner $$ houserestaurantmontgomery.com

Ruby Tuesday n 6970 EastChase Loop 334-215-2285 Lunch $ Dinner $ rubytuesday.com Runway 28 n 4445 Selma Hwy J 334-593-8822 Lunch $ Dinner $

Stockyard Grill n 4500 Mobile Hwy 334-288-2575 Closed: Sat–Sun Lunch $

Wingstop n 6518 Atlanta Hwy 334-647-3406 Lunch $ Dinner $

SweetCreek Farm Market n 85 Meriwether Rd 334-280-3276 Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $ sweetcreekfarmmarket.com

Wishbone Cafe n 7028 Atlanta Hwy J 334-244-7270 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $ wishbonecafe.weebly.com

Savanna Cafe n 175 Lee St D 334-416-8838 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $

The Tipping Point n 5015 Hampstead High St J 334-260-9110 Closed: Sun-Mon Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $ tippingpointhampstead.com

Sinclair’s n 7847 Vaughn Rd J 334-271-7654 Lunch $$ Dinner $$ sinclairsrestaurants.com

Urban Cookhouse n 7712 EastChase Pkwy 334-239-7801 Lunch $ Dinner $ urbancookhouse.com

FINE UPSCALE DINING Bonefish Grill n 7020 EastChase Pkwy J 334-396-1770 Lunch $$ Dinner $$$ bonefishgrill.com Central n 129 Coosa St D J 334-517-1155 Closed: Sun Lunch $$ Dinner $$$ central129coosa.com

Itta Bena n 1801 Eddie L Tullis Rd J 334-514-5129 Closed: Mon-Tues Dinner $$ creekcasinomontgomery.com La Jolla Restaurant & Bar n 8147 Vaughn Rd J 334-356-2600 Closed: Sun Dinner $$ lajollamontgomery.com Taste n 5251 Hampstead High St Unit #100 J 334-676-4333 Dinner $$ tastemgm.com

Vintage Year n 405 Cloverdale Rd J 334-819-7215 Closed: Mon Sun: Brunch Dinner $$$ vymgm.com

Zoe’s Kitchen n 7218 EastChase Pkwy J 334-270-9115 Lunch $ Dinner $ zoeskitchen.com Zoe’s Kitchen n 2960C Zelda Rd J 334-395-4698 Lunch $ Dinner $ zoeskitchen.com

GREEK Mr. Gus’ n 6268 Atlanta Hwy 334-356-4662 Closed: Sun-Mon Lunch $ Dinner $$

ITALIAN

NYC Gyros n 15 Commerce St D 334-416-8161 Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $ nycgyrosmontgomery.com NYC Gyros n 1403 Maxwell Blvd 334-649-1786 Closed: Sat-Sun Lunch $ nycgyrosmontgomery.com Taziki’s Mediterranean Café n 2560 Berryhill Rd, Suite A J 334-409-3085 Lunch $ Dinner $ tazikiscafe.com

Bibb Street Pizza Company n 424 Bibb St D J 334-593-7080 Lunch $ Dinner $ bibbstreetpizzaco.com CiCi’s Pizza n 981 Ann St J 334-386-3086 Lunch $ Dinner $ cicispizza.com Corsino’s Italian Restaurant n 911 S Court St 334-263-9752 Closed: Sat–Sun Lunch $ Dinner $$ Dominos Pizza n 5338 Atlanta Hwy 334-271-6401 Lunch $ Dinner $ dominos.com

MEXICAN CUISINE

334.262.4939

130 Commerce Street Alley Station

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Map Locations: n n n n See Page 110, DDowntown

334.277.2840

8157 Vaughn Road Peppertree

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Taste Fazoli’s n 7123 EastChase Pkwy 334-239-9109 Lunch $ Dinner $ fazolis.com

Marco’s Pizza n 1623 Perry Hill Rd 334-356-8680 Lunch $ Dinner $ marcos.com

Pies and Pints n 7310 EastChase Pkwy 334-694-9161 Lunch $ Dinner $$ piesandpints.net

Cucos Downtown n 72 Dexter Ave D J 334-832-0081 Lunch $ Dinner $ cucosmexicancafe.com

Folcarelli's Pizza n 8125 Decker Ln J 334-244-9496 Lunch $ Dinner $

Mellow Mushroom n 79 Commerce St D 334-239-3688 Lunch $ Dinner $$ mellowmushroom.com

Pizza Perfect n 428 Coliseum Blvd 334-244-7721 Closed: Sat-Sun Lunch $ Dinner $

El Jalisco n 5471 Atlanta Hwy 334-409-2078 Lunch $ Dinner $

La Costa n 2195 Eastern Blvd 334-277-8339 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $

Mellow Mushroom n 7915 Vaughn Rd 334-213-6443 Lunch $ Dinner $$ mellowmushroom.com

Sa Za Serious Italian n 130 Commerce St D J 334-495-7292 Lunch $$ Dinner $$ sazapizza.com

El Rey Burrito Lounge n 1031 E Fairview Ave 334-832-9688 Closed: Sun Dinner $$ burritolounge.com

La Zona Rosa n 2838 Zelda Rd 334-274-1153 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $ zonarosa.net

Midtown Pizza Kitchen n 2940 Zelda Rd 334-395-0080 Lunch $ Dinner $$ mpkmontgomary.com

Tomatinos n 503 Cloverdale Rd 334-264-4241 Lunch $ Dinner $$ tomatinos.com

Ixtapa Bar & Grill n 7157 EastChase Pkwy J 334-277-7600 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $ ixtapaEastChase.com

Little Donkey n 7720 EastChase Pkwy 334-625-1949 Lunch $ Dinner $

Hungry Howie’s Pizza & Subs n 113 N Burbank Dr J 334-272-2999 Lunch $ Dinner $ hungryhowies.com Hungry Howie’s Pizza & Subs n 1712 Carter Hill Rd J 334-262-8988 Lunch $ Dinner $ hungryhowies.com Marco’s Pizza n 3171 Taylor Rd 334-356-6000 Lunch $ Dinner $ marcos.com Marco’s Pizza n 5411 Atlanta Hwy 334-356-4422 Lunch $ Dinner $ marcos.com

Olive Garden n 2700 Eastern Blvd 334-260-9220 Lunch $ Dinner $ olivegarden.com Pieology n 1470 Taylor Rd J 334-694-9060 Lunch $ Dinner $$ pieology.com

MEXICAN Chipotle n 2560 Berryhill Rd 334-450-2888 Lunch $ Dinner $ chipotle.com Cucos Mexican Cafe n 11123 Chantilly Pkwy 334-271-3528 Lunch $ Dinner $ cucosmexicancafe.com

Ixtapa Mexican Restaurant n 6132 Atlanta Hwy J 334-272-5232 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $ Jalapenos Restaurant n 8157 Vaughn Rd 334-277-2840 Lunch $ Dinner $

Jalapenos In The Alley n 130 Commerce St D 334-262-4939 Lunch $ Dinner $

Los Cabos Cantina n 1801 Eastern Blvd 334-277-7571 Lunch $ Dinner $ Moe’s Southwest Grill n 2900 Zelda Rd 334-273-9198 Lunch $ Dinner $ moes.com

Moe’s Southwest Grill n 7028 EastChase Pkwy 334-356-3333 Lunch $ Dinner $ moes.com Salsarita’s n 8015 Vaughn Rd J 334-356-5430 Lunch $ Dinner $ salsaritas.com San Marcos Mexican Restaurant n 61 N Burbank Dr 334-603-0299 Lunch $ Dinner $ San Marcos Mexican Restaurant n 9593 Vaughn Rd J 334-669-0411 Lunch $ Dinner $ Sol Restaurant Mexican & Taqueria n 3962 Atlanta Hwy J 334-593-8250 Lunch $ Dinner $ Tipico De Mexico n 3441 Malcolm Dr 334-356-0489 Lunch $ Dinner $

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WharfCasualSeafood.com Montgomery 334-676-3200 Prattville 334-285-7046 FOR INFORMATION 800-240-9452 35


Taste of Montgomery QUICK BITES

American Deli n 7810 Vaughn Rd 334-649-4434 Lunch $ Dinner $ americandeli.com

American Deli n 109 N Burbank Dr 334-676-2328 Lunch $ Dinner $ americandeli.com

Arby’s n 5759 Atlanta Hwy J 334-277-6379 Lunch $ Dinner $ arbys.com

American Deli n 971 Ann St 334-262-6122 Lunch $ Dinner $ americandeli.com

Brins Wings n 3133 Bell Rd 334-244-9464 Lunch $ Dinner $

American Deli n 3535 Day St 334-676-4033 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $ americandeli.com

Burger King n 601 Madison Ave D J 334-263-9973 Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $ bk.com

American Deli n 3891A Eastern Blvd 334-244-2499 Lunch $ Dinner $ americandeli.com American Deli n 4015 Norman Bridge Rd 334-676-3003 Lunch $ Dinner $ americandeli.com

Burger King n 1621 Carter Hill Rd J 334-265-7944 Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $ bk.com Burger King n 5525 Carmichael Rd J 334-279-9103 Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $ bk.com

OPEN LATE MON - SAT: 11AM - 10PM SUN: CLOSED

Chicken Salad Chick n 3070 Zelda Rd J 334-517-1378 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $ chickensaladchick.com Chicken Salad Chick n 7924 Vaughn Rd J 334-649-4828 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $ chickensaladchick.com Chick-Fil-A n 6921 EastChase Loop J 334-271-1095 Closed: Sun Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $ chick-fil-a.com Chick-Fil-A n 201 Monroe St, Suite 162 D J 334-293-4773 Closed: Sat-Sun Breakfast $ Lunch $ chick-fil-a.com Chris’ Hotdogs n 138 Dexter Ave D J 334-265-6850 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $ chrishotdogs.com

Firehouse Subs n 6661 Atlanta Hwy 334-213-2450 Lunch $ Dinner $ firehousesubs.com

Hamburger King n 547 S Decatur St D 334-262-1798 Closed: Sat–Sun Lunch $

Love’s Subway n 2501 Bell Rd, Suite 3 J 334-356-7827 Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $$ subway.com

Firehouse Subs n 2890 Zelda Rd 334-277-6614 Lunch $ Dinner $ firehousesubs.com

Honey Baked Ham n 2816 E South Blvd J 334-284-9100 Lunch $ honeybakedham.com

Love’s Travel Stop n 1127 Tyson Rd J 334-280-0009 Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $ loves.com

Fire Meats Wood n 300 Madison Ave D 334-440-6059 Closed: Sat-Mon Lunch $ firemeatswood.com

Jason’s Deli n 1520 Eastern Blvd 334-409-9890 Lunch $ Dinner $ jasonsdeli.com

Lucille’s Eatery n 1801 Eddie L Tullis Rd J 334-273-9003 Open 24 Hours Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $$ windcreekmontgomery.com

Five Guys Burgers & Fries n 3078 Zelda Rd 334-356-3483 Lunch $ Dinner $ fiveguys.com

Jimmy John’s n 1756 Carter Hill Rd J 334-356-7744 Lunch $ Dinner $ jimmyjohns.com

Five Guys Burgers & Fries n 7220 EastChase Pkwy 334-239-7220 Lunch $ Dinner $ fiveguys.com

Jimmy John’s n 130 Commerce St D J 334-676-3803 Lunch $ Dinner $ jimmyjohns.com Joe’s Again n 654 W Fairview Ave 334-265-1462 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $

Mama’s Sack Lunch n 21 S Perry St D 334-265-5554 Closed: Sat-Sun Lunch $ Milo’s n 8747 EastChase Pkwy J 334-279-7477 Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $ miloshamburgers.com Momma Goldberg’s Deli n 7960 Vaughn Rd 334-517-1071 Lunch $ Dinner $ mommagoldbergsdeli.com

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Taste Momma Goldberg’s Deli n 36 Dexter Ave D 334-239-8706 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $ mommagoldbergsdeli.com Newk’s n 7880 Vaughn Rd J 334-290-4955 Lunch $$ Dinner $$ newks.com

Steak Out n 2930 Carter Hill Rd 334-269-1800 Lunch $$ Dinner $$ wedeliversteaks.com Tenda Chick n 5951 Atlanta Hwy 334-260-8547 Lunch $ Dinner $

Panera Bread n 7224 EastChase Pkwy 334-274-9170 Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $ panerabread.com

That’s My Dog and Cupcakes Too n 232 W Jeff Davis Ave 334-356-3040 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $

Panera Bread n 2998 Carter Hill Rd 334-262-0064 Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $ panerabread.com

That’s My Dog @ Ric & Mo’s n 3150 Watchman Dr 334-517-1140 Closed: Sun Dinner $

Schlotzsky’s Deli n 5055 Carmichael Rd 334-409-9993 Lunch $ Dinner $ schlotzskys.com

This is Wings n 3805 Eastern Blvd 334-676-2238 Lunch $ Dinner $

Scott Street Deli n 412 Scott St D J 334-264-9415 Closed: Sat-Sun Breakfast $ Lunch $ scottstreetdeli.com

Which Wich n 7030 EastChase Pkwy 334-356-1744 Lunch $ Dinner $ whichwich.com

Wing Master n 3430 Atlanta Hwy 334-517-1016 Lunch $ Dinner $ Zaxby’s n 3130 Taylor Rd 334-481-0406 Lunch $ Dinner $ zaxbys.com Zaxby’s n 6435 Atlanta Hwy 334-277-8066 Lunch $ Dinner $ zaxbys.com Zaxby’s n 4030 Atlanta Hwy 334-273-0018 Lunch $ Dinner $ zaxbys.com Zaxby’s n 2923 Eastern Blvd 334-420-3500 Lunch $ Dinner $ zaxbys.com Zaxby’s n 2675 Zelda Rd 334-293-9933 Lunch $ Dinner $ zaxbys.com

SEAFOOD Another Level Seafood Pub & Grill n 5331 Young Barn Rd 334-819-7423 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $$ Aw Shucks Oyster Bar n 4100 Wetumpka Hwy 334-279-6252 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $$ Capitol Oyster Bar at The Marina n 617 Shady St 334-239-8958 Closed: Mon-Tues Lunch $ Dinner $ capitoloysterbar.com

The Juicy Seafood n 2960 Eastern Blvd J 334-676-2202 Lunch $ Dinner $ Red Lobster n 300 Eastdale Cir 334-277-0780 Lunch $ Dinner $$ redlobster.com The Seafood Bistro n 1651 Perry Hill Rd J 334-279-7500 Lunch $ Dinner $ theseafoodbistro.com Shrimp Basket n 7900 Vaughn Rd J 334-523-0466 Lunch $ Dinner $ shrimpbasket.com

Destin Connection n 3750 Norman Bridge Rd 334-288-4272 Closed: Sun–Mon Lunch $$

Wharf Casual Seafood n 3954 Atlanta Hwy J 334-676-3200 Lunch $$ Dinner $$ wharfcasualseafood.com

Jubilee Seafood n 1057 Woodley Rd 334-262-6224 Closed: Sun–Mon Dinner $$ jubileeseafoodrestaurant.com

Wharf Casual Seafood n 6941 EastChase Loop Opening Late Summer Lunch $$ Dinner $$ wharfcasualseafood.com

Wintzell’s Oyster House n 105 Commerce St D 334-262-4257 Lunch $ Dinner $$ wintzellsoysterhouse.com SOUTHERN A Touch of Soul Cafe n 115 Montgomery St D 334-538-8328 Dinner $ Closed: Mon-Wed All In One Restaurant n 163 Eastern Blvd J 334-676-1375 Lunch $ Dinner $ Blue Moon Cafe n 7725 Averitt Dr 334-356-0543 Closed: Sat Lunch $ Dinner $ Cahawba House n 31 S Court St D 334-356-1877 Closed: Sat Lunch $ Cracker Barrel n 9191 Boyd Cooper Pkwy 334-244-1085 Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $ crackerbarrel.com

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Taste of Montgomery Davis Cafe n 518 N Decatur St D 334-264-6015 Closed: Sat–Sun Breakfast $ Lunch $ Derk’s Filet & Vine n 431 Cloverdale Rd J 334-262-8463 Closed: Sun Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $ filetandvine.com Eastbrook Cafe n 520 Coliseum Blvd 334-272-2438 Closed: Sat-Sun Breakfast $ Lunch $ eastbrookcafe.com Eastside Grille n 6667 Atlanta Hwy 334-274-1200 Lunch $ Dinner $$ eastsidegrille.com Farmers Market Cafe n 315 N McDonough St D 334-262-1970 Closed: Sat–Sun Breakfast $ Lunch $ farmersmarketcafe.net Fried Tomato Buffet n 6561 Atlanta Hwy 334-244-6162 Lunch $ Dinner $ montgomeryfriedtomato.com

Gail’s Down The Street Cafe n 2739 Zelda Rd 334-279-1009 Closed: Sat Lunch $ Dinner $ letseat.at/gailscafe.com Martha’s Place n 7798 Atlanta Hwy J 334-356-7165 Lunch $ Dinner $ marthasplacebuffet.com

Pierce’s Country Cooking n 610 W Fairview Ave 334-265-6068 Closed: Sun Breakfast $ Lunch $

Martin’s Restaurant n 1796 Carter Hill Rd J 334-265-1767 Closed: Sat Lunch $ Dinner $

Simply Southern Cafe n 3457 McGehee Rd J 334-391-6185 Closed: Mon Lunch $

Mrs. B’s Home Cooking n 17 Cullman St 334-264-5495 Closed: Sat Sunday Brunch Breakfast $ Lunch $

Sweet Jane's Buffet n 6050 Atlanta Hwy 334-416-8909 Lunch $ Dinner $$

Odessa’s Blessings n 726 Forest Ave 334-265-7726 Closed: Sat-Mon Lunch $ odessasblessings.com Peyton’s Place n 5344 Atlanta Hwy 334-396-3630 Closed: Sat-Sun Lunch $ peytonsplacelunch.tripod.com

Red’s Little School House n 20 Gardner Rd 334-584-7955 Closed: Mon-Tues Lunch $ Dinner $

Yellowhammer Cafe n 1961 Bell St 334-239-7758 Closed: Sat-Sun Breakfast $ Lunch $ SPORTS BAR & GRILL Baumhower’s Victory Grille n 2465 Eastern Blvd J 334-271-1831 Lunch $ Dinner $$ baumhowers.com

Baumhower’s Victory Grille n 201 S Union St D J 334-263-8800 Closed: Sat-Sun Lunch $ Dinner $$ baumhowers.com Bomber’s Pub n 2105 Congressman Dickinson Dr 334-356-1954 Closed: Sun & Mon Lunch $ Dinner $$ Buffalo Wild Wings n 1414 Taylor Rd 334-272-5547 Lunch $ Dinner $ buffalowildwings.com

SWEETS & TREATS

Little Red Cupcake n 638 S Hall St Apt. A D J 334-202-1397 Closed: Sun-Mon Lunch $ littleredcupcake.com

Cake Designs n 3651 Debby Dr 334-288-6900 Closed: Sun-Mon Lunch $

Charles Anthony’s Restaurant at the Pub n 10044 Chantilly Pkwy 334-281-3911 Closed: Sun Dinner $$ charlesanthonysatthepub.com Your Doctor’s Office

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Liger’s Bakery n 3040 McGehee Rd 334-288-6550 Closed: Sun Lunch $ ligersgood.com

Ric & Mo’s Bar & Grill n 3150 Watchman Dr 334-517-1140 Closed: Sun Dinner $$

STEAKHOUSE

MGM’s unique culinary scene, no matter what side of town you’re on. Turn to page 110 for a detailed map of locations.

Texas Roadhouse n 7525 EastChase Pkwy J 334-396-7774 Lunch $ Dinner $$ texasroadhouse.com

CC’s Daiquiris n 19 Commerce St D J 334-676-3535 Closed: Monday Lunch $ Dinner $

OLD CLOVERDALE ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT

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Jozettie’s Cupcakes n 1404 S Decatur St J 334-239-9289 Closed: Sun-Mon Lunch $

Oxbow Grill n 1501 Dozier Rd 334-260-4959 Closed: Mon-Wed Lunch $ Dinner $

Wingers Sports Grill n 445 Dexter Ave D 334-593-1951 Lunch $ Dinner $ wingersmontgomery.com

TASTE

Outback Steakhouse n 1430 Taylor Rd 334-270-9495 Lunch $$ Dinner $$ outback.com

Alabama Sweet Tea n 44 Market Plaza Suite 801 D Lunch $ Dinner $ alabamasweettea.com

Wingers Sports Grill n 7929 Vaughn Rd 334-396-3279 Lunch $ Dinner $ wingersmontgomery.com

Eastbrook

Jozettie’s Cupcakes II n 2229 E South Blvd J 334-676-1598 Closed: Sun-Mon Lunch $ Dinner $

Irish Bred Pub n 78 Dexter Ave D J 334-834-7559 Lunch $$ Dinner $$ irishbredal.com

Twin Peaks n 6814 EastChase Pkwy J 334-513-1244 Lunch $ Dinner $ twinpeaksrestaurant.com

Fleamarket & Antique Mall

Longhorn Steakhouse n 4095 Eastern Blvd J 334-613-7555 Lunch $$ Dinner $$ longhornsteakhouse.com

Firebirds Woodfired Grill n 7078 EastChase Pkwy 334-819-5132 Lunch $$ Dinner $$ firebirdsrestaurants.com

Nancy’s Italian Ice n 7976 Vaughn Rd 334-356-1403 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $ nancysice.com Ross Donuts n 64 Bell Rd J 334-239-7822 Breakfast $ Lunch $

The Cheesecake Empori-Yum n 1935 Mulberry St 334-603-6963 Closed: Sun Lunch $

Smoothie King n 7026 EastChase Pkwy 334-356-5621 Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $ smoothieking.com

Dairy Queen n 3160 Taylor Rd J 334-272-1818 Lunch $ Dinner $ dairyqueen.com

Tropical Smoothie Café n 6542 Atlanta Hwy 334-213-2999 Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $ tropicalsmoothie.com

Frios n 36 Dexter Ave, Suite 120 D J 334-239-9330 Closed: Sun Lunch $ Dinner $ friospops.com

Tropical Smoothie Café n 3008 Zelda Rd 334-517-1872 Breakfast $ Lunch $ Dinner $ tropicalsmoothie.com

GiGi’s Cupcakes n 7918 Vaughn Rd J 334-356-3737 Lunch $ Dinner $ gigiscupcakesusa.com Ice King n 3010 Zelda Rd 334-593-6707 Lunch $ Dinner $

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Waterfront Sweets n 22 Dexter Ave D J 334-416-8598 Lunch $ Dinner $ Wet Willie’s n 79 Commerce, Suite E D J 334-523-0453 Lunch $ Dinner $ wetwillies.com

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Taste

Dive into the city’s emerging culinary scene at one of MGM's fine upscale dining establishments helmed by award-winning chefs. Try Central, TASTE or La Jolla.

Chill and chat with a cold Alabama craft beer in the cozy, friendly atmospheres at

The Tipping Point and Pine Bar.

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EAT, DRINK, BE MERRY

Shop the Montgomery Curb Market to find right-off-thefarm produce, flowers and yummy homemade cakes, cookies and other treats.

Offering the very best in smoked meats, Fire Meats Wood

is reinventing barbecue with daily specials like pork fried rice, tacos and quesadillas.

Toast your time here with a glass of Montgomery-made beer, Railyard Brewing Co., served at Dreamland BBQ. Be sure to join the Mug Club to earn free beer! Don’t leave without eating some Southern essentials like fried chicken and collard greens washed down with syrupy sweet tea at meat-n-three joints like Martin’s, Martha’s Place, Davis Café or Mrs. B’s.

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The historical attractions, more specifically the capitol building staircase. It’s beautiful...

Island Delight. In my opinion, the best food in Montgomery that just so happens to be Jamaican.

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Tap Quest Commerce BeerWorks

n 166 Commerce St, 36104 D Opening Fall 2018 334-387-3333

Common Bond Brewers

n 414 Bibb St, 36104 D J 334-676-2287 commonbondbrewers.com

Goat Haus Biergarten

n 532 Clay St, 36104 D 334-625-9602 goathausbeer.co

The Tipping Point

Family-friendly, indoor-outdoor restaurant and bar offering microbrews, comfort food and live music.

Leroy

n 2752 Boultier St, 36106 334-356-7127 leroylounge.com

Tipping Point

n 5015 Hampstead High St, 36117 J 334-260-9110 tippingpointhampstead.com

Twin Peaks

n 6814 EastChase Pkwy, 36117 J 334-513-1244 twinpeaksrestaurant.com

Center Stage 1048 Jazz & Blues Club

n 1104 E Fairview Ave, 36106 334-834-1048 1048jazzandblues.com

B.B. King’s Blues Club & Restaurant

n 1801 Eddie L Tullis, 36117 J 334-514-5247 windcreekmontgomery.com

Bomber’s Pub

n 2015 Congressman Dickinson Dr, 36109 334-356-1954

The Fifty Fifty

n 129 Montgomery St, 36104 D 334-546-2910

La Salle Bleu & Sous La Terre

n 82A-B Commerce St, 36104 D 334-265-2069

The Phoenix Pub

n 5028 Vaughn Rd, 36116 334-270-1928

Ric & Mo’s

n 3150 Watchman Dr, 36116 334-517-1140 facebook.com/ricandmos

The Sanctuary

n 432 S Goldthwaite St, 36104 D 334-328-5171

The Village Gallery

Musical Background Hank Sr. started his career in MGM after winning a local talent show and Nat King Cole was born in MGM in 1919.

n 107 S Court St, 36104 D 334-538-0680 thevillagegallery.com

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Central

Fire

Itta Bena

Peppertree Steak & Wine

City Grill

The House

La Jolla

Taste

n 129 Coosa Street, 36104 D J 334-517-1155 central129coosa.com

n 5251 Hampstead High St, Unit 112, 36116 J 334-244-0960

n 100 River Oaks Dr, 36092 866-946-3360 firesteakhouse.com

n 201 Tallapoosa St, 36104 D J 334-481-5166 houserestaurantmontgomery.com

Filet & Vine

n 431 Cloverdale Rd, 36106 J 334-262-8463 filetandvine.com

n 1801 Eddie L. Tullis Rd, 36117 J 334-514-5129 ittabenadining.com/montgomery n 8147 Vaughn Rd, 36116 J 334-356-2600 lajollamontgomery.com

n 8101 Vaughn Rd, 36116 J 334-271-6328 steaksandwine.com

n 5251 Hampstead High St, 36117 J 334-676-4333 tastemgm.com

Vintage Year

n 405 Cloverdale Rd, 36106 J 334-819-7215 vymgm.com

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TASTE is first on my list. They are all about wine... best of all, you can get flights then stay for a full pour!

Kru on Mt. Meigs is the coolest clubhouse where everyone is welcome. "A laid-back vibe with a serious curated wine list."

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HAPPY HOUR CC’s Daiquiris

n 19 Commerce St, 36104 D J 334-676-3535 ccsdaiquiris.com

Irish Bred Pub

n 78 Dexter Ave, 36104 D J 334-834-7559 irishbredal.com

Cool & Casual AlleyBAR

n 166 Commerce St, 36104 D J 334-387-3333

Eastside Grille

n 6667 Atlanta Hwy, 36117 334-274-1200 eastsidegrille.com

AviatorBAR

HIT THE DECK!

n 3250 Wetumpka Hwy, 36110 334-580-0359

The Exchange

SandBAR at the Silos

n 201 Tallapoosa St, 36104 D J 334-481-5165 houserestaurantmontgomery.com

n 166 Commerce St, 36104 D 334-387-3333

Jalapeno's in the Ally

n 130 Commerce St, 36104 D 334-262-4939

Barra Hookah Lounge

Dreamland BBQ

Kabuki

n 1408 Madison Ave, 36104 D 334-557-1757 facebook.com/barrahookah

n 12 W Jefferson St, 36104 D J 334-273-7427 dreamlandbbq.com

Baumhower's Victory Grill

Fountain Court Lounge

n 6804 Atlanta Hwy, 36117 334-356-4690

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Cucos Downtown

Hiram

n 72 Dexter Ave, 36104 D J 334-832-0081 cucosmexicancafe.com

Blue Byrd’s

n 617 Shady St, 36104 334-239-8958 capitoloysterbar.com

n 2960 Zelda Rd, 36106 J 334-676-2260

n 166 Commerce St, 36104 D J 334-284-2867

n 2465 Eastern Blvd, 36116 J 334-271-1831 baumhowers.com

Capitol Oyster Bar

The Cork & Cleaver

Bud’s

n 1018 E Fairview Ave, 36106 334-356-3866

n 300 Tallapoosa St, 36104 D J 334-269-5055

The Gin

n 9100 EastChase Pkwy, Suite E 36117 334-593-4607 theginmontgomery.com

n 7834 Vaughn Rd, 36116 334-273-8885 kabukimontgomery.com

Kru on Mt Meigs

n 2118 Mt Meigs Rd, 36107 334-530-5033

Magnolia's Grill & Bar

n 96 Folmar Pkwy, 36105 J 334-288-3858

One 2 Zero2

n 120 Madison Ave, 36104 D J 334-245-2320

Pine Bar

n 501 Cloverdale Rd, 36106 334-239-9061 thepinebar.com

Sa Za Serious Italian

n 130 Commerce St, 36104 D J 334-495-7292 sazapizza.com

Shrimp Basket

n 7900 Vaughn Rd, 36116 J 334-523-0466 shrimpbasket.com

Wasabi

n 117 Coosa St, 36104 D 334-517-1555

Wet Willie’s

n 79 Commerce St, Suite E, 36104 D J 334-523-0453 wetwillies.com

n 355 Coosa St, 36104 D 334-387-3333 OPEN SEASONALLY

Moe's Original Bar B Que

n 1051 E Fairview Ave, 36106 D J 334-676-1978 moesoriginalbbq.com

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The low-key social experience LIVE MUSIC • BENEFIT EVENTS • TRIVIA NIGHTS WINE-DOWN WEDNESDAY’S

WWld’s eatest ozen daiquuis

334.523.0453 www.wetwillies.com 79 Commerece Street Suite E.

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1. Smithwick’s Irish Ale Irish Bred Pub n 78 Dexter Ave DJ 334-834-7559

2. Bellringer

The Exchange n 201 Tallapoosa St DJ 334-481-5165

3. Sa Za Crush

Sa Za Serious Italian n 138 Commerce St DJ 334-495-7292

4. Bushwacker

Moe’s Original BBQ n 1051 Fairview Ave J 334-676-1978

5. Common Bond Brewers: American Blonde Ale

Bibb St. Pizza Co. n 424 Bibb St DJ 334-593-7080

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6. Victoria Secret Martini

La Jolla n 8147 Vaughn Rd J 334-356-2600

7. Coastal Margarita

Shrimp Basket n 7900 Vaughn Rd J 334-523-0466

8. Southern Peach Tea

Fountain Court Lounge at Embassy Suites n 300 Tallapoosa St DJ 334-269-5055

9. Railyard Y’all

12. Old Fashioned

Dreamland n 12 W Jefferson St DJ 334-273-7427

The Cork & Cleaver n 2960 Zelda Rd J 334-676-8260

10. Pears d’or

13. Atomic Plum

Central n 129 Coosa St DJ 334-517-1155

11. Wasabi Tea

Wasabi n 117 Coosa St D 334-517-1555

Kabuki n 7834 Vaughn Rd 334-273-8885

14. Charleston Fizz

Tipping Point n 5015 Hampstead High St J 334-260-9110

15. Caramel Apple Martini

Itta Bena n 1801 Eddie L Tulus Rd J 334-514-5129

16. Bob's Blackberry Brew

Baumhower’s Victory Grille n 2465 Eastern Blvd J 334-271-1831

17. Liquid Money

FIRE n 100 River Oaks Rd, Wetumpka 866-946-3360


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Vintage Year n 405 Cloverdale Rd J 334-819-7215

19. New Old Fashion

One 2 Zero2 n 120 Madison Ave DJ 334-245-2320

20. Twisted Margarita Cucos Downtown n 72 Dexter Ave DJ 334-245-2320

21. Tokyo Tea

Tokyo n 594 Pinnacle Pl, Prattville 334-285-7088

22. The Gin Blossom

The Gin Montgomery n 9100 EastChase Pkwy, Suite E 334-593-4607

23. Blackberry Shine

The House n 201 Tallapoosa St DJ 334-481-5166

24. Mimosa

27. Holiday Inn Iced Tea

Vintage Cafe n 416 Cloverdale Rd 334-356-1944

Magnolia’s Grill & Bar n 96 Folmar Pkwy J 334-288-3858

25. Pina Colada

28. BlackBerry Martini

Jalapenos In The Alley n 130 Commerce St D 334-262-4939

26. Southern Hurricane B.B. King’s Blues Club n 1801 Eddie L Tullis Rd J 334-514-5247

Adrienne's Downtown Bar n 121 W Main St, Prattville 334-568-5168

29. Bulleit Rye Old Fashioned

Twin Peaks n 6814 EastChase Pkwy J 334-513-1244

30. Bob Marley

Wet Willie’s n 79 Commerce St, Suite E DJ 334-523-0453

31. Damn Water

KimberLia's n 243 S Court St, Prattville 334-568-2400

32. Dragonberry Martini

Ginza n 2070 Eastern Blvd J 334-593-0043

33. Beer of the Month Tomatinos Pizza & Bake Shop n 503 Cloverdale Rd 334-264-4241

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360° Calendar Broadway Under the Stars

Music by moonlight is the hallmark of this popular free event, which features tunes from famous Broadway hits played by the Montgomery Symphony Orchestra. The setting is the grassy park around the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, and guests are invited to bring a picnic to enjoy while listening. And feel free to sing!

montgomerysymphony.org

Riverwalk Wine Festival

Jasmine Hill Gardens

There’s always something lovely to see at Jasmine Hill Gardens, as a profusion of beautiful blooms blanket this tranquil spot. Take a tour and wander through acres of flowers as well as statuary representing mythical Greek heroes and gods

334-328-8917 • jasminehill.org

ASF's Season

The Alabama Shakespeare Festival is one of Montgomery’s sparkliest cultural gems, offering an array of plays and theatre experiences each year, including classics by its namesake, contemporary dramas and comedies, brand new productions by emerging Southern voices and engaging children’s plays (like this summer’s blockbuster “Beauty & the Beast”) as well as timeless holiday favorites like “A Christmas Carol.”

334-271-5300 • asf.net

Wind down from a day exploring the city and sip your way along the banks of the Alabama River at the annual Riverwalk Wine Festival, which welcomes autumn’s cooler breezes each October and features tastings from more than 100 wineries, delish bites from area restaurants and live music. This year’s event is on October 16. And if you like some of the vino you sample, you can take it home. Local wine shops are on hand with discounts on select bottles.

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For more information, visit: visitingmontgomery.com

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4th of July Celebration

Alabama National Fair

Hank Williams Commemoration

Biscuits Baseball

Biscuits Baseball

Zombie Walk Haunted Hearse Tours

Southeastern Livestock Exposition Rodeo

Zoo Weekend

Jazz on the Grass Broadway Under the Stars

Riverwalk Wine Festival

Fitzgerald Gala & Silent Auction

Montgomery Dragon Boat Festival

Tavern Fest

MAX Capital City Classic - Auburn vs Alabama Baseball

Buckmasters Expo

Zoo Boo

Guardian Kickoff Classic

Christmas Lights Festival

Flimp Festival

MGM Restaurant Week

Capital City Christmas Parade

EJI Museum and Memorial Opening

ESPN's Raycom Media Camellia Bowl

BrewFest & RiverJam

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Downtown Countdown NYE Celebration

Montgomery Half Marathon

Alabama Book Festival Capital of Dreams Triathlon Southern Writer’s Project

Taco Libre


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Tavern Fest

Beer lovers and history buffs descend on Old Alabama Town each fall to sample craft brews and explore the 19th century living history museum tucked on the edge of downtown. The event includes a silent auction, live music from local bands, food and dancing in addition to all the ice-cold beer.

334-240-4500 • oldalabamatown.com

Zoo Boo

Join the zoo for 11 nights of horror and fun during Zoo Boo. Climb aboard the thrill ride of a life time Haunted Hay Ride or mosey on over the Pumpkin Pull for a good, ole fashioned, non-scary, traditional hay ride. Enjoy games, bouncy castles, concessions and much more at Zoo Boo.

montgomeryzoo.com

ASU Turkey Day Classic

ESPN's Raycom Media Camellia Bowl

The Raycom Media Camellia Bowl, played in historic Cramton Bowl, brings teams from the Sun Belt Conference and the Mid-American Conference to the capital city each December for one last bout of intense competition before they hang up their helmets for the year. The game is televised on ESPN and drew more than 7,000 fans in person and far more TV viewers in its first year. It’s a unique college football experience that’s fun for all football fans, no matter who you root for.

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Alumni and fans from all over the country come back to Montgomery and join hometown Hornet faithful to give thanks for Southern football at the Turkey Day Classic, the homecoming game for Alabama State University’s football team that’s held on Thanksgiving Day.

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PLAY & LEARN Alabama Cattlemen’s ­Association “MOOseum”

n 201 S Bainbridge St, 36102 D J 334-265-1867 bamabeef.org A hands-on children’s educational center with a unique agricultural theme. Free admission. Open Mon – Fri.

Montgomery Biscuits Baseball

n 200 Coosa St, 36104 D J 334-323-2255 biscuitsbaseball.com Montgomery’s minor league baseball team is located in Historic Riverwalk Stadium. Admission charge. Schedule varies. Call for schedule.

Mann Wildlife Learning ­Museum

FAMILY FUN Alabama Safari Park

n 1664 Venable Way, Hope Hull, 36043 334-288-2105 facebook.com/alabamasafari A 350 acre drive-thru adventure, where you stay in the car and the animals roam free! Admission charge. Open daily.

Ice Palace

n 1000 Eastdale Mall, 36117 J 334-277-2088 eastdale-mall.com/icepalace Ice skate year-round inside Eastdale Mall. Admission charge. Open daily.

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n 700 Hyundai Blvd, 36105 J 334-387-8019 hmmausa.com Enjoy a guided tram tour while wearing safety glasses and a headset. Call for tour schedule. Free admission.

n 891 Boardroom Dr, Prattville, 36066 J 334-568-2041 launchprattville.com/park-info/ A 35,000 sq. ft. indoor sports and family entertainment facility, with over 16,000 sq. feet of connected trampolines forming one GIANT trampoline surface. Admission charge. Open daily.

Montgomery Zoo

n 2301 Coliseum Pkwy, 36110 J 334-240-4900 montgomeryzoo.com The Montgomery Zoo has over 500 animals in natural habitats divided into five continents. The Zoofari Sky Lift takes you on a ride high above the ground, giving you a birds-eye view of the animals and exhibits. Paddleboats, a playground and a train are additional amusements. Admission charge. Open Mon – Sun.

Riverboat – Harriott II

n End of Commerce St at Riverwalk, 36104 D J 334-625-2100 funinmontgomery.com Take a ride on the Harriott II and enjoy a scenic ride along the Alabama River. Admission charge. Call for schedule.

Rockin’ Jump

n 5544 Atlanta Hwy, 36117 J 334-239-2587 montgomery.rockinjump.com A trampoline park providing fun for kids and adults of all ages. Admission charged. Open Mon – Sun.

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n 325 Vandiver Blvd, 36110 J 334-240-4900 mannmuseum.com Visit the Mann Museum and witness North American wildlife in realistic settings that reflect their natural habitats. Admission charge. Open Mon – Sun.

W.A. Gayle Planetarium

n 1010 Forest Ave, 36106 J 334-625-4799 troy.edu/planetarium The planetarium hosts an auditorium designed especially for simulating the natural sky. Admission charge. Open Mon – Thurs and Sun.

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MUSIC Riverwalk Amphitheater

n 355 Coosa St, 36104 D J 334-625-2100 funinmontgomery.com The Amphitheater is perfect for picnics, concerts, movies, plays, productions and more. The Splash Pad offers a fountain of water for children to play in. Call for schedule. Open Mon – Sun dawn to dusk.

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Escapology

n 130 Commerce St, 36104 D J 334-523-1947 escapology.com Escapology includes time travel escape games and virtual reality experiences. The VR is powered by state-of-the-art HTC Vive and offers a wide variety of games that will blow your mind. Adventure games in which players are challenged to escape within 60 min. Work as a team, solve puzzles and complete the mission. Admission charge. Call for schedule.

n 919 Felder Ave, 36106 J 334-264-4222 thefitzgeraldmuseum.org Tour the home of literary legends F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald, where they lived from October 1931-April 1932. Admission charge. Open Tues – Sun.

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Alabama Shakespeare Festival

Breakout Montgomery

n 1045 E Fairview Ave, 36106 J 334-262-4858 capritheatre.org The Capri was built in 1941 and offers Montgomery’s only independent cinema. Admission charge. Call for schedule.

F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum

n 201 Monroe St #110, 36104 D 334-242-4076 arts.alabama.gov An ongoing showcase of the work of Alabama artists. Free admission. Open Mon – Fri.

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Capri Theatre

n 3309 Carter Hill Rd, 36111 347-766-7928 Expose Art House is the city’s first alternative art space gallery. Expose Art House was launched by Chintia Kirana, an internationally recognized artist and Editor in Chief of Expose Art Magazine. Free admission. Call for schedule.

Alabama Artists Gallery

n One Festival Dr, 36117 J 1-800-841-4ASF or 334-271-5353 asf.net Ranked one of the Top Ten largest Shakespeare Theatres in the world. Admission charge. Call for schedule. Open Mon – Sun.

n 6715 Taylor Ct, 36117 J 334-203-7868 breakoutmontgomery.com Each breakout game is a real-life escape room adventure. Work together as a team to escape the room before time runs out. Admission charge. Call for schedule.

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Hank Williams Memorial

n 1304 Upper Wetumpka Rd, 36104 D J thehankwilliamsmuseum.net Legendary country music singer Hank Williams’ final resting place. Free admission. Open Mon – Sun dawn to dusk.

Hank Williams Museum

n 118 Commerce St, 36104 D J 334-262-3600 thehankwilliamsmuseum.net This popular attraction pays tribute to one of the most revered and loved country music writers and performers. Admission charge. Open Mon – Sun.

Hank Williams Statue

n Commerce St, 36104 D J funinmontgomery.com A life-size statue of the famed country music legend Hank Williams stands in front of the Riverfront entrance. Free admission. Open Mon – Sun dawn to dusk.

n 960 Cloverdale Rd, 36106 334-262-1530 cloverdaleplayhouse.org This neighborhood theatre is making its mark on Montgomery by bringing quality entertainment to the community. Admission charge. Call for schedule.

Faulkner University Dinner Theatre n 5345 Atlanta Hwy, 36109 J 877-840-0457 faulkner.edu/campuslife/dinnertheatre.asp Enjoy Broadway-style family entertainment in a Christian-based atmosphere. Admission charge. Call for schedule.

Montgomery Performing Arts Centre n 201 Tallapoosa St, 36104 D J 334-481-5100 mpaconline.org This 1,800-seat, state-of-the-art facility is large enough for first-run Broadway shows, yet intimate enough to view a wide variety of concerts, operas, comedy acts, and kids shows as well as performances by local arts groups. Admission charge. Call for schedule.

Troy University’s Davis Theatre for the Performing Arts

n 251 Montgomery St, 36104 D J 334-241-9567 troy.edu/davistheatre The annual Subscriber Series comprises of touring productions of Broadway shows to concerts. Admission charge. Call for schedule.

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AT THE CENTER OF IT ALL Uncover the capital city’s pivotal role in two major moments in American history. CRADLE OF THE CONFEDERACY In the late 1850s, turmoil was brewing around slavery and states’ rights culminating in the Civil War. And it all officially began in Montgomery. When the city was still only decades old, the orders to fire the first shot and embark on the largest armed conflict on American soil were signed and sent from the Winter Building on Dexter Avenue. There’s no better place to delve into Civil War history than in the city where Jefferson Davis, first and only President of the Confederacy, was sworn in and resided.

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Montgomery makes a great home base for exploring many important Civil Rights sites.

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Montgomery to Selma: Much of the Civil Rights story can be revisited in Montgomery. But even more can be found along the National Civil Rights Trail, which links Montgomery to nearby Selma. Once in Selma, tour compelling sites like the National Voting Rights Museum and Institute,

Montgomery to Tuskegee: A daytrip to Tuskegee offers a glimpse of heroism at the Tuskegee Airmen National Historic Site. Educational accomplishments are also honored in Tuskegee at “The Oaks,” home of Booker T. Washington, and at the George Washington Carver Museum.


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The National Memorial for Peace and Justice

n 417 Caroline St, 36104 D 334-269-1803 museumandmemorial.eji.org/memorial The Memorial sits on six acres of land in Montgomery and is the nation’s first national memorial to victims of lynching. The massive structure contains the names of over 4,000 lynching victims engraved on concrete columns representing each county in the United States where racial terror lynchings took place. Counties across the country are invited to retrieve duplicate columns with the names of each county’s lynching victims to be placed in their county. Admission charge. Call for schedule.

CIVIL HERITAGE City of Saint Jude

n 2048 W Fairview Ave, 36108 334-265-6791 Visit the final campsite of the Selma-to-Montgomery March and site of the “Stars for Freedom” rally. Free admission. Open Mon – Fri.

Civil Rights Memorial & Center

n 400 Washington Ave, 36104 D 334-956-8479 splcenter.org Dedicated to those who died during the modern Civil Rights Movement, the wall includes excerpts from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial – Free admission. Open Daily, dawn to dusk. Center – Admission charge. Open Mon – Sat.

Dexter Avenue King­­Memorial Baptist Church

n 454 Dexter Ave, 36104 D 334-263-3970 dexterkingmemorial.org In this National Historic Landmark, see the modest pulpit where Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. first preached his message of hope and brotherhood. Admission charge. Open Mon – Sat.

Dexter Parsonage Museum

National Center for the Study of Civil Rights & African American Culture

n 309 S Jackson St, 36104 D 334-261-3270 dexterkingmemorial.org Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his family lived here from 1954 to 1960 while he led the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Admission charge. Open Mon – Sat.

n 1345 Carter Hill Rd, 36106 334-229-4876 J lib.alasu.edu/natctr/index.html View Civil Rights and African American cultural exhibits. Free admission. Open Mon–Tues; Thurs – Sun.

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Freedom Rides Museum

n 210 S Court, 36104 D 334-230-2680 freedomridesmuseum.org Located in Montgomery’s historic Greyhound Bus Station, the museum features the Road to Equality–The 1961 Freedom Rides art exhibit. Admission charge. Call to schedule tour. Open Tues – Sat.

The Legacy Museum

n 115 Coosa St, 36104 D 334-269-1803 museumandmemorial.eji.org/museum The Museum contains high-tech exhibits, artifacts, recordings, and films, as well as comprehensive data and information on lynching and racial segregation. The museum connects the history of racial inequality with contemporary issues of mass incarceration, excessive punishment, and police violence. Admission charge. Call for schedule.

Rosa Parks Library and Museum & Children’s Wing

n 252 Montgomery St, 36104 D J 334-241-8615 troy.edu/rosaparks Experience the energy and emotion of the Montgomery Bus Boycott at this museum, which transports witnesses to the fateful day on December 1, 1955. Admission charge. Open Mon – Sat.

First Baptist Church

n 347 N Ripley St, 36104 D 334-262-6263 firstbaptistchurchmontgomery.com From 1952-1961, the church was led by civil rights activist Ralph Abernathy and it held several mass meetings during the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Tours: By appointment and during church hours. Donations welcome.

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ALABAMA VOICES Museum of Alabama

n 624 Washington Ave, 36104 D J 334-242-4435 museum.alabama.gov Located in the Alabama Department of Archives and History, the museum features all new exhibits that tell the story of Alabama. Free admission. Open Mon – Sat. Research Room open Tues – Fri.

Alabama State Capitol

Governor’s Mansion

n 600 Dexter Ave, 36104 D 334-242-3935 preserveala.org/capitoltour.htm Visit the spot where Jefferson Davis took the oath of office as President of the Confederate States of America and where the Civil Rights March ended. Guided tours are available. Free admission. Open Mon – Sat.

n 1142 Perry St, 36104 334-834-3022 Built in 1906, this graceful mansion has been home to the Governor of Alabama since its purchase in 1950. Free admission.

Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts

n One Museum Dr, 36117 J 334-240-4333 mmfa.org Its collection includes 19th and 20th century American paintings, Southern regional art, Old Master prints and decorative art. Free admission. Open Tues – Sun.

Alabama Judicial Building

n 300 Dexter Ave, 36104 D 334-229-0700 judicial.alabama.gov Visit the Alabama Supreme Court and the Courts of Criminal and Civil Appeals. Free admission. Open Mon – Fri.

Court Square Fountain

Old Alabama Town

n 301 Columbus St, 36104 D J 334-240-4500 oldalabamatown.com This 19th-century village covering six blocks features completely authentic homes and buildings that have been saved from demolition, carefully restored and reopened to the public as a living history museum. Admission charge. Open Mon – Sat.

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n Intersection of Commerce St and Dexter Ave, 36104 D This beautiful fountain was built in 1885 over an existing artesian basin.

First White House of the Confederacy

St. John’s Episcopal Church

n 113 Madison Ave, 36104 D J 334-262-1937 stjohnsmontgomery.org St. John’s was built in 1855. Jefferson Davis’ pew and a Tiffany window are among its unique attributes.

n 644 Washington Ave, 36104 D J 334-242-1861 firstwhitehouse.org This 1835 home became the residence of Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his family during the spring of 1861 when Montgomery served as the Capital of the Confederacy. Free admission. Open Mon - Sat.

Tuskegee History Center

n 104 S Elm St, Tuskegee 36083 334-724-0800 tuskegeecenter.org From historic buildings and notable people to recreational activities and the great outdoors, you’ll find it all showcased at the Tuskegee History Center.

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Prevail Coffee is a great place to start the day downtown. There is always a great mix of locals and tourists.

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Early riser? Grab a freshly brewed cup of coffee and fresh baked goody from Vintage Cafe and use the quiet time to plan your day in MGM.

Late Night

Head over to Bomber's Pub to hang with the locals, listen to the best in live, local music, and dance the night away.

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Get up close and personal with some of the animals at the Montgomery Zoo during Animal Encounters and Behind the Scenes Tours.

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Catch up with old friends and make new ones at The Gin on the East Side.

Grab a slice and a cold MGM craft-brewed beer at Bibb Street Pizza, now serving Common Bond beer.

Experience the MGM's Hank trail and visit the Hank Williams Museum, the Hank Statue and Hank's Grave at Oakwood Cemetary.

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Dexter Avenue - I've never encountered such a concentration of historical events in one area.

Prevail Union has the best cup of coffee in town and it shows with the community they've built.

The Alabama Shakespeare Festival is always an opportunity to experience the magic of the stage.


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Montgomery Making History Again 52 Places to Go in 2018 “The city is also undeniably relevant right now, with a deep commitment to confronting its past…” Jada Yuan, New York Times

In late April, the Equal Justice Initiative opened The National Memorial for Peace & Justice and The Legacy Museum and thousands of people were in town to honor MGM’s newest attractions.

Bernice King “To all my human family: You must visit the #LynchingMemorial and the #LegacyMuseum in Montgomery, Ala.”

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Ava DuVernay “Visit this place in Montgomery, Alabama if you can. It will take your breath away and invite you to breathe anew.”

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Alabama Nature Center

n 3050 Lanark Rd, Millbrook, 36054 J 800-822-9453 alabamawildlife.org The Alabama Nature Center is a 350-acre planneduse outdoor education facility with five miles of boardwalks and trails traversing forests, fields, streams, wetlands and ponds. Admission charged. Call for schedule.

GARDEN VARIETY Blount Cultural Park

n 6055 Vaughn Rd, 36116 J funinmontgomery.com This 300-acre park is reminiscent of the English countryside. Free Admission. Open seven days a week, dawn to dusk, unless reserved for a private party.

Downtown Farm

Wright Brothers Park

n 425 Molton St, 36104 D eatsouth.org This all-natural urban farm offers community planting beds and exciting learning opportunities with the farmer in residence.

n Maxwell Blvd, 36104 D J funinmontgomery.com Take a breath and enjoy picturesque views of the Downtown Farm, the Alabama River or the city’s beautiful skyline. Free Admission. Open seven days a week, dawn to dusk.

Jasmine Hill Gardens and Outdoor Museum

n 3001 Jasmine Hill, Wetumpka, 36093 J 334-328-8917 or 334-567-6463 jasminehill.org This 20-acre garden features mythical gods and Olympian heroes with beautiful flowers year round. Admission Charge. Open Fri-Sun.

Lagoon Park Trail

n Lagoon Park Dr, 36109 J 334-625-2300 lagoonparktrail.com The trail weaves through 176 acres of Lagoon Park and offers five miles of cycling, hiking, and recreational activities. Free admission. Open seven days a week dawn to dusk.

Shakespeare Garden & ­Amphitheatre

n One Festival Dr, 36117 J 334-271-5300 asf.net This is one of seven such gardens in the USA, which features plants and flowers from Shakespeare’s plays. Free admission. Call for Schedule.

Top Playgrounds Kids burn off energy while parents take a break! Any of these city parks offer plenty of playground essentials like swings, slides, monkey bars, climbing walls and more. 1 Gateway Park • 3800 Davenport Pkwy 2 Oak Park • 1010 Forest Ave 3 Ida Bell Young • 5400 Vaughn Rd 4 Vaughn Rd Park • 3620 Vaughn Rd 5 Kiwanis Park • 400 N Hull St D 6 Wright Brothers Park • Maxwell Blvd D See map on page 110-112, For additional information call 334-625-2300 or visit funinmontgomery.com

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OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

Jackson Lake Island

n Cypress Lane, Millbrook, 36054 334-430-7963 Do you enjoy overnight camping in a serene location? Planning a big event and need to find the perfect venue? This relaxing paradise could be the perfect place for you! There is also a ramp to launch your boat and it is also a beautiful place to kayak or canoe. You will find peaceful waters and also access to the Alabama River. Jackson Lake Island has everything you and your family need for some exciting outdoor activities. Admission charge. Call for schedule.

Bass Pro Shop

n 2553 Rocky Mount Rd Prattville, AL 36066 334-290-6400 basspro.com The store offers the area’s largest selection of quality outdoor gear. Free admission. Open Mon – Sun.

Confederate Memorial Park

Old Cahawba

n 9518 Cahaba Rd, Orrville, AL 36767 334-872-8058 cahawba.com Cahawba was once Alabama’s state capital (1819-1826) and a thriving antebellum river town. Today it is an archaeological site of picturesque ruins. Admission charge. Open Tue-Sun.

n 437 County Rd 63, Marbury, AL 36051 205-755-1990 confederatepark.com Explore the 102-acre park with historic buildings, nature trails and picnic pavilions. Admission charge. Open Mon-Sun.

Dreamfield Farms

n 6376 Highway 82, Fitzpatrick, 36029 J 334-534-6976 dreamfieldfarms.com A great outdoor farm complete with a pumpkin patch, cabins for a farmcation, and plenty of space for special events. Admission charge. Call for schedule.

Ft. Toulouse/Jackson Park

n 2521 W Fort Toulouse Rd Wetumpka, AL 36093 334-567-3002 fttoulousejackson.org A 1700s French fort in a 165acre park at the confluence of the Coosa and Tallapoosa Rivers. Admission charge. Open Mon – Sun.

Liquid Assets

Go Karting Montgomery

n 9033 Wares Ferry Rd, 36117 334-271-2020 gokartingmontgomery.com Experience the thrill of go kart riding with friends or family on this private track. You can even reserve the track and party room for your next celebration. Prices vary. Call for schedule.

Sky Dive the South

n 900 S. Perry St, Suite C, 36104 J 334-625-8588 skydivethesouth.com Do you want to skydive, but you’re not ready to go solo? A tandem jump is perfect for you! Learn how to freefall, pilot the canopy, and land, while the Tandem Instructor guides you through the entire jump.

Coosa Outdoor Center

n 172 River Rd Wetumpka, AL 36092 334-201-5510 Whether interested in camping, renting canoes or sit-on-top kayaks, the staff at COC is ready to assist you. Prices vary. Call for schedule.

Coosa River Adventures

n 415 Company St Wetumpka, AL 36092 334-514-0279 coosariveradventures.com Coosa River Adventures outfits you with a canoe or sit-on-top kayak and provides access to the launch site. Prices vary. Call for schedule.

Pontoon Boat Rentals

n 617 Shady St, 36104 334-239-8958 capitoloysterbar.com Enjoy a scenic pontoon boat ride down the Alabama River. Rentals available by the hour or the day. Seasonal. Admission charge. Call for booking.

SUP Board Rentals

n 213 Commerce St, 36104 D lightningmgm.com Experience the Alabama River on a stand up paddle board morning, noon or night. Seasonal. Admission Charged. Book online.

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Prevail Union coffee is a great way to start the day in downtown Montgomery.

El Ray in Old Cloverdale is one of my favorite restaurants.

For the best local event, I have to go with Taco Libre or Burger Bash...


The F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald Museum THEY BELONG TO THE WORLD.

Wynton M. Blount Cultural Park One Museum Drive | Montgomery, AL 36117 Open six days a week | Admission is FREE Fun for All Ages

334.625.4333

mmfa.org | @MontgomeryMFA

334.264.4222

919 FELDER AVE., MONTGOMERY 36106

“…another of Montgomery's best kept secrets. Just to walk in the house is to know you've traced the footsteps of one of the most dynamic and literary couples to ever live.” – Insiderpages.com

www.thefitzgeraldmuseum.org

Learn about the woman who became a movement.

More than 60 years ago, Rosa Parks’ simple act of bravery became an important symbol of the Civil Rights Movement. Today, you can step back in time and experience the sights and sounds that forever changed our country. Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum is a state-of-the-art, interactive facility that honors one of America’s most beloved women. Visit today and learn all about this freedom warrior firsthand.

ROSA PARKS

MUSEUM TROY UNIVERSITY

For ticket information and hours, visit troy.edu/rosaparks.

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Game Time

Multiplex at Cramton Bowl

n 220 Hall St, 36104 DJ 334-261-1100 visitingmontgomery.com Brand new 90,000-squarefoot indoor sports facility adjacent to Cramton Bowl. Admission varies. Call for schedule.

SPORTS RECREATION BASEBALL & SOFTBALL

Buddy Watson Park

n 1801 Taylor Rd, 36117 J 334-625-2300 funinmontgomery.com

Catoma Ball Fields

n 1780 Mitchell Young Rd, 36108 J 334-625-2300 funinmontgomery.com

Dean Fain Park

n 8700 Minnie Brown Rd, 36117 J 334-244-5741 funinmontgomery.com

Gateway Park Ball Field

n 3800 Davenport Dr, 36108 J 334-284-7920 funinmontgomery.com

Lagoon Park Batting Cages-Slugger Sport

n 2855 Lagoon Park Dr, 36109 334-395-6699 sluggersport.com

Lagoon Park Softball Complex

n 2855 Lagoon Park Dr, 36109 J 334-271-7016 lagoonparksoftball.com

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Montgomery Biscuits Baseball

n 200 Coosa St, 36104 D J 334-323-2255 biscuitsbaseball.com

Paterson Field

n 1215 Madison Ave, 36107 D J 334-625-2300 funinmontgomery.com

Riverwalk Stadium

n 200 Coosa St, 36104 D J 334-625-2100 funinmontgomery.com

Ron Nunn Complex @ AUM

n 250 Brown Springs Rd, 36117 J 334-625-2300 funinmontgomery.com

Thompson Park

n 1655 Ray Thorington Rd, 36117 J 334-625-2300 funinmontgomery.com

BASKETBALL

Dunn-Oliver Acadome

River Region Generals Men's Semi Professional Basketball Team

GAMING

BOWLING

Wind Creek Wetumpka

n 334-835-16000 J riverregiongenerals.org

Bama Lanes

n 3020 Atlanta Hwy, 36109 334-272-5423 bamalanes.com

Brunswick Zone

n 1661 Eastern Blvd, 36117 334-819-7171 bowlbrunswick.com

Wind Creek Montgomery

n 1801 Eddie L. Tullis Rd, 36117 J 866-946-3360 windcreekmontgomery.com n 100 River Oaks Dr Wetumpka, AL 36092 866-946-3360 windcreekwetumpka.com

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Aroostook Golf Course

FOOTBALL

n 1501 Dozier Rd, 36117 334-260-4900 aroostookgolfcourse.com

Cramton Bowl

Cottonwood Golf Club

n 1022 Madison Ave, 36104 D J 334-261-1100 visitingmontgomery.com

Hornet Stadium at Alabama State University

n 915 S Jackson St, 36104 J 334-229-6750 alasu.edu

n 7160 Byron Nelson Blvd, 36116 J 334-281-3344 cottonwoodgolfclub.com

Emerald Mountain Golf Club

n 254 Mountain View Dr Wetumpka, AL 36093 334-514-8082 emeraldmountaingolfclub.com

n 1595 Robert C. Hatch Dr, 36101 J 334-229-4529 alasu.edu

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Gateway Park Golf Course

n 3800 Davenport Pkwy, 36105 J 334-284-7920 playmontgomerygolf.com

Lagoon Park Golf Course

n 2855 Lagoon Park Dr, 36109 J 334-240-4050 playmontgomerygolf.com

Range 231N

n 3250 Wetumpka Hwy, 36110 334-580-0359

RTJ–Cambrian Ridge

n 101 Sunbelt Pkwy Greenville, AL 36037 334-382-9787 rtjgolf.com

RTJ–Capitol Hill

n 2600 Constitution Ave, Prattville, AL 36066 J 334-285-1114 rtjgolf.com

RTJ–Grand National

n 3000 Robert Trent Jones Trail Opelika, AL 36801 334-749-9042 rtjgolf.com

GUN RANGE & ARCHERY

Lower Wetumpka Shotgun Sports Club

n 4758 Lower Wetumpka Rd Wetumpka, AL 36110 334-420-3371

Montgomery Indoor Shooting Complex

n 5765 Carmichael Pkwy 334-215-2255

MOTORSPORTS

Montgomery Motorsports Park

n 2600 N Belt Dr, 36110 334-260-9660 montgomeryracewaypark.com

Montgomery Motor Speedway

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Garrett Coliseum

Lagoon Park Tennis Center

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O’Connor Tennis Center

n 1555 Federal Dr, 36107 334-242-5597 thegarrettcoliseum.com

Emory Folmar YMCA Soccer Complex

n 2855 Lagoon Park Dr, 36109 J 334-240-4051 funinmontgomery.com n 500 Anderson St, 36107 J 334-240-4884 funinmontgomery.com

n 300 Brown Springs Rd, 36117 J 334-261-1100 visitingmontgomery.com

n 480 Booth Rd, 36108 J 334-262-6101 montgomeryspeedway.com

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Biscuits games! Theme nights and Family Fun Day games are a lot of fun.

During the Spring Cloverdale is a wonderful destination for ‘Concert in the Park.’

If you are hungry, a Hamburger King Burger or Chris’s Hot Dogs Hot Dog is a must for me.


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If you are looking for a great place to shop for children's clothes, Born Children's Boutique on Zelda Road...

Tomatinos is my family's favorite pizza joint. We eat there once a week!

I have been to zoos all over the country and Montgomery has a jewel in the Montgomery Zoo.


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Eastdale Mall

B. Barganier Interior Accents

n 1000 Eastdale Mall, 36117 J 334-277-7380 eastdale-mall.com

The Shoppes at EastChase

n 7274 EastChase Pkwy, 36117 J 334-279-6046 theshoppesateastchase.com

Zelda Place Shopping Center n 2960 Zelda Rd, 36106 J 334-277-1000 aronov.com

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Martine Sitbon

JoS. A. Bank

n 7056 EastChase Pkwy, 36117 J 334-356-3740 martinsitban.us

Repeat Performance

n 1530 Mulberry St, 36106 J 334-264-0496

n 2960 Zelda Rd, 36106 J 334-279-8838 josbank.com

The Locker Room

n 1717 Carter Hill Rd, 36106 J 334-262-1788 tlrclothiers.com

You & Me Boutique

n 2920 F Zelda Rd, 36106 J 334-676-1667

Capitol’s Rosemont Gardens

n 2210 Rosemont Place, 36106 J 334-834-7731 capitolrosemont.com

Governor’s Mansion Gift Shop

n 30 Finley Ave, 36104 334-241-8824

Lee & Lan Florist

n 3365 Atlanta Hwy, 36109 J 334-277-8040 leeandlanflorist.net

Market Shoppes at the Depot

n 3500 Wetumpka Hwy, 36110 J 334-213-0018

Marquirette’s Exquisite Jewelry n 8163 Vaughn Rd, 36116 J 334-270-0074 marquirettes.com

The Stop at Union Station

n 200 Water St, 36104 D J 334-261-1121 visitingmontgomery.com

Ware Jewelers

GOURMET GOODIES Derk’s Filet & Vine

n 431 Cloverdale Rd, 36106 J 334-262-8463 filetandvine.com

Honey Baked Ham

n 2816 E South Blvd, 36116 J 334-284-9100 honeybakedham.com

Peppertree Steaks & Wine n 8101 Vaughn Rd, 36116 J 334-271-6328 steaksnwine.com

Priester's Pecan Company

n 208 Old Fort Rd E, Fort Deposit J 334-227-4301 priesters.com

Tucker Pecan

n 350 N McDonough St, 36104 DJ 334-262-4471 tuckerpecan.com

The Vintage Olive

n 8101 B Vaughn Rd, 36116 J 334-260-3700 thevintageolive.com

Whole Foods Market

n 1450 Taylor Road, 36117 J 334-523-2940 wholefoods.com

PET LOVERS Petland

n 7268 EastChase Pkwy, 36117 J 334-386-9273 warejewelers.com

n 7127 EastChase Pkwy, 36117 J 334-277-2226 petlandmontgomery.com

You Name It

DECK THE WALLS

n 5350 A Atlanta Hwy, 36109 J 334-272-9878

Stonehenge & Stonehenge Lighting

n 417 Cloverdale Rd, 36106 J 334-263-3190 stonehengegallery.com

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n 2960-B Zelda Rd, 36106J 334-215-1003

Bailey Brothers Music Company

n 231 E Jefferson St, 36104 D J 334-262-7827 baileybrothers.com

Biscuit Basket

n 200 Coosa St, 36104 D J 334-323-2255 biscuits.what-if.com

Fleet Feet Sports

n 2934 Carter Hill Rd, 36106 J 334-356-5412 fleetfeetmontgomery.com

Henig Furs, Inc.

n 4135 Carmichael Rd, 36106 J 334-277-7610 henigfurs.com

Mathison Interiors

n 7449 EastChase Pkwy, 36117 J 334-277-0310

Sanctuary Cigars

n 7813 Vaughn Rd, 36116 J 334-593-8552 sanctuarycigars.com

Southern Homes & Gardens n 8820 Vaughn Rd, 36117 J 334-387-0440 southernhomesandgardens.com

DISCOVER TREASURES Eastbrook Flea Market & Antique Mall, Inc.

n 425 Coliseum Blvd, 36109 J 334-277-4027 eastbrookantiquemall.com

Montgomery Antiques & Interiors, LLC

n 1955 Eastern Blvd, 36117 J 334-277-2490 montgomeryantiquesandinteriors. com

Pickwick Antiques, Inc.

n 3851 Interstate Ct, 36109 J 334-279-1481 pickwickantiques.com

S.A.C.’s Gallery

n 529 S Perry St, 36104 D J 334-265-9931 sacsgallery.org

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Stay with a winner!

Experience Hilton’s newest brand that is perfect for a night, a week, or a season. All suites have a kitchenette and include complimentary breakfast from our Inspired Table™. Enjoy our great outdoor social space, the lobby Oasis, Spin2 Cycle Laundry & Fitness Center, and share our passion for sustainability with many environment-saving initiatives throughout the hotel.

334.551.2900

2505 Legends Drive Prattville AL 36066 www.home2prattville.home2suitesbyhilton.com

Congratulations to the Holiday Inn Express Prattville for earning the brand’s prestigious 2016 Torchbearer Award and achieving honors in the top 10% of the brand for exceptional quality and service as rated by our guests! Choose from a variety of floorplans for a perfect stay and start each day with free hot breakfast, including our famous cinnamon rolls!

334.290.2970

203 Legends Court Prattville AL 36066 www.holidayinnexpress.com/PrattvilleAL

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Union Station Train Shed D J n 334-625-2100 funinmontgomery.com The Historic Union Station Train Shed is nestled right above the beautiful Alabama River, provides a unique backdrop for any occasion and can accommodate up to 4,000.

129 Coosa D J n 334-517-1121 129coosa.com

Alabama Activity Center D J

n 334-269-0222 montgomery-catering.com

Alabama Nature Center J n 334-285-4550 alabamawildlife.org

Alabama Shakespeare Festival J n 334-271-5354 asf.net

Alabama State University J n 334-229-4529 alasu.edu

The Warehouse D J

n 334-277-1077 alleystation.com The Warehouse at Alley Station offers an intimate option for small gatherings that are big on style. Exposed brick and contemporary accessories make the venue as unforgettable as the event itself.

Dexter Avenue King Memorial Legacy Center D J

Montgomery Prattville Marriott Conference Center

Dreamfield Farms J

Montgomery Zoo & Mann MuseumJ

n 334-239-9382 dexterkingmemorial.org n 334-534-6976 dreamfieldfarms.com

Gateway Park Lodge J n 334-625-2300 funinmontgomery.com

The Grandma Home House Retreat J

n 334-593-9693 thegrandmahomehouseretreat.com

Hank Williams Museum D J n 334-262-3600 thehankwilliamsmuseum.net

n 334-290-1235 marriottcapitolhill.com

n 334-240-4900 montgomeryzoo.com

Old Alabama Town D J n 334-240-4500 oldalabamatown.com

Porter Club D J n 334-262-0080

Pursell Farms J n 256-208-2040 pursellfarms.com

AlleyBAR D J

Harriott II Riverboat D J

n 334-387-3333

n 334-625-2100 funinmontgomery.com

Riverwalk Amphitheater D J

Alley Station D J

Jasmine Hill Gardens J

Riverwalk Stadium D J

Auburn University Montgomery J

Kress on Dexter D

RSA Plaza Terrace D J

The Mission House D J

Tavern D J

Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts J

Troy University’s Davis Theatre D J

Montgomery Performing Arts Center D J

Troy University’s Whitley Hall D J

n 334-277-1077 alleystation.com

n 334-244-3562 aum.edu

Capital City Club D J n 334-834-8920 capitalmontgomery.com

Chapel Hill Meeting House at The Waters J n 334-272-3200 thewatersal.com

n 334-567-6463 jasminehill.org

n 334-391-7427 eventsatkress.com n 334-230-9676

n 334-240-4333 mmfa.org

n 334-481-5100 mpaconline.org

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n 334-625-2100 funinmontgomery.com

Union Station D J

n 334-261-1120 visitingmontgomery.com

W.A. Gayle Planetarium J n 334-625-4799 troy.edu/planetarium

Wind Creek Montgomery J n 866-946-3380 windcreekmontgomery.com

Wind Creek Wetumpka J n 334-514-0469 windcreekwetumpka.com

Wynlakes Country Club J n 334-279-0297 wynlakes.com

Young House D J

n 334-264-7480 jenniewellercatering.com

n 334-323-2255 riverwalk-catering.com

n 334-264-6090 montgomery-catering.com n 334-262-0080

n 334-241-9567 troy.edu/davistheatre

n 334-241-9500 troy.edu

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Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center 201 Tallapoosa St Montgomery, AL 36104 DJ 334-481-5000 renaissancemontgomery.com

The Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa and the adjacent Convention Center have brought much more to downtown Montgomery than an impressive new shadow on the skyline. Contemporary styling married with classic Southern hospitality combined with the hotel’s long list of amenities. With 342 rooms, ample and flexible meeting spaces, a European spa, a restaurant, fitness center and more all in one place, this AAA Four Diamond property is quickly becoming the premier destination for both business and leisure travelers. The hotel offers a 14,000-square-foot Grand Ballroom on the main level and provides additional meeting space with 18 breakout rooms that total 14,000 square feet, and the Convention Center has over 73,000 square feet of state-ofthe-art meeting space.

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Stay Embassy Suites Hotel and Montgomery Conference Center 300 Tallapoosa St Montgomery, AL 36104 DJ 334-269-5055 embassysuitesmontgomery.com

Located in downtown Montgomery, Embassy Suites Hotel and Montgomery Conference Center combines an upscale, full-service, all-suite hotel with stellar service and a diverse array of amenities. It is right next to the Montgomery Area Visitor Center and the Montgomery Convention Center. Only nine miles from the Montgomery Regional Airport, Embassy Suites offers complimentary airport shuttles. Embassy Suites has 15,000 square feet of meeting space including a ballroom and breakout rooms. Celebrate a special event or meeting for up to 1,000 guests in one of the hotel’s versatile meeting spaces. Embassy Suites also offers a fully equipped BusinessLink™ business center. Enjoy all the additional amenities including 2-room suites, free cook-to-order breakfast, and a complimentary evening reception.

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120 Madison Ave, Montgomery, AL 36104 DJ 334-245-2320 doubletree3.hilton.com Located in Downtown Montgomery, this hotel puts you in easy reach of the city’s top government offices and businesses, and is only steps away from the Montgomery Convention Center. Surrounded by important historical sites, as well as great shopping and dining options, this hotel is the perfect choice whether you are traveling on business, vacation or a combination of the two. With 8,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space, and two casual dining options, this Montgomery hotel is the ideal choice for your next business function, conference or celebration.

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Wind Creek Montgomery

1801 Eddie L Tullis Rd, Montgomery, AL 36117 J 334-866-946-3360 windcreekmontgomery.com At Wind Creek Montgomery, the excitement begins when you step through the doors of our 65,000-square-foot gaming floor. With over 2,200 thrilling games to choose from, odds are you’ll find a favorite right away. To enhance your gaming experience, we invite you to join THE CLUB, offering discounts and points every time you play. But most of all, we invite you to come find your winning moment. The property also features a nonsmoking room with more than 150 games, salon service, and a variety of restaurants: B. B. King’s Blues Club, Lucille’s and Itta Bena, a fine dining restaurant.

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The capital city isn’t just cool for people, it’s cool for canines too. Check out these pet-friendly places that are happy to accommodate your four-legged friend. EAT: Tomatinos, Cafe Loiusa and Midtown Pizza Kitchen have outdoor seating where dogs are welcome. The Tipping Point in the Hampstead neighborhood takes it a step further, offering dog bones and water bowls for pets on its expansive deck and even Frisbees for playing in the nearby park. STAY: Look for the “pets allowed” designation on the Accommodations chart to find pet-friendly hotels. PLAY: The Hannah Daye Ridling Bark Park is a 5-acre area just for pooch playtime with special designated areas for both large and small dogs. There are also two pavilions, benches, a wash pad for each side and a walking trail. Located at the Blount Cultural Park, it’s a great spot to relax while your dog burns off some energy. TREAT: Stop in The Barkery in Cloverdale and grab some fresh-baked, homemade doggie cookies made with only the best ingredients. SHOP: Shop till you drop at The Shoppes at EastChase and be sure to take your family’s best friend since it’s all dog friendly. Be on the lookout for special fido promotions too.

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MONTGOMERY AND THE RIVER REGION As its name implies, the Montgomery River Region is an area full of rivers and is composed of several distinct communities, all boasting rich histories and exciting futures on the horizon. The River Region’s communities include: Montgomery, Prattville, Millbrook, the Town of Pike Road, Wetumpka and Tuskegee. The region is growing quickly and is currently home to more than 366,000 people. Discover the abundant opportunities that make them great places to live, work or visit.

The River Region got its name thanks to two major rivers, The Coosa and The Tallapoosa, joining to form The Alabama River just north of the capital city. The Alabama River runs alongside downtown Montgomery and continues south where it forms the Mobile and Tenasaw rivers, which finally empty into Mobile Bay.

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Traveler’s Tip The Google Maps mobile app gets you where you want to go. With voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation, see estimated time to your destination and live traffic info. Search for restaurants, businesses and attractions near you. Find and get recommendations. Google Maps even shows you offers and discounts near you, so you can get great deals on the go.

Montgomery to Prattville

Montgomery to Selma

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20 minutes via I-65 • Prattaugan Museum • Heritage Center • RTJ Golf Course • Wilderness Park • Daniel Pratt Historic District & Creekwalk

50 minutes via Highway 80 • Annual Bridge Crossing • 1,200 Historic Structures • Civil War Re-Enactment • Old Cahawba • National Voting Rights Museum & Institute • Selma-to-Montgomery National Historic Trail Selma Interpretive Center

20 minutes via Highway 231 • Asteroid Crater • Jasmine Hill • Ft. Toulouse • Gold Star Park • Swayback Bridge Trail

10 minutes via I-65 • Mill Creek Park • Robinson Spring Park • Legacy Park • Alabama Wildlife Federation • Lanark • Jackson Lake

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SELMA

THE OLD SOUTH WITH A NEW ATTITUDE

In Selma, History lives on every corner, and while the city is anchored by its past, it’s focused on the future, celebrating heritage, architecture, arts and culture with you. Civil War As a major manufacturer of military resources and munitions for the Confederate cause, Selma was at the center of some of the Civil War’s most contested struggles. Evidence of the role the city played in the Civil War can still be seen and felt today at several historic sites. The Old Depot Museum offers visitors a tour through the colorful past of Selma, with a particular focus on Selma’s place in the Civil War. A cameo of Elodie Todd Dawson, Abraham Lincoln’s sisterin-law and a rabid Confederate, offers a poignant reminder that the Civil War split many families asunder. Confederate bills, many printed in Selma, recall “the lost cause” in all its frailty. Selma’s crucial role as one of the South’s largest munitions producers is highlighted with exhibits of shells and cannonballs that visitors can both see and touch. As a sister museum to Selma’s National Voting Rights Museum, the Ancient Africa, Enslavement, and Civil War Museum’s permanent and temporary exhibits invite you to explore and reflect upon one of the most controversial and compelling periods of our country’s history. This museum offers, by appointment only, an educational perspective of the Civil War and slavery with provocative yet balanced displays, many of which are interactive. Serving as a Confederate Hospital, the Vaughan-

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Smitherman Museum was spared by Federal General J.H. Wilson when his troops ravaged Selma in early April 1865. It is now home to the Art Lewis Collection of Documents and includes a pardon signed by President Abraham Lincoln just four days before his assassination. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Old Live Oak Cemetery tells multiple stories through its headstones and monuments, many of which mark the final resting place of Civil War soldiers. The Confederate Monument is in the cemetery’s Memorial Circle and honors fallen Confederate soldiers, including the 155 who were moved from other cemeteries to Old Live Oak. Many other prominent Selmians are interred at this beautiful spot as well.

Arts “Art for All” could be the motto of the Selma Art Guild, a local group that runs the city’s only permanent art gallery showcasing the talents of area artists. The Guild welcomes you to see and enjoy paintings, sculptures, drawings, photography, fiber arts and more for free, as the gallery never charges admission. Founded in 2003, ArtsRevive’s mission is to: “enhance community development in the greater historic Selma region through the development of arts, urban design and tourism while preserving the diverse cultural heritage of the region.” One of ArtsRevive’s major projects is the transformation of the old Carneal Auto building downtown into the ArtsRevive Center, a space for offices, art shows, art workshops and other community events.

Architecture Much can be learned about the character and heritage of a place simply by looking at its architecture. This is certainly true in Selma; it is one of the few towns in the United States with so much impressive architectural variety in such a small area. Many of the more than 1,200 historic structures you can observe boast architectural significance that goes far beyond the stories of the families who lived in them. Indeed, the city’s homes, buildings, churches and other structures reveal its rich past in every arch, window, column and deep porch. Take the city’s Walking Tour to discover its multi-layered history as seen in its wide array of architectural styles.

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Civil Rights After decades of oppression, it took years of peaceful protest in the face of violent opposition to finally achieve voting rights for African Americans. Much of the Civil Rights struggle took place in and around Selma, including one of its seminal moments, the Selma to Montgomery March. In 1965, hundreds of voting rights advocates, both black and white, set off on foot to Montgomery and the Capitol Building to take their grievances to Governor George Wallace’s doorstep. On March 7, 1965, 600 people marched toward Montgomery. After just six blocks, when they crossed the now infamous Edmund Pettus Bridge over the Alabama River, mounted deputies and state troopers dispatched by Governor Wallace attacked the group with nightsticks and tear gas, injuring dozens. The event came to be known as “Bloody Sunday.”

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The violence stopped the marchers’ first attempt, but they would not be stopped for good. Two weeks later, under the protection of Alabama National Guardsmen and Army troops, a court-ordered limit of 300 marchers led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. set off again from Selma and marched along U.S. Hwy. 80 to the steps of the State Capitol. Soon after, President Lyndon Johnson signed the 1965 Voting Rights Act on August 6. In Selma, walk in the footsteps of the brave men and women who fought for equal rights by visiting historic sites including the Selma-toMontgomery National Historic Trail, the Selma Interpretive Center, the Edmund Pettus Bridge and the National Voting Rights Museum.

Selma boasts more than 1,200 historic homes and structures representing a variety of architectural styles including Italianate, Victorian, Gothic and Greek Revival, as well as several churches and a synagogue that played prominent roles in both the Civil War and the Civil Rights movement.

For more information, call Selma Dallas County Tourism: 334-875-7241

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PRATTVILLE

WHERE EVERYONE MATTERS

One of Alabama’s first “planned communities,” Prattville is proud of its past and enjoying its present — looking ahead to even better times Just 13 miles north of Montgomery, Prattville is a city with multiple personalities that work together to create a place that’s earned itself the name “the Preferred Community.” The city was modeled after a New England village, yet has all the hospitality and warmth indicative of its deep-South locale. Although ranked as one of the fastest growing areas in Alabama, Prattville maintains a quaint charm, and its close-knit, small-town atmosphere belies the many metropolitan opportunities and modern amenities offered. It’s a harmonious marriage of seeming opposites that’s made its residents swell with hometown pride and eager to welcome everyone to their special spot in Central Alabama’s River Region.

Our neighborly feel and sense of place make Prattville such a great city to live in or just to visit. Patty Vanderwal, President, Prattville Area Chamber of Commerce

A History of Industry In 1818, Autauga County was established a full year before Alabama even became a state. The area got its big boost when, in 1835, the city’s namesake, New Hampshire native and industrialist Daniel Pratt, bought nearly 2,000 acres at the fall line of Autauga Creek, the area that is now downtown Prattville. Pratt established a town and began manufacturing his cotton gins, and his company quickly became the foremost producer of cotton gins in the world. Pratt is widely considered “Alabama’s First Industrialist,” and as his enterprises prospered, so did Prattville. In 1866, Prattville became the county seat, and Pratt was unanimously elected the town’s first mayor. From these humble beginnings, Prattville is home to almost 35,000 people today.

Sights to See Prattville’s second nickname is “The Fountain City,” thanks to its many artesian wells. Some have been capped, but there are plenty still offering up gallons of sweet, clear, mineral-rich water, and a few allow citizens and visitors to fill containers and take the water home. Find public artesian wells throughout the historic downtown area including one at the corner of 3rd and Chestnut Streets. It is history that’s flowing free at the Prattaugan Museum/Heritage Center. This circa 1840 Greek Revival home contains numerous interesting artifacts from the Pratt Family. There’s also a public artesian well at this site. Efforts to preserve heritage in the form of old homes and other structures resulted in the creation of Old Prattvillage. Another preserved architectural treasure is Buena Vista, a circa 1830 structure on the National Register of Historic Places. Legend has it that Andrew Jackson patterned the staircase at his home The Hermitage after visiting Buena Vista.

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One of my favorite places to eat is Uncle Mick's Cajun Cafe. Everything is delicious and Mick is the most gracious owner...

My favorite part of Prattville is the downtown area. It's come such a long way... Definitely check out the Autauga Creek Craft House!

I have really enjoyed the city's new concert series downtown...


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To fully explore the Prattville area’s natural beauty, Wilderness Park is a must-see. Giant oriental bamboo plants soar 60 feet to form a canopy in the sky. On the banks of the Alabama River, Cooter’s Pond Park features two boat ramps, docks, a riverwalk and pavilions. A popular, and usually productive, fishing hole by the same name abuts the park. Another place that begs a visit is Prattville’s huge Bass Pro Shop, an outdoor enthusiast’s dream-come-true, with cascading waterfalls, fish aquariums, a restaurant, fudge shop and retail space galore.

Downtown Delights The Daniel Pratt Historic District in downtown has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1984. Pratt’s careful planning resulted in a pleasing and efficient layout of manufacturing, retail businesses, churches, schools and residences. The rest of downtown retains much of this same feel and has been reinvigorated in recent years, now boasting locally owned shops and boutiques, restaurants and more. The Creekwalk is nestled along the banks of Autauga Creek and winds through a portion of the historic downtown area. Heritage Park offers a great view of Pratt’s dream showcased in the Autauga Creek Dam and the Daniel Pratt Gin Company. 1

Looking Ahead “There is no shortage of pride when we talk about Prattville,” Vanderwal said. “Combine our rich history, our quality of life and our focus on the future, and it all adds up to success. We are a community that is moving forward, and the best is yet to come.”

The Grass Is Greener World-class golf is played on the rolling fairways and picture-perfect greens at Prattville’s Capitol Hill, the crown jewel of the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail. A state-of-the-art conference center and hotel, Prattville Marriott at Capitol Hill offers excellent amenities for business groups and individuals.

Photos provided by Prattville Area Chamber of Commerce and Journal Communications 1

Future plans are to renovate the buildings into residential lofts.

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Prattville’s Annual Events

prattvilleal.gov JULY

July 4th Parade & Fireworks Celebration Prattville’s Annual 4th of July Celebration kicks off with the annual 4th of July Parade, followed by the Lion’s Club BBQ and Camp Stew Sale. Don’t miss this familyfun day complete with cardboard boat races, children’s area, arts and crafts, and a spectacular fireworks presentation.

MARCH

Fountain City Arts Festival

Jan/Feb

Mardi Gras Parade Prattville’s Annual Mardi Gras Parade winds its way through the streets of downtown, with plenty of beads, candy, and moonpies for everyone. Local vendors are on-site during this family fun-filled event.

This family-friendly festival features over 40 renowned local and regional artists. Admission is free and includes live entertainment, great food, and an interactive children’s area where kids work with professional artists.

MAY

Prattville City Fest The Prattville Chamber’s Annual CityFest is one of the most highly anticipated family-friendly events in the Southeast. Held in historic downtown Prattville, this event includes a free concert on Friday night. Saturday features live entertainment, more than 150 arts & crafts vendors, great food, and children’s activities.

December

Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Christmas Parade These annual holiday events begin the Christmas Season in Prattville!

preserving our past....promoting our future 131 North Court Street Prattville, Alabama 36066 www.prattvillechamber.com

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Phone: 334-365-7392 Toll-Free: 1-800-588-2796 Fax: 334-361-1314


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WETUMPKA

PLAY & STAY

The City of Wetumpka is located in Elmore County, the third-fastest growing county in the state. Nestled in the foothills of the Appalachians, along the banks of the Coosa River, Wetumpka is appropriately known as the “City of Natural Beauty.” And while its abundance of small-town charm offers a leisurely lifestyle, it’s also strategically located only 10 miles north of Montgomery between U.S. Highway 231 and Interstate 65. Come see why this lovely spot is a great place to visit and to live.

“Welcome to Wetumpka. Known for our heritage, hospitality and scenic landscapes, we’ve got something for everyone, and we’re happy to share it all with you.” Jerry Willis, Mayor, Wetumpka, AL

HISTORY & HERITAGE Wetumpka is proud of its rich history and has the preserved sites and attractions to prove it. • Fort Toulouse-Fort Jackson State Park offers visitors exhibits and living-history events that trace the site’s 600 years of history. The park also hosts a 39-site campground overlooking the Coosa River. • The Elmore County Historical Museum preserves and displays Wetumpka’s eventful past for future generations. • The Museum of Black History’s permanent collections promote the ingenuity, creativity, cultural and political expressions of Elmore County’s black community. • Historic home tours are offered throughout the year, as are historic cemetery tours.

EXPLORE THE OUTDOORS Thanks to a six-mile stretch of whitewater rapids, hiking and mountain-biking trails, welcoming parks and clean, clear lakes, Wetumpka is also a haven for outdoor recreation lovers. • Wetumpka has an abundance of walking trails and recreational biking/ hiking trails for the outdoor enthusiast. • The Swayback Bridge Trail draws mountain bikers and runners from full of tight technical Coosaaround the country with its single track Fort Toulouse sections and steep climbs.

• The Wetumpka Riverwalk begs folks to come stroll along the banks of the Coosa River and enjoy Wetumpka’s natural resources. The trail leads to the newly constructed Sports Complex. • The scenic Coosa River (that runs right through town) and local lakes offer some of the best fishing in the state with abundant populations of bass, crappie and catfish. The Gold Star Park boat landing and State boat landing are both located on the Coosa for easy access. • Kayaking and canoeing the rushing rapids of the Coosa make for some fast-paced fun. Class II and III rapids appeal to paddlers from near and far. Several area businesses rent boats and other equipment. • Lake Jordan is one of the state’s premier bass-fishing lakes, earning it a spot on the popular Alabama Bass Trail. • The Piedmont Birding Trail includes two prime viewing locations at Gold Star Park and Ft. Toulouse-Fort Jackson with a surprising variety of habitats that make them a bird watcher’s dream. • Jasmine Hill Gardens, called “Alabama’s little corner of Greece,” features more than 20 acres of year-round floral beauty as well as classical sculptures.

• Downtown Wetumpka is listed as part of the “National Register of Historic Places,” and sites to see include the 1931 court house, the distinctive Bibb Graves Bridge, three antebellum churches and several historic homes.

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My favorite restaurant is Gold Star Park is a great place Coaches Corner. They always for an afternoon with family and have something going on a peaceful place to study or just whether its live music or packed take a break and unwind. with family and friends.

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Lake Jordan, site of Bassmaster Tournament

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CREATIVITY & CULTURE The city boasts strong support of the arts, and there’s always something to see. • The Wetumpka Depot Players is a renowned community theatre performing original plays and Broadway favorites. • The Kelly Fitzpatrick Memorial Gallery honors the prestigious painter from Elmore County and promotes the arts by exhibiting the works of local artists.

IN THE SWING Golfers can see if their play is up to par on one of Wetumpka’s golf courses: Quail Walk Country Club or Emerald Mountain Golf Club.

Visit cityofwetumpka.com for more details.

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• The Rumbling Waters Studio and Gallery, located inside the oldest business building in Wetumpka, showcases one-of-a-kind woodworking art and offers classes and private lessons for both beginners and advanced woodcarvers. • The Alabama River Region Art Center is committed to stimulating individual creative expression and appreciation of the visual, performing and culinary arts by providing high-quality, affordable programs.

GAME ON

FIT FOR KIDS

On the edge of the Coosa River, Wind Creek Wetumpka features an 85,000-squarefoot gaming floor with 2,500 games. The luxurious, five-star hotel has 283 rooms with spectacular views of the city. The gift shop is full of great finds, and there are several delicious dining options. Don’t miss the 16-gallon shark tank!

Wetumpka’s welcoming parks are the perfect places for kids to unwind. Fain Park, located on the western banks of the Coosa River, offers a playground and the riverwalk. Gold Star Park is also located along the banks of the Coosa River and offers stunning scenery, a walking trail, a playground, a boat landing and a stop on the Piedmont Birding Trail. If you’re searching for charm, history and natural beauty combined, Wetumpka’s the place for you.


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WETUMPKA EVENTS

FOR EVERYONE

Wetumpka’s calendar is packed with diverse events that feature fun for the entire family. Visit cityofwetumpka.com to find details.

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OTHER ANNUAL EVENTS

WETUMPKA’S RIVER AND BLUES MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL – JULY 22 This annual Festival has more than 10,000 attendees each year and offers free family entertainment in a relaxing, friendly environment. Located on the banks of the Coosa River, live bands play blues and zydeco on two stages for all ages to enjoy. A free children’s area, juried art show and barbecue cook-off are also part of the celebration.

ARBOR DAY – FEBRUARY

CHRISTMAS ON THE COOSA – DECEMBER 9 Named as a Top 10 event in 2013 by the Alabama Tourism Vacation Guide, this local community tradition continues to grow every year. It includes a character breakfast, arts & crafts show, car show, street parade and ends in a boat parade with a skiing Santa and fireworks. Other events in December are the tree lighting and a live nativity.

MARDI GRAS PARADE – FEBRUARY WETUMPKA CRATER LECTURE & TOURS – MARCH EARTH DAY – APRIL NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER – MAY WHITE WATER FESTIVAL – MAY FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION – JULY 4 COOSA RIVER CHALLENGE – OCTOBER CANDY WALK – OCTOBER COLOR THE TOWN PINK WALK – OCTOBER FRONTIER DAYS – NOVEMBER NEW YEARS EVE ASTEROID DROP – DECEMBER 31

STAR-FALL

WHO KNEW? Wetumpka’s idyllic charm has captured Hollywood’s eye three times. Its picturesque downtown area served as part of the setting for the movies “The Grass Harp” (1995), “The Rosa Parks Story” (2002) and “Big Fish” (2003).

Wetumpka is home to one of only two marine impact craters in the United States. The still-visible, fivemile-wide “astrobleme” was created when a meteorite collided with earth, blasting through bedrock and soil in Wetumpka 84 million years ago. The tilted rocks in and along the Coosa River are evidence of the event.

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MILLBROOK

COMFORT. CONVENIENCE. COMMUNITY.

As more and more people discover the allure of the good life in Millbrook, the community spirit of this close-knit city is flourishing.

Kids’ Kingdom

Holding On To Heritage While Millbrook is one of the fastest growing cities in the state and facing its future with optimism and confidence, it remains proud of its past. With a rich heritage dating back to the 1700s, the Millbrook area, including Robinson Springs, Coosada, Deatsville and Elmore, was known for its sprawling plantations and prominent leaders, including Bolling Hall, William Wyatt Bibb, John Archer Elmore and Benjamin Fitzpatrick. The first pioneer home built in present day Millbrook was known as Ellerslie, constructed in 1818 by Bolling Hall, a well-known statesman and planter of that time. Hall’s home still stands and is included in the National Register of Historic Places.

NaturePlex at the Alabama Nature Center

Between World War I and World War II, the communities of Millbrook, Coosada, and Robinson Springs, later referred to as the Tri-Community, began to evolve and grow, adding schools, churches and rail transportation. Contributing to the population growth during this era were unfortunate outbreaks of diseases in the more populated city of Montgomery. Millbrook became a place to retreat during the long, hot summers. Seasonal homes and cabins in Millbrook, Coosada and Robinson Springs offered families fresh country air and seclusion. Soon, the seasonal population began to stay year round.

Brannon Bowman Pastor Millbrook Presbyterian Church

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When a family atmosphere and delicious seafood are what I want, the Catfish House is my favorite. Convenient, comfortable, delicious!

My highest recommendation goes to the wonderful trails and facilities at the Alabama Nature Center.

You can’t beat the outdoor fun and community at the Grandview YMCA Summer Camps!


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On the Grow Today, the area retains the best of its early features and natural resources, while aggressively pursuing economic development opportunities. It has experienced a more than 40 percent increase in its population in the last 20 years, and this influx of new residents has spurred unprecedented residential building, which in turn has attracted new commercial development that keeps gaining momentum. Residents and visitors enjoy a wide variety of retail, restaurant and hospitality options, and Millbrook’s substantial number of undeveloped and highly trafficked commercial sites point to additional expansion and an even brighter future. Millbrook also has convenient Interstate 65 access, is located only 10 miles north of Montgomery, Alabama’s state capital, and the Montgomery Regional Airport is approximately 20 miles from Millbrook. This ease of access is paving the way for continued prosperity.

Community Counts Millbrook residents enjoy the best of two worlds – small city comforts plus urban conveniences – creating a relaxing way of life underpinned by a genuine sense of community. The city promotes this close-knit feeling by offering plenty of opportunities for its residents to get involved. Numerous civic and service organizations are credited with contributing to the orderly growth and development of the city. Annual events and festivals are made possible through partnerships between community organizations and the city. And more than 50 places of worship representing many religious denominations are also an important part of community life. To ensure that this spirit of connection is not lost to growth and to maintain the simplicity of a quiet, safe and healthy lifestyle, the city readily invests in parks and recreation facilities and venues. The city’s continuing support of local public schools and youth has made the fully accredited Elmore County Public School System a standout among Alabama’s public school systems. The Elmore County system serves a countywide student population of more than 11,000 at 15 schools with a mission to provide relevant, engaging,

positive learning environments where students are empowered to realize their self-worth through continuous academic, social and emotional growth. A well- established community theater contributes to the cultural health of the community and represents the citizens’ appreciation for the performing arts.

Out and About The great outdoors play a prominent role in Millbrook’s quality of life too, with six well-equipped and maintained public parks that provide recreational options for all ages. A variety of outdoor options are available for hunting, fishing and boating enthusiasts. Wildlife and waterways help define Millbrook. The Coosa and Alabama Rivers are located on the eastern side of the city. Scenic Lake Martin and Lake Jordan are just minutes away. The Mill Creek meanders through the center of the Village Green, Millbrook’s town center park, and natural ponds dot the landscape in neighborhoods and on small farms. The statewide headquarters and conservation educational facilities of the Alabama Wildlife Federation (AWF) are a true gem and located in Millbrook at Lanark. This historic 300-plus-acre estate includes the Alabama Nature Center, the NaturePlex, miles of diverse nature trails and exceptional programs and events for schools and the public including nature photography classes, gardening workshops, kids’ fishing rodeos and more. Millbrook’s many amenities include two outdoor-based gems with topnotch educational and recreational facilities. The Alabama Nature Center, a facility of the Alabama Wildlife Federation (AWF), is a planneduse, outdoor conservation education destination that offers first-rate educational programs and activities for schools and the public utilizing the remarkable Lanark property as a living laboratory. The Grandview Family YMCA, located on beautiful expansive grounds, offers a wide variety of sports, fitness, aquatics and child care programs with walking trails, athletic fields and a lake.

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ANNUAL EVENTS

IN ADDITION TO ITS MANY ATTRIBUTES, MILLBROOK HAS A FULL CALENDAR OF COMMUNITY EVENTS.

• Millbrook Revelers Mardi Gras Festival & Parade: February • AWF Critter Crawl Trail Run: February • Big Fish Bass Tournament: April • AWF Tri-County Wild Game Cook-Off: April • Cops n’ Kids Day at the Village Green: May • Millbrook Farmers Market: May - August on Tuesdays, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. • AWF Annual Youth Fishing Rodeo: August • BooFest at the Village Green: October • Spirit of Christmas Tree Lighting & Parade: December

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Montgomery and Maxwell Air Force Base have always been close partners, and the capital city is proud to have a military institution of such stature as part of its community.

Maxwell Air Force Base’s 2017 air show was recently recognized as being the Best-of-the-Best by the International Council of Air Shows

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In 2015, the warm welcome and strong support that Montgomery has consistently provided to all who live and work at Maxwell earned the city a prestigious national award, the Altus Trophy. The recognition is presented annually to the city that has shown the most “outstanding support to an Air Education and Training Command base,” and Montgomery was chosen from many other cities for the distinction. The city has a long history of aviation excellence, starting back in 1910, when the famous “fathers of flight,” the Wright brothers, chose Montgomery as the spot for their first civilian flying school. That same site would later become Maxwell Air Force Base. Through the years, city leaders and everyday citizens have reached out to Maxwell by holding events like Military Appreciation Week and Military Night at Biscuits baseball games. In addition, The Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce includes a Military Support Council that regularly holds events like “Eggs and Issues,” breakfast meetings that allow military representatives and city and state leaders to gather and discuss important issues.


Montgomery is the “Best Hometown of the Air Force”

Advertiser Discounts for Active Military Attractions ASF - 10% off Biscuits Baseball - $2 Beer, Soda & Dogs on Wednesday Confederate Memorial Park - Free admission First White House of the Confederacy - 10% off gift shop items Governor’s Mansion Shop - 15% off Hank Williams Museum - $2 off admission Harriott II - 10% off Jasmine Hill Gardens - $2 off admission Launch Trampoline Park - 10% off Montgomery Zoo - $1.00 discount for adults- 50 cents off kids 3-12 Old Alabama Town - 10% off Segway Montgomery - 10% off The Spa of Montgomery - 20% off Wind Creek Montgomery - $10 Food Credit Sun-Thurs

Restaurants (excludes alcohol) Adrienne's Downtown Bar - 10% During Happy Hour Baumhower's - 10% off Bibb Street Pizza - 10% off Central Restaurant - 10% off Cork & Cleaver - 10% off every day, 20% off Mondays Cuco's - 10% off Dreamland BBQ - 10% off Fazoli's - 10% off Ginza - 20% off Mondays, 10% off Tuesday-Sunday The Exchange - 10% off The House - 10% off The Juicy Seafood - 10% off Irish Bred Pub - 10% off, Mondays after 3pm 50% off food Island Delight - 10% off

Jalapeños - 10% off La Jolla - 20% off Montgomery Cafe at Embassy Suites - 10% off SaZa’s Restaurant - 10% off Taste - 10% off The Tipping Point - 10% off Twin Peaks - 20% off Vintage Cafe - 10% off Vintage Year - 10% off Wasabi - 10% off The Wharf - 10% off on Mondays

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Calling MGM Home

Are you considering a permanent move to Montgomery? Relocating to the capital city is a smart move for businesses, families, and everyone in between. Here are just a few reasons why: ARTS & CULTURE • Home to one of the top 10 Shakespeare theatres in the Country – the Alabama Shakespeare Festival • The Montgomery Symphony, chamber music organizations, and more will delight music lovers • Several dance troupes including the Alabama Dance Theatre and the Montgomery Ballet

EDUCATION

• Loveless Magnet is the #1 High School in Alabama and 59th Best High School in America • Booker T. Washington Magnet High School ranked 21st in the state • Brewbaker Technology Magnet High School ranked 9th in the state

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DIVERSITY

MGM is home to Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base and several Korean companies, like Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, so there’s always a steady influx of new U.S. and international residents, creating a diverse community.

SMART NEIGHBORHOODS MGM adheres to a Smart Code, which is a zoning and planning code that encourages sustainability, walkability, and mixed-use for development. Several neighborhoods – Hampstead and The Waters - have taken the concept to heart and offer several unique retail and dining options as part of the neighborhood experience. Hampstead is also a Southern Living magazine inspired community and features several Southern Living inspired homes and house plans.

RECREATION & LIFESTYLE • A great selection of competitive, league sports for kids • Tons of biking and running clubs • Lots of opportunities along the Alabama River – paddle boards, boat rentals • Several areas of town offer great places to play, feature fabulous dining options, and are hopping with cool nightlife – Downtown, EastChase, Cloverdale


HOUSE HUNTING

GETTING PLUGGED IN

Need help finding that perfect house in a great neighborhood? MGM has tons of realtors and brokerage companies, but we’ve narrowed it down for you and provided a current list of our Chamber Members:

Moving and getting settled is always a major undertaking, but we are making it easy to get you plugged in. Here’s a quick reference list:

AEGIS-Michaud Properties, Inc.

Chosen Realty, LLC

DIAL 311 at any time and get answers to city questions.

ARC Realty

D & L Development Company

Garth Realty Group

334-260-0300

334-440-1580 garthrealtygroup.com

D.R. Horton

House & Home Real Estate

334-271-2230 annmichaud.com

334-213-2532 arcrealtycosouth.com

Alabama Homefinders, Inc. 334-239-7600 ahfhomes.com

Aronov Homes

334-277-1000 aronovhomes.com

Aronov Realty Management, Inc. 334-277-1000 aronov.com

Bell & Corwin, Inc.

334-279-0220 bellandcorwin.com

Beringer Realty

334-260-8866 beringerrealty.net

Century 21 Brandt Wright Realty, Inc. 334-495-2100 c21bw.com

Chandler Realty, LLC 334-263-5713 chandlerrealtyal.com

334-676-2273 chosenrealty1@gmail.com

334-409-6984 drhorton.com/alabama

David Kahn & Company Real Estate 334-277-5990 montgomeryal.com

Davis & Copeland Realtors, Inc.

334-244-0550 davisandcopeland.com

Deer Creek

334-270-3337 deercreek.net

Eddins Properties

334-279-7900 eddinsproperties.com

ERA Weeks & Browning, Inc.

334-215-4470 eraweeksandbrowning.com

Fordham & Associates, LLC 334-277-2744

FMJ Realty

334-546-3146

334-277-9100 montgomerymetro.com

New Park Development, LLC 334-215-9215 newparkliving.com

334-230-5777 housevaluesinmontgomery.com

OurTown Realty

Jim/Wilson & Associates, LLC

Pelzer Homes, Inc.

334-260-2522 jwamalls.com

Keller Williams Realty

334-277-2411 ourtownsrealty.com 334-244-1585

RE/MAX Properties II

334-277-8920

334-649-4920 remax.com

Lipscomb Martin, LLC

ReMax Tri-Star

334-303-0446 EarlNotes.com

Lowder New Homes

334-270-6558 lowdernewhomes.com

Mallory Realty Company, Inc.

334-262-7773 malloryrealtyala.com

McClinton EXIT Best Homes Realty & Company, Inc. 334-356-7575

Montgomery Metro Realty, Inc.

334-270-9653 mcclintonco.com

Mercer Home

334-270-6579

334-244-2400 sellingyourhome.biz

Sandra Nickel Hat Team, REALTORS 334-834-1500 hatteam.com

SVN JJMottram 334-356-1771 svn.com

Stone Martin Builders

334-742-8050 stonemartinbuilders.com

Trinity Realty

334-551-1000 trinityrealtyalabama.com

DRIVER’S LICENSE – you must obtain an AL driver’s license within 30 days of entering the state. • 101 S Lawrence Street 334-832-1233 • 3075 Mobile Highway 334-262-4226 • 5449 Atlanta Highway 272-8505 VEHICLE REGISTRATION/ TAGS all vehicle titles must be transferred and Alabama automobile license plates obtained within 30 days • 101 S Lawrence Street 334-832-1233 • 3075 Mobile Highway 334-262-4226 • 5449 Atlanta Highway 272-8505 • 3425 McGehee Road 334-832-7761

ELECTRICITY • Alabama Power 44 Dexter Avenue 800-245-2244 alabamapower.com • Dixie Electric Cooperative 334-288-1163 dixie.coop NATURAL GAS • Spire 800-292-4008 spireenergy.com WATER • Montgomery Water Works & Sanitary Sewer Board 22 Bibb Street 334-206-1600 mwwssb.com WASTE DISPOSAL & PICK-UP • Montgomery Sanitation Department 334-241-2750 CABLE • WOW 334-356-1000 wowway.com • Spectrum 855-757-7328 spectrum.com

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MGM FEATURES FIVE BUZZWORTHY NEIGHBORHOODS, EACH WITH ITS OWN DISTINCTIVE VIBE AND STYLE. PACKED WITH RESTAURANTS, BOUTIQUES, NIGHTLIFE VENUES AND ATTRACTIONS, THEY ARE WHAT MAKES THIS CAPITAL CITY TRULY UNIQUE. GET OUT AND EXPLORE A FEW TODAY!

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Downtown This section of town has it all - cool restaurants, unique bars, walkable streets, and with most of the city’s history within a one-mile radius, you’ll quickly find out why downtown MGM is one of a kind. SHOP

Located on the hill, the Goat Hill Museum Store offers everything from local cookbooks, art pieces, and jewelry to home décor, apparel and unique Alabama gifts. 600 Dexter Avenue, 334-353-4969

BREAKFAST

Need a hearty breakfast to get your day started? Davis Café is your best bet. With southern, made from scratch options, you’ll feel right at home. 518 N Decatur Street, 334-264-6015

BRUNCH

Fact: This is the only Biscuit Bar in MGM, where you start with a biscuit and basically build your brunch from there, and it’s SO good! Sourced from local farmers, everything Cahawba House serves is local. P.S be sure to order the cinnamon beignets, they are to die for and they are always on the menu! 31 S. Court Street, 334-356-1877

LUNCH

One of downtown’s famous hot spots has been open for more than 100 years and the menu has never changed. Chris’ Hot Dogs serves up their famous dogs and burgers with a secret family sauce, one you’ll crave long after you return home. 138 Dexter Avenue, 334-265-6850

DINNER

This contemporary, cosmopolitan hot spot, located in an old, renovated grocery warehouse, is known for its seasonal menu and cool, rustic décor. Central features a casual atmosphere, open air kitchen and seasonally prepared mains. 129 Coosa Street, 334-517-1155 Dreamland BBQ serves hickory-fired bbq, ribs, chicken, and all the sides you’d expect to find at an Alabama picnic or family reunion, and you’ll want to make sure you save room for the famous banana pudding. 12 W. Jefferson Street, 334-273-7427 If the words “Grandma’s Sunday Sauce” make you weak in the knees, then SaZa Serious Italian is the perfect spot for you. Simmering for at least six hours each day, the sauce is served with meatballs, lamb and pork and it does not disappoint. 130 Commerce Street, 334-495-7292

INSIDER’S TIP If craft beer is your thing, you better check out Goat Haus Biergarten, right up the hill in Cottage Hill. They always stock the latest craft beers, and this is the spot where all the craft beer connoisseurs hang out, so you may even learn something about the process and the beers themselves. 532 Clay Street, 334-625-9602

DESSERT

Craving something sweet? Since the average temp in MGM hovers around 65°F, a gourmet popsicle, from Frios Gourmet Pops, is always the perfect treat and with all the unique flavors, it will be hard to settle for just one. Dexter Avenue, Suite 120

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The Boulevard

Located in the center of the city, around Exits 4 and 6 of I-85, this stretch of MGM is bustling with activity and offers a very diverse selection of restaurants, shopping venues and local hangouts.

SHOP

If you’re on the hunt for a little retail therapy while you’re in town, you won’t want to miss Eastdale Mall. It features over 85 of your favorite stores, all under one roof. There’s even an indoor carousel and Alabama’s only indoor ice skating rink to entertain the kids. 1000 Eastdale Mall, 334-277-7380 One of MGM’s coolest places to find unique, one of a kind treasures, is Eastbrook Flea Market and Antique Mall. With over 60,000 square feet, 300 vendors and three floors, there’s no telling what you’ll find, want to keep and take home. 425 Coliseum Boulevard, 334-277-4027

BREAKFAST

Hit the Deck

DRINKS

Several bars in downtown offer great patios and provide perfect views of the city. SandBAR (open seasonally) sits high on the bluff and overlooks the Alabama River. 355 Coosa Street, 334-387-3333 The Exchange Bar offers the largest patio and features live music every night. 201 Tallapoosa Street, 334-481-5165

If you’re looking for a cool, laid back atmosphere and you enjoy the sounds of live Jazz, check out La Salle Bleu. 82 Commerce Street, 334-265-2069

LATE NIGHT

One of the coolest bars in MGM doesn’t even open till 11pm. Sous La Terre features live, local musicians every weekend, and most nights there’s a line out the door, so you better time your arrival just right. 82 Commerce Street, 334-265-2069

AviatorBAR is MGM’s only aviation themed bar providing cool cocktails and retro aviation and military décor. 166 Commerce Street, 334-284-2867

Tap Quest

MGM is home to two local breweries. Dreamland BBQ features and serves Railyard beer, led by head brewer Jamie Ray. 12 W Jefferson Street, 334-273-7427 Common Bond is proud to serve up craft beer in our open brick-and-beam style taproom. Whether you’re new to craft beer or a long-time enthusiast, you’re sure to find something to your taste or discover something new. 414 Bibb Street, 334-676-2287

Chappy’s Deli has been a staple in MGM since 1989 and serves up family favorites all day long. If a good, hearty breakfast is what you crave, you’re sure to find the perfect dish at any of their four River Region locations. 1611 Perry Hill Road, 334-279-7477

LUNCH

Wings, burgers, and fresh-made salads – am I making you hungry? Baumhower’s Victory Grille serves all of them, in a casual, family friendly environment. It’s also MGM’s biggest sports-themed restaurant, so you’re sure to catch the big game. 2465 Eastern Boulevard, 334-271-1831

DINNER

We may be three hours away from the coast, but you’ll swear we are closer when you visit Wharf Casual Seafood. They serve all your seafood favorites grilled, blackened or crispy and their side of cheese grits is to die for. 3954 Atlanta Highway, 334-676-3200

DRINKS OR LATE NIGHT

INSIDER’S TIP MGM features a beautiful 300+ acre park, Blount Cultural Park, and it’s located right in the center of the city, right off the Boulevard. The park’s beautiful sprawling green space provides walking paths, picnic areas and several ponds. It’s also home to the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, MGM’s fine art museum, and the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, MGM’s cultural arts theatre, and one of the top ten largest Shakespeare Theatres in the world. One Museum Drive, 334-240-4333; One Festival Drive, 334-271-5353

If you need some down time and enjoy great live music you should visit Ric & Mo’s. They provide a “Cheers” like atmosphere and feature MGM’s local musicians. By the end of the night, everyone will know your name and it will feel like home. 3150 Watchman Drive, 334-517-1140

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Cloverdale & Midtown

This area in MGM is a crowd favorite that is sure to please you too. It not only gives the town a little extra variety and flair but also lets the personality of the city shine. From its range of eclectic dining options, bars, and shopping locations, you’ll fall in love with this little slice of heaven in MGM. SHOP

Let’s go shopping! You and Me Boutique has everything you need to treat yourself, or someone else, from trendy apparel to bath bombs and scented candles. It’s the perfect shop for that perfect outfit or gift! 2920-F Zelda Road, 334-676-1667 Are you looking for something memorable to take back home for loved ones? The Governor’s Mansion Gift Shop features everything from handmade gifts, cards, art, and jewelry to local cookbooks and unique Alabama treasures. 30 Finley Avenue, 334-241-8824

BREAKFAST

Cafe Louisa: (noun) the Disney Land for coffee fanatics. Start the day off with a cranberry-orange scone fresh out of the oven or a moist blueberry muffin (made from scratch!) with your cup of Joe to guarantee that you’re ready to take on the day. 503 Cloverdale Road, 334-264-4241

BRUNCH

If you’re craving a brunch that’s as yummy as it is healthy, First Watch is the place to be. An MGM crowd favorite, this restaurant is sure to please with its wide selection of menu options that will leave you wanting more. Satisfy those Sunday morning cravings with a frittata loaded with smoked salmon and roasted veggies or a Power Bowl with kale or quinoa! 2920 Zelda Road, 334-277-0802

LUNCH

Fact 1: Once you have a bite of Derk’s Fillet and Vine crispy fried chicken, you’ll never settle for less. One of the most popular lunch spots in Cloverdale, Derk’s has all you could ever want for lunch and then some with its extensive hot bar options. Make sure to try their macaroni and cheese, it’s the best in the River Region! 431 Cloverdale Road, 334-262-8463

Fact 2: Want food fast but in need of gluten-free options? Tomatinos in Cloverdale is the place to go. Take a look at their salad menu: each salad is made with crisp lettuce, juicy tomatoes, and other crunchy veggies with any salad dressing of your choice. Or, if you’re craving carbs, make sure to order a gluten-free pizza and pair it with an Angry Orchard! 503 Cloverdale Road, 334-264-4241

DINNER

If you love yourself, amazing food, and a fine selection of wine, Vintage Year is probably going to be your next favorite dinner location. You can enjoy the finer things in life from Duck Cassoulet served with a white bean stew and a puff pastry to a mouthwatering Lamb Osso Buco with roasted veggies. Finish it off with that glass of wine you’ve been thinking about since work and you’re sure to have an unforgettable evening. 405 Cloverdale Road, 334-819-7215

DESSERT

Craving sweets? Wanting a little more pizazz in your dessert than your weekly pint of name brand ice cream? Check out Ice King’s Thai Ice Cream on Zelda! They have everything from Black Humor, to satisfy those chocolate and cookie lovers, to Strawberry Cheesecake and an endless list of toppings. And as if the treats weren’t good enough, you get to watch them make and roll your ice cream in front of you! 3010 Zelda Road, 36106 334-593-6707

INSIDER’S TIP

Hit the Deck

Enjoy a pitcher of the best margaritas in town at El Rey in Old Cloverdale. It’s the perfect location if you’re craving a little treat on Tequila Tuesday with its specialty drinks and its outdoor deck seating options for those amazing Alabama nights. 1031 E Fairview Avenue, 334-832-9688

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Tap Quest

Tap Quest: Without a doubt, Leroy’s has the largest tap beer selection in MGM. Nestled behind Moe’s Original BBQ in Old Cloverdale, this cozy little hideaway is the perfect bar for anyone that just wants to relax and enjoy a drink. 2756 Boultier Street, 334-356-7127

For the Boys

Need a bro’s night out to just have a beer and get that guy time in? Make sure to go to Bud’s! Not only do they have a great selection of liquor and beer, but they also have the best burgers in town and free wings on Mondays during football season! Pair it with a pitcher of beer and a round of pool and you’ll be set. 1018 E Fairview Avenue, 334356-3866

Finally ran out of shows to binge watch on Netflix? The Capri Theatre has you covered. This theater shows the classics like Dirty Dancing and Good Morning Vietnam to independent films all year round! It’s the perfect spot to expand your film repertoire and even have a date night. 1045 E Fairview Avenue, 334-262-4858

AFTER HOURS

1048 offers an interesting mix of signature beverages, varying musical groups, and a 90s grunge aesthetic that will keep you wanting more. With live performances every night from 4:00 in the afternoon until 4:00 in the morning, you can’t help but want to spend a late night in such an eclectic location. 1104 E Fairview Avenue, 334-834-1048


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South Central

Nestled between I-65 South and Highway 231 South, this stretch of town is known to locals as the South Central Business District. It includes several unique restaurants and bakeries, and features one of the city’s public parks and golf courses.

DESSERT

Are you all geek for Greek? Then Sassy’s is the perfect spot for you, especially since they carry the city’s largest selection of Greek and Masonic merchandise. 2851-B E South Boulevard, 334-613-6999

This section of town is home to several bakeries that sell anything from cakes and cookies to mini cupcakes and good ole southern cheese straws.

BREAKFAST

If you’re looking for a variety of gourmet cupcakes, JoZettie’s Cupcakes II is just for you. Jozettie serves an assortment of cupcakes daily and includes flavors like key lime pie, sweet potato, blueberry cheesecake and peach cobbler. But, be careful, it’s hard to just pick (and eat) one! 2229 E South Boulevard, 334-676-1598

Are you in the mood for a home cooked breakfast, but not in the mood to cook? Greg’s Breakfast Bar is the perfect spot. It’s hot, southern comfort food for sure and you’ll be talking about it long after breakfast. 3407 Norman Bridge Road, 334-221-0891

LUNCH

Masa Express serves fast, fresh sushi and it’s MGM’s only drive-thru Sushi Bar. This Japanese and Chinese restaurant serves both sushi and hibachi and it’s fast and delicious. 2217 E South Boulevard, 334-590-1878

MGM’s oldest run bakery, Liger’s Bakery offers tons of sweet treats, but also serves deli sandwich combos throughout the day and the full retail bakery storefront is open six days a week. 3040 McGehee Road, 334-288-6550

If fresh gulf seafood is what you’re craving, Destin Connection Seafood Market is the place. They receive fresh fish and seafood right from the Gulf of Mexico every day and their po’boys are the best in town. 3750 Norman Bridge Road, 334-288-4272

Envi Ultra Lounge is an entertainment venue that combines the high energy of a nightclub as well as the chill-out atmosphere of an upscale lounge. 3439 McGehee Road, 334-472-4056

LATE NIGHT

INSIDER’S TIP If you’re into gaming, beer and burgers, be sure to check out MGM’s only gaming tavern, GT South Geek & Gaming Tavern. This social tavern is dedicated to geeks & gamers 19 and over and features 15+ stations including xbox 360, PS3, Xbox One, PS4, big screen tvs, and projection screens. 4017 Eastern Boulevard, 334356-5298

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East

East MGM is virtually busting at the seams with a vast array of restaurants, shopping venues, and tons of activities to keep you busy from morning till night. It may only encompass a few exits, but there is no shortage of activities to keep you busy, and full!

SHOP

Shop till you drop at MGM’s only open-air fashion and lifestyle center, The Shoppes at EastChase. This beautiful property includes 330 acres of fashion favorites, large anchor stores, the best of home décor and fabulous restaurants and cafes. 7274 EastChase Parkway, 334-279-6046

DRINKS

The Gin is a great local hangout that highlights Alabama craft beers and offers an extensive list of delicious cocktails. It’s the perfect spot to meet up with friends or relax after a long day. 9100 EastChase Parkway, Suite E, 334-593-4607

BRUNCH

Known by the locals as one of MGM’s most popular Brunch spots, Sinclair’s East never disappoints. With dishes like Crabbie Eggs, Shrimp & Feta over grits and Eggs Sardou, you’ll soon discover what all the rage is about. 7847 Vaughn Road, 334-271-7654

Hit the Deck For the Boys

Enjoy house made American favorites on one of MGM’s coolest patios at Firebirds Wood Fired Grill. Since the weather in MGM is mild even in the winter, it’s always the perfect season to enjoy the perfect patio. 7078 EastChase Pkwy, 334-819-5132

DESSERT

For the Boys! If you're needing some quality guy time and craving some made-from-scratch favorites, meet the boys at Twin Peaks. Not only do they feature great eats, they also have giant HD screens with sports packages, a great craft beer selection and 29-degree draft beer. 6814 EastChase Parkway, 334513-1244

INSIDER’S TIP The East side of town offers several entertainment options for any type of group and any group size. If you’re into movies, be sure to check out New Vision Chantilly 13. It offers all the latest movies and features a huge screen that is 81 feet wide and four stories tall. 10477 Chantilly Parkway, 334-819-1638 Looking for a little challenge and excitement for your group? Test your skills at Breakout Montgomery, a reallife escape-room adventure. Each room poses specific clues and challenges to beat the clock and escape before the time runs out. 6715 Taylor Road, 334-2037868

DINNER

For decades, La Jolla has been preparing and serving fresh ingredients, the finest cuts of meat and fresh seafood. Everything on the menu is cooked to perfection. One bite in and you’ll understand why this restaurant is a local favorite. 8147 Vaughn Road, 334-356-2600

In search of the perfect after-dinner treat? The Tipping Point serves a famous cookie skillet that is OMG good. A soft, warm, just-baked chocolate chip cookie is crowned with vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of fudge sauce – YUM! This quaint little neighborhood bar and restaurant also serves a large selection of craft beers, comfort food, and gourmet coffee. It’s kid and dog friendly, so you can take the whole family. 5015 Hampstead High Street, 334-260-9110

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FAMILY REUNIONS With a mix of great food, plenty to see and do, unique history and great value, MGM is the perfect spot for your family reunion.

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ATTRACTIONS

1. Alabama Shakespeare Festival 2. Capri Theatre 3. City of St. Jude 4. F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald Museum 5. Faulkner University Dinner Theatre 6. Governor’s Mansion 7. Hank Williams Memorial 8. Hyundai Motor Mfg. Alabama

9. Ice Palace 10. Mann Wildlife Learning Museum 11. Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts 12. Montgomery Zoo 13. National Center for the Study of Civil Rights & African American Culture at ASU 14. W. A. Gayle Planetarium

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Fleamarket Fleamarket && Antique Antique Mall Mall

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First White House of the Confederacy

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Montgomery Area Visitor Center Alabama Artist Gallery Alabama Cattlemen’s Association MOOseum Alabama Judicial Building Alabama State Capitol Civil Rights Memorial & Center Court Square Fountain Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church Dexter Parsonage Museum

9. Escapology 10. First Baptist Church 11. First White House of the Confederacy 12. Freedom Rides Museum Kress on Dexter 13. 14. The Legacy Museum 15. Hank Williams Museum 16. Hank Williams Statue 17. Montgomery Biscuits at Riverwalk Stadium 18. Montgomery Performing Arts Centre 19. More Than Tours

Civil Heritage Trail & Downtown Bike Racks Public Parking Downtown Bike Route Parks

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Museum of Alabama National Memorial for Peace & Justice Old Alabama Town Riverboat – Harriott II Riverwalk Amphitheater Rosa Parks Library and Museum St. Johns Episcopal Church Segway Montgomery SUP Paddle Board Rentals Troy University’s Davis Theatre Wright Brothers Park


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Easy Streets Navigating through MGM is easy and since it meets where I-65 and I-85 interchange, it’s also easily accessible. Most of downtown is within a one-mile walk, so you don’t even need a car to visit most of MGM’s historical attractions or grab a bite from one of our unique restaurants.

Travel By Bike

Walk Downtown

Thanks to the Civil Heritage Trail and the Montgomery Bike Club, there are bike racks set up all through downtown, so it’s easy to pop in and out of attractions, restaurants and venues. No bike, no problem. You can rent a Regions bike from the Visitor Center and all the bike essentials are included in the rental. visitingmontgomery.com 334-262-0013

Since most of the downtown attractions are within a one mile radius, it’s easy to grab a map and hit the street. Plus, there are plenty of cool restaurants, art murals, historic markers and unique shopping venues to keep you busy along the way.

Catch a Tour Capital City Carriage

Looking for a really cool and intimate way to see MGM at night? Stroll through the streets of downtown Montgomery on a horse drawn carriage and see the city in a whole new light. D capitalcitycarriage.com 334-221-2336

More Than Tours

See the city and explore MGM’s rich history, whether it’s on the More Than Tours Bus or by way of the More Than Tours Electric Car, you are sure to soak up some rich history and learn a new interesting fact or two. D J morethantours.us 334-296-3024

Guided Segway & Walking Tours 7 days a week by appointment.

Segway Montgomery

Roll along downtown on a guided Segway tour, and explore Montgomery's historic sites as well as the new entertainment and dining venues, without actually taking a step. D J segwaymontgomery.com 334-201-7012

Travel by Car

Are you in town on business or don’t want to worry with finding a close parking spot? Uber and Lyft make it easy, and since it only takes about 20 minutes to get from one side of the city to the next, it’s also very affordable.

See history up close. Segway the Civil Heritage Trail from Montgomery Riverfront Park all the way to the Capitol.

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ADVERTISER INDEX

We hope you will visit the restaurants, hotels and attractions that support this guide and the visitors to Montgomery. For more information, see the ad on the page listed. 129 Coosa.............................................................................73

Jalapenos Mexican Cuisine..............................................34

Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce President Randall L. George Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Convention & Visitor Bureau Vice President Dawn Hathcock

Alabama Shakespeare Festival.....................................116

Jasmine Hill Gardens ........................................................63

Publisher

Adrienne's Downtown Bar, Prattville........................ 43

Joe Mama's American Grill, Prattville........................ 30

Pam Mashburn

Baumhower’s Victory Grill.............................................. 19

The Juicy Seafood.............................................................. 26

Editor

Bibb Street Pizza................................................................36

Kabuki Steakhouse and Sushi.......................................... 7

Jina Miniard

Buffalo Rock Catering.......................................................73

KimberLia's......................................................................... 30

Copy Editor

Capri Theatre.......................................................................43

Know the Community.......................................................65

Jennifer Kornegay

Cafe Louisa...........................................................................25

La Jolla Restaurant and Bar........................................... 28

Art Director

Central Restaurant............................................................. 18

Launch Trampoline Park, Prattville............................. 51

Bryan Carter

Chappy’s Deli.......................................................................34

Marriott Legends at Capitol Hill, Prattville............... 80

Ad Design

Chris’ Hotdogs.....................................................................33

Moe’s Original Barbecue..................................................37

City of Millbrook..........................................................96-98

Montgomery Biscuits Baseball......................................53

City of Wetumpka.......................................................93-95

Montgomery Cafe at Embassy Suites........................ 28

Heather Cooper Shelby Shurbird Carter Photography & Design

The Cork and Cleaver........................................................27

Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts..............................65

Cucos Mexican Cafe.......................................................... 31

Montgomery Regional Airport......................................115

Dexter Avenue King MemorialBaptist Church.........57

Montgomery Zoo................................................................47

Dexter Avenue King Memorial Legacy Center.........57

Mooseum..............................................................................53

Dexter Parsonage Museum............................................57

Museum of Alabama and Archives..............................59

DoubleTree Hotel................................................................79

New Park Residential Development..........................109

Dreamland BBQ..................................................................23

Old Alabama Town.............................................................65

Eastbrook Flea Market and Antique Mall................. 69

Prattville Chamber of Commerce...........................90-92

Eastdale Mall...................................................................... 69

Renaissance Montgomery Hotel.................................... 11

Embassy Suites...................................................................78

Rosa Parks Museum and Library..................................65

F.Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum.........................65

SaZa Serious Italian........................................................... 15

Fairfield Inn and Suites- Airport South.......................79

Segway Montgomery.......................................................113

Fazoli’s....................................................................................37

Selma, Alabama................................................... 55, 88-89

First White House of the Confederacy.......................63

The Shoppes at EastChase................................................ 9

The Gin.................................................................................. 22

Shrimp Basket.....................................................................24

Ginza...................................................................................... 22

Springhill Suites..................................................................79

Governor’s Mansion Gift Shop...................................... 69

The Stop at Union Station................................................71

Hampton Inn and Suites- Downtown..........................79

Taste...................................................................................... 29

Hampton Inn and Suites- EastChase...........................77

The Tipping Point...............................................................33

Hampton Inn- Airport South...........................................79

Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse, Prattville......................... 7

Hank Williams Museum...................................................63

Tomatinos ............................................................................25

Harriott II Riverboat Cruises..........................................73

Twin Peaks Sports Bar & Restaurant........................... 16

Heart of Dixie Railroad Museum...................................63

Vintage Cafe ....................................................................... 21

Holiday Inn - Airport South.............................................83

Vintage Year......................................................................... 21

Holiday Inn Express..........................................................83

Wasabi Japanese Cuisine................................................... 7

Homewood Suites..............................................................77

Wet Willie’s..........................................................................43

Irish Bred Pub..................................................................... 31

Wharf Casual Seafood......................................................35

Island Delight......................................................................36

Wind Creek Montgomery...........................................2,3,5

Itta Bena.................................................................................. 2

Wingate Hotel..................................................................... 81

Jackson Hospital...............................................................107

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Photography Carter Photography & Design Taste Buds Photography Shelby Shurbird, Eric Salas Sales Kristina Boddie Christina Bennett The Montgomery & River Region Visitor Guide is published by exploreMedia for the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Convention & Visitor Bureau. All information is subject to change. For the most current information, please check www.VisitingMontgomery.com facebook.com/MontgomeryCapitalCool exploreMedia 7956 Vaughn Rd #331 Montgomery, AL 36116 (334) 578-7810 © Copyright 2018 exploreMedia and the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitor Bureau. All rights reserved. For additional visitor information, contact: Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Convention & Visitor Bureau 41 Commerce Street, Montgomery, AL 36104 334-261-1100 • 800-240-9452

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