Goat Haus (Breakfast Saga Part I)

Goat Haus Biergarten was at the top of my must-explore list since it opened in 2017. Until yesterday, that is. The breakfast marauders and I made it to their Saturday morning brunch. While the awkward space doesn’t lend itself to a comfy, inviting atmosphere, it’s easy to see get the idea. Counter service at the back of the restored home […]

There’s a secret group of breakfast explorers in Montgomery.

Coming soon to a former Confederate capitol near you: BREAKFAST. How often have you heard that Montgomery is seriously lacking in boozy, eggy options on a Saturday morning? Probably a lot if you’ve read this site enough. Sorry I’m not sorry for calling on our local businesses to step up their breakfast game. Consider this announcement to be a trailer […]

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in the Gump 2019

Cinco de Mayo is upon us! Here’s your annual reminder that it’s a celebration of the Mexican army over the French empire (not Mexican Independence Day). While the day has a lesser meaning in Mexico, in America it has evolved to celebrate American-Mexican unity. Here in Montgomery, Cinco de Mayo is a wonderful time for us to try new food […]

The Absolute Best Tacos in Montgomery

A friend recently asked if I was pregnant when she saw me drinking only water at a brewery. Never one to pass up the shock value of an inappropriate joke, I stuck out my gut and announced that yep, I sure did have a baby in there. Nevermind the truth. She called my bluff and said “that’s not a baby! […]

Date Night with Shakespeare

My buddy, Joe, was borderline angry when I told him I hadn’t been to a show at Shakespeare Festival in the six years I’ve lived here. Utter disbelief veiled his face at the inability to fathom the existence of someone who somehow let this experience slip past them for so long. The Shakespeare Festival is a glorious, shining gem in […]

Why is Cloverdale Being Held Hostage?

My introduction to socialization in Montgomery was via Cloverdale six years ago. I lived in the apartments ran by the Residence Group on the corner of Norman Bridge and Felder. Unable to afford wifi, I walked to Derk’s in the evenings to sit on the outdoor furniture to feed off their signal with my laptop for a few heavenly minutes […]

The Food Really Is that Good at Davis Cafe

As we all know, Montgomery offers no short supply of holes-in-the wall serving up drool-worthy foods in an establishment seriously lacking in curb appeal. Leading the charge is Davis Cafe, the shack near Old Alabama Town on Decatur Street that seems to be defying all rules of what is supposed to make a restaurant succeed. The building looks abandoned – […]

MARAUDER EXCLUSIVE: Sneak Peak at the New El Rey Menu

Sound the alarms! El Rey has updated their menus and we get to see them first! The shiny new items will be launched for the world to try this Monday, 3/18, and I hate to brag, but we’ve not only got the new menu here, but I’ve also had a chance to try some of these things. Oh lawd, it’s […]

3/24: Sanctuary Showdown

AN ORIGINAL MUSIC COMPETITION Competition is open to artists of all ages and musical genres, individuals and groups alike. Invite your friends to come out and vote! Concessions and drinks will be for sale. Food trucks available as well. Details: there will be 8 slots at each of the JAN/FEB/MAR shows, the top 2 acts from each will advance to […]