Behind the Grill with Bobby Lankford and Bama Bob's BBQ
Port City Plate Podcast
by Bienville Bites Food Tour
1w ago
On this episode of the Port City Plate Podcast, we sit down with Bama Bob myself, Bobby Lankford. Bobby is the mastermind behind one of the best BBQ restaurants in Mobile, Bama Bob's BBQ. Bobby has one of the most incredible stories we have shared on this podcast.  What started as a hobby of judging BBQ at a local charity competition eventually turned in to him mastering the art and science of BBQ and becoming an award winning competitor himself. Now, Bobby has escaped the corporate world and is mastering the restaurant industry with his award-winning BBQ on Dauphin Island Parkway after ..read more
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Behind the Feathers: The Legacy of Joe Cain with Wayne Dean
Port City Plate Podcast
by Bienville Bites Food Tour
3w ago
In this special Mardi Gras themed edition of the Port City Plate Podcast, we're honored to welcome a true Mobile legend, Wayne Dean, portraying the iconic Joe Cain, or Chief Slacabamarinico. Dive into Mobile’s Mardi Gras history as Wayne unravels the life and legacy of Joe Cain, a man of many facets who played a pivotal role in revitalizing Mobile's Mardi Gras celebrations post-Civil War. From his early days starting a mystic society as a teenager to his influential acts that shaped the city's festivities, this episode offers a unique glimpse into the character that continues to inspire Mobile ..read more
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From Colonial Mobile to Carnival: The Story of the Pelican Girls
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1M ago
In this episode of the Port City Plate Podcast, we dive into the mysterious world of the Pelican Girls, a secret parading society that is a nod to Mobile's founding women. Our guest, one of the 23 Pelican Girls, known only as "Catherine Christophe", offers a unique insider's perspective on the group's modern-day mystic society and their place in Mobile's history.  We explore the historical roots of the Pelican Girls in Mobile, learning about their significant impact on Mobile's founding. Catherine shares her personal story, giving us a glimpse into the life of a Pelican Girl, including t ..read more
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Baking a Difference: The Bagel Boy Story with Alex Warner
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1M ago
In this engaging episode of the Port City Plate Podcast, we dive into the world of bagels with Alex Wagner, the brain behind Foley's popular Bagel Boy. Alex opens up about his inspiration for starting a bagel shop in South Alabama, an area traditionally not known for bagels. He discusses the uniqueness of Bagel Boy in a region dominated by bakeries and the absence of specialized bagel shops. Alex takes us through the meticulous bagel-making process, revealing what goes into creating the most popular bagels and toppings at Bagel Boy. He surprises listeners with the most unexpected bestseller on ..read more
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A Year in Review: New Bites, Fond Farewells, and Family Dining in Mobile - 2023
Port City Plate Podcast
by Bienville Bites Food Tour
2M ago
Today's episode is brought to you by our new sponsor, Table Needs – the game-changing point of sale system transforming small restaurants, coffee shops, and food trucks. They're not just about transactions; they're about making your business thrive. Check out The Ultimate Guide to a Profitable Menu provided by Table Needs! In this episode of the Port City Plate Podcast, we recap 2023. We gained some incredible new spots throughout the year but we also lost some favorites as well. This special episode celebrates the very best of Mobile's dining scene throughout the year and concludes with a VE ..read more
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Celebrating Over 100 Years: The Sweet Journey of Pollman's Bake Shop
Port City Plate Podcast
by Bienville Bites Food Tour
3M ago
In this delicious episode of the Port City Plate podcast, we dive into the rich history and sweet treats of Mobile's oldest and most iconic bakery - Pollman's Bake Shop. This legendary bakery, a pillar of the community since 1918, weaves a story that’s as rich and layered as its famous cakes. Michelle Pollman Hall, the great-granddaughter of founder Fred Pollman and the current steward of this culinary landmark, guides us through a century of baking, family heritage, and the sweet tradition of Pollman's. As Michelle shares her earliest memories of the bakery, you’ll be transported to a world ..read more
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Two Icons, One Visionary: David Rasp and the Story Behind Heroes Sports Bar and The Royal Scam
Port City Plate Podcast
by Bienville Bites Food Tour
4M ago
In this episode, we are honored to host David Rasp, the culinary visionary behind two of Mobile’s beloved dining spots - Heroes Sports Bar and Grille and The Royal Scam. Kicking things off in 1998, David transformed Heroes into a sports fan's dream haven, perfectly capturing the essence of Mobile's rich sports history. Dive into the nostalgic realm as David reminisces about the original TV setups at Heroes and shares enchanting stories of iconic celebrity visits like Jerry Rice. But David's culinary journey didn't end with Heroes. In 2006, he introduced Mobilians to The Royal Scam, a restauran ..read more
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Bonus Episode: A Preview of My New Book, "A Culinary History of Mobile"
Port City Plate Podcast
by Bienville Bites Food Tour
4M ago
In a very special bonus episode of the Port City Podcast, join us as we celebrate the upcoming release of  "A Culinary History of Mobile". Venture behind the scenes with your host and author Chris Andrews as a preview for this upcoming book!  About "A Culinary History of Mobile": The oldest city in Alabama, Mobile has changed a lot over the years, but its appreciation for a good meal has remained constant. A wide range of palates have blended together to form an under appreciated cuisine that rivals New Orleans. Explore cherished restaurants like Wintzell’s Oyster House, meet unforg ..read more
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Nourishing Mobile: Karrie Nelson's Vision with The Cookery Project & the Mobtown Mac Down
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4M ago
In this episode, we delve into the culinary world of Karrie Nelson, the visionary behind The Cookery Project, an initiative that has revolutionized the way kids in Mobile view food and nutrition. Starting from a simple desire to create a summer cooking camp for her daughter, Karrie embarked on a journey that led to the birth of a project now celebrated by the entire community. Dive in as Karrie unravels the story of how her passion, paired with her daughter's keen interest in cooking, set the stage for an endeavor that extends beyond just cooking classes to field trips, parties, and more. Kar ..read more
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Danny Calametti & the Flavorful Journeys of Alabama Coasting: From Mobile Latin Fest to Culinary Adventures Across the Gulf Coast
Port City Plate Podcast
by Bienville Bites Food Tour
4M ago
Dive into a flavorful journey with our latest episode featuring Danny Calametti, the owner and CEO of Alabama Coasting, a company highlighting the rich culture and culinary treasures of the Gulf Coast area. This episode teases your palate as we navigate through diverse stories from Alabama Coasting’s inception, spearheaded initially by Danny’s twin brother David, to its evolution and persistent commitment to promoting local food and tourism-related events, especially amidst the post-Covid landscape. Uncover tales from the vibrant, competitive, yet congenial worlds of the World Food Championshi ..read more
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