Women have been integral to the identity and culture of Alabama ever since the state’s founding in 1819. An important part of the culture of our state is the relationship Alabama women have to fashion, for southern women are known for “dressing to the nines,” particularly at important life events such as debutante balls, weddings, and funerals. Fashion is often an essential facet of an Alabama woman’s identity, and to explore the history of fashion in Alabama is to explore the history of the state itself.
Crimson Tide vs. Utah Aggies marked the first football game with alcohol sales within the walls of Bryant-Denny stadium. After a back and forth between University of Alabama Athletics and Tuscaloosa City Council, $8.99 craft beers and $9.99 premium beers were available for purchase at various vendor stations. This push for alcohol sales in BDS was in part motivated by the community, as UA athletics director Greg Byrne said, “It’s something a lot of our fans have been asking for.”
Dreaming of BBQ
“Ain’t nothing like ‘em nowhere” is the famous motto of the Dreamland barbecue chain, and many agree with their claim to the best BBQ ribs, among other delicious dishes. Barbecue is a fundamental part of southern cuisine, and Dreamland is arguably the most famous BBQ chain in Alabama ever since its founding in 1958. It has ten locations across the Southeast, ranging across three states with multiple locations in Birmingham and Montgomery. It’s a staple of “best of” lists of southern BBQ, and according to Southern Living the original Dreamland location “in Tuscaloosa is a true Alabama classic.”
Alabama Heritage BLOG
At Alabama Heritage, we owe many of our successes and smooth operations to our fabulous student interns. We hope that with this blog--written mostly by our interns as well as history students from UAB and a few from our own editors--our readers will have an opportunity to get to know the students who bring so much to the table with their enthusiasm, hard work, and expertise!
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