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The View from the Club

Working late.

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Good Reads: Fixed Baroque

A blog for language lovers, Fixed Baroque is written by Mandy Shunnarah, a regular here at the Cobalt Club and a self-described bringer of smiles, museum junkie, book nerd, and librarian in progress. “I coined the phrase fixed baroque as a way … Continue reading

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The View from the Club

Looking up (and through) at the corner of First Avenue North and Richard Arrington.

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Good Reads: The Birmingham Restaurant Raider

Whether you’re in the mood for pork chops, pasta, or pizza pies, you can’t go wrong with a recommendation from the Birmingham Restaurant Raider. For the benefit of Magic City diners, this mysterious blogger can always be found “anonymously raiding … Continue reading

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The View From the Club

Formerly a 350-room lodging establishment on Second Avenue North, the Thomas Jefferson Hotel was once noted for “Southern hospitality at its happy, wonderful best.”  Referred to as “the pride of Birmingham” during the 1930s, the building has for years been … Continue reading

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Good Reads (and a couple of things you’ve seen before)

“New features at the Cobalt Club?” Scott Wilson asked, giving me a skeptical look over the top of his lenses. “Yeah,” Wade Smith chimed in.  “Haven’t we heard that before?” As much as I hated to admit it, the club’s … Continue reading

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Mysteries, Meat Snacks, and Music

Mysterious things have been known to happen at the Cobalt Club, but three on the same night is extraordinary. “Something’s wrong with Chef Guy,” Millicent said, introducing me to the first one as I handed her my Borsalino. “Any idea … Continue reading

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The Inaugural Cobalt Club Wedding Reception

“A wedding reception at The Cobalt Club?” “Yes,” Millicent said firmly.  “Is there a problem with that?”  She was giving me the glare she hadn’t used on anyone since Mandy Shunnarah attempted to enter the premises while wearing roller skates. … Continue reading

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Comedy Ain’t No Joke

“How are you, Mr. Gregory?” I asked the Funniest Man in America as he walked into the club. “Buddy, you call me James, okay?” “Deal,” I said.  “Glad you stopped by.  You’re one of Birmingham’s favorite visitors, you know.” “Well, … Continue reading

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Red Velvet and Roundball

“Glad to see you here tonight,” I said to Karri Bentley.  “How are things?” She shrugged.  “It’s the most depressing time of year.  The Blazers’ season and March Madness are long over, and the NBA playoffs have just ended.” “How … Continue reading

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