Tag Archives: Southern

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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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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No Rules, Just Pickles

 The Cobalt Club recently had occasion to participate in the quest for Birmingham’s best fried pickles.  The search was initiated by Magic City artist Sarah Miller, a frequent patron and former employee of the club who publishes a bouncy little … Continue reading

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