Alex Hosey | Lifestyle Editor
The best venue to get the best cocktail in Auburn also happens to be the best to listen to live music.
For sushi that exceeds expectations in presentation, freshness, taste and variety, Fuji Sushi Bar is the place to go.
Avondale has been hosting live music since around June of 2015. The first band was a group of Hardy's old friends called The Whitey Herzogs, who now go by AM Gold.
Nathan Coker had been playing guitar and singing in Nate & Function, a funk band, for a few years before the band was invited to open for St. Paul & The Broken Bones at their sold-out show at the Bottling Plant Event Center in Opelika, Alabama, in February 2016.
“Our sound is really a patchwork kind of thing with me writing singer-songwriter stuff and then giving it to them,” Haanschoten said. “Sometimes it turns out jazzy, sometimes it turns out kind of dreampop-y or just traditional indie rock. ... When you search us on Google, Google lists us as alternative country.”
Kim Wirth met her husband Brian while attending Auburn University in the mid-90's. After the two moved to Memphis, Tennessee, and began raising a family there, Kim began coming back to Auburn a few times a year to recruit engineering students for her job at International Paper while the rest of the family would come for as many football games as they could. The Wirths' habit of making the pilgrimages back to the Loveliest Village on The Plains changed one day when Kim saw that the Wittel Dorm, an Auburn landmark at the intersection of Gay Street and Thach Avenue, was suddenly up for sale. "I just happened to be in town and saw that the dorm was for sale literally the day that it went on the market," Wirth said. Kim called her husband Brian, a building science graduate who works in hotel development, and told him her plans to buy the property as an investment.
Crepe Myrtle Cafe and the Market at Blooming Colors closed Sunday, March 11 while Blooming Colors itself is undergoing a move to a new location.
Hardy, who played the unwitting father in a family vacation gone wrong in the vegetarian-goblin-infested town of “Nilbog,” got the role while he was living in Utah and taking acting classes on the side.
As a kid growing up in the northeast suburbs of Atlanta, Nick Purdy had a couple of friends go to school at Auburn University after they graduated.
Auburn’s second annual Mardi Gras parade came through downtown Saturday evening, drawing hundreds of residents to College Street.