At the Annual Interstate Mullet Toss, participants compete to throw a dead mullet the farthest across the Alabama-Florida state line.
Dub’s staff practice a delicate shuffle behind the tight counter to take orders, wait on to-go orders, handle order tickets, fry and wrap burgers, fill drinks, and hold court.
When railroad work took Charles Franklin Penn to Florida where he slept in a tent with alligators visible everywhere, he decided a new career was in order.
“A waiter catches my eye, and as he approaches, I think that if that fight against integration is a persistent part of our history, so, too, is the fight for integration. So, too, is the resistance to the old order, the desire to come together, which you can see here, where faces of almost every color congregate each day.”
On Thursday, February 25, Alabama Chanin celebrates our region’s past, present, and future—and its great food—through film.
Kitty Spears of Cullman, Alabama, ran the Busy Bee Cafe with her late husband, Steve, until 2014. Her children now run the business.