New Orleans BBQ restaurant opens in Alabama; Birmingham brew supports Freshwater Land Trust; Former Troy football player named to board of trustees

New Orleans-based Blue Oak BBQ has opened in Huntsville

New Orleans BBQ restaurant opens in Alabama

New Orleans-based Blue Oak BBQ has opened in Huntsville on Mid City Drive, within walking distance of the Orion Amphitheater. It’s Blue Oak’s second location and its first in Alabama. ­– AL.com

Birmingham brew supports Freshwater Land Trust

Birmingham’s Trim Tab brewery has released a new beer, Shady Spot, inspired by Shades Creek and the Freshwater Land Trust. It’s the first in Trim Tab’s Watershed Series, which supports the land trust, trails and clean water. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Freshwater Land Trust. – Bham Now

Former Troy football player named to board of trustees

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Freddie Thomas, a Troy University alumnus who was part of two national championship football teams at the school, has been appointed to Troy’s board of trustees. Thomas was inducted into the Troy University Hall of Fame in 2015. – Alabama Political Reporter

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