Spring 2011 — The Premiere Issue

Cover of the spring 2011 issue of Catfish Alley

Leslie Frazier at the Minnesota Vikings offices in Eden Prairie, Minn.

Cover Story
Minnesota Vikings Head Coach Leslie Frazier on growing up in Columbus and his path to a top spot in the NFL

Midweek Mojo
Blues Night and fine fare liven up Wednesdays at Anthony’s Good Food Market

Welcome to Meridian
Discover the Meridian you probably never knew existed

Untamed Interiors
Betty and Mike Waters’ elegant home has a wild side — Come in for a tour

Let’s Ride
So you want to start cycling? Area experts help get the wheels rolling

Need Therapy?
What are the signs? When and where to seek help

The Nature of Things
Matt Garner’s photo essay offers close encounters of the extraordinary kind

Spring Returns
This season’s collection of nostalgia-inducing colors, silhouettes and fabrics

From the Editor

Our Contributors

Book ReviewEmma and Tom Richardson review Tom Franklin’s whodunit, Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter

One Question What’s your strangest food habit? We asked around.

3 Inspired PeopleDr. Ron Powell, Greg Stewart and Lydia Thompson make a difference

Musicmaker Jamie Davis and Soul Gravy: This five-man band keeps turning out the “funktry,” and fans couldn’t be happier

Food for the Soul Betty Land has been making cheese straws for 40 years and shares her recipe for this Southern necessity

Artist’s PortfolioPaul Thorn’s crudely sophisticated art reflects the carnival of characters who populate his music, memory and imagination

Personal Space Tim Younger’s office has been tagged. Take a peek.

Successful StartupJohn Bean of the Eat With Us Group: How a bar called Harvey’s spawned a consortium of 25 restaurants

At the RootGarden authority Spencer Smith talks dirt

Social CallAdele Elliott explores the singular Southern condition

Restaurant ReviewG.E. Light gives West Point’s The Ritz a thumbs up

Parting Shot