Lunch for a month at Betty’s BBQ

Betty's BBQ

Betty’s BBQ has been a staple of Anniston, AL for as long as I can remember. Southern BBQ runs in this family’s blood. With the parents’ restaurant resumé consisting of the old Goal Post in Anniston, AL and siblings Stan and Kathy currently operating Pruett’s BBQ in Gadsden, AL and Betty’s BBQ here in Anniston, […]

Hubbard’s off Main Opens New Addition

Walking into Hubbard’s off Main’s new “Hubbards Out Back”, you’ll see the aesthetic is just as beautiful as the main building: large doors that open to expose the venue to fresh air and sunlight, a stage for outdoor live performances, handmade one of a kind furniture pieces with some dating back to the 1800s.  This […]

Cinco de Mayo Events Around Calhoun County

The smell of grilling meat, live music playing, ice cold margaritas, amazing food. But, do you know what’s better than tacos and margaritas? Half priced margaritas and $1.50 tacos! Local businesses around Calhoun county are gearing up for Cinco de Mayo events and are inviting you to join in the celebration on Wednesday, May 5th.  […]

Dinner at Train Station Café

Picture this… It’s a hot Saturday afternoon. The sun is shining. Sun Trust Park has a packed house. You are cheering the Atlanta Braves on to a win. You’ve got an ice cold Coca Cola (or your favorite beer) in one hand and the best sausage dog the ballpark has to offer in the other. […]

Dinner at Cooter Brown’s Rib Shack

The time has come again to share with you my experience of eating at one of my favorite BBQ spots, Cooter Brown’s Rib Shack. I have known the owners, Barbara and Tim Johnson, for years. I am proud to call them my friends. They are just “great people”. Cooter Brown’s has been around for a […]

Dinner at Calhoun Steakhouse

Calhoun Steakhouse Sirloin

If you’re in Jacksonville and you’re thinking a big, juicy steak sounds good – think no further than Calhoun Steakhouse. With ribeye, T-bone, sirloin, and chopped steak on the menu there is something to satisfy even the pickiest carnivore. Still can’t choose? Have it all! The Calhoun boasts of it all; a 6 ounce sirloin, […]

Dinner at Effina’s Downtown Anniston


INSIGHT looks forward to bringing you an in-depth look into epic meals from around Calhoun County. For our first dive into such a meal (on our newly revamped website), I reached out to friend and Chef of Effina’s Downtown Anniston, Alabama – Jeremy Minton. I wanted to let Chef Minton “do his thing” with a meal featuring […]

The Hillbilly Eggroll at Cooter Brown’s

Hillbilly Eggroll at Cooter Brown's Rib Shack

Family owned and operated, Cooter Brown’s Rib Shack remains a staple in Jacksonville, AL. During our latest visit, we wanted to focus on one of our favorites and “pull back the curtain” on the… drum roll… Cooter Brown’s Hillbilly Eggroll. Owners Tim and Barbara Johnson opened Cooter Brown’s, on Highway 204, 20 years ago and […]