Food & Restaurants



Pimento Cheese Spread

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS --  Add chopped fresh parsley and nuts to Pimento Cheese Spread for a new twist to a classic.

ADVOCATE-TESTED RECIPE Pimento Cheese Spread Makes about 3¼ cups. Recipe is by Corinne Cook. 1 (3-oz.) pkg. cream cheese, room temperature (Can use “light”) ¼ cup mayonnaise (can use “light”) 2 cloves garlic,… Continue reading →


2015 Dodge Challenger

You say you don’t have the dough for the awesome new 2015 Challenger Hellcat with 707 horsepower? Try the 2015 Challenger Scat Pack with the 6.4-liter V8 HEMI engine. It’ll give you 485 horses and 475 lb.-ft. of torque with either a 6-speed… Continue reading →

Real Estate

A Country Estate on Alligator Bayou Road

The country estate at 18530 Alligator Bayou Road consists of 3.27 pristine acres with a beautiful Greek Revival Raised American Cottage style home sitting squarely in the middle. A pond out back is shared with the neighbor – and with the Canadian geese… Continue reading →


Comedy deals with confronting prejudice

Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- Pharus Jonathan Young, played by Christian Jones, speaks to the members of the choir Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, during New Venture Theatre's rehearsal for its upcoming production,

The first time Greg Williams Jr. saw a production of Tarell Alvin McCraney’s “Choir Boy” he wanted to stage it. “When the show was over, I just sat there for five minutes. I knew I’d seen something incredibly special,” says Williams, artistic… Continue reading →


Use caution with lawn winterizer

Photo by JOHN WOZNIAK -- To maintain a healthy lawn through winter, avoid applying nitrogen fertilizers after August.

Winterizer lawn fertilizers are heavily promoted and are in stores now. People often ask if they should use them. “The truth is, most winterizers sold are not really designed for southern turfgrass species such as St. Augustine grass or centipede grass but… Continue reading →