Northport’s revered City Cafe rings its walls with abundant accolades, letters and notes from old-time friends and patrons taking place of honor beside the high-gloss praises of Southern Living and the Food Network.
Yet one new endorsement tickles owner Jeanie Brown probably beyond all others.
In the July issue of O, The Oprah Magazine, in an article titled “The U.S. of Yum,” City Cafe is lauded as one of the two best eating spots to visit in Alabama. The other is Mobile seafood specialist Wintzell’s Oyster House. The magazine didn’t contact Brown in advance, and as far as she knows, no one from the periodical talked to any of the other City Cafe workers. So it all came as a pleasant surprise this week.