Lookout Alabama magazine began publishing in summer 2013 with distribution to a select multi-state readership. Through articles and images, the magazine tells the stories of the people and places that make the Lookout Mountain region so special.

Few locations can rival the natural, unspoiled beauty and unique culture of the Lookout Mountain area. Virtually unheralded for centuries except to those who call it home and those lucky enough to stumble upon the magnificent plateau, Alabama’s Lookout Mountain region has been overshadowed by other, heavily marketed Appalachian communities.

A wider audience is just beginning to discover the area as an ideal recreation, vacation and retirement destination as well as business location. In an increasingly fast-paced, homogeneous world, the Lookout Mountain region possesses a rare sense of peace and place. Breathtaking views from the rim of Little River Canyon, splendid waterfalls, lush forests and rocky bluffs overlooking  pristine valleys leave visitors spellbound. The Southern hospitality, musical and artistic talents and strong work ethic of its people complete the area’s charm.

Lookout Alabama magazine highlights the region's people, history and natural beauty as well as the many cultural, educational, outdoor-adventure, dining, shopping and child-friendly attractions that make this little-known corner of Alabama an ideal vacation and retirement destination as well as business location.

LookoutAlabama.com provides access to Lookout Alabama magazine stories and photography as well as videos, musical recordings, additional images and other multi-media resources to offer a wide-ranging window into the Lookout Mountain region's many treasures.

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What’s Cookin’: No Bun Intended

What’s Cookin’: No Bun Intended

Mentone Market BBQ brings delicious Selma-inspired barbecue sandwiches to the Lookout Mountain region. By RANDY GRIDER Tom Emory admits when he first started serving barbecue sandwiches at the Mentone Market in 2015, he got a few puzzled looks and inquiries from some customers: “Where’s the bun?” That’s because Tom, who owns and runs the Mentone Market
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Shop Around: Nostalgic Shopping

Shop Around: Nostalgic Shopping

Relics offers pop-culture collectibles that are sure to bring back memories. By RANDY GRIDER Browsing through Relics Antiques and Collectibles in downtown Fort Payne, Ala., feels more like a stroll down memory lane than your normal shopping trip. The store teems with pop-culture collectibles and memorabilia sure to stir memories and lure you back to
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Publisher’s Note: Historical Images

Publisher’s Note: Historical Images

Click here to view this article as a PDF A new book spotlights rarely seen postcards from Fort Payne’s storied past. For more than a century, postcards served two main purposes: to provide a cheap souvenir of places visited or a quick note to family and friends back home. They were essentially the pre-cell-phone version
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