Thanks a million!
Well, actually, thanks 1,349,261!
(The number of votes we received in the 2023 Nappie Awards!)
As we celebrate the 2023 Nappie Awards, we are also celebrating 21 years of Lagniappe. Co-Publishers Rob Holbert and Ashley Trice put the first issue out on the streets of Mobile and Baldwin counties on July 24, 2002. For over two decades, Lagniappe has brought you the best news and investigative reporting, cuisine, arts and entertainment coverage, and of course, this annual contest.
We love the Nappies — even when we are getting yelled at by people who are angry they didn’t win — but it gives our readers the opportunity to recognize people, places and businesses who may not get any other accolades from anywhere else! And that makes them happy and makes us happy!
Congratulations to all of our 2023 winners and finalists. And to those who didn’t take the top prize this year, there is always next year, or the next, or the next, or the next. Again, this issue marks our 21st year of publishing Lagniappe, and we aren’t going anywhere. We plan on Keeping Mobile Funky for years to come.