Guests from near and far will flood Tuscaloosa this weekend as the Alabama Crimson Tide takes on the Vanderbilt Commodores Saturday evening in Bryant-Denny Stadium, but no trip to Tuscaloosa is complete without visiting local eateries and businesses in the Druid City.

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Whether you are looking for a great bite to eat with family before the game or the perfect outfit for a time of tailgating on The Quad, the Tuscaloosa Thread has compiled a list of some of the newest restaurants and retail stores in the area that will make a weekend with the Tide one to remember!

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