Perhaps it’s not surprising that virtually everything in a Monroeville restaurant has an interesting story. After all, the small Alabama town is synonymous with one of literature’s most beloved stories, “To Kill a Mockingbird.”
“My father was a pilot. Airplanes were his passion,” said Tawny Carter, co-owner and executive chef at Prop and Gavel, in explaining the “prop” portion of the name. “Mom is the gavel. She’s an attorney and judge. And I’m the little ‘and’ sign, I guess.”
Within the restaurant are tables from a 1920s Belgian pub. The chairs are made from the shutters from the British Embassy in India.
The barrister burger is made from fresh-ground beef from the trimmings of filet and ribeye steaks.