Category Archives: Food&Drink

Family Fun Along Alabama’s Gulf Coast

We love any chance we get to work with incoming travel media. So, it was so nice to spend a little time with this writer when she was visiting Mobile last month!  Take a look at her Alabama Gulf Coast experience by clicking the link to her story in below!

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Tara Settembre knows how to capture Wintzell’s Oysters!
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Gorgeous photo by Tara Settembre of Alabama’s Gulf Coast

Thanks, Tara for the incredible story in the Huffington Post!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/southern-charm-family-fun-in-alabamas-gulf-coast_us_5970e281e4b0f68541cd631e

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5 Times FIVE Made us Drool

If you haven’t checked out one of Mobile’s newest restaurants, FIVE, you’re probably about to start making plans to do so.

FIVE is making some incredibly delicious food and the photos they are putting on Instagram are home-runs!

Go ahead and get a snack. Because you’re going to be hungry once you start scrolling.

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Yes, please.

 

 

 

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Can we just dive into this saucy pool of goodness?

 

 

 

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Well, hello there you crispy thing, you.

 

 

 

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I’m sorry, we haven’t met yet. I’m famished. What’s your name?

 

 

 

 

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And all the hungry people said, Amen {and goodnight.}

 

Thank you FIVE for making all of us starving!

Five is located in Downtown Mobile at 609 Dauphin Street! Make plans to dine with them ASAP!

 

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The Noble South Takes on Brunch

Here’s something that got us REAL excited during a stroll down Dauphin Street last week.

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The Noble South is starting a brunch service??!! WHAAAAT.

Y’all already know how we feel about brunch. But, if you don’t, you’ve got some reading to do before you keep going. Read THIS and then come back.

Mobilians live for brunch. It’s better than any meal of the whole day. It’s serious and SO good.

First of all, anything that involves Champagne is always a good thing. {But, be safe, folks.}

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We have friends in high places {more on that below} that supplied us with these photos that we can’t stop drooling over.  Take a look!

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*Special thank you to Cassie Franklin for providing us with some of these photos. She’s one of The Noble South’s fabulous servers —feel free to ask for her or tell her hello when you go to have brunch!*

The Noble South is located at 203 Dauphin Street and is now open for Sunday brunch!

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Fish Taco Frenzy

Here’s the deal – we love a fish taco.

Soft, crispy, baked, fried, blackened.

Garnished with arugula, spring mix or cabbage.

Topped with fresh mango salsa, fiery hot salsa or smooth tomatillo salsa.  

There just isn’t a fish a taco we don’t want to dive into! 

And… we did.   We ate our way through the fish taco scene and happy to report, that although our waistline is a little bigger, we have some SCRUMPTIOUS options when you visit Mobile!

OK Bicycle Shop

*Two words: Avocado cream. We almost asked for some in a bowl so we could just eat it with a spoon.

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Crispy Fish Taco

 

Wintzell’s Oyster House

*Perfectly blackened fish with cold pico de gallo and fresh purple cabbage. It’s a perfect taco.

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Blackened Fish Tacos

 

The Royal Scam 

*We weren’t sure if it was the pickled cabbage or the lime cilantro crème fraiche  but something about this taco made us want to jump up and do a happy dance.

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Lightly Blackened Fish Tacos

 

Fuego Coastal Mexican Eatery

*This is a big ole mess of the best kind. SO much of everything. It’s a thick piece of delicious Mahi-Mahi with a heaping mound of jicama slaw topped with a spicy cilantro aioli that starts to drip down your hand. And, you’re okay with that because it’s literally finger-licking good!

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Mahi-Mahi Baja Tacos

 

Von’s Bistro

*This taco is quite different from the above mentioned….but equally amazing. {If you like cilantro -this will be your best friend.} The Asian flavors really come through with  this dish and the cool cucumber really hits this taco out of the park.

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There you have it –there’s our round-up of Fish Tacos for you to devour! But.. these are just starting points because there are plenty more fish tacos to eat in Mobile! Take a look at all of our restaurants to really dive into the Fish Taco scene!

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All Hail Dad!

We have all heard the saying, “The fastest way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.” While that is definitely true, we think it should be modified a bit.  We think it should be, “The fastest way to a man’s heart is with a big ole’ juicy steak!” Now, we’re talking, right?

With Father’s Day right around the corner, now is the perfect time to make that dinner reservation to treat Dad to a deliciously deserving meal. Plus, you want to be child of the year, right? If you’re an only child, you’re always child of the year so extra brownie points never hurt!

We’ve taken the liberty to make planning much easier by giving you some mouth-watering options to choose from!

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Filet Mignon cooked to perfection on a 500° sizzling plate

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NoJa

Pan seared, oven finished Filet Mignon

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SAISHO

Rib Cap Steak

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The Harbor Room 

Filet Mignon with Gorgonzola

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Dumbwaiter Restaurant

“Tensaw Tournedos”

Two filets of beef in a bourbon-peppercorn sauce

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The Trellis Room

8 oz. Filet with Brined & Roasted

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Now that your stomach is rumbling from hunger. Pick up the phone and make a reservation at any of those places — we know Dad will love it!

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Dauphins is a Delight!

Bob Baumhower opened his newest restaurant in Downtown Mobile a couple of months ago and we are still talking about it.

The views.  We can’t get over the views.  They are extraordinary. We’re talking about perfect views of Downtown Mobile from the 34th floor of the RSA Trustmark Building.

See what we mean?

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Gorgeous, right?!  And, that’s just the view.  We haven’t even made it to the main event.

THE FOOD.

The food is out-of-this-world.  This creole and soul inspired menu is a pure delight, y’all.  

Take a look at some of their dishes:

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Check out their menu and make plans to dine at Dauphins immediately!

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Before You Reach The Beach

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Heading to the beach this summer?  Need to stretch your legs? Instead of driving THROUGH Mobile this time, plan on stopping off for a bit to find out what this old city has new to offer. With the opening of GulfQuest National Maritime Museum last fall and great new exhibits at the Gulf Coast Exploreum and the History Museum of Mobile, an afternoon in downtown Mobile before you reach the beach is a perfect time to wait out the traffic and have family fun in the cultural center of the Gulf Coast.

 

Over a dozen new locally owned restaurants and shops have opened in the past few years in our historic downtown and entertainment district while favorite attractions like the USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park, Bellingrath Gardens and Home, the Mobile Museum of Art, the Mobile Carnival Museum, historic homes and other museums continue to provide one-of-kind experiences for every generation. There are now several city tour options (car, van, bus, historic trolley and -coming soon- duck boats!) that even let you cover more ground in a limited amount of time.

 

We know you’ll find enough to do to plan on a return trip to Mobile in the fall!

 

Start your trip at the historic Fort Conde Welcome Center, where friendly faces will be on hand seven days a week to distribute city vacation guides, brochures, maps and coupons – located on the corner of Church Street and Royal Street.