Author: Andy MacDonald

Rooster’s does Latin American food right

It was cause for celebration. I got word from Rob his daughter, Ursula, made the McGill volleyball team for her eighth-grade year. Apparently she’s got quite the vertical leap and powerful arms that can really hammer when needed, physical skills that, when paired with her stellar attitude, should take her far. This was perfect timing for a review so I moseyed on over to pick up the Holberts to treat them to a downtown meal. It didn’t take long for our conversation to lead toward Rooster’s. I cannot believe I waited this long to review this place, but I...

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Taziki’s opens in Spring Hill

Headquartered in Birmingham, Taziki’s Mediterranean Café has 71 locations spread throughout 16 states, but the latest one is right here in Mobile. Legacy Village is now home to Alabama’s 15th Taziki’s, at 9 Du Rhu Drive and in good company with Dumbwaiter, Mirko, Tropical Smoothie and Williams Sonoma. “The Mobile location will offer a fresh, healthy, diverse and affordable food option to residents,” said Brent Marshall of Taziki’s. Adds Mark Hemby: “We have a chef-driven approach using made-from-scratch recipes. All meals are prepared from raw ingredients much like you would use in your own home. Taziki’s never uses fryers...

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Egg-xactly what you need to do with Easter eggs

I would say we eat a moderate amount of eggs in this household. I have enough friends with chickens that my fridge stays fairly stocked with farm-fresh eggs. Although “perimeter shopping” is the best way to eat right, I rarely have to hug that back wall of the grocery store to actually pay for eggs. Here we are at Easter time with eggs on the brain, so let’s take a look at all we can do with the incredible edible. First off, how are you boiling your eggs? I’ve done it many ways. I’ve started with cold water, brought...

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Dream Dinners expands to Daphne

There’s good news for Daphne residents who are pressed for time in the kitchen. Dream Dinners, the originator of the meal-assembly industry, has signed a franchise deal with Ken Kleban of Kleban Properties to open a store in Daphne by this summer, with a long-term goal of continued development along the Gulf Coast. The new facility is expected to open at 1539 U.S. Highway 98, Suite 202. Founded in 2002, Dream Dinners promotes the family dinner by making it easier on the chief cook and bottle washer. Guests choose from seasonal, rotating menus and prep their dinners in the...

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Where’s the catfish? Under the Dog River Bridge, of course

I was dog sitting last week for my three good friends Maggie, Baxter and Mud. They have their own house on the bay near the Dog River Bridge (no pun intended) and I occasionally get to escape the hustle and bustle of big city living to gaze upon the sleepy waters of the western shore. It’s a dog’s life, for sure, rocking on the back patio, throwing the ball with great care to not launch it past the confines of the invisible electric fence, getting hypnotized by the rippling waves. As if the view and environs aren’t enough, these...

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