Author: Andy MacDonald

Harvest Night comes to Weeks Bay Plantation

Get ready for Fairhope’s Harvest Night at Weeks Bay Plantation on Saturday, June 10, at 4 p.m. It’s a night featuring live music, blueberry picking, a farmer’s market and food trucks. With Gove Scrivenor and Chris Clifton picking the flat tops, you know the music will be a grand affair. Add to that farm-to-table treats, local artisans and kids’ activities. Bring your own blanket and a bottle of whatever you’re drinking and enjoy the evening under the stars. Admission is $5 per adult, with kids getting in free. On Harvest Night blueberries are only $8 per pound so make...

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Chicago finds its home on Government Street

I’m always looking for the buzz around here. The latest talk going down in the MiMo scene is Government Street’s Jonelli’s. Located next to Griffith’s Service Station between Ann and Georgia streets, this spot has breathed new life into a long-vacant building. The owner is reportedly from Chicago and the food reflects it. Sandwiches, peppers, dogs and deep-dish pizza fill the chalkboards, saving one spot for the odd quesadilla. Facebook posts about this place are through the roof. The funny thing is the guy doesn’t have a Facebook page. They haven’t been open long but I figured I better...

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Crepe Crusader benefit for MPD’s Captain Dorsey

When a 26-year veteran of the Mobile Police Department and father of five is in need, the Crepe Crusader swings in to help. Capt. Chris Dorsey, sadly, recently suffered a brain aneurysm, which prompted Jared Hurvitz, owner of Crepe Crusader, to put together a fundraising event to help the man in blue. Monday, June 5, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Mobile Police Headquarters on Government Street you can enjoy gourmet crepes and waffles as well as live music and gift basket raffles. All proceeds will go toward helping Capt. Dorsey in his recovery. Learn more about...

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Hit the grill Memorial Day

It’s kind of the beginning of what many consider grilling season. I never take a break from the charcoal, propane and wood chips, but Memorial Day stands out as the first holiday of the year with the menu based around the barbecue grill. For kids still in school it’s the last day off, while mom and dad usually get a free day with pay. So if the weather is nice the entire family may as well get all of the cooking done outdoors in the fresh air and vitamin D. If the storm clouds gather in your backyard, then...

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A filling farewell feast at Ralph & Kacoo’s

A name like Ralph & Kacoo’s is easily recognizable in these parts. If you live on the Gulf Coast, you’re bound to have heard the name, seen or even visited the Baton Rouge location or perhaps the New Orleans restaurant, which has been closed for a while now. Now there’s one in Bossier City, Louisiana, and Lufkin, Texas, along with our very own Causeway spot. Near the mid-bay interchange in the former Lap’s on the Causeway fortress, Ralph & Kacoo’s has called Mobile its home for a couple of years now. This is also the restaurant group’s first waterfront...

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