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Simple Greek is an interactive concept combining premium ingredients, open kitchens and Greek atmosphere in a fast casual setting.

There’s a hotbed of activity at the corner of Florida Street and Old Shell Road. That spot has gotten a good bit of ink over the past year and even more so the past couple of weeks. What is loosely referred to as the “Publix shopping center” by locals may formally be called the Midtown Center, but whatever the name, it’s upping the food game.

The latest opened last week in the form of The Simple Greek. This interactive kitchen allows the diner to build his or her own meal, either a pita or a bowl, and add accoutrements down the line. It’s sort of the Greek version of what you love about Moe’s Southwest Grill, Chipotle or Pie Five. My first experience was fresh ingredients, friendly staff and efficient. Everything is a la carte, so don’t let your eyes get bigger than your stomach.

Go now and you’ll see someone you know!

Wonderland Café brings a bit of Alice to West Mobile

Follow the White Rabbit to Picadilly Square for the new Wonderland Café. Yes, an Alice in Wonderland-themed restaurant has opened at the corner of Airport and Hillcrest. It may be the most colorful restaurant in Mobile, with bubble teas, chicken salad, charcuterie, quesadillas and more, prepared with the flair of a Mad Hatter’s tea party. The waitresses are almost as colorful as the menu.

Open for lunch and dinner daily with Sunday brunch, this boutique eatery is also available for parties or catering events. Look for them on social media or call 251-378-5300. I would ask for Alice.

OK Bicycle Shop Holiday Market

The 6th annual Holiday Market at the OK Bicycle Shop is slated for Sunday, Dec. 16, 1-4 p.m. as vendors flock to the corner of Dauphin and Washington with their unique items ranging from clothing, jewelry, art, furniture, home décor, handbags, candy and, of course, specialty food items.

You already know the bar has a great selection, and this is the only place I know where I can get sushi and tacos. Knock back a spicy margarita with a tuna tataki and some duck nachos. As if that isn’t enough it’s also the day of the Christmas Drag Queen Brunch beginning at 1:30 p.m.

If you’d like to become a vendor for the Holiday Market, email for an application. Vendor entry fee is $30 and goes directly to St. Mary’s Home for Children. This will be one for the books.

Wok by d’Bay coming to Fairhope

Since 2009 Master Joe’s has been the go-to sushi place for Fairhope. Then owner/chef Joe Ou followed that up with Shanghai Cottage featuring Chinese specialties. With another Master Joe’s in Orange Beach, Ou is a very busy man, but not so busy that he can’t open another Fairhope restaurant. Wok by d’Bay is coming to 420 Fairhope Ave. with no sushi or buffet, just plans for good Southeast Asian cuisine. They are currently accepting applications for employment at Master Joe’s in Fairhope. We’ll have more in our next issue.