Loaves and Fish Community Ministry Inc. — a nonprofit organization committed to serving Mobile’s homeless community since 1979 — is having its annual Art Soup fundraiser this Friday, Nov. 11, 6-9 p.m. at Azalea Manor. This event is a Mobile favorite, with gallons of soup, beer, wine and soft drinks doled out, as well as a take-home bowl for each ticket holder.

Proceeds benefit Penelope House, McKemie Place, Ransom Ministries, Family Promise and USA’s Student-Run Free Clinic. You’ll also enjoy live music by local favorites Swing, and I’m told there will be local artists creating bowls at the event!

Tickets are $50 per person and can be purchased at http://art-soup.bpt.me or www.artsoupmobile.org. All tickets, donations and sponsorships are tax deductible.

Will Hughes carves out spot at Windmill Market
Fans of caterer Will Hughes will be excited to know he has opened a restaurant at Fairhope’s Windmill Market at 85 North Bancroft St. Offering farm-fresh wraps, sandwiches and lunch specials, the new restaurant — fond of locally sourced goods and ingredients — also is selling soups and casseroles to go.

The restaurant is a lunch-only affair, open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Windmill is also the home of Mary Ann’s Deli and Frio’s fruit pops, but there is strength in numbers, as the “green as can be” market is a regular spot for live music and a family atmosphere. Welcome, Will!

Moe’s Original Bar-B-Que expands
If it’s a Southern food revival you want, Moe’s Original is the place. The popular restaurant is now bringing its award-winning ‘cue to Semmes, at 3385 Schillinger Road N., Suite 1. The 3700-square-foot building will seat about 100 and also feature live music, trivia and bingo. Set to open in early December, the area should be able to order their Christmas goodies from this Moe’s. “As the city of Semmes is growing and coming into its own, we were approached to bring our restaurant to the area,” co-owner Ashleigh Valluzzo said. “We visited the location a few times and knew our concept would flourish there. Additionally, it was an added bonus that the locals and town were super excited to welcome us to the neighborhood.”

This location is the sixth in South Alabama.

Heroes Downtown celebrates 18 years
I don’t know of a better sports bar anywhere. Heroes Downtown Sports Bar and Grille celebrated 18 years of being our favorite for catching the game, drinking amazing beers and eating some of the best bar food in the city.

Owner David Rasp is a restaurateur of some repute who is also the proprietor of The Royal Scam and the Heroes USA location on Hillcrest. Whether you’re a fan of their sandwiches, appetizers, salads or burgers, Heroes is consistently amazing. I am a lover of the Kahuna Tuna and Sosa’s Bat, and believe me, the wings are out of this world. Lucas favors the quesadilla, and Graham always asks for a penguin sandwich.

Congratulations, Dave, and here’s to 18 more.

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