Author: Andy MacDonald

Wasabi serves sushi a restaurateur could love

It isn’t often enough I get the chance to bromance it up with local restaurateur David Rasp, but when I do it’s pretty darn good. As the owner of three restaurants (Royal Scam and two Heroes locations), Rasp has a nose for good food and his finger pretty much on the pulse of our dining scene. Recent months have seen our friend on a health kick, leaving him fit and trim, but don’t be confused. Even with limitations on carbs, red meat and other wonderful hazards, if a man is closer to 7 feet tall than I am to...

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Local Goodness fundraiser returns

Easily becoming one of the best events Mobile has to offer, USA Children’s and Women’s 2017 Local Goodness will take place Sunday, May 7. This marks the fourth year of the fundraiser, which runs 4-7 p.m. at the new USA Health Strada Patient Care Center overlooking the Geri Moulton Children’s Park on the hospital’s campus. The farm-to-table dinner has always delivered a remarkable spread. With amazing food and drink, a silent auction and live music by Fat Man Squeeze, it’s always a great time. Expect local seafood, meats and produce prepared by some talented chefs. Local Goodness is a...

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Get your butt over here!

I’m a butt man. That’s right, I said it loud and proud. I am very fond of legs and find the perfectly sized breast a temptation from which I have a hard time turning, but I cannot resist the butt. Of course I am speaking of the Boston butt. The pork-puller. The part of the pig that fills my tamales, stuffs my barbecue sandwiches and occasionally gets sliced with carrots, potatoes and celery. The Boston butt was long dismissed as a less-desirable piece of meat that, in pre-Revolutionary War New England, was often packed for shipping into barrels called...

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Windmill Market adds Ox Kitchen

Downtown Fairhope is ready for the Windmill Market’s latest addition, The Ox Kitchen, opening this week. The restaurant is owned and operated within the market by Bo Hamilton, a veteran of the restaurant industry who got his start in the business at the fine dining restaurant J. Williams in Auburn, followed by stints in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, restaurants. Now a resident of the Eastern Shore, Hamilton named his latest endeavor after his wife, Molly’s, hometown of Oxford, Mississippi. Describing it as “New South Casual,” Hamilton adds, “I am passionate about the food and people of the South and The...

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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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