It’s been just over a week since the Nappies were awarded, and the winners’ banners are starting to appear all over town. It’s such a sight to see! Of course some of Boozie’s favorite places have banners but have taken it a step further, making their own signs to highlight their Nappie wins.

The awards are done, and Lagniappe’s staff got to celebrate 15 years of keeping Mobile funky this past Friday. I mean, let’s be real, we are the real winners, we bring y’all news, commentary, local happenings and, of course, your favorite, gossip! So send cake, please! Anywho, here is some tasty gossip for you to enjoy!

Big Bites
Last Wednesday was Mobile Baykeeper’s annual Bay Bites Food Truck Festival at Cooper Riverside Park. If you missed it this year be sure to plan ahead for next year! This year’s festival sold out and had over a thousand people in attendance. Every year this delicious shindig gets bigger and more popular, so you don’t want to miss it.

This is an event the whole family can enjoy. They had everything from slides to mini Duck Boat Tours to face painting to ice cream for the kiddos. Actually, all that stuff can be enjoyed by adults too! But let’s be real, the adults are there for the food and beer!

Speaking of food, my spy reported her faves. For starters, she said she loved the Mother Shuckers roasted corn. She said it was a simple ear of corn on a stick roasted with spices, simple but brilliant and everyone loves corn this time of year! Her next favorite was Grill Billies BBQ nachos! She said these are the closest thing to Big Bad Wolves BBQ nachos she has had outside Tuscaloosa. All you Tide fans probably know what she is talking about, and that means they are good! Boozie is willing to bet you couldn’t go wrong with a few of these options, like Bacon My Day, The Crepe Crusader, Puglies Mexican and, to cool everyone off, Frios and Chill!

If food and activities weren’t enough, there were also some local celebs spotted! Of course Mayor Sandy Stimpson was there supporting Mobile Baykeeper, as well as TenSixtyFive’s party animal. Luckily he didn’t fall face-first off the stage, or at least if he did my spy missed it! Local radio DJs were also spotted; these folks are pretty well known even when they aren’t talking!

Boozie hates she missed the event and is even more upset she missed out on $1 color-changing cups and getting the chance to dunk someone in the dunking booth!

More than you bargained for
It’s not every day you pull up to work and get a big surprise. No, no, the boss didn’t cancel work, though if you explained what you just witnessed you might get sick leave. Anyways, one of Boozie’s co-workers arrived to work last Wednesday morning and saw something she can’t unsee: a naked man.

Upon pulling into the parking lot, she couldn’t believe her eyes — was she really seeing this? Is that man really buck naked in the parking lot? What is he doing? In one of those moments you can’t look away from, she noticed the man was “cleaning” himself in what he thought was a hidden space between the dumpster and fence. But what the guy didn’t account for was the space on either side — on one side, a view of Dauphin Street and on the other, New St. Francis Street.

As she tried to get a co-worker’s attention to warn her of the dangers lurking just feet away, the man appeared from behind the dumpster fully clothed. In his hands were the red T-shirt he had been seen using as a loofa and the blue shorts that were on the ground. He tossed them both in the dumpster and walked on about his day thinking nobody knows anything.

We really don’t want to know what he was doing, though we have a pretty good idea.

The things you see in MiMo!

Battle of the boulevards
Boozie loves a good laugh and this next story is just that. The Moe’s Original BBQ and the Chick-fil-A near Airport and University boulevards had a little tiff. Chick-fil-A posted “Try our new smokehouse BBQ sandwich! LTO” on its sign, which also says (permanently) “Closed Sundays.” So Moe’s, being the jokers they are, decided they would retaliate with a sign that read “Chick-fil-A, I thought we were friends. Open Sunday.”

You gotta love good sign humor.

Well, kids, that’s all I’ve got this week. Just remember, whether rain or shine, dramatic or scandalous, or just some plain ol’ naked man lovin’, I will be there. Ciao!