Of course we know their hamburgers are always vying for the No. 1 spot in this town and their chicken wings are often heralded as the Port City’s favorites, but Butch Cassidy’s is so much more than that. “Build your own” tacos, po’boys and a killer Reuben diversify the menu a bit, but I can’t tell you the last time I saw a change or addition. Now our favorite hole in the wall is offering Sunday brunch.

Working with Michelle Estes, Roy and the gang have come up with a brunch menu that should not be missed. Traditional eggs Benedict or crab cakes over fried green tomatoes sound fantastic, but I guarantee my kids will go for the chicken and waffles. Be on the lookout for cheesy hash brown casserole or fried grits as side items.

Saddle up and head on over for some more “soon to be famous” fare, but don’t forget the bloody mary and mimosa specials.

Melting Pot closes (again)
It seemed like such a good idea at the time, but a West Mobile Melting Pot just couldn’t survive. Locking the doors for good on May 7, the restaurant at 840 Montlimar Drive couldn’t pull out of a tailspin after its second opening last July.

Originally opened in 2014, Melting Pot version 1.0 lasted about 14 months and holds the record as one of the worst dining experiences I’ve had. After shutting down the first time we saw a much more promising second coming, but even that couldn’t last despite improvements.

Most of the complaints I’ve heard were the sheer confusion of the menu, the absence of Gulf shrimp, the time it took to get in and out, and the price. Maybe simpler is better. At least this time the employees weren’t locked out in the middle of the holidays. That may not soften the blow.

After a double-dip there will not be a third attempt.

Pirate’s Cove’s annual FUNraiser
Rumor has it Jimmy Buffett might have written the song “Cheeseburger in Paradise” after tasting the fantastic burger from Pirate’s Cove. That is very plausible, as it is one of my favorites.

The little slice of paradise in Lillian is gearing up for its annual Illuminating Autism FUNraiser Friday, June 2, through Sunday, June 4. The 2017 calendar marks the 11th year of this amazing event complete with live music, amazing food, silent auctions and not one but two 2017 4X4 Jeep draw downs! More than 200 businesses have donated services and products ranging from spa gift certificates and movie passes to fishing equipment and artwork.

Eat to your heart’s content and soak up the scenery at one of the most beautiful spots on our coastline. Don’t forget the legendary cheeseburgers and bushwackers!