Living on the Gulf Coast, we don’t get to play in the snow very often. No snowmen or sledding or snowmobiling or what have you. But I do believe we may have gotten pretty damn close to having enough pollen to make pollen angels with. So at least we have that going for us.
Spring has definitely sprung, which means, as Mobilians and Baldwinians, our dance cards are full, as every organization tries to cram in every event they possibly can before it gets “ass hot,” as the meteorologists like to call it. But, hey, I am not complaining, as it keeps me and the spies busy, and we like to be busy. Idle hands are the devil’s playthings and if our hands are in such a state, you know we will have martini glasses in them in a New York second.
Anywho, speaking of events, I need to get you the winners from last week’s yummy Downtown Cajun Cook-Off and all of the other scoop we gathered. So let’s get to it!
Downtown Cajun Cook-Off a success!
Folks flocked to Cathedral Square in downtown Mobile last Saturday morning to sample a variety of Cajun fare in the 5th annual Downtown Mobile Cajun Cook-Off benefiting the Child Advocacy Center. The event was once again packed but the beer and food lines moved quickly. And the weather was spectacular, so that certainly didn’t hurt.
Phil & Foster and The Red Clay Strays provided the perfect musical accompaniment to the event. I am told the food competition was fierce and the judges were most likely chugging Maalox later that evening, but not before they declared this year’s winners: 1st Place — The Garage; 2nd Place — Bebo’s Spring Hill Market; 3rd Place — Team Conecuh.
People’s Choice went to FOX10 News and 1st Place Tent Decoration went to Little Whiskey Christmas Club.
A great time for a great cause — my favorite kind of event! Congrats to all of the winners, especially the biggest winner of all, the Child Advocacy Center.
Jason Segel spotted at McSharry’s
As we have been reporting, Casey Affleck, Jason Segel and Dakota Johnson have been in Fairhope filming the movie “The Friend.” They’ve been spotted at numerous local restaurants and watering holes, but the latest sighting found Segel at McSharry’s getting his Irish on.
Just call us the Hollywood of the South
While “The Friend” has been filming in Fairhope, another feature flick has set up shop in Mobtown. “Supercool,” starring Damon Wayans Jr. and former Disney star Jake Shorts (of “A.N.T. Farm” and “Lab Rats” fame), is currently filming in the Port City, and they had quite a big scene set up near Langan Park earlier this week.
According to deadline.com, “The pic follows nerdy high school best friends Neil (Shorts) and Gilbert who are sick of being bullied. They long for the life of Porsches and hot girls, like Neil’s neighbor Jimmy “the legend” (Wayans Jr.). But when Neil makes a magical 11:11 wish with the hopes of attracting his dream girl, the unsuspecting Jimmy gets lured into a night of shenanigans, attracting way more than any of them bargained for.”
Sounds like a hoot!
Stokes saved by Team Adam
Grand Bay resident Rod Stokes was saved on Monday’s night episode of “The Voice.” Stokes, who was on “Team Blake,” went head-to-head with teammate Gyth Rigdon. They sang a duet of “Drunk Me” by Mitchell Tenpenny. Stokes, who is from a very religious family, joked with our local NBC affiliate that he had never been drunk. You know what they say, Rod, you gotta fake it till you make it.
Blake ultimately named Gyth the winner of the battle. But moments later, Team Adam saved him.
We wish this Grand Bay resident continued success on the show!
Well kids, that’s all I got this week. Just remember, whether rain or shine, dramatic or scandalous, or some plain ol’ jambalaya lovin’, I will be there. Ciao!
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