The awards keep coming for Callaghan’s, and I’m pretty sure the walls of fame are already full. Alabama Magazine recently announced its “Best of Bama” awards, with the OGD’s Irish Social Club winning Best Burger. The periodical may as well get a stamp made for this award, as the readers have voted Callaghan’s for the top spot eight years in a row!
Congratulations to J.T., Mike Pace and the rest of the kitchen crew. You are very deserving of this. Now if we could only get some decent live music in this place. Jeez.
Piggly Wiggly opening new Loxley store, adding online shopping services
Piggly Wiggly has really upped its game over the past couple of years. The Spanish Fort store has one of my favorite hot bars for breakfast and has as stellar of a wine selection as you’ll find in a cost-plus-10-percent store.
Loxley residents are looking forward to their new Piggly Wiggly home with a fresh facility just down the street from the old one. Owner Danny Manning and family broke ground last November for what is now a 31,000-square-foot Piggly Wiggly Cost Plus facility at 1078 S. Hickory St. across from Loxley Town Hall. The new store will be opening soon.
While Loxley residents are excited about the new store, others are excited about our area Piggly Wiggly stores, Loxley included, partnering with Shipt. Shipt offers online shopping convenience so you can have your groceries delivered to your door from your local Piggly Wiggly. Perfect for the sick, the shut-in and the anti-social, the service makes it easy to shop from home. You might miss out on that hot bar, though.
Sometimes it gets a bad rap, but sangria can actually be a great summer cocktail if you get rid of the added sugar. I don’t handle the sweet stuff the way I did in my younger days. But sangria is already naturally sweet from the fruit (and possibly the wine), so I see no need for 7 Up and simple syrup. To me, sangria is a way to get rid of cheap wine and fruit you may not be able to eat. Here is the less-sweetened version that will get you through September.
1 Granny Smith apple
1 cinnamon stick
1 bottle of cheap wine
Wash all fruit thoroughly. Juice the citrus into a pitcher. Core the apple, pit the peach and slice all of the fruit, including the peels of the orange, lemon and lime, and add them to the juice. Cover that with a bottle of wine. Red or white is fine, just determine your desired sweetness beforehand. Add the cinnamon stick and refrigerate overnight.
Serve over ice, if desired, with a 3-to-1 ratio of wine to soda. If it isn’t sweet enough for you, then go out for a peach snow cone. Add rum.
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