Well go on with your bad self, Popeyes! I’ve never seen so many people lose their minds over a piece oF poultry stuck between a bun. But they have!
I didn’t even get to try one before they ran out, which I guess is good because I don’t think there is any way this sandwich could meet my expectations now. I heard the Daphne Popeyes had sold the most chicken sandwiches in the country or world or something like that. How long until the Bayway anti-toll “army” finds a way to use even this to argue against it? They probably already have.
Anyway, while I know it’s hard to believe there have been some other things happening besides a chicken sandwich craze, it’s true and I have gathered it all for you, so let’s gobble this stuff up before it’s gone too.
Speaking of food crazes
Maple Street Biscuit Company finally opened its doors this week.
The biscuit eatery, located in the former Rester Brothers auto shop on Old Shell Road near Lavretta Park, underwent a very lengthy renovation and folks were eager for it to open.
My spies said they had a line about 25 yards out the door around 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, a full half hour after opening their doors. While their biscuits look divine, their opening day giveaways might have had a little something to do with the long lines as well.
According to their Facebook page, the first five people in received biscuits and coffee for a year. The next five received unlimited coffee for a month. The following five got a free meal for them and a friend (just for one meal) and the last 15 received Maple Street shirts and mugs. Pretty swank swag!
I can’t wait to check it out, as they had me at “fried goat cheese medallion!”
Mobile shines in movie trailer
I’m sure KJ Apa, Gary Sinise and Shania Twain are great in the new movie “I Still Believe,” which was filmed in Mobile earlier this year and is set to be released in March 2020, but after the official trailer was released last week, all I can see is our beautiful area shining in it. Sorry Lt. Dan and Shania, y’all just don’t impress me much!
It’s a fun game to see if you can figure out the various locations they used, and there are several in the trailer alone.
It seems like they definitely filmed some of this at Hangout Fest, as you can see the Hangout stages and beaches. Also, there is a local library that looks familiar (Spring Hill College maybe?) and there are plenty of beach and church scenes to identify as well.
The movie looks very sweet too, but Mobile looks even sweeter.
You can find the official trailer on YouTube and play this game yourself. It’s fun for the whole family!
Well kids, that’s all I got this week. Just remember whether rain or shine, dramatic or scandalous, or some plain ol’ Maple Street Biscuit lovin’, I will be there. Ciao!
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