When eating crawfish helps out a charity, you can bet your bottom dollar I pay attention. Support the USA Medical Center’s Arnold Luterman Regional Burn Center this Saturday, May 14, when Crawfish for a Cause comes to The Grounds, 1035 Cody Road. A $25 ticket includes all-you-can-eat crawfish, live music and family-friendly activities. Bring your deepest pockets for the silent auction.

The event begins at noon and runs until 4 p.m. All proceeds from ticket sales and auction items will be donated directly to the Arnold Luterman Regional Burn Center, a one-of-its-kind in the region. Every year the burn center admits more than 500 patients, making it one of the busiest in the nation.

Tickets are available at www.eventbrite.com and updated information can be found on the event’s Facebook page. For additional information contact 251-343-0534.

Wintzell’s Oyster House gets a menu facelift
I am and have always been a loyal patron of our downtown Wintzell’s Oyster House. The iconic restaurant carries some of my favorite eats and from time to time takes a good bit of my money. They are about to get a larger chunk of my wallet as I head down Dauphin to take in some new menu items.

Smoked tuna dip and bacon-wrapped scallops may fit on my diet, but the Oysters Carnival are my favorite oyster dish, period. Introduced within the past year, they are now a mainstay on the menu. Lump crabmeat with spinach and hollandaise make these a little bit Rockefeller and a little bit heaven.

Tom Brady cookbook price inflated?
Yes, as if I didn’t have another reason to dislike the perpetually-in-trouble-for-cheating New England Patriots, Tom Brady has come out with a cookbook. He’s calling it a nutrition manual. Here’s the catch: it costs $200. I’ve bought cars for less money. The newsflash is he eats mostly vegetables.

I can admire the man’s athletic ability but for that many clams I’ll go to the gym and eat what I want. It’s sold out online and won’t be available until June. Maybe the price is worth it if it teaches you how to cheat on your diet and not suffer any repercussions. Whodat.

3rd annual Suck It, Cancer! crawfish boil
One crawfish boil per month is never enough. Get your tail pinchers and head suckers ready for Sunday, May 22, as the Fairhope Brewing Co. hosts its 3rd annual Suck It, Cancer! crawfish boil. The daytime event will pair hot mudbugs with cold beer while raising money for that evil affliction that has touched all of us in some way.

There will be live music and all of the trimmings. We will let you know of more details as the date approaches. Until then, pay attention to the FBC Facebook page for more information.