The new Shux on the Pier is open for business at 1 Fairhope Ave., right on the municpal pier. The former Yardarm location is selling out lunches and hustling to restock for dinner. One look at the menu and you’ll see why.
Obviously oysters are the theme. On the half shell and flame grilled are certain to be favorites, but Shux puts its own spin on other styles. Oysters Shuxville is a nod to Bienville style with andouille, shrimp, mushrooms, onions and Parmesan, while Shuxafeller is like the popular Rockefeller we all love with spinach.
Gulf Coast staples from fried platters and steamed royal reds to fish tacos or shrimp and grits are featured, as are Cioppino and seafood au gratin. Landlubbers will delight in steaks and chops, and there’s also a kids’ menu.
Hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 5 to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday. Shux is closed on Monday, like many other restaurants on the Gulf Coast. Stay home and make your red beans like a decent human being.
Rosie’s gains new chef
Don’t panic when I tell you Chef Kelly Sullivan from Delish’s Desserts is leaving after four years of outstanding service. Delish’s will keep running as usual and continue using using some of his fantastic recipes. His mother, who is responsible for the incredible baking, will be stepping in part time to handle some of the cooking duties.
Chef Kelly is taking his talents across the bay to head up the kitchen at Rosie’s Bar and Grill. He tells me to expect nightly specials, Saturday night prime rib and a Southern-style Sunday brunch. Rosie’s is located at 1203 U.S. Highway 98 in Daphne. I’m certain it will be worth the trip. You’re welcome, E-Sho.
Melting Pot enters wine dinner game
Mark your calendar for Aug. 25 as The Melting Pot in Mobile fills glasses for a wine and cheese tasting hosted by Jeremy Williams and Jaqui Hill from Alabama Crown. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and the $23.95 per person sticker price includes three wines, Feng Shui Cheese Fondue, the Melting Pot’s Cherry Blossom Salad and the white chocolate Cherry Pie Fondue.
Space is limited to 56 guests, so reserve your spot now by calling 251-341-7395.
Greer’s ups the deli choices
Greer’s Market at Dauphin Street and Interstate 65 is stepping up its game in the deli department by placing chicken livers as the cornerstone of the Monday menu. I felt it urgent to report this, as we don’t have very many chicken liver options in town. I’d actually like to think I had a little to do with this, as I did beg them to serve the delicacy on Mondays.
Greer’s Market is also serving a muffuletta. Enjoy quarter, half and whole sandwiches with the proper bread. I scored a four-pack of cocktail-sized mini muffs the other day. You know I’m pretty particular about my sandwiches. I wasn’t disappointed.
Livers, muffulettas, salad bar and regular deli options have me neglecting some of my other regular lunch spots. Sorry, David Rasp. They aren’t serving gizzards … yet.
Food, fun, friends and fashion with ESEC
The Eastern Shore Exchange Club is preparing the catwalk for a night to remember as its 2015 Fashion Show gets underway Thursday, Aug. 13, at The Venue in Fairhope. The show starts at 6 p.m. You can’t go wrong with Tamara’s providing the appetizers. Our friends from Southern Napa will be on hand for an amazing wine pull. The silent auction is loaded with goodies and there will be a beer and wine bar, so bring your wallet.
Oh, and there will be young women modeling the latest fashions. What more could you ask for? Proceeds benefit the Family Center. Call 251-423-1638 for tickets. You must be 21 or older to attend.
Golden Corral grand reopening
Golden Corral on Schillinger Road closed for renovations and is now celebrating its grand reopening. If you’re a fan of chocolate fountains, bone-in catfish, salad and potato bar, breakfast for all three meals and all the other country cooking you could shake a drumstick at, then you’re in luck. The parking lot is still a total nightmare, but that’s only because people love it so much.
Last chance for Kitchen on George wine dinner
I’m not sure if you can get on the list last-minute, but it’s worth a shot. As of this writing the Kitchen on George’s Four-Course Chef’s Dinner was still accepting reservations. The table is set for Wednesday, Aug. 5, at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $80 per person plus tax and gratuity. Call 251-436-8890 to see if they can squeeze you in. I’ll see you there.
August is a hot month, but the Top of the Hops Beer Fest is coming to The Wharf to cool us down. I’ll have more on that next week. Until then, recycle.