f you’ve not made your way to our city’s highest restaurant, then shame on you. Perched atop the RSA Trustmark Building, Dauphin’s — a Bob Baumhower-owned restaurant — is THE restaurant with a view. As some others wane after opening, here the food and service get better with every visit.

With the Mardi Gras season at hand, downtown parking becomes more of a problem, but Dauphin’s has the solution. From now until March 1, the restaurant will offer complimentary valet parking! Find a uniformed attendant at the Dauphin’s parking stand on St. Francis and let them take care of you. The valet service begins at 5 p.m.

“We’re always looking for ways to enhance the experience for our customers,” explains Baumhower. “No other restaurant in the area offers complimentary valet service, so it truly makes us unique. If the demand is there we’ll continue past this trial run through Mardi Gras.”

For those not interested in valet parking, remember there is parking available at the fourth floor of the RSA Trustmark Bank parking deck daily with dedicated spaces for Dauphin’s lunch and dinner customers.

For more information visit www.godauphins.com.

Cream & Sugar rocks OGD with Sucre king cakes
The OGD is the place to be for Mardi Gras, and Cream & Sugar Café is the place for king cakes. This year the corner of George and Savannah will be buzzing with coffee and cake balls, but with a little help from the well-known New Orleans pastry shop Sucre, we will have access to some of the most famous king cakes from the Crescent City.

Receiving deliveries every Tuesday and Friday by 3 p.m., it’s best to place an order with Cream & Sugar two or three days in advance to secure your cake for $23.50. In addition to the cakes, Cream & Sugar is also importing Sucre’s famous macarons, a gluten-free treat that fetches $25 for a box of 15.

Cream & Sugar is closed on Mondays. Don’t forget their local cake balls as well as breakfast and lunch the rest of the week. Visit Cream & Sugar on Facebook for more details.

Registration open for ACS Chili Cook-Off teams
Team registration is open for one of Mobile’s favorite events. It’s the 28th annual American Cancer Society Chili Cook-Off coming to The Grounds (formerly Gulf State Fairgrounds) Saturday, March 11.

Since 1989 this fundraiser has garnered over $2 million to support the ACS’ mission of eliminating cancer as a major health problem.

“Dollars raised by Chili Cook-Off help the American Cancer Society ensure that no one faces cancer alone,” said Marlene Rathle, senior community manager. “We are able to fund innovative cancer research, promote education and risk reduction and provide comprehensive patient support to those who need it most.”

Teams must sell 75 tickets at $10 each and are required to cook a minimum of 15 gallons of chili. Visit www.MobileChiliCook-Off.org or contact Marlene Rathle at 251-344-9858 or mobilechilicookoff@gmail.com.