The early reviews are five stars as the much-anticipated Dauphin’s opened over a week ago. The official address is 107 St. Francis St. but you may know it as the 34th floor of the Trustmark Building.

With arguably the best view of any restaurant in Mobile, Dauphin’s is an upscale restaurant described as contemporary and “classic coastal,” showcasing hints of Creole and Caribbean flavors. Executive chef Steve Zucker and general manager Craig Parker are at the helm of this latest Bob Baumhower flagship, which features a piano bar and in-kitchen Chef’s Table. Diners have plenty of options for the full restaurant experience.

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Open Sunday through Thursday 4-10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 4-11 p.m., reservations are advised. Call 251-444-0200 or visit for a complete mouthwatering menu.

Caliente heats up West Mobile
In a scorching turn of events, the short-lived Rockefeller’s at Airport and Schillinger has become Caliente Tex-Mex Kitchen. The new restaurant opened this month to mixed reviews on social media but seems to be taking the appropriate measures to eliminate the first-month jitters.

A recent Facebook post says the restaurant is now closed on Mondays but remains open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. If you need to contact the 312 Schillinger location, call 251-408-9101.

4th annual Buds, Brews and Rosé
It’s an evening of Buds, Brews and Rosé at Providence Hospital Thursday, March 10, 7-11 p.m. Expect ice-cold beer, beautiful flowers, live music by Crowned Jewelz Band and wine from Pour Baby as part of the hospital’s popular Festival of Flowers. You must be at least 21 to attend. Ticket prices are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Call 251-639-2050 or visit Hosted by the Young Advisory Group, proceeds will benefit the Providence Hospital surgical suites.

Izzie’s Corner Kitchen looks to be legit
I’ve just been alerted to the existence of Izzie’s Corner Kitchen. Open less than a year, it’s in a part of town I rarely get to but it sounds great. You can find the kitchen south of Interstate 10 at 960 S. Lawrence St., and if it seems out of the way they may come to you.

This country-cooking joint regularly has soul food favorites for daily specials, such as pork chops, meatloaf, mashed potatoes, peas and squash for $7.95 along with a standard menu of burgers, foot-long hot dogs, oysters and shrimp baskets. They speak highly of their bread pudding. They also have a breakfast menu featuring biscuits, breakfast sandwiches, muffins and breakfast plates.

Izzie’s delivers to certain areas and there is a minimum order for delivery, so call 251-690-5005. The latest addition to the restaurant is a CB radio so truckers can breaker breaker 19 and Ms. Izzie claims she will “wiz” it out to your truck. Open 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday.