Does Noah from the Bible live in Mobile? If you had asked me last Thursday, I would have said yes, but wondered if he had forgotten to build his ark because we sure needed it. Maybe it was parked out behind “Six Flags Over Jesus” and he just didn’t want to share?
Cars were flooded out all over Midtown and people needed to be “rescued” out of their vehicles. In MiMo! It was nuts.
I heard several people say they have never seen rain like that in Mobile ever, not even during a hurricane. I didn’t verify that in my almanac, mainly because I don’t have one, but it seems legit.
In addition to the Great Flood of 2019, which I am naming Rhonda with an “h,” because a Rhonda with an “h” means business, I did pick up a couple of other tasty tidbits both Feud-ies and foodies will enjoy!
Let’s get to it!
The survey says….
The Westmoreland family from Mobile recently competed on “Family Feud,” hosted by Steve Harvey, who I hear doesn’t smooch with all of the female contestants nearly as much as former host Richard Dawson. It is a different time.
Though we didn’t have the results at press time, the Mobile County Public School System said in a Facebook post that three MCPSS employees were in the “Feud” family, “Dodge Elementary teacher Kim Westmorland, LeFlore teacher Gwendolyn Martin, and attendance officer Andre Reynolds. Their team also included Tamieka Martin and Charlie Reynolds. All five are products of Mobile County Public Schools (Blount and Vigor high schools).”
Yay for the Westmoreland family, we hope they won some serious coin. We will report back next week!
“Top Chef” coming to OGD
Chef Jim Smith will be opening a “bistro style seafood restaurant with emphasis on fresh Gulf seafood” in the former Kitchen on George location in Oakleigh. “Top Chef” fans will remember him from the season in Charleston, where Chef Brooke Williamson ultimately won but Smith made it seven rounds into the competition.
He was crowned King of American Seafood by winning the Great American Seafood Challenge in 2011 and was also the Executive Chef for the State of Alabama, while Gov. Robert Bentley was in office, so we assume he must have been serving up the Luv Guv plenty of tasty raw oysters. I’m sure that what it was!
Anyway, this will definitely be a welcome addition to the entire Mobile cuisine scene but especially to Oakleigh residents who have missed their neighborhood restaurant and bar tremendously.
Well kids, that’s all I got this week. Just remember whether rain or shine, dramatic or scandalous or some plain ol’ Rhonda with an “h” lovin’, I will be there. Ciao!
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