Downtown Dauphin Street’s The Haberdasher started as a little cocktail bar that served a handful of tacos. Who would have thought a couple years later they would have one of the most interesting menus on the strip?

The latest additions/subtractions should have you going wild for Mobile’s best bar food, as specials like the Scotchman’s Egg and avocado fries have become permanent options. Lamb lollipops with caramelized onion gravy and feta cheese already have me carving out some time for a visit.

The tacos are no longer available, but the arepas are larger and stuffed with more goodness than ever. More flatbreads, more burgers (don’t panic, they are keeping the PFG) and sandwiches are waiting for you, such as a BLT, hot chicken sliders (saints be praised) and Grandma’s Grilled Cheese with ricotta, mozzarella, Gouda and feta. I’m not sure whose grandma this is or where she’s from.

Look out, boys and girls. The downtown game has been “stepped up.”

Crawfish boil to benefit ACS
Sunday, May 21, the 4th annual “Suck It, Cancer” crawfish boil benefiting the American Cancer Society hits the grounds of Fairhope Brewing Co. at 2 p.m. Come enjoy the flavor and suds as six cooking teams battle it out for the coveted Crawfish Trophy. The top boiler wins by popular vote of the hungry attendees.

DIP Mudbugs will provide all 1,000 pounds of crawfish for the teams. The $10 entrance fee goes directly to ACS, and Fairhope Brewing will generously donate another dollar per pour.

“We’ll have that first wave of the 1,000 pounds of crawfish available right at 2 p.m. and the competition heats up from there,” said managing partner Brian Kane. “This is a great event all the way around. The teams have a great time cooking, the patrons enjoy the crawfish and beer, and it all benefits a really worthy cause in the American Cancer Society.”

As if pinching tails, sucking heads and swilling suds isn’t enough, live music will aid the digestion beginning at 2 p.m. with This Side of 49, followed by East LA Fadeaway at 5 p.m.

Join the fun and support the cause at 914 Nichols Ave., just east of U.S. Highway 98.

Fuzzy’s adds new fixtures
If you haven’t paid a visit to Fuzzy’s Taco Shop on Old Shell Road across from the University of South Alabama campus, you must not be a taco fan. The college hot spot is bringing back some favorites that were limited-time-only dishes for permanent spots on the menu.

Jalapeño-Cilantro Queso is the spiced-up version of Fuzzy’s regular cheese dip.

Jalapeño Bottle Caps may be the best snack ever. Crisp jalapeño slices are battered, fried and topped with Fuzzy Dust. How can you beat that? Serve it with house-made avocado ranch dressing. Wow!

Fuzzy’s Burrito Bowls are oft-requested items also coming back for good. A choice of fajita chicken drizzled with salsa or beef or veggies with chimichurri are served on a bed of black beans and rice with all the trimmings.

Give it a shot. Wash it down with a marg’.

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