Get on your green and get ready for the one day, er, one weekend of the year when everyone is Irish. The party begins Saturday March 14 when Callaghan’s Irish Social Club opens its doors. They, of course, are famous for their burgers, beer and live music. This day is no exception.

There will be bands all day long so fill the streets and be a part of the 69th annual street party. Best news is there is no cover charge! And you thought Joe Cain Day was crazy over there. This will be massive.

If you need a break from the redheaded rabble rousers on the corner of Charleston and Marine then head to Conception and Dauphin. The Luck of the Irish Cook-off will be serving up samples at Bienville Square until 2 p.m. Tickets for this event are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate. The proceeds benefit the Family Center of Mobile. For ticket information call the Center at (251) 479-5700 or visit www.luckoirish.com. Don’t forget about the 2 p.m. parade before you head back to Callaghan’s.

Tuesday, March 17, actual St. Patrick’s Day, the fun is shaping up at Lucky Irish Pub and Grill at 3692 Airport Blvd. (former Paddy O’Toole’s). They are calling it Lucky Fest 2015 and someone will be getting lucky for sure. Aside from a St. Paddy’s Day menu, a Guinness food and drink tent, there will be live entertainment beginning around 1:30 p.m. and a Dodge Challenger giveaway at 5 p.m.
If I hear one person say he is bored this weekend…

Birth of a brunch at Hungry Owl
The people have voted and the results are in. The Hungry Owl will begin brunch this Sunday, March 15 from 10:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. This will be a brunch-only menu so expect great things from Chef Tony and the gang, but the regular menu will be off limits.

Bottomless mimosas and bloody Marys will get you into the mood for live music every week. Let’s hope things don’t get too spicy. Chef Tony has taken to fooling around with ghost pepper extract and a recent social media post showed him at the doctor after a bit of the vile stuff got into his eye.

“That is some of the worst pain and panic I have ever felt,” said the ailing restaurateur.

We wish him a speedy recovery. At that close of a distance I bet it even looked hot. I guess he didn’t see it coming.

The addition of Sunday brunch means the restaurant will now be closed on Monday and Tuesday. I can’t wait to enjoy the friendly atmosphere and new true brunch menu listening to bands at the growler bar.

Days are numbered for Haberdasher’s Dauphin location. New digs to follow
Aside from being one of the greatest places in Mobile to get a fancy cocktail the Haberdasher has shaped up to being a fine food establishment, too. The tacos in the homemade corn tortillas, arepas and ceviche really stand out as fresh, light, authentic works of art. The sad news is after a while of dealing with a month-to-month lease the landlord is saying adios to the tenants.

A terminated lease would normally get you down, but plans are for Haberdasher to open a new location soon. I would imagine this next incarnation will be something remarkable. In the meantime enjoy free crawfish at 5 p.m. every Sunday until they close the doors March 31.

Five is the lucky number for Moe’s Original BBQ
No doubt Moe’s Original Barbecue is at the top of their game right now. The West Mobile establishment at Airport and University just opened bringing our total to four in Mobile and Baldwin Counties. Orange Beach, Daphne, downtown Mobile and West Mobile are now getting ready to welcome Foley to the list of ‘cue masters.

WeMo BBQ just got a lot Moe Betta.

WeMo BBQ just got a lot Moe Betta.


The only news we have on the Foley location is “coming soon.” They are still looking for help. Interested parties should apply online at www.moesoriginalbbq.com/employment/foley

For all the glory: Backyard Barbecue Throwdown
Keep the pros at home. Wind Creek Casino is back at it again with its “amateurs only” Backyard Barbecue Throwdown to be held Saturday, March 28. This is a Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned event that pits homegrown teams against each other for a total of $12,000 in cash and trophies.

If you think you have what it takes to bring home first prize then strap on an apron and register today. The entry fee is $200 per team and the deadline is March 20. The three categories of competition are chicken, ribs and pork butts. But wait. Festival attendees will be sampling the food that Saturday to vote for the People’s Choice Award.
For more information on this event visit www.windcreekatmore.com
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