Get ready for Fairhope’s Harvest Night at Weeks Bay Plantation on Saturday, June 10, at 4 p.m. It’s a night featuring live music, blueberry picking, a farmer’s market and food trucks.
With Gove Scrivenor and Chris Clifton picking the flat tops, you know the music will be a grand affair. Add to that farm-to-table treats, local artisans and kids’ activities. Bring your own blanket and a bottle of whatever you’re drinking and enjoy the evening under the stars.
Admission is $5 per adult, with kids getting in free. On Harvest Night blueberries are only $8 per pound so make room in the freezer. You’ll find the plantation at 12562 Mary Ann Beach Road in Fairhope.
Fairhope Brewing helps APR
This month is a milestone for our friends at Fairhope Brewing Co., as they celebrate one year of being able to sell beer to go. Not only are they serving up some fantastic suds in the taproom and on wheels, the good folks are squeezing in a fundraiser to “Put the Pub in Public Radio.”
Sponsored by Hall’s Sausage (you know I love those guys), the event is this Saturday, June 10, 4-7 p.m. Along with live music provided by Mitch Johnston and yours truly, you will have plenty of opportunities to soak up the suds with food from Boudreaux’s Cajun Grill onsite.
Tickets cost $25 in advance and $30 the day of the event. This includes an event glass and a T-shirt. Proceeds along with $1 from every pint sold will go to support Alabama Public Radio. Take advantage of this fun opportunity to further listener-supported radio. We guarantee it will be better than a telephone pledge drive!
Red or White still on top
This past Saturday was Red or White’s “Summer Whites and BBQ Reds” event and it was a hit. With so many impressive new wines, I overindulged in my purchasing a bit, but I’m sure it will be worth it when the bottles roll in.
The food certainly did not disappoint, though the weather made it more of an indoor affair than originally intended. A shrimp boil, hot chicken on a stick and succulent ribs were some of the culinary highlights. The brisket was one of the things I wanted to take home. The oddity was something they called a cornbread biscuit, which was a little cakey, but the surprise was banana pudding tiramisu. Keep in mind Chef Arwen makes a mean melon salad.
Summer is here so bring on the rosé. You may want to take advantage of Lafage Miraflors, a blend of mourvedre and grenache gris. Fans of the light will appreciate this recommendation.
Don’t plan your dinner until you check Red or White’s specials on Facebook and Instagram. If only I could get them to stay open later …