For how long? “Until we no longer have them,” I am told. It is an “R” month, after all, so eat all you wish. Both Heroes downtown and Heroes USA are offering oyster baskets (even a shrimp and oyster combo) as well as po’boys on Leidenheimer French bread from the Big Easy. I’ll bet they have a little Crystal hot sauce to go on there, along with pickle, lettuce, tomato and extra mayonnaise.

The oysters are coming out of Louisiana, and a po’boy runs you $12.49. Bring an appetite if you don’t intend to share. The basket caps out at $16.99 with sides. Perfect with a non-fancy beer. I don’t see why these are a temporary menu item. Get them while you can.

Scarlet Pearl opens new food venues

The Mississippi Gulf Coast is ripe with gaming and grub, but it’s about to get grubbier! The Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort is adding to its family of restaurants with two new venues. Ami Pizza? (meaning “Do you love pizza?”) and Lounge Nocherie are now open in the lobby near the parking garage entrance.

The specialty pizzas of Ami Pizza? are authentically Italian, fired up to 900 F in what is the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s largest dual-capacity wood and gas oven. Thin and crispy is how I like it.

Luxury seating and a double-sided fireplace make Lounge Nocherie the place to enjoy your morning coffee. Homemade pastries and cakes augment the fresh brews. I’m ready to go.

Don’t forget about the Scarlet Pearl’s other food attractions. With Scarlet’s Steaks and Seafood, Under the Oak Café, Chopstx Noodle Bar, Waterfront Buffet and Butler’s Bar and Lounge, you’re sure to find something great to eat. Scarlet Pearl has been in D’Iberville since the end of 2015 and continues to wow guests daily.

All In for Heart returns for Valentine’s Day

Put on your cocktail dress and celebrate Valentine’s Day at The Pillars for All In for Heart, benefiting the Pediatric Congenital Heart Center at Children’s of Alabama.

It’s an evening of faux casino gaming for you and your date as you enjoy fantastic food, complimentary beer and wine, live music and prizes. Spend your $1,000 in “fun money” wisely as you test your skills at blackjack, craps and roulette, all for a good cause.

The soiree begins at 6:30 p.m. The Pillars is located at 1757 Government St., Mobile. Tickets cost $60 per person or $100 per couple and are available online at or call 251-610-4969.

Meat Boss opening second location

Stars of television and periodicals, Meat Boss has decided to open a second location this February at the corner of Downtowner and Michael. This location will be open for breakfast and lunch Tuesday through Friday. The official address is 1087 Downtowner Blvd., but the official opening date is to be determined. Stay tuned. We will let you know.