The corner of George and Savannah streets keeps gaining more and more awards. Not only did Kitchen on George get recognized at the Nappies this year, the Oakleigh hotspot was also recently recognized by Open Table for their 2014 Diner’s Choice Awards. KOG was the only Alabama restaurant to make the list of the Top 100 Neighborhood Gem Restaurants in America.
“Our team at Kitchen on George could not be more honored to receive this award,” says General Manager Craig Parker. “Since opening, Kitchen on George has sought to represent the character of Mobile, not only with our menu, but also with our service and atmosphere.”
Executive Chef Carl Tilley added, “Our commitment to ‘farm to table’ has helped Kitchen on George provide an unmatched quality while sustaining local producers. We are happy that OpenTable and its diners have recognized the success of the restaurant, and we will continue to work to exceed our customers’ expectations.”
Locally sourced cuisine is certainly a key ingredient to the success of KOG. Being located in the beautiful Oakleigh Garden District does not hurt either. But it isn’t just the restaurant facility that is winning all the awards. Our gem also won in 2013 and 2014 for Best of Mobile Award in the catering category by the Mobile Awards Program.
Congratulations, boys and girls. Keep representing Mobile and keep the awards coming!
Last year’s Haberdasher Tiki Party lead to this year’s Tiki Week
The first Tiki Party at the Haberdasher was such an event they decided to expand it to Tiki Week this year. The folks down on Dauphin Street are in the middle of a weeklong run of giveaways and their usual amazing drinks with a special Tiki Menu that lasts until this Saturday’s Tiki Party. Resident bartender extraordinaire Roy Clark says to expect, “Around a dozen classic and original tropical tipples complete with souvenir glassware and all the over the top garnishment that Trader Vic himself would be impressed with.”
Be sure and check Instagram and Facebook for giveaways. That goes on until the real party begins.
Saturday, Aug. 2 is where the real party begins. The 2nd Annual Tiki Party starts at 8 p.m. and is sure to be a good time. Attendees will enjoy a live DJ and a whole roasted suckling pig courtesy of porkmaster (I’m sure that’s an official title) Big Joe Duke. If that isn’t enough to get you there then how does mango infused IPA from Fairhope Brewing Company sound? It’s music to my ears.
Hubig Pies trying to get it together
I remember where I was for my first kiss (a disaster), Peyton Manning’s Bronco Super Bowl (another disaster) and the day the Hubig Pies factory burned to the ground. July 27, 2012, was a tragic day for the world of sweet treats. Everyone had hoped for a resolution and reopening of the pie factory by the two year anniversary of the fire. Social media outlets say there’s a dispute over money.
Hubig’s official Facebook page claims they are working hard to iron out a deal. It just isn’t here yet. In the meantime we can help keep the name alive. How you might ask? Animal Planet is having a contest to name the new baby penguin at the Audobon Aquarium of the Americas. The choices have been whittled down to four, and of course Hubig is one of the potential names. At the time of this writing no name had been determined.
Come on, Hubig Pies. Let’s settle your differences and get back to doing what you do best.
Stevie’s Kitchen gaining steam in former Red Brick Café
I’m hearing a lot of good buzz about Stevie’s Kitchen. Located in the former Red Brick café spot at 41 West I-65 Service Road inside the BB&T building, this place has a lot of people talking for being a soup, salad, and sandwich spot. It’s more than that, though.
With featured dishes such as turkey burgers and Chicago dogs as well as daily specials as simple as spaghetti or red beans and rice to the fancier champagne chicken or fish almondine it seems this place really covers the bases, sans fries. It’s potatoes baked once or twice for you starch lovers.
Boasting sandwiches loaded with Boar’s Head meats, Stevie’s also has a deli counter that sells by the pound. All of the side items and salads (chicken, shrimp and tuna) are also sold by the pound as well as pimiento cheese. You know I have a weakness for pimiento cheese. They are also in the catering game.
Open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Call 251-287-2793 to place an order. Ask about their delivery services or party rooms for your next event.
School will be here before you know it. Get out those brown bag and lunch box recipes. Don’t let the other kids make fun of your child’s bland meal. Create something exciting for your little one who fears the cafeteria gruel. Until next time, recycle!
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