What beats a beignet? Not much, I suppose. Mo’Bay Beignet Company hit the market scene last year offering beignet kits and syrups, taking homemade beignets to another level. Now the company has grown into a brick-and-mortar café.
Located at 451 Dauphin St. next to SOCU, this soon-to-be-opened sweet spot will be your place to enjoy café au lait and other fresh brewed coffees with those powdered sugar nuggets of love. The thing that makes their beignets so special is the syrup. Try some buttercream or cinnamon syrup to put the exclamation point at the end of the sentence. They also will have a seasonal option.
A three-piece will run you $3.99, while a dozen comes in at $14.99, with syrups at 99 cents each. Things are looking good at that corner of Dauphin and Hamilton, but it still may be a couple weeks before they open. Nothing announced yet, but when they do, you will find me there, in some dark corner wheezing from the sugar.
The Fort container park getting Bluefin by WaiWai Poké
As if you need another reason to traipse on over to the container yard at The Fort (just down from Bass Pro Shop), Bluefin by WaiWai Poké is giving you another. This taste of the Pacific Coast will be splashing down on the Gulf Coast sooner rather than later. Get ready to customize your own bowl or select from one of the chef-designed bowls with fresh ingredients and sauces prepared in house.
Set that GPS to 29001 Bass Pro Drive in Spanish Fort to check out all the cool eats and drinks The Fort has to offer. Mahalo!
Café 219 back to normal, closes its drive-thru
Well, as normal as 219 gets. There was quite the commotion last week when in the early hours of Friday morning, a man in a car carved out a path of destruction down Conti Street from Conception to Joachim. Along the way he managed to take down a tree, a couple of light poles, a fence, another vehicle, a fire hydrant and, most disastrously as pertaining to this column, the window of Café 219.
You’ve heard of drive-thru windows before, but this was something else. Our favorite little corner restaurant was nearer to having extra al fresco dining than you’d think. Police response was prompt and what owner Todd Henson called “above and beyond.” The Mobile Downtown Alliance sprang into action and a new palm tree was in place before many knew anything was missing.
The 25-year-old driver was allegedly intoxicated. From watching the security footage, I’d hate to think a sober person would drive so stupidly. Enjoy your drinks, boys, but get that Uber app. Thankfully no one was hurt and the restaurant never skipped a beat.
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