Saturday, Nov. 23, the 36th annual Mobile International Festival is coming to The Grounds (1035 Cody Road), from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year’s theme, The Art and Science of Food, is sure to captivate minds, young and old, as students celebrate and learn about multicultural food traditions, culinary practices, presentations, production and preservation.
This is the longest-running festival on the Gulf Coast, promoting understanding, acceptance and friendship and showcasing appreciation of the rich diversity of our world’s cultures. Admission is only $12, $10 for senior citizens. Grab your tickets today at mobileinternationalfestival.org or by calling 251-285-5004.
Bourbon by the Bay a success on many fronts
It was a cool, dry afternoon with nary a cloud in the sky, as the perfect day for a bourbon tasting went underway. Crown Hall is a gorgeous event space that did not disappoint. The breathtaking venue is home to Bay Gourmet Catering, which accounts for some incredible food in the expansive main hall.
The bar/future restaurant room was for VIPs as well as a spot for some wise words from Seth Dettling of Big Escambia Spirits. You should try the Dettling 1867 single barrel. The Clyde May’s cocktail competition found a winner in Nick Knaebel representing The Haberdasher. Congratulations, Nick!
Baykeeper’s Bay Bash set for early December
Ready yourself for Mobile Baykeeper’s Bay Bash Thursday, Dec. 5, from 6 to 10 p.m. at Mobile’s GulfQuest National Maritime Museum. The event is to “celebrate the bounty of Mobile Bay” and features local restaurants, caterers, cocktails, live entertainment and a silent art auction.
It’s a who’s who of the Mobile food scene with Mobile Oyster Co., The Noble South, Carrabba’s, Creative Catering, Dew Drop Inn, Felix’s Fish Camp, Wintzell’s Oyster House, Cammie’s Old Dutch and Pollman’s Bake Shop sharing their local signature fare right alongside the Mobile River.
Tickets are $75 per person, $125 per couple. Reserve your place at this event by visiting mobilebaykeeper.org.
Popeyes brings back popular chicken sandwich
I’m sure you’ve heard. Yeah, it’s back. So far, no one has been shot over one of these things (at least not that I know of) though the demand is still great. Across the nation, TMZ-worthy videos are popping up showing violent altercations over what could be the most hyped and controversial sandwich the world has ever seen. The craziest news is I still haven’t tried one. It’s not that I don’t want to, it’s just that I haven’t gotten around to it. I will. I promise.
I guess I just want to wait until everything calms down. This is worse than the Cabbage Patch Kids craze of the 1980s. It’s a sandwich. And I love sandwiches, but I’m trying to not let the excitement get the best of me. It’s become political. It’s become racial. It’s become physical, and now it’s become boring. I was excited about it, but now I’ve lost interest in it. Sigh.
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