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Happy birthday to Heroes which celebrates their 20th year in biz this week!


The calendar says it’s November. It’s dark at 5:30 p.m. Yet it still feels like summer. Whaaaaa! Why can’t we ever have fall? I guess the folks up in Vermont or Saskatchewan who are freezing wish they had our endless summer, but Boozie has some cute sweaters she really wants to wear. So come on, Mother Nature, throw me a couple of cold weeks, please.

OK, enough about heat and humidity, let’s get to the hot stuff of a different kind. This week’s gossip!

More movie star sightings

I never thought I would ever say this but I am almost tired of seeing Liam Hemsworth (or at least I am tired of hearing about all of my spies seeing him). Though the exact locations haven’t been disclosed, Liam was spotted in Pensacola again. Perhaps hanging with his girl Miley again?

And THE John Malkovich, who is sporting a beard, was seen in downtown Fairhope and also shopping at Daphne Antique Galleria last week.

In addition to this, Mayor Sandy Stimpson gave the producers the keys to the city. I’m sure they will hang them right next to their Oscars for this movie.

The world is your oyster (cook-off)

Last weekend, absolutely perfect weather and delicious oysters brought thousands of folks down for The Hangout’s Oyster Cook-Off and Craft Beer Weekend. Restaurants from all over the country and celebrity chefs competed in three categories and to see who would take home the Grand Prize for “Best Overall Oyster.”

The competition was fierce but the winners were:

Raw

1st – Odette (Florence)
2nd – Seafood Revolution (Ridgeland, Mississippi)
3rd – Live Bait (Orange Beach)

Rockefeller

1st – Desporte Seafood (Biloxi)
2nd – Elysian Seafood (New Orleans)
3rd – Odette (Florence)

Cajun

1st – Gourmet World Market (Gulf Shores)
2nd – Desporte Seafood (Biloxi)
3rd – Elysian Seafood (New Orleans)

Overall Winner

Gourmet World Market (Gulf Shores)

We hear some of the Food Network chefs were spotted having a good ol’ time at the Flora-Bama after the events each night. Good for them! If you like oysters, you must attend this event. It is soooooo good. So many oysters!

Heroes turns 20!

Lagniappe wants to give David Rasp and the fine folks at Heroes Sports Bar and Grille a huge shoutout for celebrating 20 years in business at their downtown location this week. It is no small feat keeping the doors on any local business just open, and Rasp has not only done that, but also has expanded by opening the finer-dining sister restaurant, The Royal Scam, and the Heroes West location near the University of South Alabama.

We hear plans may also be in the works for a midtown establishment of some sort, one fine day. Let’s hope that it’s sooner than later. Boozie wants to celebrate its 20th birthday before she dies!

In any case, pop in and order yourself a Clipper and cold draft beer and tell those good folks Happy Birthday!

Well kids, that’s all I got this time. Just remember, whether rain or shine, dramatic or scandalous or some plain ol’ oyster lovin’, I will be there. Ciao!