Bear Point Harbor in Orange Beach is now home to the new, officially opened OSO restaurant. It took over the building that used to house Flipper’s. Think of it as a spin on Mexican/coastal food featuring items like the Hatch Chili Smash Burger along with traditional tacos, burritos, quesadillas, coastal po’boys and steaks.
Closed on Mondays, they’re open the rest of the week from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and feature a stellar live music calendar. Add a waterfront view and this will be hard to beat.
King Cake-off hits Government Plaza on Feb. 8
The battle for king cake supremacy is back! On Saturday, Feb. 8, Government Plaza will be as near a sugar coma as it has ever been when the second installment of Mobile’s King Cake-Off gets the parades off to a good start.
It’s a family-friendly affair with professional bakers and home chefs from much of the Gulf Coast throwing down with their best king cakes and king cake-inspired treats in pursuit of the crown. Not only will you be tasting some of the area’s best, there will also be face painting, balloon animals, live music, a silent auction and adult beverages. You had me at balloon animals. Attendees will have a prime spot for the afternoon parades right on Government Street.
Adult general admission is $20 in advance, $25 at the door, and includes 10 tasting tickets. Children 12 and under get in for $5 in advance, $7 at the door, with five tastings. Should you find yourself still hungry, additional tasting tickets will run you $2 each at the event. A $60 VIP ticket allows for unlimited tastings in a stroller-free environment, two drink tickets and a VIP-only food area (21 and up). Tickets are available through their Facebook page or Eventbrite.com. See you there!
Shubam’s opening every Saturday beginning February
If you love the popular Shubam’s Family Takeout, you’ll have an extra day each week to get your fix. Beginning Feb. 1, just in time for Mardi Gras, the not-on-your-way-home hotspot will offer Saturday breakfast and lunch service from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Monday through Friday regular hours are 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Never tried it? Head to 960 S. Lawrence St. as soon as you can. Breakfast plates with the usual fare can be augmented with wings, fish, shrimp and salmon patties. Breakfast sandwiches offer turkey sausage, if you’re not into pork. Bologna has a good presence here, as do pancakes.
The lunch crowd enjoys seafood plates, sandwiches, tenders, hot dogs, burgers and wings with 10 different sauces. You’ll be tempted, as am I, to order the French Fry Meals. Basically these are sandwiches where fries replace the bread. Steak Philly, Chicken Philly or Shubam (steak, chicken and shrimp) are all you need to know.
They do have salads, but hey, why bother? Go now.
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