You’ll find new items on the menu the next time you visit Roosters at 211 Dauphin St. The Latin experience keeps getting Latin-er. With downtown air so hot you can chew it, the first thing you’ll need is one of their new aguas frescas. Lemonade, strawberry, hibiscus and a seasonal flavor of the day should help to cool you off. They also have Jarritos.
The new carne asada burrito is already a crowd favorite. What’s not to like in a burrito stuffed with grilled chipotle steak, black bean spread, hatch green chilis and enough cheese to cover a pizza? It’s even better after they grill it and top it with ranchero sauce and crema. In owner Frankie Little’s words: “Simply put, a beautiful case study of a well-made burrito.”
Of course the tacos are wonderful and the sandwiches are over the top (try the Cuban or torta de carnitas), but save room for dessert. I’m all about the coconut tres leches or Cammie’s Mexican vanilla ice cream in an Abita root beer float.
Roosters has also formed an exclusive partnership with Port City Deliveries for you couch potatoes who melt in the summer heat. Check out roostersdowntown.com.
Delish Bakery and Eatery now serving breakfast
What has been a Mobile favorite lunch spot for years is now in the breakfast game. Delish Bakery and Eatery (aka Delish’s Desserts) at 23 Upham St. slipped under the radar with a new breakfast special every weekday starting at 7 a.m. Imagine my surprise after I dropped Baby Henry off at daycare and noticed the cars on my way home. I wheeled onto Upham for a closer look, and the smell lured me in.
Apparently they’ve been doing this for a couple of months with little promotion. My first visit landed me a plateful of biscuits and sausage gravy. They were spectacular. The grits here are thick, creamy and just as good as the biscuits, and you may know me as a grits snob. On my next visit I took home a ham, egg and cheese hash-brown casserole, which begged for some thick, Louisiana “red dot” hot sauce. I drained the bottle and cleaned my plate. They do roll out the breakfast and lunch specials on their Facebook page, so plan accordingly if you aren’t up for the surprise,
I’m certain the croissants, Conecuh biscuits and French Toast casseroles won’t disappoint should you land on those days, but whatever the case, this breakfast, like their lunches, is enough for two. The only problem I have with eating here is that there are chess squares staring me in the face when I go to pay my bill. Do you know what it’s like eating chess squares for breakfast dessert? I do. Do you know what it’s like saying no to chess squares? I don’t.
They usually have fresh fruit and such, but that doesn’t go as well with coffee.
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