I wouldn’t call it a “best kept secret.” It’s certainly popular enough. Cheryl’s Cafe in Spanish Fort has been a favorite of mine (and obviously many others) for over a decade. I started going there when my teenager was a baby. The quaint little cafe full of charm and regulars outgrew itself and added on, extending the building into the parking lot.
Now they’re growing again. This time Cheryl is going the other direction. With no more room in the parking lot (you have to save parking, don’t you?), Cheryl, Mitch and the crew are overtaking part of the office next door. So I hopefully won’t have to wait for a seat ever again.
If you want a home-cooked meal better than your home-cooked meal, this is where you eat. I’ve yet to visit without seeing at least one person I know, and I live on the Mobile side of the bay. Should you be one of the few not privy to their menu, the pork chop rules, never miss the squash casserole, choose limas over any side, and if they don’t have dream pie, return every day until they do.
Brunch returns to Buster’s Brick Oven
After a brief hiatus, brunch is returning to Daphne’s own Buster’s Brick Oven. You may need the filet in the form of cast iron steak and eggs. Maybe the crab cake benedict is in order. I think the veal Philly with ghost pepper cheddar, mushrooms and onion confit is what winners would eat. There is a touch of lighter fare in the summer salad, and what fool could resist a brick oven brunch pizza with pancetta and egg?
King Cake-Off brightens Government Plaza
The second annual King Cake-Off this past Saturday at Government Plaza was a lot to take in. A lot. My fellow judges and I had a big time tasting close to 20 different versions of the official sweet treat of Mardi Gras. It was good, clean fun, but admittedly a lot of work. There were some fantastic king cakes this year, and I wish I could speak to which were my favorites, but the judging was blind.
This year the winner of the traditional category goes to Wonder Wife Bakery, her second win in a row. Nontraditional was also a two-time victory for Cammie’s Old Dutch Ice Cream Shoppe and her Creole Cream Cheese King Cake Ice Cream. The “Icing on the Cake” award, which is the best runner-up in any category, was proudly taken home by Warehouse Bakery & Donuts.
Welp, as much as I love them, I am done eating king cakes until next year. Thank you, MobTown Events LLC, The Mobile Rundown and Oyster Shell Strategy.
Shh … Las Floriditas opens downtown
I don’t know if I’m supposed to say this or not, but here goes: Las Floriditas is now open in the RSA Trustmark Building. Where? You’ll have to find out on your own. Get the password. It’s fantastic.
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