Let’s all start saying it with a hard “H,” how about it? Once again the Gulf Coast Herb Society is up to its informative shenanigans in celebration of Herb Day 2014. Their latest presentation will be held Saturday, Sept. 20 at the Mobile Botanical Gardens beginning at 9 a.m. This year’s program is called “Herbs: A to Z” and focuses on when to plant and when to harvest, container gardening versus ground planting, choosing the right herb for the job, and usage.
Guests will delight in knowing they have added a take-home gardening project to their presentation. As usual members will be preparing a delicious lunch using, of course, fresh herbs. Bring some extra cash for the GCHS’s cookbook “Herbs: A Reason to Season,” and take advantage of the fall plants on sale.
The cost to attend this event is $30, and the registration form can be found on their website at www.gulfcoastherbsociety.org. Plan ahead because seating is limited. Large groups should register early. For even more information call Mobile Botanical Gardens at 251-342-0555.
Birthday number 33 for Biloxi Seafood Fest
Sure, we Alabamians love our seafood. But don’t take the Mississippi gulf coast for granted. Those folks are serious about some seafood. Let me tell you how serious. This year marks the 33rd Annual Biloxi Seafood Festival!
After a decade of changing venues because of Hurricane Katrina damage, the festival is back at its proper place at Point Cadet Plaza. South Mississippians couldn’t be happier. What’s not to be happy about when you think of two days jammed packed with live music, a cornhole tournament (they take it seriously, folks), arts and crafts, a gumbo cook off, and tons of seafood vendors, all on the beautiful Mississippi coast? That was a mouthful. But so is the fact that Justin Kennedy is said to be building a 100-foot long po-boy!
The dates are this weekend, Saturday, Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Admission is only $5 at the gate with all-access wristbands reaching the $15 mark.
To learn more about this event visit the Biloxi Chamber of Commerce at www.biloxi.org or call 228-604-0014.
Heat not required for Samurai J sushi classes
Downtown Mobile sure does miss Samurai J. Here is another reason to make the trek across the bay to the Daphne location: September sushi classes!
Regularly scheduled for Saturdays at 3 p.m. and Sundays at 6 p.m. Samurai J is not limiting it to just that. If enough people are interested in holding their own class they will schedule for any date the works. I am an idiot when it comes to rolling up the Asian cuisine, but I am an expert on consuming it. I shall do my best to make it to one of these.
The class is $65 and includes hands on instruction, appetizers, tons of sushi to sample, complimentary wine or sake, and a rolling mat to take home. I spent $40 plus on sushi last week and nobody taught me anything. I think it’s a deal.
Call 251-621-1906 to reserve your spot. You only have Sept. 13-14 and Sept. 20-21, to attend Daphne classes at the 1410 U.S. Highway 98 (Suite J, of course) location. According to Samurai J’s Facebook page, the business is leaving Daphne after 11 years. They haven’t revealed just where they are going but did say that the plan is to remain in Baldwin County, and they are in the early stages of revealing something exciting. Ooh, I do love sushi gossip! We shall keep you posted as this unravels.
Her hen laid Another Broken Egg
It’s been in the planning for a while and last week it saw some soft openings. Louisiana franchise Another Broken Egg has made its way to south Alabama. How south? Orange Beach south on Canal Road is where you’ll find it. Word on the street is its initial offerings were well received. With restaurants already in Huntsville, Mountain Brook, and Tuscaloosa this is the first time the franchise has cracked the Alabama I-10 barrier.
Allow me to break the news to you. According to the website www.anotherbrokenegg.com the breakfast, brunch and lunch spot has another location on its map in Fairhope with a “coming soon” sign. Let’s hope it goes over easy.
Love that cheeseburger, Randy
So if I didn’t get enough burger in me this issue maybe I will be full of it by the next. Sept. 18 has been declared National Cheeseburger Day. Kitchen on George recommends lunch and dinner burgers celebrating from Sept. 15-19, and yes, theirs is a beauty. One of my favorite burgers can be found at The Royal Scam, though I am usually in there for higher end fare. Then again, it’s a high-end cheeseburger. Callaghan’s and Butch Cassidy’s are always safe bets. Hungry Owl has the ultimate stuffed Tony burger that will knock your socks off, but you best come hangry. Yes, hangry. I love everyone of these, but I plead to each of you, make a smaller burger for me so I can enjoy my fries!
You boys and girls recycle!
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