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The much-anticipated Truman’s Diner had its soft opening last week with a limited menu and, so far, the reviews are all in favor. With a restaurant this long in the making occupying an old building at 14 S. Conception St., there have certainly been obstacles to overcome. As of this writing, small plates, soups, salads and sandwiches look to be the norm, but I’ve heard tale of “fall-off-the-bone ribs” and Cammie’s Old Dutch Ice Cream pairing well with retro décor.
By the time you read this I’m certain there will be more daily specials and I’m hopeful breakfast will be soon to come. It’s good to see progress where food is concerned. I’m sure I’ll see you there soon.
The Haberdasher releases new menu
In more downtown news, The Haberdasher engaged their latest menu changes this past week. Thank heavens they have a Scotch egg. It’s one of my favorites. I’m yet to try the mussels with hand-cut fries, but I will. The rack of lamb sounds great with onion gravy and a well-to-do salad. Pan-fried pork chops and a cast-ironed filet are great for the carnivores and fish and chips are for those with sea legs. The Hab burger is the real deal, and the hot chicken sandwich isn’t to be taken lightly (or without a drink).
Don’t worry, they still have a fine selection of tacos, as well as avocado fries, Brussels sprouts, truffle chips and the tempura-fried Manchurian cauliflower. We have to do something to absorb all the Tiki Week frivolity!
Dauphin Street BeerFest turns 22
It would be wise to go ahead and get your tickets to the 22nd Annual Dauphin Street BeerFest coming to Downtown Mobile Saturday, Aug. 24 from 6 – 9 p.m. You will find over 70 different craft beers and imports from all over the world at 24 of the participating taverns and restaurants that line that section of our entertainment district.
Once you have your advanced $30 ticket, you will exchange it for a wristband and mug at any of the participating venues. This allows you entry to all the other locations. Search Eventbrite for tickets or stop by one of the many bars in person. Rain, shine, flood or famine, the show must go on. All sales are final.
See-Wee-Roll offers all-you-can-eat Japanese on Airport
The latest locally owned restaurant offering Japanese fare is See-Wee-Roll at 4721 Airport Blvd., just west of University. This concept is not a buffet, but rather an order-off-the-menu, all-you-can-eat restaurant specializing in sushi for $13.95 at lunch and $20.95 at dinner. Appetizers, soup, salad, sushi rolls and nigiri are all fair game. There’s also a kid’s menu.
The restaurant just opened, so they are working out the first-week jitters. There’s a lot going on in a place like that. We will see them roll very soon.
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