Halloween has come and gone, the stupid time has changed and Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here before you know it! This year has really flown by. Oh well. Such is life, I guess. But it makes me feel old and wrinkly.
Anyway, before I venture further down into the Oil of Olay space-time continuum or whatever it is, I have some gossip to spill, which will take far less time than even swift little 2019! And there’s no time like the present, so let’s get right down to it.
Several of my spies sent a photo of a sign on the edge of Ashland Place last week advertising an “Upscale Garage Sale.” The texts I received were accompanied with snarky comments like, “Will wine and cheese be served?” or “How very bougie! I’m in!” and my favorite, “Certainly they will take my American Express Black Card?”
I’m sure the “upscale” seller was probably just trying to get the most customers possible, but people are a-holes these days and anything that lends itself to adding a clever, bitchy comment gets lots of attention. And this certainly did.
It got so much attention, in fact, one prankster (at least I assume it was a prankster) added a sign next to the “Upscale Garage Sale” sign that read, “And Bring Your Muthaf*cking Wallet!”
A picture of this, of course, made its way around social media, garnering even more snarkiness. Such is life on the world wide web these days!
Loads of fun on the half shell
Thousands headed to The Hangout’s Oyster Cook-off last weekend, and it was easy to see why. The weather was absolutely magnificent after raining all week long and people were itching to get outside. Celebrity chefs gave cooking demonstrations right on the beach. And, of course, the oysters were absolutely divine!
Teams competed in categories of raw, Cajun and Rockefeller and there were some unique takes, with some even including huge pieces pork or brisket.
Hey, you gotta think out of the box, or rather, the shell.
The winners this year were:
*Raw Category: Hilton Sandestin, Miramar Beach, Fla., $500
*Rockefeller Category: Inland Seafood, New Orleans, $500
*Cajun Category: White Pillars, Biloxi, Miss., $500
*Overall Oyster Cook-off: Wolf Bay Lodge, Orange Beach, $1,000
*People’s Choice: Bleus Burgers, Gulf Shores, $1,000
*Chefs’ Choice: US Foods, $500
*Best Decorated Booth: The Royal Oyster, Gulf Shores, $500
*Best Amateur Team: Island Granite, Gulf Shores, $1,000
*Shucking Contest: Dave Roebuck, Wakefield, R.I., $500
*Bloody Mary Contest: Abbey Hayes, Foley, $500
Congrats to all of the winners! We are already looking forward to next year!
Well kids, that’s all I got. Just remember, whether rain or shine, dramatic or scandalous, or some plain ol’ Oysters Rockefeller lovin’, I will be there! Ciao!
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