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Eating • Exploring • Fun • Services • Shopping April 2014

Beachin’ Your guide to life on the Alabama Gulf Coast

Mullet Toss join the beach party

The Wharf goes country New restaurants on the beach

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Musician Spotlight: Cowboy Johnson GCAA begins art street with new gallery Gulf Coast Newspapers GulfVisitorGuide.com


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a letter from the associate Hello there...

A specialty publication of Gulf Coast Newspapers

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Eating • Exploring • Fun • Services • Shopping April 2014

Beachin’ Your guide to life on the Alabama Gulf Coast

editor

After months of cold weather and empty beaches, it’s finally time to welcome back the season of sunshine and sunscreen: the spring. This means more live music at venues on the coast, more seafood specials at beachside havens and of course, visitors that seem to outnumber the grains of sand. The promise of fun in the sun draws students of all ages from across the country to our Gulf sands during spring break. This time of year brings a boom to the local businesses, but those busy days and nights — along with the traffic — may leave some wishing it were back to the slowas-molasses winter months. But with travelers impressed with the white beaches, the acclaimed seafood and the constant fun, locals can’t help but get a sense of pride when they get the chance to reply with, “I live here.” I’ve had my share of the seasonal slump, and even if it means a little more (or a lot more) traffic, I’m welcoming the spring with open arms. It’s that time of year when spring breakers replace snowbirds and the snow days are replaced with sandy, sunburned days on the beach. I’m headed there to get a spot. — Destiny Brown

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Mullet Toss join the beach party

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Our cover photo is courtesy of Ken Cooper of OBA.us.com.

Skimboarding is very popular here on Pleasure Island. In this cover photo, a skimboarder performs an aerial maneuver on breaking waves in Orange Beach.


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Interstate Mullet Toss “Ultimate beach party” New on the beach new restaurants and stores

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Who’s on the Island? Jim Trelford

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What to Do

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Country lineup at The Wharf Darius Rucker headlines

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Wildlife at Gulf State Park

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GCAA Gallery opens begins art street in Gulf Shores

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A SANDY CELEBRATION OF

By Destiny Brown

trying to get one of each spirit (vodka, beer, whiskey, etc.) in a Flora-Bama 50th anniversary spirit that we he legendary Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf will have available for purchase throughout the year,” Coast’s Greatest Beach Party said Jenifer Surface-Ivey, marketing returns to the Flora-Bama director of the Flora-Bama. April 25-27 for a weekend filled Don’t just come thirsty for bushwith bushwhackers, oyster shuckwhackers at the event — come hunin’ and of course, mullets. gry, too. The Flora-Bama isn’t limit• No stepping out of the circle during Held on the last full weekend ing its beachside smorgasbord. your throw and follow through. of April, more than 35,000 people “We will have our full oyster • Throwing a mullet out of bounds flock to the Flora-Bama to celebrate bar open, so we will have everyresults in disqualification. the fish, not the haircut. thing that’s normally on the menu, • There will be six finalists in both the This year, the 30th annual Mulincluding hamburgers, chicken men’s and women’s divisions each day. let Toss falls on the same weekend fingers and oysters,” Surface-Ivey • Winners of the male and female as the 50th anniversary of the Flosaid. divisions will receive a trophy and a ra-Bama, making the well-known Live music will be on all three Flora-Bama gift certificate. honky tonk even more rockin’ than stages all day, every day during the usual. event. To celebrate the 50th anniversaThe Mullet Toss will be held on ry, the Flora-Bama has some special plans in the works. the sands in front of the Flora-Bama, where the tents, “In terms of the 50th anniversary as a whole, we’re bikinis and coolers will make the ultimate beach party.

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ABOVE: Participants stand on the Florida side of the line and toss into Alabama to see who can get the most distance. RIGHT: Amber Reed and Rachel Beech hold last year’s trophy.

Participants of the Mullet Toss will compete in throwing an approximately one-pound dead mullet over the state line of Florida and Alabama to see who can toss it the farthest distance. Tossers will throw from a 10-foot circle on the Alabama side. The Mullet Toss brings in travelers from across the globe every year to congregate for the one-of-a-kind event. “The money raised at Mullet Toss goes toward helping the communities with drugs and alcohol abuse, recovery, advisory groups or things related in the community,” Surface-Ivey said. “Each year, the Mullet Toss donates $20,000 on average to charity.” If you attend, make sure to actually throw a mullet. “So many people come and just have the big party and never actually get to the toss,” Surface-Ivey said. “If you’re going to come experience it, you have to do that.”

Photo by Capt. Mark Robinson

WHEN YOU GO WHAT: Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast’s Greatest Beach Party WHERE: Flora-Bama Lounge and Package Store WHEN: Friday, April 25 - Sunday, April 27, Friday at 12 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. COST: $15 entry fee to throw mullet. $15 cover charge for Flora-Bama. $35 weekend pass. Free with membership card. WEBSITE: www.florabama.com NOTE: Coolers will not be allowed through the Flora-Bama, but there is beach access on the side of the building.

Bus Schedule

All busses run from 9 a.m. - Closing

The Alabama Side - $3 per person The Flora-Bama Bus will pick up at Publix, Orange Beach The Florida Side - $3 per person The Flora-Bama bus will pick up at Winn-Dixie in Perdido Key


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Opened March 2014 216 E. 24th Ave., Gulf Shores 251-424-1783 www.acmeoyster.com The restaurant’s location on the canal gives Acme Oyster House a unique across-the-canal view of LuLu’s. “For more than 100 years, Acme has been satisfying the hungriest of people all over the world. It’s quality you can taste in the fresh, hand-shucked Louisiana oysters. Whether served ice cold on the half shell, chargrilled and sizzling in garlic butter or fried to golden perfection, Acme oysters are some of the best you’ll ever have. It’s not just the oysters, we’re serving all of the New Orleans classics like red beans and rice, seafood gumbo, jambalaya and more, all seasoned to perfection and served with a smile. So pull up a chair, take in the history and soak up the flavor.” - Acme Oyster House

Big Daddy’s Grill

Opening April 2014 2420 E. Second St., Gulf Shores 251-990-8555 www.bigdaddysgrill.net Formerly Rhythm & Rib’s in Gulf Shores, the Big Daddy’s franchise of Fairhope has big plans for the building. “Big Daddy’s Grill is a casual family restaurant providing guests with great seafood, po’ boys, hamburgers, sandwiches, salads and appetizers. Other than the location and not having live music, the Gulf Shores restaurant will be the same as the Fairhope location in menu options. They will have a full bar and offer a special lunch menu Tuesday - Friday from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.” - Jason Newsom, owner of Big Daddy’s Grill.

Cayman Grill

Opened January 2014 26189 Canal Road, Orange Beach 251-980-8400 www.caymangrill.com Cayman Grill’s motto is “If our seafood were any fresher, your feet would get wet.” Sticking to the motto, the new restaurant has a unique menu and dedication to fresh ingredients that will make your waterfront dining experience a memory.


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High Tide Oyster Bar

Opened January 2014 807 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores 251-500-1217 Facebook: High Tide Oyster Bar High Tide Oyster Bar takes pride in its laid-back atmosphere and its raw and charbroiled oysters. The menu also consists of burgers, wings and po’ boys.

Gilbey’s Seafood and Steak

Opened January 2014 25775 Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach 251-981-2988 www.gilbeysseafoodandsteaks.com Located in the building where Zen was this time last year, Gilbey’s Seafood and Steak offers a wide selection of steak and seafood.

Rouse’s Market

Opened February 2014 1545 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores 251-948-4715 Facebook: Rouse’s Gulf Shores 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily Gulf Shores will be Rouse’s Market’s first beach location. The store has chains in downtown New Orleans, downtown Lafayette, along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, in Mobile, in Spanish Fort and in several other locations. Rouse’s became an original market to the area, selling coastal specialties like Gulf shrimp, Gulf oysters, Gulf crabmeat, wildcaught Louisiana shrimp, Florida Royal Reds and boiled crawfish alongside grocery items. Rouses expanded across South Louisiana and into Mississippi in 2007, becoming one of the 10 largest independent grocers in the country.


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It was a beautiful summer morning when we left Fairhope, low humidity and not a cloud in the sky. We were on our way down to Orange Beach to check out a business that many of our friends have told us about, this Englishman who had opened a Hair Salon on the beach with his daughter Emma. My hair is very important to me and getting a good haircut is a must, and that is what Anthony Jones is known for and excellent hair color to boot. We have both been very dissatisfied with the last few attempts on designing our hair to suit our lifestyles; most of the so called stylists did not take into consideration our age or understand that we both want to look great without a lot of fuss and bother. The traffic was a bit heavy due to the summer visitors, but we arrived on time to this charming yellow and white beach house on the beach road with a fabulous view of the Gulf of Mexico. We were greeted warmly by Anthony and Emma and they ask us if we would like a cold drink or a glass of wine before he started making us beautiful. Pam, my friend, went first since I was a little chicken after the last experiences. Anthony directed her to a styling chair and went on to explain the ten most important rules in designing a custom hairstyle to suit her. He first looked at her face shape and explained that there are five face shapes out there and told her her face shape was oval. The next was bone structure and head shape, after that was the type of her hair, the texture of her hair, then what sort of condition her hair was in, followed by the way the hair grows out of the head, plus cow licks, then her likes and dislikes and fashion. Wow! What a lot of things to get right. So then Emma started with a relaxing shampoo and deep conditioning, then for the next 30 minutes Anthony’s hands were a sea of motion, lastly a quick blow dry with hardly any fuss and presto she was finished! She was so happy and she could not believe the difference in her hair. Now it was my turn, my hair especially in the summer

gets very frizzy and dry; I have tried everything out there for my hair with no success! Anthony explained that commercial hair products are made different to professional hair products. Commercial shampoos are made of mild detergent and the conditioners are based on petroleum oil. Where professional hair products are pure and natural and give back to the hair, he also went on to say that we should all wash our hair every day and condition our hair the same. Anthony explained that at all times our hair has to have at least 8% moisture in it the same as our skin, we should treat our hair the same way as we treat our skin, by moisturizing it every day which made a lot of sense to me, since the last stylist told me not to wash my hair every day because in her mind it would dry it out. Anthony explained to me that yes using some drug store products would dry your hair out if washed daily. After we went through the ten rules, he took me to the shampoo area and treated me to the best shampoo and conditioning my hair had ever had. While shampooing, Emma explained to me what I should do in the morning in the shower, again stressing no over-the-counter hair products, that’s why my hair is dry and frizzy. After shampooing and before conditioning, towel blot the hair because the hair is porous like a sponge, putting any conditioner on one’s hair when it is full of water will not go into the hair itself, so blot it first then apply the product and leave it in while you are washing yourself. Then before you leave the shower, rinse and count up to 10 slowly and stop, just rinse the excess and no more. After she explained to me the hows & whys, I understood. They are like hair doctors, if we listen and do what they says it works! Anthony has his own line of products and everything he used on me was his and believe me the stuff works. The cut he gave me was wonderful; I walked out a new woman and so did Pam, no more frizzes! Oh, by the way he used a great product before he dried my hair called “POTION.” It is a gel with a lot of healing features with body, fabulous! I bought a bottle. Best money we ever spent and yes, we are definitely going back. He is a true professional.

Well worth a visit!

Anthony’s Salon is on the beach road in Orange Beach; their phone number is 251-974-1514. Please say we sent you!


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We’re finally seeing some warmer weather. Springtime opens all of Mobile Bay to some of the best inshore fishing there is.

In and south of the bay

The fourth month of the year is a fantastic month to be on the water in and south of Mobile Bay. The first place I drop my anchor is on all the inshore reefs south of Point Clear. Most of the specks left in the rivers will be moving south and will always hang around these reefs to feed. I would use live shrimp under a popping cork and pop until my arm falls off. Just make your cork sound like a fish hitting a surface bait. This month will also be a prime month for top water baits. Try the same reefs you fished with popping corks. If the reefs are void of speck action, then move south to the gas rigs. The depth is too much for popping corks, but slip corks work great. Just cast up current and allow your bait to float with the current toward the legs of the rig or any pilings near the rig used to tie down the crew boats or other larger boats.

On the lower end of the bay Dixey Bar, Ft. Morgan

On the lower end of Mobile Bay, try fishing the piers and old pilings along Ft. Morgan Road. Gulf Shores Marina is also a hot spot for larger specks and flounder. Just be sure not to get in the way of boat traffic coming in or out. Spend some money there and you’ll help keep the peace. The condo just east of the marina will also hold fish this time of the year. If that’s slow, then move out of the bay and fish the beach just east of the Dixey Bar. As you go by the Ft. Morgan boat ramp, chunk a few shrimp or plastics around the pilings. While on the beach, fish a shrimp-baited line on the bottom. Pompano will also be on the beach this month. If you catch some crokers inshore, keep them alive if you can. You can use them on some heavier line while drifting on an outgoing tide, and you may hook one of those hard-fighting bull redfish in the 20-pound range. In the spots on the lower end of Mobile Bay, you should be able to boat a good many slot redfish around all the marina pilings as well as their rock jetties. The water around the outside of the jetties is only around three feet — a perfect slot redfish hangout. The condo should be fished from the outside as they dislike non-renters fishing around their piers. All the others piers should be fished with all the respect you can show to the pier owner. Try not to lose hooks on top of the pier, as someone may step on it, which does no good to the owner and fisherman relationship.

Scattered in the bay

Trout should be scattered all over the bay this time of the year, and they hang out in large schools. It’s easy to load your fish box with them. Remember to know the creel limits and keep only what you want to clean. Flounder are moving into the bay this month and all of these redfish spots could be holding some real door mats. Flounder will eat shrimp and plastics, but I think bull minnows are the best bait. All and all, April is a fine month to fish the bay, near shore or offshore. As usual, know all the limits and rules of the road. Watch your wake and keep only what you’ll clean after a long day on the water. Stay safe, 251-550-5418 Life is good and so is the fishing.


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Jim Trelford and his wife Pat are loyal summer visi- He and Pat stayed in St. Louis, spending tors who have been coming to the Island from St. Lou- time in Gulf Shores during summer vais and Mobile for more than 30 years. cations. MARK Jim was born in 1937. After high school, he went Jim and Pat’s children love it here. into the Navy and was trained as an aerial photogra- They remember as children crossing the ROBINSON pher. He had hoped for pilot training, but he was color swing bridge to get onto the island. They remember blind. Completing his the uncrowded beachNavy commitment, es, the beautiful waves Jim went on to the and the white sugary University of Missouri sand. They also have and graduated with a many friendships that degree in business fiwere developed durnance and economics. ing their growing up While in college, years in Mobile. his twin sister set him The family came to up with his future the beach every weekwife, Pat. end. Now, they come They have been down whenever they married for 52 years. can get away. From college, Jim Jim, Pat and the was hired by Benefikids have strong memcial Insurance Group. ories of the beaches, He also decided to the A&W stand and enter a program that the arcade. would lead to a law Back then, they’d degree. He applied be sure to leave the isand was accepted. land by 2 p.m, because When he was offered with the swing bridge, a job in Mobile, Pat it took more than an jumped at the opporhour just to get from tunity, while Jim was the island up to Spansomewhat hesitant. ish Fort during the Neither had been summer months. there, but they knew Although he was it was close to the waborn in 1937, Jim is ter and the Mississippi not the kind of guy Gulf Coast. to lie around. He and The couple ended Pat keep active with up moving, and Jim their daily walks. Jim stayed with the comenjoys a round of golf, pany until 1978. and Pat plays bridge. Pat went to work Jim and Pat enwith Ideal Cement joy sharing time with Company. They suptheir family as well plied cement for much as a multitude of Gulf of the Interstate sysCoast friends. Jim is tems, including Interproud of his children state 10 and Interstate and loves them dearly. Jim Trelford 65 in the area. One never knows While in Mobile, who you’ll meet on they had three children. the island, but sometimes a wrong turn will lead you After several years in Mobile, Jim began thinking to new friends. Jim and Pat are the kind of people that about leaving the company and eventually had job of- you can’t help but like, and who make me proud to be fers from several other insurance companies. on the island. His company, knowing he was thinking of leaving, offered him a job in St. Louis, and in 1970, the family moved back. Jim was assigned a desk job, but he knew they’d one day be back on the Alabama Gulf Coast. See GulfCoastNewsToday.com for the full article. After 42 years in the insurance industry, Jim retired.


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Monday, April 1

Bloody Magnolias, an interactive murder mystery dinner theater Erie Meyer Civic Center 1930 W. 2nd Street, Gulf Shores You’re invited to the grandest ball the Gulf Coast has ever seen hosted by the mysterious Dr. Louis and Delphine Beauregard, in this hilarious romp described as Cajun voodoo meets Scooby Doo on the bayou. Dress up or down, don your Mardi Gras masque and come join the fun. For more information, call 251-968-1174.

Friday, April 4

The Coastal Art Center of Orange Beach Clay Studio

26389 Canal Road, Orange Beach A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 1:30 p.m. Event is from 5:30-7:30 p.m The Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach has now finished a complete grounds renovation project including construction of a state-of-the-art Clay Studio. The lusciously landscaped grounds featuring new bay-side amenities provide a unique special event venue for Pleasure Island. Guests can enjoy a sunset grand-opening reception. The event is free and features live music by the Sims Family Music; refreshments will be provided by Compleat Angler Seafood Grille and Bar. For more information, call 251-981-ARTS (2787).

Perdido Key Wine and Art Festival

15500 Perdido Key Drive, Pensacola 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m. For $15, guests will receive a commemorative wine glass and five tasting tickets. VIP Event and all inclusive tickets are $25 per person and $45 per couple. Enjoy “A Taste of Perdido” April 4-5 when the Perdido Key Wine and Art Festival welcomes spring to the scenic barrier island. The event, complete with arts and crafts vendors and live music, will be held inside and outside the new Visitor Information Center, overlooking the beautiful Gulf of Mexico. On April 5, people can enjoy more food and live music; for $15 you will receive a souvenir glass and tickets to taste five wines. For more information, call 800-328-0107 or visit www. visitperdido.com.

Saturday, April 5

Family Fun Day at Waterville

Waterville amusement park, Gulf Shores Parkway 12-5 p.m. $10 Meyer Vacation Rentals and Meyer Real Estate Century 21 are hosting the event to raise money for Relay For Life. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.

Price includes unlimited roller coaster rides, go-karts, mini golf, trampoline, kiddie rides and lunch. For information, call 251-948-2106.

The Color Run 5K

The Wharf www.thecolorrun.com Get started with a huge pre-race party; then run, walk, dance, or skip your way through five kilometers of happiness. Finish it all off with a celebration at the epic finish festival.

American Heart Association’s 22nd Art for Heart Yacht Bash

Fisher’s Dockside, Orange Beach Marina 6 p.m. Tickets start at $100 This elegant and upscale gala will generate funds to support education, research and awareness to prevent heart disease. The Art for Heart Yacht Bash will feature five yachts guests can tour. Guests can bid on silent auction items as well as a live auction at 8 p.m. Call 678-224-2047 or contact Bridgett.dunn@heart.org.

GCAA Art Market

Meyer Park, 400 East 22nd Ave., Gulf Shores 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The Gulf Coast Arts Alliance Art Market, in partnership with the City of Gulf Shores, is a venue for local and regional artists to display and sell their original works of art. Featured work will be pottery, oil, acrylic, watercolor and plain air paintings, jewelry, textile, carved wood and metal arts. In addition, there will be hands-on art activities for children, live entertainment and delicious food. For more information email gulfcoastartsalliance@gmail.com or call Maria Bastin at 251-968-8222.

Thursday, April 10

Music at Meyer Park featuring Uncle Lucius

Meyer Park at W. 3rd Street 6 p.m. 251-968-1172 for more information Free Austin-based indie rock band Uncle Lucius takes rock and roll from its deep roots and pushes it onward by putting its own honest interpretation of new rock sounds with elements of R&B and blues added.


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10th Annual Wiener Dog Races

The Wharf 11 a.m.-6 p.m. www.wienerdograces.net Spectators: $5 donation/person or $15 donation/family Racer entry fee: $10 (includes trainer and one pet crew member) Proceeds benefit Florida Dachshund and Furrever Homes Rescue Teams Races are dedicated to the Pensacola Volunteer Team, whose time and dedication allowed the races to happen nine years in a row and have collected almost $30,000 for the Florida Dachshund Rescue Foundation.

Saturday, April 19

Easter Egg Hunt and Kids’ Fun Day

Flora-Bama www.florabama.com. Flora-Bama hosts a family friendly Easter Egg Hunt event every year the Saturday before Easter.

The Mullet Man Triathlon

Flora-Bama The Mullet Man Triathlon, a high quality event, promises a great course, super volunteers, awards three deep and overall, as well as a post-race party with fabulous food and fun.

Sunday, April 20

Easter Buffet and Egg Hunt at Perdido Beach Resort

Perdido Beach Resort www.perdidobeachresort.com; 251-981-9811 x 103 Flowers blooming, bunnies hopping and spring is in the air. The Perdido Beach Resort will celebrate its annual Easter Buffet and Egg Hunt. Reservations recommended.

Worship at the Water Easter Service Flora-Bama 11 a.m.

Wednesday, April 23

17th annual Mullet Swing Golf Classic

Lost Key Golf Club in Perdido Key, Fla. 11 a.m. A portion of the proceeds will support the Multiple Sclerosis Society. This event is a popular start to the annual Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast’s Greatest Beach Party.

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Thursday, April 24

Music at Meyer Park featuring the Mulligan Brothers

Meyer Park at West Third St. 6 p.m. Free 251-968-1172 This emerging group from Mobile proves that good stories and lyrics still matter in music, and well-written songs don’t need a catchy chorus or a happy ending to win over an audience or to be played over and over.

Friday, April 25

Baldwin County Meeting featuring Sarah Palin

Orange Beach Events Center at The Wharf 6-9 p.m. $125 www.baldwingop.com Sarah Palin will be the featured speaker at Baldwin County Republican Party’s annual dinner. Palin is a former governor of Alaska, a political commentator for Fox News and the 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee.

Friday, April 25 – Sunday, April 27

Interstate Mullet Toss and Gulf Coast’s Greatest Beach Party

The Flora-Bama Friday at 12 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. What started as just a reason to party has become one of the biggest beach parties on the coast. Those who participate in the Mullet Toss will throw a dead mullet over the state line of Florida and Alabama to see who gets the farthest.

Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26

Bama Coast Cruise

The Wharf bamacoastcruise.com. The Bama Coast Cruise, presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts, is held annually during the last full weekend of April at The Wharf Resort & Marina in Orange Beach. The show, which has been growing rapidly each year, has earned a reputation as the best Cruisin’ Event on Alabama’s Gulf Coast.


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Darius Rucker True Believer Tour with Eli Young Band and Corey Smith The Amphitheater at the Wharf 7 p.m. 251-224-1000 Tickets are from $37.60 to $62.30

Participants will learn strokes, appropriate stances, recovery methods and proper use of the equipment. The lesson also covers the do’s and don’ts of the waterways so you can rent or buy a board and feel comfortable.

April 16, 1-5 p.m., April 19, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., April 27, 1-5 p.m., May 10, 1-5 p.m.

Wind and Water Learning Center Kayak Classes

Ongoing events April 12, April 26, May 10, May 24

Wind and Water Learning Center Paddle Board Classes

Canal Road Orange Beach behind the library 10 a.m.- noon each day $60 Minimum age 14 251-981-2610; charris@cityoforangebeach.com

Canal Road Orange Beach behind the library. $65 Minimum age 16 251-981-2610; charris@cityoforangebeach.com Kayaking classes this spring led by American Canoe Association certified instructor, Ron Smith. This class is an American Canoe Association Skills Course: Quickstart Your Kayak. This workshop is a brief introduction to paddling a kayak.

Pinnacle 14 Cinemas

Hwy. 59, just north of the Canal Bridge • Gulf Shores Action becomes motion. Sound becomes motion. Scenes become motion.

LIVE METROPOLITAN OPERA

An experience you won’t soon forget.

Fathom Events brings the best in one-night and limited-run events, like operas, comedy, Broadway productions, concerts and sports, right to your local movie theater. • Video Arcade • 100% digital projection • Wall to wall screens • Dolby Digital surround sound • 3D capable in 6 theatres • True stadium seating

• 4 feet between rows • 2 party rooms • Full service Concession pretzels, pizza, hot dogs, cheese sticks, chicken fingers, and funnel cakes

• Discount Movie Tickets for Senior Citizens and children (all day), and Students and Military after 6pm. • On-line ticketing thru • Moviegoer rewards club • Gift Cards available

251-923-0100 • www.cobbtheatres.com


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Musician Spotlight: Cowboy Johnson By Destiny Brown

DB: Where do you currently play on the Coast?

Local guitar picker and bluesman Cowboy Johnson takes his music to stages up and down the Gulf Coast. Cowboy gives some insight on his craft and the music scene.

CJ: I play at Flora-Bama two to three times a week, the Pleasure Island Tiki Bar on Canal every Thursday and some Fridays and Happy Harbor on Marina Road on Sundays.

DESTINY BROWN: When did you discover your love for music?

DB: What are your future plans for your music?

COWBOY JOHNSON: From the time I was 5, I would go to my parents' friends' house who were in a touring gospel quartet. They would practice and I would sing along with them, and that's how I leaned how to sing. I left home at 15 and went to work for a farmer in Minnesota who knew a little bit of guitar. He taught me the basic initial chords, and there I was.

CJ: Soon, I'll be on the road for the month for a midwest tour. The only CD I have of originals is two or three years old. I'm going to the midwest in May and playing from Denver to Chicago with old friends that used to be in my bands.

DB: When did you begin playing at venues? CJ: I've been playing at venues since I was 17. I've had a lot of bands; R & B bands, country bands. I know my name is Cowboy, but it's just a nickname. Most of my stuff is more of a blues type. DB: When did you move to the Gulf Coast? CJ: After playing in Texas for 15 years, I moved here four years ago. I brought my late friend Mickey Newberry's mother here a couple weeks after Ivan, and I've been involved with the Frank Brown Songwriters Festival every year since then. It helped me get my foot in the door playing at the festival year after year. I was grandfathered into the Frank Brown Songwriters Festival because I had a tribute album of Mickey's songs.

ABOVE: Cowboy Johnson at the Flora-Bama Yacht Club. RIGHT: Johnson plays at Pleasure Island Tiki Bar in Orange Beach.

DB: What is your favorite part about playing music on the beach scene? CJ: Everywhere you go, people support it and come out to listen. They actually come for the music and don't just come to the bar to party. I appreciate that. It's rewarding and satisfying and makes it worthwhile. DB: What advice would you give to a singer/songwriter? CJ: I don’t like singers that try to simulate other people. I don't want to hear some other guy try to sound like Garth Brooks. Just sing in your natural voice and be who you are.


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251-981-6979 (City Hall) (Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm)

251-980-INFO (City Infoline) 251-981-SURF Daily Beach Report www.cityoforangebeach.com

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Frequently Asked Questions 1) Tents (no larger than a 10x10 ft.) are allowed on the beach, but they have to be placed behind (North of) the designated sign marker post and should be removed before night. Tents cannot be placed between the sign post and the Gulf of Mexico. This is for designated emergency and safety access. 2) Pets are not allowed on the beach on the Gulf of Mexico or surrounding islands (Robinson, Bird, Walker). However they are allowed at the designated city Dog Park on Canal Rd. (Hwy 180) next to Sportsman Marina. All dogs should remain on a leash within the city limits. 3) Glass in any form (bottle, cup, container, etc.) is strictly prohibited on our beaches and islands. 4) A yellow or green flag posted along gulf beaches means to use caution while swimming in the gulf waters and is permitted. A red flag means danger and one should not swim in the waters. Double red flags mean that swimming in the waters is prohibited by law. Purple means WARNING! A jellyfish or other marine threat. 5) All trails and parks are free and open from daylight to dusk 7 days a week. 6) Fires or flames are strictly prohibited on the beach. This includes grills, tiki-torches, lanterns, open fire pits, candles, fireworks, etc. 7) Jet skis, boats, and any other motorized vessels, are prohibited from launching along the gulf front beaches.


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You’ll love our greens. 9 Hole Par 3 Course Open to the Public Tee times not required

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Winding through thousands of acres of natural habitat is the Hugh S. Branyon Backcountry Trail. Come discover the beauty and diversity of over 10 miles of 6 paved trails and 6 distinct ecosystems that make up this multi-purpose trail.

• New boulder park for kids • Eco-tours • Geo-caching fun for the family • Butterfly Garden • Screened pavilion • Wildlife sightings • Miles of trails for walking, running and biking


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Gallery Hours: M-F 10am-4pm Sat. 10am-2pm

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www.coastalartscenter.com • 251.981.ARTS (2787)

Make Your Own Glass!

Call to reserve space in a group class. $50.00 per person

Paint Your Own Pottery! $20-$25 Per Item

Globe

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Fused Glass Suncatcher $25 Takes 20 min.

* Hand-building $35 per hour * Wheel-Throwing $50 per hour *Make several small items or a large masterpiece

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Join us for our grand opening bay-side reception April 4th, of our beautiful new grounds and Clay Studio. Ribbon cutting at 1:30pm. Sunset Event starts at 5:30pm.


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Country stars lined up for concert at The Wharf

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or the second concert of 2014 at the Amphitheater at The Wharf, a trio of country superstars are lined up to take over the stage. Headlining Darius Rucker and featuring Corey Smith and the Eli Young Band, the musicians bring a once-in-alifetime concert that features a combination of their Nashville and Texas Country hits to The Wharf.

Darius Rucker

n It was a shock when you found out his real name wasn't Hootie. Darius Rucker, former lead singer and guitarist of the band Hootie and the Blowfish, began his music career in 1986 with his famous band with hits like “Breakfast at Tiffany's” and “Hold My Hand.” n In 2008, he continued his music career solo. He co-wrote with Clay Mills and recorded his first solo single, “Don't Think I Don't Think About It.” The song debuted at No. 51 on the Billboard Hot Country Sound charts and made him the first African-American singer to reach Top 20 since Charlie Pride in 1988. n His second album, “Learn to Live,” was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 2009 and received a platinum certification. n His next singles, “Alright” and “It Won't be Like This for

Long,” also made the top of the country charts.

Corey Smith

n Corey Smith is popular for his songs about his college days at the University of Georgia and spring breaks on the Gulf Coast, like his hit “If I Could Do it Again.” n The Georgia artist recorded his first album, “Undertones,” in 2003, which included one of his most popular songs, “Twenty One.” n In 2005, Smith recorded his second album, “In the Mood,” which includes hits like “Drinkin' Again” and “It's Over.”

Eli Young Band

n Members Jon Jones, Chris Thomson, Mike Eli and James Young began their musical journey while attending college together at North Texas State University. n The Eli Young Band has three No. 1 hits under its belt as well as a Grammy nomination and an Academy of Country Music Award for Song of the Year for its hit “Crazy Girl.” n The band has recently released its second Republic Nashville album, “10,000 Towns.”


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Reel Surprise

8-hour charter $12500 per person (special ends May 23, 2014)

Call today 251.981.FISH Gulf Winds II

Through a special permit program, you will be able to catch and retain red snapper. Designed by Gulf Headboat Collaborative www.gulfheadboat.com

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The Gulf Coast Art Alliance (GCAA) brings creativity outreach to the community through frequent art markets, events and its newest addition, the GCAA Gallery. Bringing a new art gallery to the community, the GCAA Gallery sits on E. 24th Ave. along the brick sidewalk across from Acme Oyster House and in sight of the beautiful canal. Renovating the building for the GCAA Gallery, which was formerly a church, took a lot of dedication and TLC. “We've been looking for a year and nothing became available, and then we heard about this,” said Maria Bastin, chairman of GCAA. “We're excited to be here because we love the location. When we told the city, they were really excited because art is their goal and their vision for this street. We're excited to be a part of that and to be the first art place here.” The GCAA Gallery will allow regional and local artists of all trades to showcase, promote and sell their work. “We invite all the local artists and everyone to come,” Bastin said. “All of the artists love it, and the community and visitors love it. It's a place they can come and view the local art and even get some to take home.” Artists have to pay a fee to display their work, but if they volunteer to work a certain number of hours at the gallery, their fee is reduced. GCAA also reaches out to younger artists by pairing with Kaleidoscope for kids art classes. “We're going to have Kaleidoscope Saturdays every week, where we will have a project for kids,” Bastin said. “This summer, we also plan on having some kind of summer art camp.” There will also be art classes at GCAA. “Tommy Vogel will be coming and teaching once a week, and he teaches pastels and drawing,” Bastin said. “We will have one day for open classes and hopefully a photography class.”


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Artist Spotlight:

GCAA Gallery will host art walk once a month. Gulf Shores High School art class is involved with GCAA. The school showcases the students' artwork at every art market. “Austin Boyd brings the artwork for his class, and we let them come and show for free,” Bastin said. “The high school wood shop will also be making projects to come sell at the art markets.” Depending on the number of volunteers, the GCAA Gallery plans on being open six days a week from 10 a.m. to 6 or 8 p.m.

The Gulf Coast Arts Alliance Art Market WHEN: Saturday, April 5; 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Future dates include June 7, Aug. 2, Sept. 6, Oct. 4 and Nov. 1 WHERE: Meyer Park at 400 E. 22nd Avenue, Gulf Shores ABOUT: In partnership with the City of Gulf Shores, the GCAA Art Market will feature original art by local and regional artists. The event has grown to include art projects for children, local musicians and concessions. It has become a favorite daylong event for locals and tourists. MORE INFORMATION: GulfCoastArtsAlliance.com; 251-986-8222 or 251-223-3970. For information about volunteering, email gulfcoastartsalliance@gmail.com.

Among the artists who will be exhibiting and demonstrating is lamp worker Dan Rush. Rush learned early in life not to be afraid to try something new, especially if it would help express creativity. His current interest in glass began about 10 years ago. “I was soon captivated by the craft of making beads with a torch, which is called lamp working,” Rush said. His work has since expanded to include creative glass sculptures and pieces of glass artwork. Rush is also pastor at Crosswinds Church in Gulf Shores where his congregation has become involved with helping teach children’s art projects at the GCAA Art Market.


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Assembly of God CHRISTIAN LIFE CHURCH 25550 Canal Rd, Orange Beach 967-4840 www.christianlifechurch.tv

GULFWAY CHURCH

541 Cotton Creek Dr. (Co. Rd. 4), Gulf Shores 968-6858 www.gulfwaychurch.com

Baptist FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF GULF SHORES

Catholic OUR LADY OF THE GULF CATHOLIC CHURCH

308 East 22nd Ave, Gulf Shores 968-7062 www.ourladyofthegulfal.org

ST. THOMAS-BY-THE-SEA

26547 Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach 981-8132 www.stthomasbythesea.org

Church of Christ CHURCH OF CHRIST OF GULF SHORES

2200 West First St., Gulf Shores 968-7369

2414 W. 1st St, Gulf Shores 968-7769 www.gulfshoreschurchofchrist.org

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF ORANGE BEACH

Episcopal HOLY SPIRIT EPISCOPAL CHURCH

4773 Bay Circle, Orange Beach 981-4288 www.firstbaptistorangebeach.com

616 Fort Morgan Rd, Gulf Shores 968-5988 www.holyspiritepiscopalgulfshores.com

FISHERMEN BAPTIST CHURCH

ST. PETER’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH

17101 River Rd., Bon Secour 949-6387 www.fomm.org

FRIENDSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH 7159 County Rd. 10, Bon Secour 949-6486

ISLAND FELLOWSHIP BAPTIST CHURCH 28290 Canal Rd, Orange Beach 980-1005

LAGOON BAPTIST CHURCH

17867 State Hwy 180 W., Gulf Shores 968-7057 www.lagoonbc.com

OYSTER BAY BAPTIST CHURCH, SBC 4280 Plash Rd., Gulf Shores 968-7805 www.oysterbaybaptist.org

ROMAR BEACH BAPTIST CHURCH 23370 Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach 981-8959 www.romarbeach.org

SHELL BANKS BAPTIST CHURCH 12125 State Hwy 180, Gulf Shores 540-7136

6270 Bon Secour Hwy, Bon Secour 949-6254

Greek Orthodox ST. ATHANASIOS GREEK ORTHODOX CHAPEL 220 E. 20th Ave, Gulf Shores 967-2020 stathanasios.al.goarch.org

Lutheran GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH-ELCA 491 West 23rd Ave, Gulf Shores 968-5991

PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH 8250 Roscoe Rd., Gulf Shores 974-2545

ST. JUDE’S BY THE SEA LUTHERAN CHURCH 312 E. 16th Ave, Gulf Shores 968-5833

Methodist - United GULF SHORES UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

1900 Gulf Shores Pkwy, Gulf Shores 968-2411 www.gulfshoresumc.org

MORGAN’S CHAPEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

Hwy 10, across from Swift School, Bon Secour 949-7400

ORANGE BEACH UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

28751 Canal Rd., Orange Beach 981-6751 www.orangebeachumc.org

Non-Denominational IGLESIA CASA DE LUZ Companerismo Cristiano 225 E. 24th Ave, Gulf Shores 948-3467

SAFE HARBOR HOUSE OF PRAYER Multi-Culture Full Gospel 7320 Bon Secour Hwy, Bon Secour 223-3615

ST. ANDREW BY THE SEA, A COMMUNITY CHURCH

17263 Ft. Morgan Rd, Gulf Shores 968-3900 www.standrewbythesea.org

Presbyterian FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (USA) OF GULF SHORES 309 East 21st Ave., Gulf Shores 968-7720 www.gspres.com

GRACE FELLOWSHIP PCA 19470 Co. Rd. 6, Gulf Shores 968-5302 www.gracefellowship-pca.com

ORANGE BEACH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

26640 Canal Rd, Orange Beach 981-4220 www.orangebeachpresbyterian.org

CHRISTIAN SERVICE CENTER

PROGRAMS: Emergency Aid, Food Pantry, Ozanam Charitable Pharmacy and Meals on Wheels. 317 Dolphin Ave., Gulf Shores 968-5256 www.cscgs.com


DINING GUIDE

Hanging out at the beach can make you hungry. When it does, head out to one of our remarkable Gulf Shores and Orange Beach restaurants. With the world’s best inshore and offshore deep sea fishing, you’ll find that succulent, fresh-off-the-boat seafood is the order of the day. Of course, you don’t have to have seafood! You’ll find plenty of restaurants in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach serving barbecue, steak, Italian, Japanese, Mexican, pizza, deli-style sandwiches and more.


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FROM THE SUNSET CORK ROOM’S KITCHEN

Susan’s Chicken

MEET THE CHEF Jonathan Jackson

Compliments of Jonathan Jackson Ingredients n 8 ounces chicken breast (boneless skinless or with skin) n 4 ounces cherry tomatoes n 1 cup spinach n 4 ounces fresh or canned corn n 3 ounces fresh made or store bought pesto n 1/3 cup heavy cream n Salt and pepper to taste n 1-2 teaspoons of olive oil n Pair with mashed potatoes

Preparation Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil in a pan. Salt and pepper chicken breast. Brown chicken on one side. Flip and finish in oven till done In another pan, heat one teaspoon olive oil, then saute corn, tomatoes and spinach. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add heavy cream and pesto and allow to thicken. Place mashed potatoes on plate; add chicken and top with sauce.

Jonathan Jackson has been cooking at The Sunset Cork Room for seven years. Jackson moved to Gulf Shores from Little Rock, Ark. where he pursued his long term passion for creating recipes. His culinary creativity is displayed throughout the menu at The Sunset Cork Room in many recipes such as Susan’s Chicken.


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Sandwiches • Ice Cream Smoothies • Icees Hamburgers Hot Dogs • Chili Dogs

Hamburger:

$5.69 / Combo $9.29

Cheeseburger: $6.29 / Combo $9.45 Bacon Cheeseburger:

Double Cheeseburger: Hot Dog:

$8.29 Combo $11.45

$2.95 / Combo $6.95

Cheese Dog:

$3.95 / Combo $7.95

Chili Cheese Dog: Corn Dog:

$6.69 Combo $9.69

$4.95 Combo $8.95

$2.19 / Combo $5.95

Chicken Tenders:

(2) $4.19 Combo $7.19 (4) $6.19 / Combo $9.19

Home-style Chicken Breast Chunks: $4.99

Mini Chicken Tacos:

$5.99 for 10

BLT with or without mayo:

Grilled Cheese:

$5.15 $2.15

Nachos – n – cheese: Cheesesticks:

Fried Mac-n-cheese: Funnel Cake Fries: Fried Cheesecake: Fried Pickles:

4 Bama Beignets:

$4.19

(6) $5.19 $4.19 $3.19 $4.19

(15) $2.99

$4.95

Choose Your Spud: $2.95 French Fries, Waffle Fries, Curly Fries, Tator Tots, Onion Rings

Chili Cheese Spud: Load Your Spud:

$4.95

$7.95

(cheese, chili, bacon, sour cream, jalapenos)

Combos include your choice of spud & small fountain drink. Fountain Drinks: small / 16oz: $1.50 medium / 24oz: $1.95 large / 32 oz: $2.75


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Meet me at at The Wharf APPETIZERS

Spinach & Artichoke Dip Baked Crab Dip Fried Calamari Cajun Crab Cake *Oysters on the Half Shell Tomato & Shrimp

FULL BAR ON PREMISES

ENTREES

*Classic Filet *Ribeye CATERING SERVICES AVAILABLE *Filet Oscar Bayou Grouper Shrimp & Grits SALADS Pecan Snapper Pecan Encrusted Chicken Shrimp Pesto Pasta Monthly Wine & Pear Grilled Shrimp & Herbed Dinners Fried Shrimp Platter Goat Cheese $35 Cajun Crab Cakes Four Wines Garden Salad Four Tasting Courses Fried Seafood Platter Classic Caesar Jerk Chicken SOUPS Beer Pairings Jambalaya Pasta $30 Seafood Gumbo Shrimp & Artichoke Bisque Soup of the Day

SANDWICHES

(All Sandwiches Served with a Pickle Spear & Your Choice of Fries or Coleslaw)

Cajun Crab Cake *Grilled Ribeye Poboy Cuban Pork Sandwich Cajun chicken Sandwich Shrimp or Fish Poboy Oyster Poboy *Ginny Lane Burger

Join Us!

Four Distinctive Brews Four Food Pairings

Ask about our featured brewery! THE WHARF

4780 Wharf Parkway, Orange Beach, AL 36561

251-224-6500 www.ginnylanebargrill.com

All ingredients are purchased as local & fresh as possible from sustainable farms, dairies and fisheries from responsible USA vendors. All fried or grilled foods may come in contact with shellfish Become a fan! Menu Subject to Change

*Consuming raw or uncooked meat, seafood or shellfish may cause potential health risk


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Experience Food with No Boundaries, a Twist on Contemporary New Orleans Cuisine

www.louisianapantry.com

251-923-2448

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Island Pig Roast

      cooked on da bayou! Come by the Louisiana Pantry every Sunday from 3 P.M. ‘til sunset! (Market Price)

Every 3rd Saturday starting at 3 P.M. Cochon de Lait for $16.95 per portions with 2 sides and a salad

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Orders To Go: CALL 251-948-7262 or 251-948-6529 Highway 59, Gulf Shores 1/2 Mi. North of the Beach

Papa-Roccos Has It All! • Live Entertainment 7 nights a week and never a cover charge • Full Menu until Midnight • Lunch Specials Daily M-F 11-2 • Happy Hour 11-7 Mon.-Fri.

www.paparocco.com Visit our website for our current nightly music line up!


Rocco’s Appetizers

14” LARGE

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14” LARGE

H Consuming raw or undercooked Animal Proteins (meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of Foodborne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.

Shrimp Pizza • All Meat Pizza • Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza Spinach Alfredo Pizza • Chicken Club Pizza • Buffalo Chicken Pizza

$15.25.................................................$18.25

Papa’s Specialties

* To Go Orders Welcome *

Cajun Oysters (Whooee!) Oysters Alfredo Oysters Fiesta

www.paparocco.com for complete menu details

Hot Shucks (The Heat is On) Baked Oysters Oysters Rockyfeller Oyster Parmesan

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All oysters @ market price Suck em down RAW on the Half Shell..............1/2 doz or dozen Steam em up w/a lil drawn butter & lemon.....1/2 doz or dozen

Oysters

(Early Bird Price valid with purchase of a beverage)

Every Thursday, Prime Ribs 5 p.m. til (Jan. 1-March 1)................................................$11.25

(With purchase of a beverage. Dine in only. No plate sharing)

Monday’s, Oyster Stew (Jan. 1 - March 1)......................................................................$5.95 Tuesday’s, Salmon Patties, white sauce, Potatoes & Beans (Jan. 1-March 1) ................$6.95 Wednesday and Sunday, all you can eat Spaghetti (Nov. 1-March 1) all day ...................$5.75

Winter Specials 4 to 7pm

add Meatballs ...................................$1.50 add Sausage..................................... $1.50 add Meatballs & Sausage..................$3.00

Served With Garlic Bread Seafood Pasta .....................................$13.95 Fettuccine Alfredo .........................$8.95 Baked Ravioli.......................................$11.95 Chicken Alfredo ...........................$11.95 Manicotti .............................................$11.95 Shrimp Alfredo ............................$13.95 substitute Alfredo Sauce..............$2.00 Lasagna (Papa’s Favorite)...........$12.95 Italian Combo Dinner ...........................$14.75 Spaghetti .......................................$7.95

Mama’s Italian Specialties

Who’s Your Daddy Burger! Try it we DARE YOU! ..........................................................$15.95 Rocky’s Knock Out Burger.................$ 7.95 Ultimate Chicken Sandwich....................$9.95 Add Bacon...............................................1.00 Grilled Chicken Sandwich.......................$8.95 Add Bleu Cheese Crumbles...................... 75¢ Reuben ..................................................$9.95 Alpine Burger ....................................$ 8.95 Hot Dog .................................................$4.25 Patty Melt .........................................$ 9.95 Coney Island Chili Dog ...........................$5.95 Meatball Sandwich ............................$ 8.95 Baked French Onion Sou ........................$6.50 Italian Sausage Sandwich..................$ 8.95 Bowl Chili ..............................................$5.50 French Dip.........................................$ 8.95 Baked Chili ............................................$6.75 Philly Cheese Steak...........................$ 9.95 BLT........................................................$6.25 Papa’s Prime Steak Sandwich ......... $10.95

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10” SMALL

(Mushrooms, green peppers, onions, black & green olives, tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese)

Vegetarian Style...................................$10.95............................................................$14.95

(Artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, onion, feta cheese, mozzarella & pesto)

Artichoke, Sun-dried Tomato................$16.25............................................................$19.25

(Alfredo sauce, mozzarella cheese, shrimp, scallops, mushrooms, onions & broccoli)

Seafood Primavera Pizza.....................$16.25 ............................................................$19.25

(Whole slice tomato, bacon, feta, onion and pesto)

Flying Tomato......................................$16.95 ............................................................$19.95

10” SMALL

Papa’s Specialty Pizza

Add Shrimp:.........................................$ 2.75...............................................................$3.75

(Pepperoni, onions, sausage, green peppers, mushrooms, beef, ham, black & green olives)

Price Buster Pizza...............................$12.95.............................................................$16.96

(Pepperoni, onions, sausage, green peppers, mushrooms)

Papa Delux Pizza.................................$10.95 ............................................................$14.95

Pepperoni, sausage, onions, green peppers, mushrooms, beef, black or green olive, ham, hot pepper rings, anchovies, extra cheese, fresh tomatoes, bacon, sauerkraut, Canadian Bacon, pineapple, French and ranch dressing.

Our Great Cheese Pizza.......................$6.95.................................................................$9.95 Each Item............................................$1.30.................................................................$1.65

10” SMALL

Papa’s Pizza

Snow Crab (1.5 lb.).....................................................................................................$23.50 Royal Reds (1 lb. seasonal)......................................................................................... $18.75 Combo Reds & Crabs (2 lbs) ......................................................................................$25.50

SERVED WITH GARLIC BREAD AND COLESLAW

Papa’s Steamed Specials

Caesar Salad..................................Side $5.95 Dinner ..........................................$6.95 add Chicken $1.95 add Shrimp $2.95 Spinach Artichoke Dip....................................................................................................$8.75 Stuffed Mushrooms (3).................................................................................................$8.95 Oysters Picard (3).........................................................................................................$9.95 Garlic Bread (2) $2.75..........Cheese Bread (2) $3.50................... Add Marinara Sauce $.75 Boil Shrimp Small (6oz.) $8.25................. Large (12 oz.) $13.75 Papa’s Wings With Ranch Dressing (6) $6.50.....................(12) $9.50 ...........(25) $16.75 Potato Skins (Choose any three toppings) ...................................................................$9.95 Combo Platter: 3 Wings, 2 Stuffed Mushrooms, 3 Skins ..............................................$11.50 Nachos -- Best In Town Round 1: Cheese............................................................................................................$5.95 Round 2: Chili & Cheese.................................................................................................$7.95 Round 3: Chili, Cheese, Black Olives, Onions & Green Pepper ........................................$8.95

Italian Garden Salad ......................................................................................................$4.75

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FISH F ISH R RIVER RIV IVER VER G GRIL GRILL RILL # #2 2

Whherree the W Where tthhe locals loocccaallss lluv uv to uv to eat! eeaat at!

Fish RiveR GRill #2 was chosen in “100 Dishes to eat in alabama beFoRe You Die”

Best Bar Prices on the Coast

Daily Lunch Specials Monday thru Friday $6.99 & Up

“home oF the oRiGinal”

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Whhere the W Where thhe llolocals occaalsl lluv ocals uvv to eat! eat! ea Fish RiveR GRill #2 was chosen in “100 Dishes to eat in alabama beFoRe You Die”

omG! shrimP FEasT Poboy!!!

AUTHENTIC SOUTHERN COOKED SEAFOOD PLATTERS

(Served w/ Fries, Coleslaw, Hushpuppies, Fried Okra, Tartar or Cocktail Sauce & Swamp Soup) Bayou Seafood Platter - Fried Gator, Frog Legs, Shrimp, Oyster, Catfish Seafood Platter - Fried Shrimp, Oyster, Catfish Cajun ls isto Golden Fried Catfish Platter - (U.S. Raised) Crawfish P Fried Select Oyster Platter $ 99 Fried Shrimp Platter - (Approx. 14-15) thing There’s Nom! Fried Gator Platter Like ‘E

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VOTED BEST BURGERS IN BALDWIN COUNTY

Hurricane Burger • Hillbilly Melt • River Burger • Shroooom Burger • Swamp Burger Bleu Cheese Bacon Burger

VOTED “BEST BURGER” IN ALABAMA Again!

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REDNECK REUBENS

PoBoys • Chicken • Shrimp • Oysters • Gator • Frog Legs Crawfish Pistols • Catfish • Whitefish • Stuffed Crab

GREAT NEW ITEMS

***Cajun Crawfish Pistols Dinner (2) w/ Fries & Slaw*** OMG! Shrimp Feast Po-Boy - Fried Shrimp covered in our Special Crawfish Sauce Seafood BLT - Fried Shrimp, Fried Green Tomato, Provolone & Bacon on Bun w/Ranch & Crawfish Sauce

APPETIZERS ~ SALADS ~ POBOYS & SANDWICHES ~ KIDS MENU

F ee SSw Fr Free Swamp wamp Soup wa wamp Soup with wiith th Every th E eryy Entree!! Ev EEntr t ee!!!! DON’T FORGET YOUR SWEET THANG

“Sweet Thang” Signature Dessert! Redneck version of a New Orleans Beignet & Granny’s Apple and Peach Cobbler Rolled in Powdered Sugar. Mmmmm...this “thang” is SOOOOOO good!

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Moe’s Original BAR B QUE

25603 Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach, Alabama

251.981.RIBS (7427)

www.moesoriginalbbq.com

Moe’s Original Bar B Que offers a New Meaning to Beach BBQ If you’re hungry for

Pulled Pork, Wings, Southern Fried Catfish, Fried Shrimp and their Famous Ribs Come To Moe’s To Get Your Fix!

Or Haul It Home...

Double & Triple Wide Packs Available Also offering

Catering Service for Special Events & Parties MON-WED 11am-7pm • THURS-SAT 11am-8pm SUN 11am-4pm Unless We Sell Out First! Shirt and Shoes are NOT Required, or expected.

If the pit house is smokin’, we’re open!


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Sandwiches

Served with choice of two sides and a drink Pulled Pork Smoked Chicken Smoked Turkey Shrimp Moe Boy Catfish

Platters

Served with cornbread, two sides and a drink Pulled Pork Smoked Chicken Smoked Turkey Chicken Wings Catfish • Ribs - sm / lg

Sides (6oz.)

Baked Beans • Marinated Slaw Potato Salad • Bag O’ Chips Banana Puddin’ Special Side of the Day

Haul it Home

Double-Wide Family Pack (3-4 people) Triple-Wide Pack (5-6 people) 1 lb. O’ Pork Whole Bird 1 lb O’ Turkey Rack O’ Ribs Half Pint O’ Sides Pint O’ Sides Pan O’ Sides

Comin’ in

HOT! Ask us about our catering services www.moesoriginalbbq.com/catering.html Locations in Alabama, Colorado, Georgia and North Carolina

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www.Desotosseafoodkitchen.com

Voted “People’s Choice”

•Best Lunch • Best Dinner • Best Seafood also been voted • Friendliest Staff

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Since 2004

A s it” i v t s re s o “m u h S f G ul ile in

Daily Lunch Specials Fresh Steamed, Grilled, Blackened, Fried, Baked and Sautéed Seafood

Award-winning Fish and Shimp Specialties Casual Family Atmosphere Reasonable Prices Senior Menu Available, from 3pm - 5:30pm

Seafood Kitchen 138 West 1st Ave • Gulf Shores, AL • 251-948-7294


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251-948-7294 www.Desotosseafoodkitchen.com

Seafood Kitchen Lunch Menu

HoMe-StyLe LuncH SpeciaLS

(Served with your choice of two side dishes) Saturday & Sunday - Add $1.00

Fried Shrimp - tail less Blackened Catfish Fried Catfish Broiled Flounder Fried Flounder Grilled Chicken Chicken Creole Fried Chicken Tenders Country Fried Steak Hamburger Steak Pork Chops Country Ham Vegetable Plate SandwicHeS

7.25 7.25 7.25 7.25 7.25 7.25 7.25 7.25 7.25 7.25 7.25 7.25 6.99

(Served with french fries)

Complimentary Ice Tea and Bread Served with All Dine in Lunch Entrees. Add House or Caesar Salad 3.25 Substitute Salad for side dish 1.75 Po-Boy Sandwich 8.99 Cheeseburger 7.99 Crab Cake Po-Boy 10.99

Cheese, Italian, Thousand Island, French, Low-Fat Ranch, Raspberry Vinaigrette, Balsamic Vinegar, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Sesame Asian, Oil & Vinegar

Riviera Salad - with pecan chicken tenders - with chicken tenders - with boiled shrimp - with grilled or blackened chicken Caesar Salad - w/grilled or blackened chicken - w/boiled shrimp Gumbo & Salad - a cup of Seafood Gumbo and our Bisque & Salad Seafood favoriteS

7.25 9.99 8.99 9.99 8.99 7.25 8.99 9.99 7.99 8.50

(Served with your choice of two side dishes)

Add House or Caesar Salad Substitute Salad for side dish Fried Butterfly Shrimp Fried Oysters Fried Crab Claws *Coconut Shrimp Grilled Shrimp

2.25 1.75 10.99 12.99 13.99 11.99 10.99

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dinner Menu

StarterS Oysters on the Half Shell 1/2 dozen 5.99.....1 dozen 10.99 Southern Style Crab Cakes 9.99 Shrimp Remoulade 7.99 Crab, Spinach & Artichoke Dip 8.99 Coconut Shrimp 8.99 Stuffed Mushrooms 8.99 Alligator Bites 8.99 Fried Crab Claws 1/2 lb........12.99 1 lb........24.99 Tuna Dip 7.99 Sweet Potato French Fry Basket 7.75 Fried Green Tomatoes 6.99 GuMbo & Soup Seafood Gumbo cup....4.75 bowl....6.49 cup....5.25 Crab & Shrimp Bisque bowl....7.99 fried Seafood favoriteS (Served with your choice of two side dishes)

Butterfly Shrimp Tail-less Shrimp Bon Secour Oysters Crab Claws Fried Fish of the Day Shrimp & Flounder Shrimp & Oysters Fried Catfish

*Monte Cristo Sandwich 7.99 SaLadS Dressings: Honey-Mustard, Ranch, Bleu

15.99 14.99 16.99 17.99 17.99 16.99 17.99 14.99

(Served with your choice of two side dishes)

Shrimp Lover's Platter Fried Seafood Platter Broiled Seafood Platter Creole Platter Caribbean Platter Crab Platter Seafood SpeciaLtieS

17.99 18.99 16.99 18.99 18.99 23.99

Stuffed Shrimp Shrimp Scampi Blackened Catfish Coconut Shrimp Grilled Shrimp Shrimp Creole Crawfish Etoufee Crab Cake Dinner SteaMed Seafood

16.99 16.99 14.99 16.99 15.99 15.99 15.99 15.99

(Served with your choice of two side dishes)

(Served with new potatoes & one side)

Snow Crab Legs - 2 lbs. 26.99 Royal Red Shrimp - 1 lb. 22.99 Combo - 1/2 pound Royal Reds & 1 pound Snow Crab 23.99 toniGHt'S catcH (Served with your choice of two side dishes) Choose from the following preparation styles:

Fried Catch Blackened Catch Grilled Catch Broiled Catch

17.99 17.99 17.99 17.99

Fried Seafood Platter 14.99 Broiled Seafood Platter 13.99 Stuffed Shrimp 12.99 Mahi-Mahi 11.99 Yellow-Fin Tuna 11.99 Tilapia 9.99 Grouper 12.99 Snow Crab Legs 16.99 Royal Reds - 3/4 lb. 16.99 Combo - 1/2 lb. Each 16.99 Crab Cakes - 2 cakes 13.99 paSta Fettuccini Alfredo 10.99 - w\grilled or blackened chicken 11.99 - with shrimp or crawfish 12.99 Basil Pesto Pasta - with Roma Tomatoes 10.99 - with grilled chicken 11.99 - with shrimp 12.99 Side diSHeS Fried Green Tomatoes ~ Green Beans Turnip Greens ~Sweet Potato Casserole Corn Fritters ~ French Fries Mashed Potatoes w/Gravy ~ Fried Okra Au Gratin Potatoes ~ Steamed Veggies Kernel Corn ~ Yellow Rice Black-Eyed Peas ~ Cole Slaw Lima Beans ~ Macaroni & Cheese

New Orleans Catch Mediterranean Catch Caribbean Catch *Pecan Encrusted Catch *Paneed Catch Land Lover'S fare

19.99 19.99 19.99 19.99 21.99

(Served with your choice of two side dishes)

Hawaiian Rib-eye - (12 oz.) 18.99 - add jumbo grilled or fried shrimp add $4.00 Jamaica-Jerk Chicken 14.99 Grilled Chicken Breasts 13.99 Fried Chicken Tenders 13.99 paSta Fettuccini Alfredo 13.99 - with grilled or blackened chicken 15.99 - with shrimp or crawfish 16.99 Scallops Alfredo 15.99 Shrimp & Pasta Marsala 18.99 Basil-Pesto Pasta 13.99 - with grilled chicken 14.99 - with shrimp 15.99 Side diSHeS Substitute House or Caesar Salad for a Side Dish - Add $1.75 Sweet Potato Casserole ~ Cole Slaw Baked Potato ~ Steamed Vegetables Yellow Rice ~ French Fries Fried Green Tomatoes


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4171 Orange Beach Blvd. (HWY 161) Orange Beach, AL 36561 Butts On The Beach specializes in Premium Meats and Ingredients for their food in order to bring you the best in Take-Out or Now Dining In. All of our Side dishes and Sauces are homemade on site. Don’t forget to ask about our special order Family Packages; Roast Pigs; Holiday Specials; and any Special Occasion Order.

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“If you can dream it, we can make it!”

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