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Eating • Exploring • Fun • Services • Shopping May 2014

Beachin’ Your guide to life on the Alabama Gulf Coast

Q&A with Bob Baumhower for LA Gumbo Fest

Volume 17, Number 5

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Festival overview plus exclusive interviews with Shakey Graves, Blackberry Smoke and Jamestown Revival


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a letter from the associate

editor

Hello there...

Spring breaks are over and summer vacations have begun. Festivals like the Hangout Music Festival, the Lower Alabama Gumbo Festival and the Orange Beach Billfish Classic bring thousands of event-goers to the beach each year. However, May isn’t just about the events. The simple life is always found on the Coast. Public beach access is offered all along the Beach Road, and the weather is just right for laying out, playing games and building sandcastles. Whether you’re sinking into a beach chair from sunrise to sunset or taking dolphin cruises on the open water, May is a month to soak in all the beach has to offer.

— Destiny Brown

BEACH ACCESS There are no fees for beach access, and parking is free at most of these public beaches. Florida Point: Located 0.3 miles east of Perdido Pass Bridge Cotton Bayou: Located at the intersection of Highway 182 and Highway 161

Romar Beach: Located 6.8 miles east of Highway 59 The Gulf State Park Pavilion Area: Located six miles east of Highway 59. $6 fee to park all day ($12 for large vans).

Gulf Shores Public Beach: Located where highway 59 dead-ends. $5 to park all day. Gulf Shores Second Street Public Beach: Located two blocks west of Highway 59.

A specialty publication of Gulf Coast Newspapers publisher Sudie Gambrell

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Design Paige Renka

Associate Editor Destiny Brown

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Beachin’ magazine is published monthly by Gulf Coast Newspapers, LLC, PO Box 509 - Robertsdale, AL 36567 - 251.947.7712. Distributed free by The Alabama Gulf Coast Convention & Visitor’s Bureau and at other locations throughout Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan. All rights reserved. Reproduction without permission is prohibited. Gulf Coast Newspapers accepts no responsibility in the guarantee of goods and services advertised herein.


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about the cover

Our cover photo is courtesy of Capt. Mark Robinson.

Elizabeth Limon and Linkey Stringer enjoy the music on the beach at last year’s Hangout Festival. The event draws big name acts and thousands of visitors to Gulf Shores each year. This year’s festival is May 16–18. See page 6 for more.

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The Hangout Fest Get ready for some music A weekend for gumbo lovers LA Gumbo Festival

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Get Hooked

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Who’s on the Island? Col. Joseph A. Fucci Coastal Photography Club Mothers

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What to Do

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Music listings Local bands and shows Camping hacks Tips from a former scout

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Meet the musicians Q&A’s with some of the Hangout’s musical acts

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Beachin’ Churches Dining Guide Local Flavors Cayman Grill

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where Highway 59 ends and the fun begins

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By Destiny Brown estival-goers from all over meet at the Hangout Festival each year for a diverse lineup of bands playing on the sand. Preparing for the Hangout Festival is a yearround job. “It is a huge undertaking,” said Chris Swinney, talent buyer and entertainment manager for The Hangout. “Preparation and planning for the next year starts shortly after the fest concludes. Coordinating with all the bands, vendors, sound and lighting companies and the City of Gulf Shores — the amount of work it takes to put on a fest of this magnitude is mind boggling.” The Hangout has kept its reputation of scheduling a diverse lineup that lures in a variety of musical tastes to the festival. “We work with numerous booking agents, record companies and talent scouts,” Swinney said. “Most of the time it is all about routing (what bands are on tour at the time, what bands would make our lineup that much better, etc.) Everyone has a wish list. You never know who might be playing at Hangout.” Headliners for the 2014 festival are Outkast, Jack Johnson, The Killers and The Black Keys. Five stages keep music flowing every day of the festival. A strip of food concessions and beverage stands will fill the air with smells of all the festival favorites. “I am not sure of the exact number of concessions, but it's a massive amount,” Swinney said. “If you can't find some good food or a cool souvenir at Hangout, you aren't trying at all.” For a first timer, there are a few things to remember before attending a full day of festivities.

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Tara McMeans and her husband flash a hang loose sign, the Hangout’s signature symbol. “Remember to stay hydrated,” Swinney suggests. “It is going to be hot so drink lots of water. Bring sunscreen and sunglasses, but the most important tip I can give you is to be nice. We want Hangout to have a community and family vibe. Everyone is there for the same reason: because we all love music.” The Hangout is planning for another sold out festival, with more than 35,000 expected attendees. “This year we are on pace for another sell out,” Swinney said. “I am so happy with the lineup this year, and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.”


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if you go WHAT: The Hangout Music Festival WHERE: The Hangout in Gulf Shores WHEN: Kick-off Thursday, May 15 – Sunday, May 18 WEBSITE: www.hangoutmusicfest.com Exclusive interviews with three bands pages 40-43. See the music lineup on page 50.

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if you go WHAT: LA Gumbo Festival WHERE: The Wharf in Orange Beach WHEN: Friday, May 9 – Sunday, May 11 COST: Contestants: $100 entry fee. Attendees: gumbo tasting tickets available for $2 each or $15 for a book of 20 tickets. Each ticket is redeemable for a cup of gumbo. WEBSITE: www.gumboforlife.com

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$1,000 n 2nd Place Gumbo winner: $500 n 3rd Place Gumbo winner: $250

Visit http://gumboforlife.com/rulesand-regulations.php for more on rules and regulations.

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loha Hospitality International, parent company of Baumhower’s Restaurant, Bob’s Victory Grille, Bimini Bob’s Cabana Café and Compleat Angler Seafood Grille and Bar has partnered up with Louisiana’s Home on the Range Restaurants, parent company of the award winning Restaurant Revolution to present the 2014 LA Gumbo Festival. Kicking off the weekend will be the Gumbo on the Gulf VIP Reception, where celebrity chefs will cook up their best gumbo recipes. This event offers a one-stop opportunity to taste the best gumbo in Lower Alabama. At the festival, there will be a fierce competition as Alabamians and Louisianans vie to win the “Best Gumbo” award. Alabama restaurateur Bob Baumhower and Louisiana Chef John Folse will orchestrate the competition among other gumbo masters in a gumbo cook-off and help build the World’s Largest Bowl of Gumbo at more than six feet tall. “We're all looking forward to putting on a great show for folks and feeding them some of the best gumbo they'll find anywhere,” said restaura-

teur chef John Folse. “It's going to be a great weekend.” Baumhower said the competition will be fierce. "Bragging rights are a big deal in these parts, and that goes for chefs, too,” he said. Awards will be given to the gumbo favorites. The festival will feature live stage music and street music throughout the day and evening. The best artists from all over the southeast will be selling their art, and some will even be doing demonstrations. Sunday’s festival schedule will celebrate Mother’s Day with free gumbo and tea for Mama. Visit the LA Gumbo Festival's Facebook to join the Mama’s Cookin’ Contest. Send a picture to post of your Mama and share why her cooking is the best in Lower Alabama. The one lucky Mama with the most likes will win a three-day stay in the Turquoise Place Condominium in Orange Beach, a cooking lesson with a famous chef, gift cards to eat at any of the Aloha Hospitality Restaurants located at The Wharf and a spa package.


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A Rundown of the Celebrity Chefs Jim Smith

n Executive Chef at the Alabama Governer's Mansion n Director of the “Best of Birmingham” James Beard Dinner n Winner of the 2011 Great American Seafood Cook-off and national representative for American sustainable seafood, Gulf seafood and Alabama seafood

Tom Banks

n Former center for the Auburn Tigers n Played 10 seasons for the St. Louis Cardinals and selected for four pro bowls n On WNSP radio with Lee Shirvanian and Bob Baumhower

Rick Tramonto

n Executive chef and founding partner at Tru, a world-renowned four-star fine-dining restaurant in Chicago n Culinary director of Tramonto's Steak & Seafood and RT Sushi Bar in Illinois n Author of “Butter Sugar Flour Eggs” and “American Brasserie”

John Folse

n Owner and executive chef of Louisiana based corporations including Chef John Folse & Company Manufacturing, White Oak Plantation and Chef John Folse & Company Publishing n Managing partner with Chef Rick Tramonto of Restaurant R'evolution in New Orleans' French Quarter n Hosts a PBS cooking show, “A Taste of Louisiana” and a radio food and culture talk show, “Stirrin' It Up” with Chef John Folse

Bob Baumhower

n Played at The University of Alabama and was a two-time All-American. Also played in the NFL for the Miami Dolphins n Chief executive officer at Aloha Hospitality n Owns and operates 12 restaurants in Alabama

Brody Olive

n Executive Chef and Food and Beverage Director for The Beach Club n Winner of Zatarain's Annual National Shrimp Festival chef challenge in 2009 n Winner of the Wine Spectator Award in 2009, 2010 and 2011

Martie Duncan

n Runner-up on “Food Network Star” n In 2008, Microsoft named Duncan its go-to party and entertaining expert for MSN Lifestyle n On MyRecipes.com, Duncan tests recipes from Southern Living, Sunset, Costal Living, Cooking Light, Real Simple, and many more

Robert Brazile

n First round pick by the Houston Oilers with the sixth selection of the NFL draft in 1975 n Seven-time Pro Bowl selection, five-time first team All-Pro selection, second team All-Pro selection and five time All-AFC selection

Greg Budell

n Began his career at WLS in Chicago before becoming the personal promotions coordinator for the rock group Styx n Morning disc jockey in Miami for 25 years

5 Questions with Bob Baumhower, co-founder of the LA Gumbo Festival

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How did the LA Gumbo Festival begin?

It started two years ago when John Folse and myself got together in Tuscaloosa for the LSU/UA game. That was the fall after the tornadoes hit Tuscaloosa. John called me from Louisiana to see if he could help. We were first responders and giving everyone food and such.

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Where did the idea for the world’s largest pot of gumbo originate? John had access to this gumbo pot that used to be a sugar kettle. We came up with this idea to cook the world's largest pot of gumbo and set the world record at the LSU/UA game that year. We had a great reception and all kinds of celebrities came by to “stir the pot,” so to speak. We had such a great response that we decided to do something like that every year.

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How are the celebrity chefs chosen?

We asked a lot of folks and a lot of buddies. Whoever said they wanted to come down and help us, that's basically how they're chosen. We have some really good chefs.

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What's different about this year's festival? Gumbo's a real personal thing. A lot of folks feel like they have the best gumbo recipe, whether you're a mom or you're a chef. This year we have one division. It's going to be everybody against everybody and we're calling everybody a gumbo master.

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What do proceeds from the LA Gumbo Festival go to? It's a charity event. We're raising money for Faulkner State's culinary program and John Folse's culinary institute at Nichols State in Thibodaux, La.


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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.

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I can’t wait for the sun to warm up and the rain to slow down. Of course, in a few months I’ll be wishing for a little cold front to cool off things. I’m never happy I guess — unless I’m on a speck bite. Funny how good fish bites make everything all right. The month of May, depending on the weather, is always a great fishing month in South Alabama inshore and offshore waters. The specks will be glad to see the warmer weather. They have had enough of the cold.

Inshore reefs

All of the inshore reefs in Mobile Bay hold fish that will spook easily. On the reefs, I mostly use live shrimp under a popping cork. Bottom fishing is tough on the reefs. Lures work, but sometimes it’s a little busy with all the boats. Cork fishing is less likely to fish someone else’s space. You may also find white trout around these inshore reefs. They school in huge numbers and bite most anything. I usually cut gulp baits in smaller sections, which the white trout love.

Gas rigs

If you fish the gas rigs, you know that some of the biggest specks hang around there. I use live croakers there under a slip cork. The bigger the bait, the bigger the bite. Around the rigs you can also find mango (black) snapper. Sheepshead will be around as well.

The Mobile Bay

As you fish the Bay, you should see the schools of pogies heading to the Gulf. I use them on the bull reds on the Dixey Bar as well as the kings and cobia that cruse the bar this time of the year. If you get up early and have some good live shrimp, hit the beach on the east side of the Fort Morgan Point along the beach. Specks will show up there for a few weeks in May. As you see, speck fishing is knowing what time of the year the specks will be on these spots. You go from spot to spot until you get a bite. If you run near some shallow creek exits early in the morning, try a top water in the deepest part of the mouth of the creek. May is truly a great month on Mobile Bay. Be safe and know the rules of the road. Be aware of the limits and size requirements, and please have your license in order. Watch your wake and enjoy sun and salt water spray in your face. Call if I can help. 251-550-5419 Life is good and so is the fishing,

May is a great fishing month for offshore waters and inshore reefs.


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Capt. Mark asks, Since I’ve been writing this column, I’ve met some pretty remarkable people. However, none have been as remarkable and interesting as Col. Joseph A. Fucci. Joe is a true American hero in every sense of the word. As we shared stories, I was genuinely impressed. Joe has looked death in the eye and spat at it. He walked, and flew, into and through hell — and returned. Joe was raised outside of Boston in Melrose, Mass., where he was active in sports. He then attended the ROTC Program at Norwich University. He was committed to the Army for two years after graduation as a second lieutenant of infantry. Joe’s dad, who never finished high school, drove a beer truck. His mom was a seamstress. His parents came to the United States on a ship full of immigrants that were full of dreams. They landed on Ellis Island seeking a better life, and they made it happen. Joe became the first Fucci to graduate college. Going on active duty in 1969, he was sent Vietnam, where he served in the 25th Infantry division as rifle platoon leader and rifle company commander. Upon returning home, he was sent to Fort Jackson, S. C. for his next assignment. There, he met his soon-to-be wife, Susan, whose dad had been an Army chaplain. Susan was marketing director for a business machine company. After marrying, he stayed at Fort Jackson another two years. After Joe’s assignment at Fort Jackson, he was sent to Flight school in Fort Rucker, Ala., where he graduated in 1974. He was trained in UH-I helicopters and eventually transitioned to Blackhawk helicopters while assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division. He spent the next three years as operations officer and Blackhawk company commander. Joe served in a multitude of locations throughout the rest of his career, including Washington, DC; Savannah, Ga.; Korea; Fort Campbell, Ky.; northern Italy; and Iraq. Joe’s accomplishments and positions held are impressive. During his service, he attended the prestigious Army War College in Carlisle, Pa.; commanded the army’s only Special

‘Who’s on the Island?’

Operations Aviation Regiment; developed the military’s most elite helicopter unit; developed specially-equipped and modified helicopters providing rapid response to worldwide crises; was second in command in Northern Italy, where he was responsible for about 4,000 soldiers and civilians; and was responsible for the deployment of a task force to Rwanda in order to quell the unrest and stop the annihilation of thousands of civilians. In 1995, Joe retired and went to work for a contractor in Zagreb, Croa-

Shores and owned a condo. Joe and Susan came down with them MARK and fell in love with the area. They bought a ROBINSON home as a winter place, but eventually decided to move here permanently. Joe proudly informed me that he has a son who is also a retired Army lieutenant colonel. His son Cris is a skydiver who has made more than 7,000 jumps. “Life is great, and we feel blessed,” Joe says.

Col. Joseph A. Fucci tia with a mission to train Ministry of Defense soldiers there in leadership and management skills. He finally decided it was time to go home, and he accepted an offer to work for Raytheon Corporation with a mission of modifying special operations systems for helicopters. After working for Raytheon, he went to work for Sierra Nevada Corporation as corporate Vice President of IMS Business Units. Sierra Nevada is a defense contractor responsible for building airplanes (ISR) involved in operatIon ODIN (Observe Detect Identify and Neutralize) used during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. These aircraft have multifaceted role enforcement capabilities also used in customs and border protection as well as “take the roads back” missions. Living in Kentucky, Joe and Susan had friends who traveled often to Gulf

Never able to not work, he started a little business on his own called ClubCrown.com. It’s a special way of permanently attaching a logo or just about any design on a golf club driver. Joe is the only certified installer in Alabama. Joe says he has no regrets. He put in 26 years of service to his country, traveled all over the world, has been to places other people only read about and is proud of what he has accomplished. He’s seen the worst of people and the best. He’s put his life on the line and faced adversities that he wouldn’t wish on his worst enemy. I’m honored to know him and proud to shake his hand. How fortunate we are to have Joe Fucci with us here on the island.

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Photos submitted by the Coastal Photography Club. For more information contact Capt. Mark Robinson at 251-540-7463 or Margret Hildreth at 850-457-8656.

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Friday, May 2 – Sunday, May 4

Pirate’s Cove Wood Boat Festival

Pirates Cove in Josephine 10 a.m.-6 p.m $5 admission, $5 cover for Friday night Activities for the Festival will include viewing of wooden boats, boat races, children’s boat painting, nautical fair, and a treasure chest. This year there will be a Quick and Dirty Boatbuilding contest. The contestants will build their boats all day Saturday and finish on Sunday morning. At 1 p.m. Sunday the newly built boats will race. Friday night there will be a Pirate’s Ball. For more information, call 251-987-1547 or visit perdidowoodboat.org.

Saturday, May 3

GCAA Art Market

Meyer Park in Gulf Shores 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Local and regional artists will be displaying for sale their original works of art. The Art Market will also include hands-on art activities for children, live musical entertainment and delicious concessions. For more information, visit www.gulfcoastartsalliance.com.

Thursday, May 8 – Sunday, May 11

LA Gumbo Festival

The Wharf The LA Gumbo Festival will be four days of family, fun, art, food, competition, music and the World’s largest pot of gumbo. Think you have what it takes? Whether you’re an individual, a group of friends, or a restaurant with your great grandmother’s recipe, all you have to do it register and bring the Gumbo goodness! For more information, call 251-224-1000 or visit www.gumboforlife.com.

Saturday, May 10

Waves of Wine Festival

Caribe Resort and Marina in Orange Beach 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. The Caribe Resort peninsula will host the annual wine festival providing over 170 wines from deep reds to light whites. Experience the effervescence of sparkling champagnes to the rich warmth of famous Cabernets. Waves of Wine® brings the vineyard to Orange Beach. Delicious hors d’oeuvres will be served by Cobalt, Cosmos, The Sunset Cork Room and other fine restaurants. An hourly wine cruise will delight festival goers. Enjoy live music and a special arts fair showcasing the best local artisans in the region. There will be three live bands, custom wine bags and glasses for everyone. Everyone gets a boat ride around the bay. For more information call 251-980-9000 or visit www.wavesofwine.com.

Wind and Water Learning Center Kayak Classes

Canal Road Orange Beach behind the library 1-5 p.m. $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.

Sunday, May 11

Mother’s Day Brunch at Perdido Beach Resort

Perdido Beach Resort 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Show the special mother in your life how important she is to you by bringing her to Perdido Beach Resort to celebrate Mother’s Day with us. Or stay the whole weekend for a fully relaxing experience and let us do the cooking. Reservations are recommended. For more information, visit our website at www.perdidobeachresort.com or call our concierge at 251-981-9811 ext. 103.

Wednesday, May 14 – Sunday, May 18

Orange Beach Billfish Classic

The Wharf Marlin tournament season in the Gulf of Mexico means big fish and big bucks as well as a serious adrenaline rush, and nowhere is that feeling more apparent than in the extremely popular Gulf Coast Triple Crown Series, consisting of five high-profile tournaments in the Gulf of Mexico. At stake for the Top Team in the Triple Crown is not only a custom six-foot marlin trophy but also the honor of being named the best bill fishing team in the Gulf of Mexico for the year. Visit www.orangebeachbillfishclassic.com for tickets.

Friday, May 16

Preschool Pottery Class

10 a.m. - noon The Coastal Arts Center at Orange Beach $60 for the first child and $50 for additional siblings. Preschool Creative Workshops offered for 4 to 5-yearolds. A minimum of five students is required per class. An adult must stay with the student during the entire workshop. Must register online by May 9. For more information, call 251-981-ARTS (2787) or visit www.coastalartscenter.com.


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The Hangout Music Festival

Gulf Shores Public Beach 3-Day General Admission $229 (prices vary) The Black Keys, The Killers and a reunited Outkast will headline the 5th Annual Hangout Festival. The general admission ticket price includes access to more shaded areas under palm trees, the Sky Bar tower with its 360-degree festival views, a plethora of amusement rides and games, free refill water stations and a variety of dining options. VIP ticket-holders receive easy access to the festival through special entrances, prime viewing areas, swimming pools with views of the main stage; a shaded VIP Grove with complimentary beverages and air-conditioned restrooms. The Super VIP upgrade includes 24/7 concierge and golf-cart chauffeur services, access to a private, air-conditioned dining room and lounge and exclusive meals prepared by renowned chefs. For more information visit www.hangoutfest.com.

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Gulf State Park Beach Luau

Gulf State Park Beach Pavilion 6 p.m. Ticket options available Enjoy performances by the Aloha Islanders, live Hula and Fire Knife Dancers from Hawaiian Entertainment. A traditional Luau buffet will that take your dining experience to the tastes of The Islands. Enjoy specialties including Sweet shrimp rolls, roasted pig, hulihuli-chicken, and key lime pie. Two ticket options are available: (1) VIP includes early admission for a meet and greet with the performers at 5:30 pm, VIP seating, unlimited access to the Island inspired buffet, open bar, a fresh Hawaiian lei, and a souvenir. (2) Performance Seating includes one food ticket to the Island inspired buffet, two drink tickets, a souvenir lei and admission. Purchase your tickets at Ticket Leap or call Brittney or Chelsea at 251-948-7275 ext. 2127 or 2128. Follow on Facebook to get up-to-date event details.

Thursday, May 22

GCAA Art Gallery Opening

225 East 24th Avenue Gulf Shores Begins at 5:30 p.m. The Gallery will showcase the works of some of this region’s most talented artists. Refreshments will be served and the public can enjoy musical entertainment while viewing the Gallery’s art. For more information, visit www.gulfcoastartsalliance.com.

Saturday, May 24

100 Days of Summer Pepsi Kick-off

The Wharf 6 p.m. Celebrate the start of the 100 Days of Summer at The Wharf! The party starts with live music on Main Street by recording artists Dylan Scott. Don’t miss the Pepsi Beach Ball Drop when local Pepsi representatives will release 2,000 inflated beach balls! Stick around after the Ball Drop for the 2014 premier of SPECTRA, The Wharf’s Sound and Light Spectacular. For more information, visit alwharf.com.

Lulupalooza

LuLu’s All day Free LuLuPalooza brings in the most talented musicians from around the Gulf Coast to entertain at this daylong event. Stay tuned for an updated list of musicians who will keep your toes tapping and your head bobbing — you may even get up out of your seat and groove right along. There will be plenty of surprises in store. For more information visit www.lulubuffett.com.

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For more information, visit 251-947 2265 or visit mop.pokerrun@admixtelcom.com for entry forms.

Styx w/ Foreigner and Don Felder

The Amphitheater at The Wharf Tickets vary Combined, they’ve sold over 250 million albums worldwide. They’ve had 36 No. 1 and Top 10 smash hit singles that are still being spun on Classic Rock radio over 500,000 times every year. They’ve performed thousands of concerts worldwide to countless crowds. Now it’s time for three of the most legendary names in rock to come together for a massive U.S. Summer tour.

Ongoing events 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 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.

Friday May 30 – Saturday, May 31

15th Mystics of Pleasure Thunder Run

Happy Harbor on the line $250 for two hands, $150 for one hand, $100 for additional hands, $25 additional cards. The captains party on Friday nigth will provide food and entertainment. Saturday will be the run with the dealing and an after party with food and entertainment.

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LIVE LOCAL MUSIC Don’t miss The Wild Feathers at The Hangout Saturday, May 10.

Looking for some live music? The Gulf Coast has tons to offer in music and entertainment. This monthly guide will lead you to hot spots for karaoke, open mic, live music and more. Email Destiny Brown to update or add listings at dbrown@gulfcoastnewspapers.com.

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Karaoke

Tacky Jacks Soul Food Junkies

Sarah Percy

Orange Beach

Tacky Jacks Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Pink Pony Pub night at 9 p.m. Jalapenos Thu, Sat and Sun at 9 p.m.

Live Bait Mojiles Pleasure Island Tiki Bar Josh Kesling Happy Harbor Mississippi Shakedown Island Times Daiquiri Bar Jay Williams Band

Orange Beach

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Island Times Daiquiri Bar every Thursday at 8 p.m. Live Bait every night at 8 p.m. Happy Harbor on the Line Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Open Mic

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Tacky Jacks Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

Orange Beach

Happy Harbor the Mothership Tuesday at 6 p.m. Live Bait Sunday at 8 p.m.

Perdido Key

Flora-Bama Monday at 6 p.m.

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The Hangout The Unlikely Candidates/Oak and Ash LuLu's Shawna P Tacky Jacks Tommy Morse

Orange Beach

Live Bait Mojiles Pleasure Island Tiki Bar Kelly West Happy Harbor Tips for Lucy Island Times Daiquiri Bar Whyte Caps

live music

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The Hangout Tribe Zion/The Perry Wall LuLu's Lee Yankie Tacky Jacks Three Bean Soup Pleasure Island Tiki Bar

FRI 5.2

The Hangout The Oneders/Foxy Iguanas LuLu's Meachun Motor Company featuring Rebecca Barry

Gulf Shores

Island Times Daiquiri Bar Destiny Brown MON 5.5

Gulf Shores

The Hangout The Investment/ Ellux Furor Big O's Chase Brown TUE 5.6

Gulf Shores

LuLu's Joey Arata The Hangout Category 4/ Ellux Furor Big O's Logan and Jennifer Sunset Cork Room Lisa Christian WED 5.7

Gulf Shores

LuLu's Adam Holt The Hangout Cornbred/Adam Holt Band Papa Rocco's Logan Spicer and Mark LaBorde

Orange Beach

Tacky Jacks The Whyte Caps Island Times Daiquiri Bar Sam Glass Band Live Bait Hillcrest Pleasure Island Tiki Bar Hanna Wallace Happy Harbor Destiny Brown FRI 5.9

Gulf Shores

LuLu's Alvarado Road Show The Hangout The Oneders/Foxy Iguanas Tacky Jacks Charlie and Mel

Orange Beach

Orange Beach

Pleasure Island Tiki Bar Johnny Barbado Happy Harbor Christina Christian

Tacky Jacks The Soulfood Junkies Island Times Daiquiri Bar Rhythm Intervention Live Bait Hillcrest Pleasure Island Tiki Bar Josh Kesling Happy Harbor John Davis Trio

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SAT 5.10

LuLu's Kyle & Karl The Hangout Rhythm Intervention/ DJ SREMBA

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Tacky Jacks Charlie Wilson Duo/ Mickey Springston Duo Island Times Daiquiri Bar Preachin' to the Choir Live Bait Hillcrest Pleasure Island Tiki Bar Hot Sands 2.0 SUN 5.11

Gulf Shores

LuLu's Sugarcane Jane The Hangout Rhythm Intervention Tacky Jacks Chase Brown

Orange Beach

Tacky Jacks David Jones/ Damien Lamb Island Times Daiquiri Bar Destiny Brown Pleasure Island Tiki Bar Sarah Percy

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Island Times Daiquiri Bar Jay Williams Live Bait Whiskey Kiss Pleasure Island Tiki Bar Josh Kesling Happy Harbor Jagi SAT 5.17

Gulf Shores

SUN 5.18

Gulf Shores

Orange Beach

LuLu's Brent Burns Big O's Logan and Jennifer Sunset Cork Room Lisa Christian WED 5.14

Gulf Shores

LuLu's Cool Rayz

Orange Beach

Pleasure Island Tiki Bar Johnny Barbado Happy Harbor Chris Bryant THU 5.15

Gulf Shores

LuLu's Jon Cowart Papa Rocco's Logan Spicer and Mark LaBorde

Orange Beach

Tacky Jacks The Adam Holt Duo Live Bait Whiskey Kiss Pleasure Island Tiki Bar Hanna Wallace Happy Harbor Corey Rezner FRI 5.16

Gulf Shores

LuLu's The Nashville Gang Tacky Jacks Ben Massey

Orange Beach

Tacky Jacks The Groovenators

Gulf Shores

Tacky Jacks The Soulfood Junkies Island Times Daiquiri Bar Logan Spicer Band Live Bait Buck Wild Rocks Pleasure Island Tiki Bar Josh Kesling Happy Harbor Brooks Hubbert

Tacky Jacks Lee Yankie Duo Island Times Daiquiri Bar Turbo Crab Live Bait Whiskey Kiss Pleasure Island Tiki Bar Kelly West Happy Harbor Whyte Caps

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FRI 5.23

Orange Beach

MON 5.12

TUE 5.13

Tacky Jacks The Whyte Caps Live Bait Buck Wild Rocks Pleasure Island Tiki Bar Hanna Wallace

LuLu's Crowned Jewelz Band The Hangout The Oneders/ Foxy Iguanas Tacky Jacks Bar Stool Surfers

LuLu's The Nashville Gang Tacky Jacks Chris-n-Chico

LuLu's Delta Reign Tacky Jacks Them Again Hog Wild Chase Brown and Destiny Brown

Big O's Chase Brown LuLu’s Jimmy Lumpkin

Orange Beach

Tacky Jacks Hot Sands 2.0/ Jimmy Lee Hanaford Island Times Daiquiri Bar Mason Henderson Pleasure Island Tiki Bar Sarah Percy

Orange Beach

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LuLu's Adam Holt Band The Hangout The Oneders/ Oak and Ash Tacky Jacks Tommy Morse

Orange Beach

LuLu's Brent Burns Big O’s Chase Brown

Tacky Jacks John and Melissa Joiner/Glen Templeton Island Times Daiquiri Bar Sam Glass Band Live Bait Buck Wild Rocks Pleasure Island Tiki Bar Kelly West Happy Harbor Lee Yankie and the Hellz Yeah

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SUN 5.25

MON 5.19

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LuLu's Destiny Brown The Hangout Rhythm Intervention/ Ellux Furor Sunset Cork Room Lisa Christian Big O’s Logan and Jennifer WED 5.21

Gulf Shores

The Hangout Mario Mena Band/ DJ SREMBA

Orange Beach

Pleasure Island Tiki Bar Johnny Barbado THU 5.22

Gulf Shores

LuLu's CoConut Radio The Hangout Cornbred/Jay Williams Band Papa Rocco's Logan Spicer and Mark LaBorde

Gulf Shores

LuLu's Cool Rayz The Hangout Tribe Zion/ The Perry Wall Tacky Jacks Damien Lamb

Orange Beach

Tacky Jacks Glen Templeton/ Bud Smith Island Times Daiquiri Bar Whyte Caps Live Bait Buck Wild Rocks Pleasure Island Tiki Bar Sarah Percy Ampitheatre at The Wharf Foreigner, Styx w/Don Felder MON 5.26

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LuLu's Brent Burns The Hangout The Investment/ Ellux Furor Big O’s Chase Brown

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Tacky Jacks Mel Knap Duo TUE 5.27

Gulf Shores

LuLu's Grits N Pieces The Hangout Rhythm Intervention/ Ellux Furor Big O’s Logan and Jennifer WED 5.28

Gulf Shores

The Hangout Mario Mena Band/ DJ SREMBA

Orange Beach

Pleasure Island Tiki Bar Johnny Barbado Happy Harbor Chris Bryant THU 5.29

Gulf Shores

LuLu's Kyle & Karl The Hangout Cornbred/ Adam Holt Band Papa Rocco's Logan Spicer and Mark LaBorde

Orange Beach

Tacky Jacks The Adam Holt Duo Live Bait Grand Theft Audio Pleasure Island Tiki Bar Hanna Wallace FRI 5.30

Gulf Shores

LuLu's Albert Simpson The Hangout The Oneders/ Foxy Iguanas Tacky Jacks Hot Sands 2.0

Orange Beach

Tacky Jacks Preachin’ to the Choir Island Times Daiquiri Bar Jay Williams Live Bait Grand Theft Audio Pleasure Island Tiki Bar Josh Kesling Happy Harbor Emily Koop SAT 5.31

Gulf Shores

LuLu's Albert Simpson The Hangout The Oneders/ Oak and Ash Tacky Jacks Three Bean Soup

Orange Beach

Tacky Jacks John and Melissa Joiner/Kyle and Karl Island Times Daiquiri Bar Whyte Caps Live Bait Grand Theft Audio Pleasure Island Tiki Bar Kelly West Happy Harbor Jon Davis


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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

www.ospreycamera.com

which is being seen daily around the world

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

Lighted Driving Range Covered mats • Practice bunker

Daily Green Fees: $15.00 to walk 9 $20.00 to ride 9

Play all day for $30.00 Membership & Lessons Available

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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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Shipping Available

Gallery Hours: M-F 9am-4pm Sat. 9am-2pm

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

Pottery! Pick-n-Paint

Make Your Own Glass!

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

Globe Paper Weight

$

20-$25 Per Item, Your Choice Make Your Own

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

Flower

SUMMER ART CAMP Fused Glass Suncatcher $25

June 9-13

Space Limited Register Online

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s k c a h g n i Camp

from the Scouts

By Theresa Corbin Contributing writer

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ith the weather warming up and the flowers in bloom, it's hard to ignore the call of the great outdoors. From picnics to hiking, this is the time of year to get outside. Why not combine all your hiking and picnicking into one trip — a camping trip? Everyone has their own style of camping. Whether your inner Girl Scout or Boy Scout tells you to put up a tent and a fire or your lazy side tells you to nestle in

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a cabin with a stove top, all campers want to feel closer to nature, and everyone wants to bring as little with them as possible. Any experienced camper or good Scout will tell you when packing for a camping trip, be creative and only bring things that have multiple uses. Being resourceful in the wild is part of the fun of camping, but you don’t have to think of new ways to lighten your camping load. Generations of Girl Scouts and Boys Scouts have got it down to a science. So when you are planning a camping trip, pack light and pack right. Enjoy these tips from a former scout.

Flaming egg carton

No need to bring your grill — use an empty cardboard (Styrofoam won’t work) egg carton to transport and store charcoal. When it comes time to cook, light the carton and place it on a metal surface. The cardboard will quickly catch the flame and will easily transfer the fire to the coals inside. You can even set up four empty aluminum soda cans around the carton and place a grate on top for easy grilling.

Magic mesh dishwasher

Dirty dishes getting the campsite down? Rather than switching to paper plates, put your mess kit in a mesh bag with a drawstring. When dishes are dirty, wash with soap and water and put them back in the mesh bag, hang from a tree branch or clothes line and leave them to dry. At the next meal, your mesh and dishes will be clean and dry.

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Grits to send hunger and ants running

Instant grits are not only a hearty start to your day, but they also keep ants away from your campsite. Sprinkle the dry grits from the packet wherever you suspect ants. You can mix the rest of the grits with hot water and chow down.

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Panty hose in the shower

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Orange peel bakeware

Oranges are great to hydrate on the camping trail, but don’t throw away the peel. When getting at the hydrating fruit inside, try to keep the peel as much like a bowl as possible. Bring the orange peel bowl back to camp and use it to cook cake mix or cinnamon rolls over the fire. Who doesn’t love orange-scented desert in biodegradable bakeware?

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Beans and burgers in one can

We have all heard of pork and beans, but conscious campers know how to make burgers and beans with one can. Open a family size can of beans and cook over the fire, rinse and turn the empty can over and use the flat circular unopen side to cook burger patties. With one can and two entrees, you will have a meal to please any hungry camper.

Beauty product/fire starter

If you must bring circular cotton pads for beauty maintenance, bring a few extra just in case you can’t get a fire going. When your wax candles burn down, dip the circular pads in the wax and use them as a quick fire starter. You will be surprised at how well they work.

Milk jug sink

Fill an empty milk jug with water and push a golf tee in at the base. The tee will keep an airtight seal when not in use, and you can just pull the tee out a little bit to let the water flow. Make sure to push the tee back in when your hands are clean. You can also tie some panty hose soap to the handle for a soapy clean.

8 Bug repellent socks

No one wants creepy critters in their shoes, but this is a major campsite hazard. At the end of the day when you settle down and take off your boots, pull your socks over the opening of the boots so no bugs can crawl in while you rest.

Looking to camp at the gulf?

Always rememb er the number one rule of Scout c a m p in g : leave things better th an you found them.

The Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores is less than two miles from the beach and includes all of a campers amenities. For more information, visit www.alapark.com.


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The Best Rates on the Gulf Coast - 18-hole par 64 course - Walking permitted - Natural turf driving range - Practice putting green - Pro Shop and Grill

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shakey graves By Destiny Brown Texas native Alejandro Rose-Garcia, better known as Shakey Graves, performs with nothing but a a guitar and a kick drum built from an old suitcase. The one-man-band is scheduled to perform a show of blues, folk and soul at The Hangout Festival on Saturday, May 17. DESTINY BROWN: When did you begin playing music? SHAKEY GRAVES: I started playing guitar when I was 11. I started going out and trying open mics and trying to get my own gigs when I was junior in high school and then started getting more and more legit. It all came together and started happening around 2009 when I started to have songs I was proud of and started to figure out how to get up and play in front of people. DB: Where did you start playing out? SG: I originally started in Austin, Texas, but I lived out in L.A. trying to be an actor, but I was stranded all the time without any work. I started playing at some venues and a speakeasy my friend had set up in a warehouse. I played at these crazy parties all week long and figured my stuff out. DB: Where do you find inspiration for your songs? SG: All over the place. Usually just sort of a translation of my outlook and the way I see the world. It really comes from my surroundings. The life I live, the friends I have, conversations that go anywhere from boring stuff to shooting guns and aliens or whatever.

DB: What are some of your biggest accomplishments so far in your career? SG: They range from getting messages from people like, “Me and my girlfriend got married to your music” to opening for Robert Plant — that was really intense. It’s an accomplishment to actually have my music be a passion and a job at the same time and to be able to tour around with a band. DB: What’s coming up in the future for you? SG: I’m on a tour right now, and I have a summer of really great festivals, but I’m also trying to finish up my second album and then have it come out around October or November. DB: Are you excited about performing at The Hangout? SG: I’ve heard a legend about it and I’m really excited to see Outkast. I went out with a band I toured with who played there not too long ago. I asked them at some point, “What’s your favorite festival?” and they said Hangout Fest was awesome. They had wonderful things to say about it. The backstage being a beach is one of the best concepts ever. DB: What can we expect from your performance at The Hangout? SG: I’m going to be playing some new music at the festival and expanding my set. I’ll be playing partially on stage with other musicians, too, so that’s something to look forward to.


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charlie starr front man and guitarist for Blackberry Smoke By Destiny Brown The southern rock band Blackberry Smoke remains true to its southern roots through its music. An even combination of outlaw country, bluegrass and soul makes the band an original addition to the Hangout lineup. The band will take the stage at the Hangout Festival on Sunday, May 18. DESTINY BROWN: When did Blackberry Smoke begin? CHARLIE STARR: We formed in Atlanta about 13 years ago. I was raised in Lanett and went to Auburn University. We all just met in different bars and clubs through music and whatnot and wound up together as fate would have it. We’ve played tons of shows. We play about 200 or so shows a year. We started touring immediately after we formed the band in 2001 and haven’t really stopped. Touring is what we do. We’re not a single type band; we’re more of an album live performance oriented band. We just take our music to the people. DB: What are some of the band’s biggest accomplishments? CS: We’ve been to Europe four times and played great shows in those years. We’ve played Madison Square Gardens and played with Zac Brown — he’s a great friend, and we’ve been on his label for a while. We’ve just been able to do a lot. We recorded with George Jones and played at the Grand Ole Opry twice. It’s been a great experience and it continues to grow. Little did I know 12 years ago, I’d be playing with these people. You have to pinch yourself from time to time.

DB: When did you begin songwriting? CS: When I first started seriously playing in bands, I just focused on playing guitar because that’s my first love. Later out of necessity, I started to sing. As soon I started singing everyday, and when lead singer became a job, it became interesting to write lyrics and it grew from that. DB: Where do you draw inspiration from your songs? CS: Life experience. I read a lot. I’ve always been sort of a nerd. A songwriter friend years ago gave me some advice: “Write what you know. It might be kind of hard to convince people if you’re writing about something you know nothing about.” DB: What is the band currently doing? CS: We have a few shows left on the Fire in the Hole tour. Then we take a couple weeks off and decompress and start up again. We have a live album and DVD that will be released this month and then we’ll be going to the studio to make our next studio album pretty quickly. DB: Are you excited about playing at The Hangout this year? CS: Yes, I’ve heard nothing but good things. It’s one of the festivals that we definitely were wanting to play, and it’s a great festival that all bands want to be a part of. I was really excited to find out we were going to play.


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JAMESTOWN REVIVAL By Destiny Brown Jonathan Clay and Zach Chance, better known as Jamestown Revival, are a Texas duo known for their back-porch music style and smooth harmonies. The band is scheduled to make its debut on the Gulf Coast on Thursday, May 15 for the Kick-off to Hangout Festival 2014. DESTINY BROWN: When did you begin playing together? JAMESTOWN REVIVAL: We met in Magnolia, Texas when we were 14. We’ve been playing together since we were 15 years old. We dabbled in music growing up, but nothing too serious. We wrote some really bad songs when we were in high school and eventually decided that we enjoy making music together more than we did on our own. Three years ago, we started Jamestown Revival. I guess you can say it’s been a long time coming. DB: What does the band consist of? JR: Jamestown Revival is sort of our baby and we picked up some pieces on the way. So we travel with our band. We have a bass player, a drummer and a guitar player. But that’s the core. We collaborate musically with these other guys. DB: Where do you draw inspiration for your songs? JR: Our songs are pretty autobiographical. It’s just collective experience. Since we’ve been friends for so long, it’s been a combination of all our experiences, whether it’s financial troubles or girl troubles or getting into too much trouble. We bounce ideas off each other and really tell stories the way we experience them together.

DB: Are you excited about performing at the Hangout? JR: We absolutely are. We’ve heard through the grapevine that this one of the best festivals as an artist that you can possibly play. We’re extremely excited. We haven’t had the privilege of getting down there, but we’ve heard wonderful things — that it’s absolutely beautiful — and we can’t wait to experience it first hand. I’m sure we’ll manage to have fun. DB: What’s coming up for the band? SG: We’re playing the Hangout and working our way down to Texas and over to the west coast and circling back around the country. We’re actually going to hit Bonaroo as well. DB: Tell us about your newest album, “Utah.” JR: We just released the album in February. We grew up in a small town and spent a lot of time outside — a lot of time in the woods. I think that gives us the courage to do things a little bit differently sometimes. To record our album, we decided to pack up a truck with music gear and went up to the mountains in Utah and basically converted a log cabin up there into our recording studio. That album is “Utah,” and we’re very excited about it. The songs on that album are about basically moving form Texas to Los Angeles a few years ago.


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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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Local Flavors

FROM CAYMAN GRILL

New Orleans Bread Pudding Courtesy of Greg Buschmohle Ingredients n 1 pound French bread, cut into one-inch cubes. n 3 cups half-and-half n 3 eggs n 1/2 cups sugar n 1/8 cup melted butter n 4 teaspoons vanilla custard n Raisins n Pecans n Pan spray Preparation Mix eggs in a bowl using a whisk or a hand mixer until well blended. Mix cream, whole eggs, sugar, melted butter and vanilla. Stir in the raisins and chopped pecans. Spray 9-by 13-inch pan generously, and lay bread in pan. Pour the custard mix over the bread cubes, working the bread with your hands until softened. Pour vanilla custard over the bread cubes.

MEET THE CHEF Greg Buschmohle

Cover tightly with Saran wrap and aluminum foil. Bake at 350 degrees for one hour in a water bath then another 15 minutes out of the water bath with the wrap and foil removed.

To make a water bath: Place 9-by 13-inch pan into a larger pan. In the larger pan, carefully pour in enough hot water so the water is halfway up the sides of the smaller pan.

Buschmohle’s passion for cooking propelled him to travel to eight different cities, and to open his own restaurants specializing in fresh seafood. Buschmohle’s first restaurant in Orange Beach was a new Creole and Caribbean seafood concept called Bayside Grill. A longtime friend proposed opening a restaurant together on another beautiful site in Orange Beach. Cayman Grill features an exhibition wood fired grill and oven. The extensive menu offerings changes weekly and includes the island’s largest selection of fresh seafood and hand cut choice steaks. Cayman Grill’s wide variety of traditional as well as unique items is sure to please every palate.


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

Hamburger:

$5.89 / Combo $9.49

Cheeseburger: $6.49 / Combo $9.65 Bacon Cheeseburger:

Double Cheeseburger: Hot Dog:

Hot Dog Sliders

$6.89 Combo $9.89

$8.49 Combo $11.65

$2.95 / Combo $6.95 (3) $3.50 Combo $7.50

Cheese Dog:

$3.95 / Combo $7.95

Corn Dog:

$2.19 / Combo $5.95

Chili Cheese Dog:

$4.95 Combo $8.95

Pecan/Cranberry Chicken Salad on Croissant $4.99 / Combo $6.99 Chicken Tenders: Plain or Spicy

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

Home-style Chicken Breast Chunks: $4.99 Mini Chicken Tacos:

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Grilled Cheese: Cheesesticks:

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

Chili Cheese Spud: Load Your Spud:

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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

SALADS

Pecan Encrusted Chicken & Pear Grilled Shrimp & Herbed Goat Cheese Garden Salad Classic Caesar

SOUPS

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

Look For Our NEW Summer Menu Coming Soon! FULL BAR ON PREMISES CATERING SERVICES AVAILABLE

Join Us! Monthly Wine Dinners

$35 Four Wines Four Tasting Courses

Beer Pairings

$30 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

ENTREES *Classic Filet *Ribeye *Filet Oscar Bayou Grouper Shrimp & Grits Pecan Snapper Shrimp Pesto Pasta Fried Shrimp Platter Cajun Crab Cakes Fried Seafood Platter Jerk Chicken Jambalaya Pasta 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

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

4851 Wharf Parkway Suite D-100 Orange Beach, AL 36561 www.louisianapantry.com

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• Appetizers • Steamed Seafood • Award-winning Pizza Specialty Pizzas • Pasta • Oysters: Suck ‘em down RAW on the Half Shell or

Steam ‘em up with a ‘lil drawn butter & lemon • Award-Winning Oyster Specialties: • Hot Shucks Cajun • Baked • Alfredo • Rockyfeller • Parmesan • Fiesta

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

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* To Go Orders Welcome *

Cajun Oysters (Whooee!) Oysters Alfredo Oysters Fiesta

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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

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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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CHOSEN IN TOP “100 DISHES TO EAT IN ALABAMA BEFORE YOU DIE” 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 Golden Fried Catfish Platter - (U.S. Raised) istols Crawfish P Fried Select Oyster Platter $ 99 Fried Shrimp Platter - (Approx. 14-15) ing th o N ’s re The Fried Gator Platter e ‘Em!

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

REDNECK REUBEN • ALABAMA CHICKEN MELT PoBoys • Chicken • Shrimp • Oysters • Gator • Frog Legs Crawfish Pistols • Catfish • Whitefish • Stuffed Crab

***Cajun Crawfish Pistols Dinner (2) w/ Fries & Slaw*** OMG! Shrimp Feast Po-Boy Seafood BLT

APPETIZERS ~ SALADS ~ POBOYS & SANDWICHES ~ KIDS MENU

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“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!

BEST BAR PRICES ON THE COAST ~ SWAMP JUICE ~ STUMPWACKER DIXIE DARLIN’ ~ MARDI GRAS MARGARITA


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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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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

Seafood pLatterS

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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Moe’s Original BAR B QUE To Get Your Fix! Or Haul It Home...

Double & Triple Wide Packs Available

Moe’s Original Bar B Que 25603 Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach, AL

251.981.RIBS (7427)

www.moesoriginalbbq.com

Moe’s Original Bar B Que offers a New Meaning to Beach BBQ

SUN-WED 11am-8pm • THURS-SAT 11am-9pm Shoes are NOT Required, or expected. Moe's Original Bar-B-Que smokes fresh meat daily. We operate on a first come first serve basis....SO when it's gone it's gone! However, a 24 hour notice guarantees any large orders.

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


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25603 Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach, Alabama • 251.981.RIBS (7427)

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

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