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A specialty publication of Gulf Coast Media

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LF COAST ALABAMA GU LIFE ON THE

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Locals and visitors alike often have their favorite beach access points. Some are popular places to see and be seen, while others provide a quiet escape from crowds and a chance to do a little reading or just watch a peaceful sunset. Explore the beautiful sandy beaches of the Gulf Coast and you’ll discover a favorite spot on the beach, too!

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Cover Photo by Jack Swindle

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feature story The Park at OWA Add thrills to your beach vacation

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contents Beach Art Jack Swindle

18 Beach Happenings Summer events at OWA

24 Beach Decor The Veranda

28 Nature

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Oyster gardens flourish in Little Lagoon

Food

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Downtown OWA’s wide range of food favorites

Taste of the Gulf

Where to eat at the beach

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Add thrills to your beach vacation tradition BY KAREN RODRIGUEZ Let Alabama’s “Attraction of the Year” be the highlight of your beach trip. The Park at OWA, along with the charming (and admission-free) streets of Downtown OWA, will soon be your new favorite spot. The translation for OWA means “big water” in the Muscogee Creek language, and that’s what families can see from the peaks of its highest amusement-park rides: big views of Coastal Alabama. Down below, in the glow of

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carousel lights and traditional Southern streets, another view is illuminated for parents — the satisfaction of time well-spent and long-remembered in Downtown OWA. Located on more than 520 acres, the resort destination as a whole offers new things for guests to see and do each day, creating the perfect spot to shop, dine, play and stay just minutes from the Gulf of Mexico. It’s no surprise that OWA has quickly become part of families’ beach-vacation


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traditions; family is at the center of the OWA experience. The Park at OWA is located on a 14-acre site, making it the biggest amusement park in Alabama and along the coast. With more than 20 amusement park rides, guests of all ages are entertained for hours. See how loud you scream on Rollin’ Thunder, The Park’s signature steel roller coaster, take the tea cups for a spin, or play it safe on Leap Frog. Regardless of your thrill level, there’s something for everyone. In addition to the rides, there’s a great selection of traditional Midway games, plus Wacky Waters, a new, interactive splash pad that makes The Park at OWA cooler than ever. OWA also boasts an island amphitheater surrounded by the property’s signature 14-acre lake, where guests can enjoy hit songs coordinated with the fountain’s light-and-water shows. There’s even more

Want more fun? OWA has a summer full of events and activities for the whole family. Find out more on page 24.

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fun day and night in Downtown OWA. Inspired by the streets of the South’s favorite small towns, this area is admission-free and a great place to enjoy a little shopping plus a great meal or treat. From local favorites like Fairhope Soap Company to national names like Wahlburgers


and the newly announced Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen, there’s something to suit everyone’s tastes. The OWA experience doesn’t stop when the day ends. After a day of fun and entertainment, guests can enjoy a boutique stay with one-of-a-kind design at OWA’s TownePlace Suites by Marriott. OWA’s expansive property also houses the Foley Sports Tourism Complex, which opened to the public in 2016. Complete with 16 outdoor state-of-the-art sports fields, the City of Foley’s Sports Complex hosts a number of sporting events and tournaments throughout the year.

Did you know? The translation for OWA means “big water” in the Muscogee Creek language, and that’s what families can see from the peaks of its highest amusement-park rides

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Adjacent to the Sports Fields sits the complex’s 90,000 sq. ft. indoor Events Center, which hosts events from gymnastics to lacrosse. From live performances in the streets of Downtown OWA, to family activities inside the amusement park, OWA has become a thrill-packed addition to Alabama’s beachtrip tradition.

On the menu Downtown OWA has a wide range of food favorites. Turn to page 40 for a mouth-watering list.


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t n e m o m y r e v e n i y t u a e b g n i r Captu BEACH ART

LOW BY ALLISON MAR In his youth, Jack Swindle captured beautiful scenery and faces on a canvas. He painted, traveled and sculpted. And when he said he was able to finally afford a decent camera and equipment he made the jump to photography, and never looked back. “I’ve always been an artist,” he said. “It’s always been in my blood.” Now, sometimes it is hard to tell if his gorgeous photos are created with a snap or a stroke of the brush. His painter’s eye, and technique, has jumped from the canvas to the frame. “I think that is what sets mine apart, not that it’s better, just different,” he said. “I’ve always had an eye for color and always try to look at the color

composition, tones and even textures. I use all of that when I’m working up a finished piece. “Everybody is a photographer these days so you really have to find your little niche,” he said. “That’s my niche. It’s not so much photography but artistic photography - something with a little different look and different flair.” Many locals are familiar with Swindle’s beach scene captures that often grace the cover of Beachin’ magazine. But Swindle has traveled the world to photograph beautiful scenes and people, stopping in places like Siberia and Eastern Europe. There his photos of people tell a story that is both foreign and the same Find Jack Swindle’s work at Foley Art Center, 211 N. McKenzie St. or visit jswindlephotography on Facebook. You can also find Swindle every Saturday morning at the Coastal Alabama Farmers and Fishermen Market.

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as our own — tired grandfathers, jovial young adults, small moments that are relatable and beautiful in a single frame. This summer Swindle is the featured artist at the Foley Art Center and you can see a wall full of his gorgeous images. You can also see the handcrafted creations he fashions from beach wood — pens and jewelry. Each is made from drift wood that experienced a full journey before finally resting on Alabama’s shore, he said, and therefore, each piece has a

story to tell. He is also putting together a book of his photography titled, “Some of My Shots.” Swindle said he prefers not to take on the stress of photographing weddings and other more traditional photography gigs. Instead he likes the freedom to photograph the beauty he sees every day. “If I see something that appeals to me I’ll run with it. I’ll work it and try to turn it into something really pleasing,” he said. Swindle said the ultimate reward is

when someone loves his piece enough to hang it in their home. “It really makes a difference when somebody appreciates one of my shots,” he said. “If they purchase it, that is an honor to me. That brings me a lot of joy and pleasure to see that it brings somebody else joy.”

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Welcome to the Beach

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.

BEACH FLAG WARNING SYSTEM

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.

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3. Glass in any form (bottle, cup, container, etc.) is strictly prohibited on our beaches and islands.

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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.

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Medium Hazard (light surf and or currents)

Low Hazard (calm conditions) High Hazard (rough conditions, such as strong surf and or conditions)

Double red flags mean that swimming in the waters is prohibited by law. Water Closed to Public Use

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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Beach Happenings SUMMER FUN AT OWA

Hours Mondays through Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

DAILY SPECIAL SUMMER ACTIVITIES

Glowa

Get ready to get down and dance as our DJs pump all of your favorite tunes in our very own nighttime block party bash in Downtown OWA. Enjoy hit songs, fun lights, and a one-of-a-kind fountain show during GLOWA. Music, surprises, and a glowin’ good time is the best way to celebrate summer for the whole family! »» Our family-friendly GLOWA party will be rockin’ Tuesday – Sunday in the summer at 8:30 p.m.

The Skippers

From high flying flips to bright costumes, The Skippers are a fun show to see! The waves are crashin’ and our performers are skipping high into the sky! Watch our dynamic team

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of power skippers as they wow you with their ability to bounce into the stratosphere. They’ll be skipping and flipping to new heights throughout Downtown OWA and The Park. »» Tuesdays – Sundays at these showtimes: 2 p.m., 3:15 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 5:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Cool Vibrations!

Hear some cool jams with Cool Vibrations, OWA’s new band! Popping up all over OWA Tuesdays Saturdays, our in-house brass band is sharing their colorful blend of music and mayhem! They’re crazy, cool and cruise through Downtown OWA and The Park playing your favorite hits of yesterday and today! You’ll be humming along and picking up those Cool Vibrations! »» Showtimes are 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.

The fall schedule begins Aug. 19. Check the website for days and times.

Splash Squad

Be prepared to get wet with OWA’s new Splash Squad! They’ll be popping up around The Park at OWA on Tuesdays – Sundays for some fun and cool some people off !! The Coastal Alabama heat is picking up, and the Splash Squad is here to help! »» Show times are 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.

Hula Fridays

Hang ten with lots of tropical fun in The Park on Fridays. Fridays we will have Hula hoop contests, Hula relay


race, Flamingo ring toss, Limbo, Human ring toss, Water bowling and Musical hoops. Don’t miss the best luau on the Gulf Coast, Fridays, all summer long! »» As part of our new Summer Series of events and activities, Hula Fridays will be happening inside The Park at OWA for families to enjoy every Friday from 1 – 7 p.m. through Aug. 10. »» Hula Friday’s activities are free to guests inside the amusement park.

Shaky Saturdays

Time to bust a move and shake it all out! Saturdays will be a day for skipping, jumping, playing and dancing! We’ll have MC Popsicle laying down beats to skip ball, egg/spoon race, parachute game and limbo to! »» As part of our new Summer Series of events and activities, Shaky Saturdays will be happening inside The Park at OWA for families to enjoy every Saturday from 1 – 7 p.m. through Aug. 11. »» Shaky Saturday’s activities are free to guests inside the amusement park.

Beach Break Sundays

The beach is a lot of fun, but why can’t we bring the beach to OWA? Well we are on Sundays! Take a break from the beach with The Park at OWA. We’ll have a lot of FREE beach fun in The Park like beach ball toss, volley beach ball, parachute game with beach ball, chalk painting, and much more! Plus, our OWA Fun Squad will be around the park making sure you’re having all sorts of fun in the sun. »» As part of our new Summer Series of events and activities, Beach Break Sundays will be happening inside The Park at OWA for families to enjoy every Sunday from 1 – 7 p.m. through Aug. 12. »» Beach Break Sunday’s activities are free to guests inside the amusement park.

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Solve It Mondays

Calling all brainiacs! Put your thinking caps on with the OWA Fun Squad on Mondays. They’ll be around the park hosting a scavenger hunt to remember! The guests with the good eyes will be entered to win a grand prize of a $100 OWA gift card! Grab a “Solve It” card from one of our Fun Squad members and fill out your answers for a chance to win a number of other prizes! »» As part of our new Summer Series of events and activities, Solve It Mondays will be happening inside The Park at OWA for families to enjoy every Monday from 1 – 7 p.m. through Aug. 6. »» Solve It Monday’s activities are free to guests inside the amusement park.

Crafty Tuesdays

Every Tuesday this summer will be a brand new craft for families to participate in together! Enjoy finger painting, creating clothes pin inch worms, sunflower painting, and a variety of other fun summer crafts. Check back each Tuesday for a new craft to do. As always, our Fun Squad will be in and around the park making sure you have the most fun under the sun! »» As part of our new Summer Series of events and activities, Crafty Tuesdays will be happening inside The Park at OWA for families to enjoy every Tuesday from 1 – 7 p.m. through Aug. 7. »» Crafty Tuesday’s activities are free to guests inside the amusement park.

Water Wednesdays

The Fun Squad will be around the Park celebrating our favorite thing: water! Look for Fun Squad members to join in on water balloon toss, bubbles, and many other waterthemed activities for the family! You may want to wear your swimsuit on Wednesdays! And don’t forget to join the GLOWA event! It’s the most amazing way to cool off at night, on the Gulf Coast. »» As part of our new Summer Series 26 Beachin’ ● July 2018

of events and activities, Water Wednesdays will be happening inside The Park at OWA for families to enjoy every Wednesday from 1 – 7 p.m. through Aug. 8. »» Water Wednesday’s activities are free to guests inside the amusement park.

Throwback Thursdays

Hey kid, have you heard about the latest craze at OWA? It’s a totally awesome way to have, like, the most fun. Our tubular Fun Squad will be hosting potato sack races, egg/spoon races, jump roping, hop scotching, Crocket, Badminton, Cornhole and even Limbo, dude! Bonus points if you dress up in a throwback way, too! Be there or be square, bro. »» As part of our new Summer Series of events and activities, Throwback Thursdays will be happening inside The Park at OWA for families to enjoy every Thursday from 1 – 7 p.m. through Aug. 8. »» Throwback Thursday’s activities are free to guests inside the amusement park.

UPCOMING HOLIDAY EVENTS Discover everything happening at OWA! From live performances in the streets of Downtown OWA to family activities inside the amusement park, OWA is constantly movin' and groovin'!

July 4

We’ll be celebrating Independence Day at OWA with family-friendly activities, live entertainment throughout the property, and a spectacular fireworks show at 8:45 p.m. to cap off the night! Celebrate with a fun day in the streets of admission-free Downtown OWA — grab a delicious lunch, enjoy our live performances throughout the day, dance to GLOWA at night, then sit back and enjoy a fireworks show over Lake OWA. Want a little more thrill in

your Independence Day adventure? Hop inside The Park at OWA and scream your heart out on Rollin’ Thunder, participate in our daily family activities, or see if you spot the Splash Squad popping up all around The Park helping to keep you cool!

Labor Day Weekend

Join us on Sunday, Sept. 2 for an unforgettable fireworks show over Lake OWA, which can be seen throughout the property, at 8:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1 welcomes the inaugural OWA Labor Day Car Show! OWA will play host to decades of unique and classic cars from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. From hot rods to custom builds, OWA’s Labor Day Car Show is bound to have something that catches your eye! Dozens of beautifully crafted cars will line the Southern-style streets of Downtown OWA. Located outside the amusement park gates, Downtown OWA and its Car Show are both free to explore. If you have a classic contender on your hands, we invite you to enter the show! Sign up before Aug. 24 and it’s only $20. From Aug. 25 to Labor Day, it’s $25 to enter and only $15 per additional vehicle. All entries benefit the First Baptist Church of Foley. Enter to win one of many different prizes, including trophies for Pastor’s Choice, OWA Choice, Best of Show, Best Rat Rod, and so many more! Cars will be on show starting at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1, with judging beginning at 11:30 a.m. All events, activities, and show times are weather dependent and subject to change without notice


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Décor on the Shore THE VERANDA BY MARY MESSER

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ou know, moments are very important in this life journey. It’s an OOH-la-la moment as we arrive at The Veranda. Beautifully designed in southern coastal style, with weddings, family gatherings, retreats, and other larger groups in mind this three-story home rises up from the white sands of West Beach in Gulf Shores. As we go up the front entrance stairs, a pale blue ceiling is visible with black rocking chairs lining the porch. Entering the front door our eyes capture a view of the coast through glass French doors and windows which line the back of the first floor. We step out onto the large covered main deck and its incredible beach view, the dune walkover, outdoor kitchen and the heated swimming pool 28 Beachin’ ● July 2018

with multiple light options for evening dips. When relaxing and not listening to the waves, ceiling speakers allow music while swimming or entertaining. The home embraces rich materials like Alabama marble and oak flooring, exuding quality craftsmanship inside and out. Messer Elegant, neutral furnishings accented in blues and greens blend harmoniously with the natural beach setting. On the main level, there is an open floor plan for flow and ample seating for guests. The living room which is designed as a relaxing conversation or media room for families easily coverts to a reception area for weddings. Two ADA compliant bedrooms along with a cottage


design bedroom welcome guests on the first floor. The kitchen, dining area, and a buffet work together to efficiently provide dining space for large groups with seating for more than 25 people. The gourmet kitchen boasts a double oven Wolf gas range, infinite refrigerator space, and freestanding commercial ice machine. Three dishwashers and two sinks simplify cleanup for large groups and events. Each level welcomes guests with its very own gathering area and wet bar. The design of the second floor gathering area has a Nantucket flair, offering naturals and navy on a wall canvas of Honeybee yellow. It often attracts the men and children with its game table and media area. The landing of the second floor, displays pictures of the area dating from the 1800’s, tastefully displayed on a seagrass wall placed over an imported bench from Belgium. A “Hallway of Art” with specialty lighting displays the owner’s choice of favored Alabamian artists. Five bedrooms and baths on this floor each have their own story to tell in design. The third floor welcomes a bride and perhaps her wedding party as they prepare for the big day. Art includes vintage photos of brides to include one of a bride tossing her bouquet from the balcony in The Grand Hotel. Custom design full length mirrors which are in place throughout the home are especially placed on this floor. Two bedrooms on this floor have specialty bathroom features, one with a zero entry dual shower, the other offers a Jacuzzi for that relaxing time after a fun-filled day of beach fun. The main, second, and third levels have decks to enjoy the refreshing sea air and breathtaking water views of the Gulf to the south and the Lagoon to the north. Many homes such as this one line our Beautiful Baldwin County coast, waiting to give our guests one of their OOHla-la moments in time.

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It was a beau�ful summer morning when we le� 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 ge�ng 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 dissa�sfied with the last few a�empts on designing our hair to suit our lifestyles; most of the so called stylists did not take into considera�on 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 �me 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 beau�ful. Pam, my friend, went first since I was a li�le chicken a�er 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, a�er that was the type of her hair, the texture of her hair, then what sort of condi�on 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 condi�oning, then for the next 30 minutes Anthony’s hands were a sea of mo�on, 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 32 Beachin’ ● July 2018

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 condi�oners 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 condi�on our hair the same. Anthony explained that at all �mes 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. A�er we went through the ten rules, he took me to the shampoo area and treated me to the best shampoo and condi�oning 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-thecounter hair products, that’s why my hair is dry and frizzy. A�er shampooing and before condi�oning, towel blot the hair because the hair is porous like a sponge, pu�ng any condi�oner 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. A�er 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 bo�le. Best money we ever spent and yes, we are definitely going back. He is a true professional.

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No bags of dirt to drag. No digging in the hot summer sun. No weeding. Pour the shells in the basket. Zip tie it shut. Gently lower it into the water. Boom. Oyster gardening is a breeze. And, a few minutes of work will produce far more than any backyard, amateur garden could. Oyster gardens kickstart the beginnings of an ecosystem that attracts smaller creatures, fish and plants. “We do this to improve the quality of Little Lagoon,” said Greg Bourgeois, who lives near the lagoon and volunteers with the oyster gardening program. “Any place there is a garden the aquatic life around the pier is boundless. It just makes the water cleaner.” A single oyster can filter up to 50 gallons of water and provide an essential habitat for smaller creatures. In 2017 the Little Lagoon oyster garden program drew 25 volunteer gardeners and produced more than 25,000 oysters. This year residents hope to double the garden’s size. Last month volunteers gathered early one morning to dispense wet, slimy, muddy-looking mesh bags of recycled shells. If you leaned in close you could see why they were handling the balls of yuck with such tender kindness — itty, bitty oysters were clinging to those shells, thousands of them, each smaller than a pinky fingernail. 34 Beachin’ ● July 2018


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Despite the volunteers’ care and dedication, only a fraction of the little guys will be there in November for the harvest. There are 1 million oyster larvae inside the 125 bags that will be spread through the lagoon. Experts expect a 3 percent survival rate, much higher than the odds they would face alone in nature, which is less than 1 percent. “It’s hard to be a little thing in the natural environment,” said PJ Waters, Alabama Co-operative Extension Specialist who works with the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium which is backing the program. The City of Gulf Shores has also donated money to help the program expand. If the gardens are successful, volunteers will harvest over 50,000 oysters in November. That’s if they can keep their gardens free of pests. The biggest, baddest thing in the lagoon is also the most

innocuous looking — oyster drills. The small sea snails are creatures a child might pluck from the water as they scoot around with giant shells on their backs. Oysters are their favorite meal. The snails secrete an enzyme to soften an oyster's shell, and then drill pin-sized holes through the shell to reach the

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oyster’s soft parts inside. This is where the gardening begins. Volunteers head out to their piers each day to gently shake out the oyster nursery, a plastic, cage-like contraption that keeps the oysters together and away from the lagoon floor. When they do, dozens of creatures wiggle out from between the shells. The gardeners are looking specifically to pluck out the snails. Generally, as long as the nursery doesn’t touch the lagoon floor or the pier piling the snails can’t reach the nursery. When they do find a way to access it, they can decimate a garden in a matter of hours. Last year the group pulled 70 oyster drills out of one nursery that fell to the bottom of the lagoon. “They don’t have anything but time and motivation,” Waters said of the snails. Another common garden pest — the blue crab. The perpetually angry-looking crustaceans quickly move into the nurseries to feed on the plethora of sea life that will flourish around the oysters. The crabs have to be regularly removed too. Little Lagoon has volunteers standing in line to garden under the waves. Dennis Hatfield, president of the Little Lagoon Preservation Society, said they had to turn people away after they met their quota of 50. “I’m extremely pleased with the effort,” he said. “The volunteerism was outstanding.”

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MENU Experience Downtown OWA’s wide range of food favorites.

WAHLBURGERS

GROOVY GOAT Groovy Goat offers a mind-blowingly big sports screen with a menu to match. It’s a fresh take on sports bar favorites with local specialties and seafood. All made from scratch — and the famous nachos are made tableside under guests’ direction. 40 Beachin’ ● July 2018

BY KAREN RODRIGUEZ Wahlburgers puts a smile on every face with a fun spin on Wahlberg family favorites like Mom’s Sloppy Joes and Mac ‘n Cheese with Smoked Bacon. Put a salad spin on your personal-favorite burger or sandwich and have it served as a customized Chopped Salad Bowl.


Coming soon to Downtown OWA are one big national name and a serious local-favorite pizzeria.

PAULA DEEN’S FAMILY KITCHEN Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen will serve her famous recipes in a unique family-style setting with endless portions, great sides and dessert.

TRATTORIA PIZZA AND ITALIAN Trattoria Pizza and Italian will serve up delicious Italian cuisine in a comfortable atmosphere, offering fresh, handtossed pizza dough and homemade fresh-baked bread for delicious sandwiches and garlicky appetizers.

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taste of the Gulf Coast Featuring Kiva Grill

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Kiva Grill LuLu’s Original Oyster House Tacky Jacks


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Tacky Jacks Mexican Garbage Nachos Peel & Eat Shrimp

Gator Bites

Crawfish Tails

Crab Claws

Crisp Luau Pork Bites “ Wangs”

Smoked Tuna Dip

Fried Pickles

Trigger Platter

Chicken Strips

Fried Green Tomato Fries

Shrimp PoBoy Firecracker Shrimp Po Boy

Grouper Tacos

Philly Cheese Steak

Grilled Tuna Samich

Chicken and Shrimp Wraps

Gulf Grouper Samich

Jacks Hand Pattied Burgers

Chicken BLT

“Tacky Shrimp”

Shrimp Platter

Oyster Platter

Ahi Tuna Platter

Shrimp & Grits

Crab Cake Dinner

Gulf Grouper Platter

Firecracker Shrimp Shrimp Tacos Shrimp & Cheese Grits

Royal Reds

Shrimp Platters

Fried Seafood Tri o Platter

Steamed Royal Reds

Ribeye Steak Platter Combo Platters

Seafood Salad’ Taco Salad Seared Tuna Salad Jacks House Salad Chicken Tender Salad Seafood Gumbo

Crawfish PoBoy

Flaky Fish PoBoy

Cajun Chicken Breast

Flaky Fish Platter

Oyster Po Boy

Famous Tacky Jacks Farmer’s Omelet Build Your Own Omelet Hash & Eggs

Shrimp Omelet Sunrise Egg Platter

Pork Chop & Egg Platter Breakfast Sandwich Shrimp & Cheese Grits

Breakfast Burritos

Belgian Waffle

French Toast

Wheel House Pancakes

Biscuits & Gravy

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FRIED PICKLES 8.95

*EL PASO 8.95

BUFFALO CHICKEN DIP 10.99

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Grilled onions and mushrooms and a double hit of Swiss cheese on a pretzel bun.

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Our spicy signature burger sauce, fire roasted green chile and jalapeño compote, lettuce, and Pepper Jack cheese.

*BIKINI BURGER 8.95

Our famous burger atop a cool bed of Spring Mix, topped with Havarti cheese and strawberry watermelon salsa.

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Grilled Mac-N-Cheese studded with bacon and topped with aioli on a pretzel bun.

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Fried egg, crispy Cherrywood smoked bacon, lettuce, and tomato.

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Boursin cheese, aioli, and thinly sliced, deep fried red onion straws. *Consuming raw or undercooked food can increase your chances of acquiring a foodborne illness.

ENTREE SALADS Tossed greens, blackened chicken, fresh corn salsa, tortilla strips, cheddar cheese, and side of Chipotle Ranch dressing.

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Fresh strawberry watermelon salsa atop a bed of mixed greens, toasted almonds, feta cheese, tangy Strawberry Vinaigrette dressing. Add grilled chicken 3.00

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Tossed greens, grilled chicken, toasted almonds, Mandarin oranges, rice noodles, Poppy Seed dressing.

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Tossed greens, fried chicken tenders, chopped egg, tomatoes, cheddar cheese, and choice of dressing.

Dressings

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All meals served with French fries, Mandarin oranges and a soft drink. For kids 10 and under

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Cream cheese, Frank’s Hot Sauce, and Bleu Cheese dressing mixed with pulled chicken. Baked until bubbly. Served with house made tortilla chips.

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Our tasty black bean and veggie patty with Pepper Jack cheese, tortilla strips, and salsa.

CHICKEN TENDER MEAL 11.95

100% natural white meat, hand breaded and deep fried, served with mild, medium, or hot Buffalo sauce, BBQ sauce, or no sauce. French fries included!

POULTRY IN MOTION 8.95

Hand breaded, deep fried chicken breast, with hot sauce, spicy bacon, Monterey Jack cheese, lettuce, onion, tomato, on a bun.

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CLASSIC WINGS 14.95

FROZEN BAR SMOOTHIES 2.99 | 4.99

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Grilled Cheese

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FRAPPES 4.29

Mocha Frappe, Chocolate Chip Frappe, Mocha Iced Coffee

Adult Drinks

FROZEN DAIQUIRIS WITH RUM

Strawberry, Banana, Mango, Strawberry-Banana, Mango-Banana, Strawberry-Mango

MARGARITAS WITH TEQUILA AND TRIPLE SEC

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138 West 1st Ave Gulf Shores, AL

251-948-7294

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Seafood Kitchen SALA SA LA AD D SALADS Dressings: Honey-Mustard, Ranch, Bleu

Lunch L hM 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

7.99 7.99 7.99 7.99 7.99 7.99 7.99 7.99 7.99 7.99 7.99 7.99 7.99

(Served with french fries)

Complimentary Ice Tea and Bread Served with All Dine in Lunch Entrees. Add House or Substitute Salad for side dish 1.99 Po-Boy Sandwich 10.99 Cheeseburger 7.99 Crab Cake Po-Boy 11.99 *Monte Cristo Sandwich 8.99

STARTERS Oysters on the Half Shell 1/2 dozen 8.99................1 dozen 16.99 Southern Style Crab Cakes 12.99 Shrimp Remoulade 8.99 Crab, Spinach & Artichoke Dip 9.99 Coconut Shrimp 8.99 Stuffed Mushrooms 8.99 Alligator Bites 8.99 Fried Crab Claws 1/2 lb........17.99 1 lb........29.99 Tuna Dip 9.99 Sweet Potato French Fry Basket 9.99 Fried Green Tomatoes 6.99 GUMBO & SOUP Seafood Gumbo cup....4.75 bowl....6.49 Crab & Shrimp Bisque cup....5.25 bowl....7.99 FRIED SEAFOOD FAVORITES (Served with your choice of two side dishes)

Riviera Salad 7.25 - with pecan chicken tenders 9.99 - with chicken tenders 8.99 - with boiled shrimp 9.99 - with grilled or blackened chicken 8.99 Caesar Salad 7.25 - w/grilled or blackened chicken 8.99 - w/boiled shrimp 9.99 Gumbo & Salad - a cup of Seafood Gumbo and our 7.99 Bisque & Salad 8.50 SEAFOOD FAVORITES (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 Fried Seafood Platter

3.25 1.99 11.99 14.99 16.99 12.99 11.99 15.99

SEAFOOD PLATTERS

Dinner Menu

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

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

16.99 14.99 18.99 20.99 17.99 17.99 18.99 15.99

(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

17.99 18.99 17.99 16.99 17.99 17.99 17.99 17.99

(Served with your choice of two side dishes)

(Served with new potatoes & one side)

Snow Crab Legs - 2 lbs. 29.99 Royal Red Shrimp - 1 lb. 28.99 Combo - 1/2 pound Royal Reds & 1 pound Snow Crab 27.99 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

Broiled Seafood Platter 14.99 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 18.99 Crab Cakes - 2 cakes 13.99 PASTA Fettuccini Alfredo 10.99 - w\grilled or blackened chicken 11.99 - with shrimp or crawfish 13.99 Basil Pesto Pasta - with Roma Tomatoes 10.99 - with grilled chicken 11.99 - with shrimp 13.99 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

22.99 22.99 18.99 21.99 22.99

(Served with your choice of two side dishes)

Hawaiian Rib-eye - (12 oz.) 22.99 - add jumbo grilled or fried shrimp add $5.00 Jamaica-Jerk Chicken 15.99 Grilled Chicken Breasts 15.99 Fried Chicken Tenders 15.99 PASTA Fettuccini Alfredo 14.99 - with grilled or blackened chicken 17.99 - with shrimp or crawfish 19.99 Scallops Alfredo 18.99 Shrimp & Pasta Marsala 21.99 Basil-Pesto Pasta 15.99 - with grilled chicken 18.99 - with shrimp 18.99 SIDE DISHES Substitute House or Caesar Salad for a Side Dish - Add $1.99 Sweet Potato Casserole ~ Cole Slaw Baked Potato ~ Steamed Vegetables Yellow Rice ~ French Fries Fried Green Tomatoes

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Beachin' (July 2018)  

The monthly magazine for and about the Beachin' lifestyle along the Alabama Gulf Coast, includes attractions, events, entertainment, food an...

Beachin' (July 2018)  

The monthly magazine for and about the Beachin' lifestyle along the Alabama Gulf Coast, includes attractions, events, entertainment, food an...

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