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Volume 15, Number 9

527th Annual Taste of the South

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A specialty publication of Gulf Coast Newspapers

interim Publisher Sudie Gambrell

Editor

Jessica Jones features@gulfcoastnewspapers.com 251.943.2151

Contributing Writers and Photographers Mark Robinson and Don Holloway Coastal Photography Club

Advertising

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Paige Renka 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.

Cover and Intro Photo by Mark Robinson

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ust as Beachin’ rolls in waves and basks in rays of Alabama’s Gulf Coast, Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan inspire each issue with unique events, mouth-watering seafood Jessica Jones and Southern dishes, apparel to suit beach bums to country clubbers…. This guide to the Gulf Coast offers insight into local restaurants, nightlife, attractions and events will ensure that time well spent on Pleasure Island. First and foremost, the humid subtropical climate and white-sand beaches provide an oasis for guests. Don flip-flops and Hawaiian shirts or just a bathing suit. Spend hours of tranquility against a crashing-ocean wave backdrop with a good book, umbrella drink, or a completely blank slate. Dig toes into grains of sand, collect sea mementos or build sandcastles with the kids. Take a refreshing dip or dive into water adventures like parasailing, jet skiing or surfing. The area also offers family fun outings like the zoo, miniature golf, arcades, go carts, outlet, surf shop and boutique shopping. Whether you’re looking for a new cover-up or an evening gown, Pleasure Island’s got you covered. Souvenirs range from shot glasses to seashells—go ahead, make your friends jealous. Or let your inner child out to play with a day filled of bumper boats, foam machines, Tiki huts and waterfalls. Or perhaps Pleasure Island provides playtime for you and your sweetheart. Golf the gorgeous shores of the Gulf of Mexico with lush greens, a golf cart and two cold glasses of sweet tea or head for some relaxation built for two with a trip to the spa for couples massages. Maybe a tandem bicycle ride by the beach or late night stroll on the boardwalk is more your style. Perhaps fine dining and dancing... nothing says “I love you” like cracking crab legs and whisking away for a salty-sea waltz. Or, why not have it all? Rock out to beach-side concerts, get inspires at the Orange Beach Festival of Art, dig in at the Island’s annual Shrimp Festival and jump for moon pies with Mardi Gras goers. Whatever your taste, leave the itinerary at home and let Beachin’ be your guide to Southern hospitality, sandy feet and memories that leave you craving your next opportunity to Beach-it.


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Scare taste buds into submision with a

‘Bootastic Evening’ By The Foley Optimist Club

Can’t decide where to eat? The Foley Optimist Club has the answer, as the group presents the 27th annual Taste of South Baldwin on Tuesday evening, Sept. 25th , from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Foley Civic Center. This year’s theme will be Halloween – A Bootastic Evening! South Baldwin’s original tasting and sampling event features delicious gourmet selections from many of the area’s finest restaurants and vendors. This year’s fine cuisine includes house specialties from Cain’s Piggly Wiggly Cost Plus, Cosmos Restaurant & Bar, Cobalt the Restaurant, Ivey’s Fine Dining, Lambert’s Café, O’Charley’s, Original Oyster House, SHMILY Tree Bakery Café, Sweet Home Farm Cheese, Peng Garden and other great restaurants. In addition, there will be door prizes and a silent auction with items donated by local businesses and retailers. This year’s event is sponsored by Baldwin EMC, Citizens Bank, Riviera Utilities, Safety Coatings, American General, Agent Judy Porche, Coastal Kitchen & Bath, United Bank, Ebert Agency, Gulf Breeze Heating & Air, Hutchinson Moore & Rauch, Joe Steen Real Estate & Development, New Horizons Credit Union, and Petal Pushers Flowers and Gifts. Proceeds from this event benefit many activities for the youth of our community, including the Charlie Boller Junior Optimist Club at Foley High School. Support a great cause and sample the best food in the county! Tickets are available for a $20 donation. Tickets can be purchased at Citizens Bank in Foley, United Bank in Foley, and at the City of Foley. Please contact Sonna Reynolds at 747-4128 for additional information.


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Voted The Best Salon In It was a beautiful summer morning when Pam and I 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, an Englishman, Anthony Jones, who had opened a Hair Salon on the beach. My hair is very important to me and getting a good haircut is a must, and that is what Anthony Jones is known for. 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 he ask us if we would like a cold drink or a glass of wine before he started making us beautiful. Pam went first since I was a little chicken after the last experiences. He 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 explaining that there are five face shapes and her face shape was oval; Next was bone structure, head shape, the type of her hair, the texture of her hair, and then what sort of condition her hair was in, followed by the way the hair grows out of the head, including cow licks; then her likes and dislikes and fashion. Wow! What a lot of things to get right. So then Anthony started with a relaxing shampoo and deep conditioning. For the next 30 minutes Anthony’s hands were a sea of motion, ending with 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 with no success! Anthony explained that commercial hair products are made different than professional hair products. Commercial shampoos are made of mild detergent and the conditioners are based on petroleum oil. Professional hair products are pure and natural and give back to the hair. He went on to say that we should wash our hair every day and condition 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

Baldwin County In 2010 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. My 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. While shampooing he 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 rinsing the excess off, no more. After he explained to me the how & whys I understood. He is like a hair doctor, if we listen and do what he 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. Anyway our cuts cost us $40 each, best money we ever spent and yes we are definitely going back, he is a true professional. Well worth a visit!

Anthony Jones’ Salon is located on Perdido Beach Blvd. in Orange Beach; the phone number is 251-974-1514. Please say we sent you!


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1 1/2 tablespoons chopped dried or fresh rosemary (if using dried, add 1 tbs. water) 1 clove garlic, chopped (or 1 tbs. minced garlic) 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese 1 tablespoon olive oil (or vegetable oil) 1/3 cup dry bread crumbs salt and pepper to taste 1 egg, beaten 2 (3 ounce) boneless lamb rump steaks 2 tablespoons olive oil (or vegetable oil)

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Soak fruit in Meyer’s Rum in refrigerator overnight. Also chill Sprite. Fill glasses with fruit and 2 shots of rum/fruit juice mixture. Add ½ cups Sprite, stir and serve chilled. Makes 1.or on platter with toothpicks or mini swords. Fruit can also be frozen and used as ice cubes.

Rosemary-Pesto Crusted Lamb Steaks 1/3 cups chopped dried or fresh parsley (if using dried, add 3 tbs. water)

Puree the parsley, rosemary, garlic, Parmesan cheese, 1 tablespoon olive oil, and bread crumbs in a blender until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper; set aside. Brush the lamb steaks on one side with the beaten egg. Spread the rosemary pesto onto the egg-coated side of the lamb, coating liberally. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Place the lamb steaks into the pan, pesto-side down. Cook 3 to 4 minutes until the pesto mixture has lightly browned. Turn the steaks over, and continue cooking until done to your desired degree of doneness, 3 to 4 minutes for medium.


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The Alabama Gulf Coast may be famous for it’s white sandy beaches, mouth watering seafood and deep sea fishing, but you’re going to thoroughly enjoy the golfing experience when you tee-off at some of the finest golf courses in the Southeast. Relax and enjoy a round of golf at one of our 9-hole, 18-hole and Par 3 courses.

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inspires helping-hand style book series

Did your mother ever tell you that you could be whatever you wanted to be when you grew up? Do you remember feeling larger than life, up to any task and an overall sense of energy and motivation? One aspect of childhood that many adults which to recapture is that very attitude, that non-jaded self. While adult problems become increasingly complicated, we often feel overwhelmed. We feel pulled in different directions, and that there simply aren’t enough hours to accomplish all that needs to be done. But one children’s book series has tackled that sense of self-worth and can-do spirit of childhood, while helping children understand and cope with a complicated and emotionally-charged issue. Co-author Ilene Baskett explained that “The Boat House Buddies Deal With the Big Spill” is a series of 10 books. Each book stands alone and does not need to be read in order. However, books one and two set the tone and go hand in hand. “Book one, ‘Coming Together,’ explains who the Buddies are and what they are all about,” she began. “Book two, ‘Facing the Facts,’ is the most educational as to what actually happened with the oil spill.” “From there, books three through nine feature each in-


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dividual Buddy and their action plan on helping with the spill. Book 10, ‘Happy Endings New Beginnings,’ brings it all together with hope for the future.” She divulged that the books deal with helping others, and that they actually do help others, as well. “The main message for all is that no effort is too small, everyone can help in some way,” she said. “We also donate a portion of our proceeds from the sale of each book to various community organizations; each is identified on the front inside cover of the book.” Co-author Karen Thomason explained that the project began with a buddy-system of sorts—basically a group of women who wanted to help. “I worked part time with and amazing group of ladies—we were all terribly upset about the oil spill; each one of us loves the Gulf Coast and we desperately wanted to do our part,” she began. “I woke up with a strange dream early one morning and I can't explain how all of the details just spilled out of my head , but I know exactly where the ideas came from—I will always believe that this ministry was heaven sent.” Thomason recalled the beginning of the Buddies. “When I got to work that morning, my dear friends Ilene Baskett, Melanie Houseknecht and Elva Simpson were all there and I couldn’t wait to tell them about my weird dream,” she recalled. “I had no idea how they would respond…ideas were flying around so fast that Melanie yelled, ‘Stop! We've got to write this down.’” “I call her ‘Organized Buddy.’ Melanie is a retired elementary school teacher and Elva is a grandmother of four. With their help as editors, Ilene and I felt like we were able to try to educate and comfort children who were affected by the tragedy. As the project began to unfold, we realized that children everywhere have to deal with problems, no matter how serious the problems might be. We tried to map out a simple approach to deal with whatever might be frightening to them. We try to stress finding the facts, communication and positive planning.” Just as each woman had a role in making the book series a reality, different children within the books come up with their own problem-solving offerings. “Each character in the book series comes up with a positive plan to try to put others first and aid in the recovery.” Baskett agreed that coming together was made easier when the group was presented with such a significant event. “The Deepwater Horizon oil spill was history to our area and it must never be forgotten,” she declared. “Oil has stopped flowing, but the long term environmental, economic, health and psychological effects are yet to be seen.” “We encourage our readers to become an Environment PAL (Protect Appreciate Love). It is not just the beach life that we focus on, but the bayou as well. Book eight, ‘Trouble on the Bayou,’ shows our readers how the whole seafood community of Bayou La Batre was effected. These people's livelihoods and way of life were brought to a halt.

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Through our work there, we realize that the bayou has a long way to go for full recovery. To this day The Bayou Recovery Project is helping all aspects of the community to just survive. Boat People SOS and Project Rebound are working with us to have book eight translated in to Vietnamese. She said that she has always felt a closeness to this particular ecosystem, and felt driven to help the environment, as well as those effected. “Cindy and I are from the New Jersey shore; She and I grew up in a small town called Wall Township,” she explained. “We both grew up loving the beach and waterways.” “Oil rigs are not something you see on the New Jersey shoreline, but pollution, ocean garbage, people and industry ignorance are common to every beach area. This whole experience on the Gulf coast makes everyone realize how precious and fragile all coastal environments really are.” Thomason admitted that seeing helping hands joined toward a common goal has touched her life. “We are very fortunate to have already donated $2,000 to various community organizations—this has been a very rewarding blessing to us. While teaching children about the power within, Thomason learned that lesson for herself. “Unlike Ilene and our fantastic illustrator, Cindy Allen, I never really thought that I would ever become an author,” she said. “I'm a retired math teacher and mother of three grown children; this adventure came to me quite by surprise, but it has been such an amazing part of my life.” “The places we have been, the people we have met and the things we've been able to do are such a blessing to me. My hope is that no one will say, ‘I always wanted to do that or I wish that I’d done this.’ You can do it, but it's a lot easier and a lot more fun if you do it with your buddies!” For more information, or to order books, visit boathousebuddies.com. Copies can be found at these local retailers: Foley Performing Arts Center, LuLu's Gift Shop, Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo Gift Shop and Gulf Shores Museum.


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What to do? Along the coast Chicago

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Sept. 2, 8-11 p.m. Reserved seating: $57, $47, $27 The Wharf, Orange Beach For more, call 251-224-1000.

Alabama Coastal Triathion business team competitions

Sept. 7, 4-7p.m. Intermediate 3 Participant Team: One Leg Per Person 1.5k gulf swim / 40k bike / 10k run $195 per team Or the Try-It-On Sprint 3 Participant Team: One Leg Per Person 300 yard swim / 10 mile bike / 2 mile run $125 per team The Hangout, 101 E. Beach Blvd., Gulf Shores Register Online at imathlete.com/events/AlabamaCoastal for Intermediate Race or imathlete.com/events/CoastalTriItOn for Try-It-On Sprint Race, email races@team-magic.com or call 251-968-7363. For more, contact Tara McMeans at 251-948-3030.

Mystics

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hosted by the Optimist Club of Foley. Proceeds benefit area youth including the Charlie Boller Junior Optimist Club. Tickets are available at these Foley locations or from any Optimist member: City of Foley 251-943-1545, Ebert Agency 251-943-2281, Citizens Bank 251-970-2222 and United Bank 251-943- 2020. For more, call Sonna Brown 943-8815 ext. 3350.

Miranda Lambert concert with Lee Brice

Oct. 4, gates open at 6:30, show at 7:30 Tickets are $22, $45.50, $51.50 and $55.50 The Wharf, Orange Beach

Pleasure Rebel Ride

Sept. 7-8 Flora-Bama Lounge For more, email mysticsrideoba@gmail.com.

Perdido Soccer Club Tournament

Sept. 15-16 Foley Sportspark, 18507 Hwy 98 W. Over 160 youth girls and boys teams will come for two days of play. For more, visit visitfoley.org/events-results?eventreq=listing&eventid=187.

Vino & Van Gogh Painting Party

Sept. 20, 6-8 p.m. $30 per person, includes supplies and refreshments Foley Performing Arts Center, 116 W. Laurel Ave. All participants will paint a masterpiece and enjoy great company, good food, fine wine and door prizes. This is great fun for beginners as well as, advanced artists. For more, call 251-943-4381.

27th Annual Taste

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Sept. 25, 6-8 p.m. $20 per person Foley Civic Center, 407 E. Laurel Ave. “The Original Taste and Sampling Event of the Year!”

Photo by Mark Robinson

Karaoke

9 p.m. every night Free Mud Bugs, 624 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores For more, call 981-8081.

Midnight Confessions live band and dancing

7:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday Free Nolans Restaurant and Lounge, 1140 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores For more, call 948-2111.


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What to do? Along the coast Smokey Otis

live music

9 p.m., then D.J. 1-3 a.m. every Monday $5 Mudbugs, 624 Gulf Shores Parkway, Gulf Shores For more, call 981-8081.

Make Your Own Suncatcher

4 p.m. every Tuesday $20-$35 Orange Beach Art Center. For more, call 981-2787 or visit www.orangebeachartcenter.com. By arranging colored cut glass pieces on a clear square of glass your design will be fused overnight and the next day your creation will be ready to pick up. The make your own classes last 10-20 minutes.

Hot Glass Mementos

4 p.m. every Wednesday $20-$35 Orange Beach Art Center For more, call 981-2787 or visit www.orangebeachartcenter.com.

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After pressing an object into a box of sand, the glass artist will pour molten glass into the form. After annealing overnight you will pick up your sand casting. The make your own classes last 10-20 minutes.

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Live

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Karaoke 8 p.m. every Friday, live music 8 p.m. every Saturday, happy hour 2-6 p.m. Monday-Friday Free; $2 domestic beer Snapper’s Lounge, 25637 Canal Road, Orange Beach For more, call 981-4699.

Wine Tastings

5-7 p.m. every Saturday Free Grape Escape Deli and Wine Cellar, Winn Dixie shopping center, Orange Beach For more, call 980-3354. Gulf Coast Newspaper’s

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Hurricane Burger -Grilled onions, Swiss & American Cheese, Bacon, Jalapenos, Mushrooms HillBilly Melt - Patty Melt, Grilled Onions, Mushrooms, Swiss Cheese on Texas Toast River Burger - Half-Pound Old Fashioned Way Shroooom Burger - Mushrooms, Swiss Cheese Swamp Burger - Grilled Onions, Cheese, Bacon Bleu Cheese Bacon Burger

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Gulf Shores’ new logo is “small town… big beach.” Small towns across America have at least one barbershop that most every guy in town visits once a month. How fortunate we are to “return to Mayberry” and talk to our very own “Floyd the Barber.” Our “Floyd” is Wayne Johnson at Wayne’s Barber Shop just off Canal Road and a block from Gulf Shores’ Tacky Jacks. MARK ROBINSON If you are running for office, have other political aspirations, or if you just want to be up on the local news from around town, then you want to have Wayne on your side. He’s a good listener and an even better talker. You get the impression that you can ask Wayne anything, and he’ll give you back some Wayne wit-i-cism in return. He is never short on answers, or on good advice and most of the time, while in the shop awaiting your turn or in the chair, you’ll be laughing. On my last visit, he was on a roll about the legend of “Railroad Bill” McCoy. That story was a long one, but by the time my haircut was over, I’d heard most of it. It was a story that was worth looking up when I got home to fill in the gaps. The Encyclopedia of Alabama describes “Railroad Bill” as a “’Robin Hood’ character, a murderous criminal, a shape shifter, and a nameless victim of the Jim Crow South” around 1895. It’s quite a tale. As for Wayne’s tale, he was born in Nokomis, Ala. on Feb. 16, 1942 of an Irish father, and a Creek Indian mother. He was a 12 and-a-half pound baby and he’s now a big, tall, physically-fit man. He grew up near Atmore, but attended school in Davisville, Fla. because at the time, they had a better education system, and his dad wanted the best for him. He went to high school at Walnut Hill, Fla. and his size and strength led him to football where fans still talk about his senior-year winning catch of a Hail Mary pass in the end zone in the last seconds of the biggest game of the year—against the school’s biggest rival. After graduating from high school, Wayne joined the Army and served honorably for three years. He was a patriot then, and he’s a patriot now. When he left the military, he went to Barber School in Montgomery. He said that back when he was 10 years old, he worked in a barber shop shining shoes at ten cents a shine. He watched the barbers cutting hair at a dollar a cut and decided that barbering was what he wanted to do. It wasn’t just the money; it was that he liked people and loved the interaction and “fireside chats” people had while getting their hair cut. He also understood that the barbers were making ten times what he was making shining shoes. Upon completing Barber School in 1965, Wayne got a job in Spanish Fort. He liked the area, but he loved the beach. At every opportunity, he drove down to Gulf

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Shores/Orange Beach to fish, camp, or just watch the girls. Wayne met and became friends with Syd Begal, who owned the very first barbershop on the Island. In 1967, Syd, leased the building to Wayne and, in 1969, Wayne bought the building. Forty-five years later, Wayne is still operating the landmark, which is now an integral part of the Island. For 40 of those years, Wayne was married to B. J. Fuqua, and they had a daughter, Michelle—a beautiful young lady who came to work at the barber shop after attending the University of South Alabama. Michelle greets customers with her radiant smile and big country “hello.” Two years ago, Wayne’s wife passed away, and he now lives alone on his 40-acre farm up in Summerdale. He loves to garden, and when there’s a good crop, he’ll bring his vegetables in to the shop and give them to his customers. This year, Wayne turned over his barbershop to one of his barbers, Larry Ryan. He said he gave Larry his very first haircut, and when Larry decided to be a barber, Wayne took him under his wing and trained him in the art of cutting hair. Larry has been with Wayne for 13 years

and is an excellent barber. He especially loves working with small children. Wayne says that although he has turned over the business, he will continue to work there two days a week. Nothing changed except that Wayne won’t be dealing with the business of the shop. Larry’s smile and quick wit are a complement to Wayne’s super personality. Larry’s ties to the Island go back to when his grandfather was the last lighthouse keeper on Sand Island, adding to the long-term connection between the shop owners and the community. Wayne’s shop is an institution, a living monument on the Island. Wayne has cut hair for 45 years in the same shop, and will continue to do so. For his customers, nothing has changed. Wayne’s barber shop still has that warm, friendly, inviting feel that one would expect to find in a “small town” with a “big beach.” For locals and snowbirds alike, Wayne is a part of the beach experience. It’s a pleasure, and an honor, to have him ON THE ISLAND. Thank you, Wayne, for what you give back to all of us.

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September waters By Don Holloway

Time to cool down a little and hope the storms miss us this year. September is a month that a lot of South Alabama fishermen wait for. It does get a little cooler, the Specks are still around in deep water and may even start to move to some creek and river heads, Slot Red Fish can still be caught up the creeks and rivers, Bull Red Fish are still on the Dixey Bar. Flounder will start their move south, and you can catch really large numbers of White Trout at the near-shore and off-shore gas rigs. If the tides are moving and it’s early in the day, fish all the piers and docks and sea walls along the beaches of Mobile Bay. Also hit all creek heads as well as marinas and channel edges. Use top water , grubs, DOAs and the like, live shrimp, and most of all, small live croakers under a cork. There have been a bunch of 5-pounders and a few at 7-plus pounds this summer. Remember, that a 10-pounder is still out there. Plastics and top waters have had good days with 2- to 4- pounders. After it heats up, head for the in-shore reefs and inshore gas rigs. Fish slip corks near the bottom or tight line on the bottom. Or use split shot and drift your shrimp down current towards any structure that you may fish. For Slot Red Fish, try all structures in the brackish parts of our inland bays and all piers or bulk heads in the same water. Plastics work well on Slot Red Fish as well as live shrimp on a cork. For the Bull Red Fish, the Dixey Bar is still the best spot that I have ever fished. We caught them up to 40 pounds this year and as many as 38 in a four-hour trip. All were caught by drift fishing live pogies on the bottom using 30-pound test main line, a 50-pound test mono leader, a 7/0 circle hook, and a 2 oz. slip sinker. If you are unable to locate pogies, then use live croakers in the same manner. Please be sure to release all that you can and be sure to revive them when released. If you see one floating belly-up, stop and try to revive it. This month, the Flounder will start their move south. All bulk heads, piers, sea walls, boat ramps, marinas, and any other structure will hold good numbers of Flounder this fall. Slip sinkers with a number 4 kahle and a Live Bull or Tiger Minnow will work great as well as all plastics bounced on the bottom. If you use plastics, make it sweeter by hooking a croaker belly behind the plastic. Try not to net a Flounder tail first. They are strong and will pull off if you net them the wrong way. If the day is calm and the water is flat, try a little off-shore rig fishing for White Trout. They will gather in large schools around some of these rigs. Fish on the bottom with shrimp, cut bait, or plastics. Keep what you want to clean and have a

great fish fry that night. All in all, September can be a really great month in the Bay, if the storms stay away. If the storms do come, then good luck. Be careful and stay safe. Always know the fish and game laws, be aware of other boats, and catch and release when you can. You can reach me at backbayfishingwithdon.com or 251-550-5418.

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Wolf Bay Lodge

Foley, AL www.WolfBayLodgeFoley.com

Seafood Lobster and Steak Chicken and Pasta Since 1973

Wolf Bay Lodge Foley 20801 Miflin Road County Road 20 Foley, Alabama 36535 251.987.5129 Hours: Sunday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.


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Seafood Dinners

All Dinners include one trip to the Salad Bar, a choice of Baked Potato or French Fries, Hushpuppies and Green Beans (upon request). All seafood is fried but Foley, AL may be broiled for an additional charge.

Since 1973

www.WolfBayLodgeFoley.com

Our Special Seafood Platter

$22

Manager’s Platter

$25

Cup of Gumbo, Stuffed Crab, Stuffed Shrimp, Fish, Shrimp & Oysters.

A broiled combo with Lobster Tail, Scallops, Shrimp, fish & Crab patty.

Wolf Bay Crab Cake FISH Grouper (Fried, Grilled, or Blackened) Mahi Mahi (Grilled, or Blackened) Snapper (Fried, Grilled, or Blackened) Whitefish (Fried, Grilled, or Blackened) Trigger (Fried, Grilled, or Blackened) Fried Flounder Fillet Broiled Stuffed Flounder Fillet Fried whole Flounder Broiled Stuffed whole Flounder Shrimp Broiled Shrimp Scampi

Market Price $ 20 $19 $20 $17 $18 $20 $23 $19 $23

14 butterfly Shrimp lightly seasoned and broiled with lemon, butter, sherry.

Cold Boiled Shrimp Dinner Steamed Royal Reds Fried Homemade Stuffed Shrimp Fried Butterfly Shrimp Fried Popcorn Shrimp Crab and Shellfish Fried Oysters Fried Shrimp & Oysters Fried Scallops Fried Scallops & Oysters Fried Scallops & Shrimp Fried Crab Claws (1/2 pound) Fried Homemade Stuffed Deviled Crab Fried Soft Shelled Crabs Steamed Snow Crab Legs (1 Pound)

½ lb. 3 ea. 8 ea.

$15 $13 $13

1lb. 5 ea. 14 ea.

Small Small

$14 $14

Large Large

1 ea. 2 ea.

$9 $17

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ALL DINNERS MAY BE BROILED FOR AN ADDITIONAL $2

Broiling takes additional preparation time – we appreciate your patience.

Additional plate charge for sharing dinners $2 No charge if a side salad or potato is ordered.

Consuming raw or uncooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of Food-borne illness especially if you have certain medical conditions. 20801 Miflin Road County Road 20 • Foley, Alabama 36535 • 251.987.5129 Hours: Sunday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.


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Below: Ocean Campers examine their clay replicas of the ocean floor. Cody Kicklighter (left) proudly wears an anemone hat with clown fish hanging on to reinforce symbiotic relationships, animals helping each other.

Above: Ocean Camper along with Marine Educator, Rachel Stevenson, observe fish for a game of ‘I Spy’ at Sea, Sand & Stars Nature Center during camp this summer.


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Beginning August 1, 2012, the David L. Bodenhamer Recreation Center added to its already expansive list of amenities by offering personal training for the first time ever. “This new service will allow us to take our community wellness initiative one step further by offering our patrons more options through our contemporary fitness curriculum,” said Recreation Manager, Nicole Ard. “Through our personal training program, patrons can expect to achieve their health and fitness goals successfully and in a shorter amount of time.” Joining the Bodenhamer team will be certified personal trainers Adam Austin, Melissa Byrd and Shaun Claiborne. According to Ard, each personal trainer offers their own unique method of exercise and caters their guidance to the needs of each client. “The great thing about this service is it will give our patrons one-on-one attention and help guide them towards their individual fitness goals,” said Ard. The new service will be available to all Bodenhamer members, while non-members can purchase a $5 daily pass and take advantage of the program, as well. The David L. Bodenhamer Recreation Center is open 7 days a week and features a state-of-the-art fitness center, aerobics room, six lane, 25 yard pool and connecting deep well and AquaClimb® wall, full basketball court, indoor track, two racquetball courts, as well as, full service saunas and locker room facilities.  For more information about the David L. Bodenhamer Recreation Center call 251-968-1420 or visit gulfshoresal.gov.


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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

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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


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Adventure Island

mini golf

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more

974-1500, adventureisland.com 24559 Perdido Blvd., Orange Beach

Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

968-5732 , alabamagulfcoastzoo.com Alabama Highway 59 South

Gulf Shores Beaches-Lagoon Pass (2.9 miles west of Alabama Highway 59)

State Park Pavilion

(6 miles east of Alabama Highway 59) Orange Beach (Alabama Highway 182 at Alabama Highway 161)

Bird

of

Paradise Biplane Rides

866-MUST-FLY, 866mustfly.com Jack Edwards Airport

Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

540-7720, fws.gov/bonsecour 7.5 miles west on Alabama Highway 180 from Alabama Highway 59

Ferris Wheel

224-1000, thewharfal.com 4550 Main St., Orange Beach

Gulf Shores Museum 968-1463, gulfshoresal.gov 244 W. 19th Ave.

Foley Railroad Museum and Model Train Exhibit 943-1818, FoleyRailroadMuseum.com 125 East Laurel Ave., Foley

Historic Fort Morgan

540-7125 22 miles west on Alabama Highway 180 from Alabama Highway 59

Orange Beach Indian & Sea Museum 981-6039, obparksandrec.com 25805 John Snook Drive

Pirate Island Adventure Golf 968-GOLF, piratesislandgolf.com Alabama Highway 59 just north of Intracoastal Waterway Bridge

South Baldwin Community Theatre 968-6721, sbct.biz 2022 W. Second St.

The Track

968-8111, gulfshorestrack.com Alabama Highway 59 just north of Intracoastal Waterway Bridge

Waterville USA

948-2106, watervilleusa.com Alabama Highway 59 South *See our Web site for ongoing, club and exercise events; church listings; dining guide; marinas; and golf courses--GulfCoastNewsToday.com **For updated calendar items, also see The Islander newspaper.


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DINING Lying around on the beach can really make you hungry. When it does, headout to one of our remarkable Gulf Shores and Orange Beach restaurants. With the world’s best inshore and offshore deep sea fising you’ll find that succulent, frest-off-theboat 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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www.Desotosseafoodkitchen.com

Voted “People’s Choice”

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

Since 2004

A visit” es t s u “m f Shor l u G in while

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

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


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138 West 1st Ave Gulf Shores, AL

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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SanRoc cay-oRange Beach 27267 Perdido Beach Blvd - Suite 104

Breakfast

The

8am-11am

Full Service Bar

happy hour Daily oRange Beach, aL

3 to 6 pm

Bring in This ad For 10% oFF Daily chalk Board Specials:

• Seafood - Fried/grilled-Blackened Seafood Baskets • Po Boys

• Salads / homemade Desserts

Lunch Specials 11am - 3pm • early Bird Specials 3pm - 6pm

Kids eat FRee*

251-981-4441 open 7 days-a-week

Sun-Thurs 8am-9pm • Fri & Sat 8am-10pm


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Sides

All Sides are $2.00

French Fries Sweet Potato Fries New Potatoes Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Slaw, Hushpuppies, Cheese Grits, Salad

Appetizers Raw Oysters

1/2 Dozen or Dozen Sanroc Cay 27267 Perdido Beach Blvd. Suite 104 Orange Beach, Alabama 36561

(251) 981-4441 Open 7 Days a Week 7 a.m.-10 p.m.

Now Serving Breakfast - Lunch Specials Daily Chalkboard Specials Take-out available - Homemade Desserts Daily Happy Hour Ask about catering! Local restaurant what is family owned and operated

Entrees Shrimp Platter Oyster Platter Fish Combo Platter Seafood Platter Crab Claw Platter Small or Large

Shrimp and Grits Crab Cake Entrée (3) Daily Catch Grilled Tuna* Ribe-eye*

Add 1/2 doz. shrimp Add 1/2 doz. Oysters Ask Server about daily specials!

*Cajun, Baked, Rockefeller, or Grilled

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Lunch Menu Served Daily from 11-3 Served with fries, slaw and hushpuppies

Shrimp Basket Oyster Basket Fish Basket Shrimp/Oyster Basket Poboys Chicken Tender Basket Happy Hour Daily from 3-6 Serving Breakfast from 8-11 Daily

1/2 Dozen or Dozen

Popcorn Shrimp Crab Claws (When Available) *Fried or Sautéed

Salads

Gumbo

Grilled or Fried with your choice of Dressing Honey Mustard, Ranch, Italian, Blue Cheese, Raspberry Vinaigrette, 1000, Oil & Vinegar

Tuna Dip Crab Cakes (2)

Shrimp Salad Chicken Salad

Kids Menu

Sandwiches

Small or Large

Chicken Tenders

*Regular or Buffalo Cup or Bowl

Served with Smiley Fries

PB&J Fish Sticks Fried Shrimp Chicken Tenders Grilled Cheese Mini Corn Dogs

Ask your sever about our homemade desserts! Daily Dinner Specials Offered from 4 until close Happy Hour Daily 3-6

Comes with fries, slaw, and hushpuppies

Shrimp Poboys Oyster Poboys Shrimp/Oyster Poboy Fish Poboy Hamburger Cheeseburger Add bacon or jalapeno

Chicken Sandwich *Fried, Grilled or Buffalo *Tuna Sandwich

The Shrimp Shack

27267 Perdido Bch Blvd | Orange Beach, AL Like Us On

Sun-Thurs 8am-9pm • Fri & Sat 8am-10pm

(251) 981-4441


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Orders To Go: CALL 251-948-7262 Highway 59, Gulf Shores 1/4 mi North of the Beach

Papa-Roccos Has It All!

*Live Entertainment 7 nights a week

*Lunch Specials Daily

and never a cover charge.

*Happy Hour 11-7 Mon.-Fri.

*Full Menu until Midnight!

*Sports on our 8 High Definition

*Free Wireless Internet

Plasma TVs with Surround Sound

www.paparocco.com

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Newly Remodeled

All New

Nightly Specials Wine List

Try Our New

Wood Fire Grill Selections

Off-Site Catering Call us for all your catering needs: Parties, banquets, receptions.

Hours:

Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday & Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

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From simple family gatherings to exquisite formal events, we specialize in off-site catering. Call us today to set up your catered event.

Located at Zeke's Landing Marina

251.965.5129

26619 Perdido Beach Blvd. • Orange Beach, Alabama 36561

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251.981-1898

Hours:

Sunday-Thursday 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday & Saturday 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

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Menu

Seafood

All Dinners include one trip to the Salad Bar, Baked Potato or French Fries & Hushpuppies

Our Special Seafood Platter .................................................................................................................................................$22 Cup of Gumbo, Stuffed Crab, Stuffed Shrimp, Fish, Shrimp & Oysters

Coconut Wasabi Tuna on Sweet Chili Pasta .........................................................................................................................$22 Steamed Snow Crab Legs ............................................................................................. 1 Lb. Market Price Fried Crab Claws ....................................................................................................... 1/2 Lb. Market Price Steamed Royal Reds .................................................................................................. 1/2 Lb. $15 1 Lb. $20 Broiled Shrimp Scampi ........................................................................................................................................................$19 14 Butterflied Shrimp lightly seasoned & broiled with lemon, butter & sherry

Cold Boiled Shrimp Dinner ..................................................................................................................................................$19 Fried Homemade Stuffed Shrimp ...................................................... Three (3) .... $13 ..................................Five (5).......$18 Fried Butterfly Shrimp ........................................................................ Eight (8) .... $13 ........................Fourteen (14) ......$18 Fried Popcorn Shrimp ..........................................................................................................................................................$18 Fried Oysters ............................................................................................ Small .... $14 .....................................Large ......$19 Fried Shrimp & Oysters ............................................................................ Small .... $14 ......................................Large ......$19 Fried Scallops .......................................................................................................................................................................$18 Fried Scallops & Oysters ......................................................................................................................................................$19 Fried Scallops & Shrimp .......................................................................................................................................................$19 Lump Crab Cakes with Rice Pilaf and Asparagus .................................................................................................... Market Price Fried Homemade Stuffed Deviled Crab .................................................One (1) ...... $9 ....................................... Two (2) $11 Fried Soft Shelled Crabs ........................................................................Two (2) .... $17 ....................................Three (3) $20 Mahi Mahi (Grilled or Blackened) ..................................................................................................................................... $19 8 Oz. Tuna (Grilled or Blackened) ........................................................................................................................................$19 Grouper (Fried, Grilled or Blackened) ..................................................................................................................................$20 Snapper (Fried, Grilled or Blackened) ..................................................................................................................................$20 White Fish (Fried, Grilled or Blackened) ..............................................................................................................................$17 Trigger (Fried, Grilled or Blackened) ....................................................................................................................................$18 Fried Flounder Filet ..............................................................................................................................................................$20 Broiled Stuffed Flounder Filet ..............................................................................................................................................$23 Fried Whole Flounder ..........................................................................................................................................................$19 Broiled Whole Stuffed Flounder ..........................................................................................................................................$23

ALL DINNERS MAY BE BROILED FOR AN ADDITIONAL $2 - Broiling takes additional preparation time. Additional Plate Charge for Sharing Dinners $2 - No charge if a side salad or potato is ordered!

Steaks - Lobster - Chicken - Entree Salad All Dinners include one trip to the Salad Bar, baked Potato or French Fries & Rolls.

Two Cold Water Lobster Tail Dinner .....................................................................................................................................$27 10 oz. New York Strip with 5 oz. Broiled Cold Water Lobster Tail .........................................................................................$27 12 oz. Ribeye .......................................................................................................................................................................$19 10 oz. New York Strip ...........................................................................................................................................................$17 8 oz. Filet Mignon ................................................................................................................................................................$23 Summer Salad ......................................................................................................................................................................$16 Mixed Greens with Mandarin Oranges, Toasted Almonds, Sliced Strawberries, Croutons and Raspberry Vinaigrette. Topped with your choice of Grilled Shrimp, Chicken or Tuna Rare – Cool Red Center • Medium Rare – Warm Red Center • Medium – Warm Pink Center Medium Well – Warm Center, Slightly Pink • Well-Done – No Pink Steaks ordered Medium Well or Well-Done cannot be guaranteed for Quality or Texture and require Additional Time to Prepare!

Children’s Menu

10 and Under Only Please - Served with French Fries on a Frisbee

Chicken Tenders, Hamburger, Fish or Popcorn Shrimp ..........................................................................................................$6 Cheeseburger ........................................................................................................................................................................$6 Personal Pan Pizza .................................................................................................................................................................$6 Fried Mac & Cheese (4 Squares) ............................................................................................................................................$5

Try One of Our Homemade Specialty Desserts!


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