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Letter from the editor

Your guide to fun, food and entertainment

Sometimes we go to events to hear our favorite bands, enjoy good food or let our children play. But so many events in our area do more than just entertain us — they teach us. No matter how old we are, learning new skills and becoming more well-rounded individuals builds self-esteem and creates opportunities for more fun in the future. There are so many things to do in Baldwin County that fit into the educational fun category. We can enjoy ourselves at a one-day event like the Delta Rendezvous and leave knowing the basics of hunting and fishing, sign our kids up for a summer art class at the Gulf Coast Art Alliance in Gulf Shores or learn all about seasonal fruits and vegetables at one of the area’s summer farmers markets. You’ll read about these opportunities and more in this issue of the Gulf Coast Buzz, and our columnists might inspire you to take up a new hobby or two. We want to help you not only have fun and be entertained, but also to improve your quality of life — so look through the Buzz the first and third Friday of each month and then get out there and try something new!

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ABOUT THE COVER Gulf Coast Buzz hunting columnist Lindsay Schumacher takes aim with a bow in anticipation of the Delta Rendezvous on May 17. The event will have hunting and fishing seminars as well as archery and fishing tournaments, live demonstrations, arts and crafts and activities for children. Find out more on page 6.

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COVER STORY The Delta Rendezvous Outdoor event benefits people in need. 6

LIFESTYLES Editor Jill Clair Gentry

The Soundtrack of Summer Foreigner, Styx and Don Felder perform at The Wharf. 8


Shindig on the Sand Musical event helps entertainers. 20



Laura Byrne Scott Gentry Caroline Harris Jon Robitaille Robert Saxon Jr. Lindsay Schumacher

Culturally Speaking Gulf Coast Arts Alliance puts local art in the spotlight. 19

Family Staycation Having fun on a budget. 14

Destiny Brown Cathy Higgins Eric Mann Cliff McCollum John Mullen John Underwood Tony Whitehead Allison Woodham

Grandman Triathlon Race celebrates a clean, safe Mobile Bay. 29



Contributing Editors

Gulf State Park’s Beach Luau Bringing Hawaii to the Island. 21

Local Live Music Baldwin County music listings. 26

Your guide to fun, food and entertainment on the Gulf Coast.

Publisher Sudie Gambrell


The Buzz on the Coast 21 Days, our comprehensive calendar. 15

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ALL ABOUT FOOD Chew On This Gilbey’s Seafood and Steak. 12 All About Food Local farmers markets and what’s in season. 22 Tastings Common beer misconceptions. 25 Hello Norma Jeane. 25

OUTDOORS Outdoors Sunfish sailboat races in Elberta. 10

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The Delta Rendezvous, a new event benefitting area food banks, is a dream event for hunters, fishermen, outdoor enthusiasts and even crafters. The Rendezvous will consist of three separate events: a fishing tournament, a series of archery tournaments and an indoor craft vendor show. “It’s all about celebrating the Delta and educating people about outdoor activities as well as raising funds and food for hunger relief right here in Baldwin County,” said Kristina Angelone, North Baldwin Chamber of Commerce community liaison. Jason Smith, chief meteorologist for Fox 10, will be the event’s emcee, and Delta expert and host of the documentary “America’s Amazon” Ben Raines will lead a seminar. Big game hunter Joelle Bates will help

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lead a children's archery class, Hunter Maples will demonstrate building duck calls and “Turkey Man” Eddie Salter will give a lecture on hunting. The Aquatics Education Foundation will lead a seminar to teach children how to fish. The archery tournament will be overseen by the Monroe County Bowhunters Association, and the Alabama Bass Federation is assisting with the fishing tournament. There will also be bow hunting, a petting zoo and games for children, along with live music and food vendors from across Baldwin County.

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The soundtrack of summer By John Mullen


Styx members James Young and Tommy Shaw play a recent show. Styx is known for hits like “Lady,” “Come Sail Away” and “Babe.”

ore than 500,000 times a year a single from a trio of acts coming to The Wharf on May 25 is played on classic rock radio. Album sales among them total more than 250 million since they came on the scene in the 1970s. Coming to the Amphitheater at The Wharf on May 25 are Styx, Foreigner and former Eagle Don Felder, who will provide the opening act each night of the Soundtrack of Summer Tour. Foreigner and Styx will alternate in the closing slot with Foreigner getting the honors in the Orange Beach appearance. “As longtime friends, we’re hap-

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Dining & Entertainment Foreigner, Styx and Don Felder will perform at the Amphitheater at The Wharf Sunday, May 25.

py to join Styx and Don,” Foreigner founding member and lead guitarist Mick Jones said. “Our combined songs are some of America’s favorite summer anthems, and we’re

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excited to be bringing them to our fans across the country.” Tommy Shaw of Styx is a Montgomery native and brings his band’s iconic sound home for a stop on a three-month tour. During the course of Styx’s 38year career, the band has released 15 studio albums, six best-of compilations and four live albums, garnering eight Top Ten singles. Styx has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide. The band has performed more live shows since 1999 than all of the previous years of its career combined.

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Sunfish sailboat races at Pirate's Cove

very Wednesday night during the summer months (starting now), I look forward to the return of Pirates Cove’s Sunfish sailboat races. As long as the weather is decent and the wind is blowing a few knots, a friendly group of sailors show up at Pirates Cove for camaraderie and a leisurely race. The event brings together all ages — kids and adults — as long as you have a sailboat to use or borrow. Sunfish sailboats are preferred for uniformity, but the group welcomes any small dinghy sailboats that want to participate. After socializing a bit, everyone sets sail around 5:30 p.m. to race to a set marker and back — sometimes a channel marker, sometimes Bear Point Marina across the Intracoastal Waterway. The destination is always to be decided, and the starting line is the most relaxed start sailors will ever experience. The “winner” normally just gets bragging rights, but perhaps you can talk someone

into buying you a cheeseburger or drink. Come join the crew for fun on the water this summer.

If you go WHAT: Sunfish sailboat races WHEN: Wednesday nights around 5 p.m., weather permitting WHERE: Pirates Cove, 6664 County Road 95, Elberta, AL 36530 WHAT TO BRING: Sunfish sailboat, or similar small dinghy sailboat + PFDs

Did you know? The Sunfish sailboat is a personal size, beach launched sailing dinghy that has a pontoon type hull carrying a lateen sail mounted to an un-stayed mast. The Sunfish brand-name has become so widely known it is often misapplied generically to refer to any board-style boat with a lateen sail.

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Golf with a shotgun Everyone, regardless of age, gender, skill level, can enjoy sporting clay shooting Lin

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By Lindsay Schumacher Independent marketing and public relations consultant, outdoors enthusiast


ften known as “golf with a shotgun,” sporting clays is a sport that can be enjoyed by everyone, no matter their age, gender or skill level. It consists of an outdoor course of 10 to 15 shooting stations, where participants aim for a series of clay targets. These targets are launched at various angles, speeds and distances to closely imitate the patterns of certain live game, such as birds and rabbits, making it a favorite among bird hunters wanting to sharpen their skills for the upcoming season. Clay shooting is also enjoyed by many non-hunters who simply enjoy the challenge of this recreational pastime — no hunting license is required to participate in this sport.

Try these nearby sporting clay courses • Bushy Creek Clays: 22505 Will Vaughn Road, Perdido; 251-751-0211; • Taylor Creek Shooting Preserve: Old Windsor Road, Theodore; 251-689-2386; • Santa Rosa Shooting Center: 6950 Quintette Road, Pace, FL; 850-995-9377; • Shoal River Sporting Clays and Shooting Center: 3985 Highway 90 E., Crestview, FL; 850-682-6708

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John Odom is the head chef at both Gilbey’s and Villaggio. He is committed to fresh, local ingredients and creative presentation.

estauranteurs Lane and Ginny Gilbert have turned the building that formerly housed the Asianinspired Zen into a more traditional seafood and steak restaurant. The menu at Gilbey’s Seafood and Steak features modern, fresh American cuisine, and Chef John Odom holds the restaurant to the same high standards as its sister restaurant, Villaggio Grille. “We decided to change from Zen to Gilbey’s to make it more mainstream — something people would eat everyday,” Odom says. “It’s the same great ingredients, but more American. Everything is still made from scratch, and we’re using local produce, like lettuce from Craine Creek Farm in Loxley and vegetables from Local Appetites in Silverhill.” The steaks at Gilbey’s are upper 2/3 Choice beef, and Gilbey’s serves Gulf shrimp, yellowfin tuna, grouper, Maine lobster and hand-selected diver scallops.

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Restaurant profile NAME: Gilbey’s Seafood and Steak LOCATION: 25775 Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach SPECIALTIES: American cuisine, steaks, seafood, wine and cocktails OWNERS: Lane and Ginny Gilbert CONTACT: 251-981-2988;

G i l b e y ’s h a s an extensive wine menu with more than 100 choices, and cocktails are made with elaborate garnishes and served with a cube of dry ice, which m a k e s ABOVE: Odom stresses to his cooks that sides are just as important as meats. This 12-ounce ribeye was served each drink g e n t l y with tender brussels sprouts, tomatoes and soft gnocchi. RIGHT: Diver scallops from off the coast of Boston and bubble and seared yellowfin tuna are just two of the many seafood steam — a fun options at Gilbey’s. These scallops and tuna are dressed trick that causes in a spicy sriracha aioli and served with broccoli and a customers to ooh creamy butternut squash risotto. and ahh as their drinks are served. General Manager Ian Lopez says customers can expect exceptional service from the staff at Gilbey’s. “We train our staff to be relational and to be accommodating to guests’ requests,” he says. LEFT: Gilbey’s cocktails and martinis are served with dry ice, causing them to bubble and steam. From front to back are the Monarch Martini, Melon Martini and the Gulf Storm.

H City of Robertsdale will host a Memorial Day Service H Monday, May 26 H H H Everyone Is Invited! NEVER FORGET THEIR H SERVICE The

Gordon Coley Memorial Park • 9:00 am 22884 Hwy. 59, Robertsdale Reception Following The Program At The City Hall

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The Mann kids enjoying a day at the beach.

Enjoy a family staycation

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ant to have a great summer with the family without breaking your budget? You’re in luck! Baldwin County is a great place for a “staycation.” Everyone wants to hit the beach in the summer, and in order to get to one of South Baldwin’s great beaches, you have to pass through Foley, home to one of my kids’ favorite places to visit, the Foley Railroad Museum. You’ll find a large model train track, a train history museum and real train cars for your kids to explore — all for free. Find out more about it at FoleyRailroadMuseum. com. When you are done, take the family to Stacey Drugs Old Tyme Soda Fountain on Laurel Avenue for hot dogs, ice cream, shakes, malts, sodas and more. We were able to feed our family of four for less than $25. After a visit to Stacey’s, take the family down 59 and hit the Gulf Shores Public Beach. It is free to use the public

beach, and there are free parking lots located at East Second Street, West Fourth Street, West Fifth Street, West 13th Street and at Lagoon Pass. The paid parking lots are just $5 per day. After spending the afternoon on the beach, your kids will be hungry. There are a lot of great restaurants in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, and many can be pricey. Plan ahead and find one within your budget. And make sure you save room for a hot doughnut from Krispy Kreme in Foley on the way home.

Kid friendly event WHAT: Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo Camp WHEN: June 23-27 (Monday through Friday); full day session from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. conducted by licensed teachers and trained volunteers WHERE: Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, Gulf Shores WHO: Offered to elementary school age children

WHY: Campers explore the zoo, partake in animal enrichment activities, meet the zoo keepers and meet some of the animal residents. The camp also has age-specific games, arts and crafts, and events. COST: $175 per camper for a full week. REGISTER: Visit or call Kim Dahlgren at 251-968-4910.

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Your guide to food, fun and entertainment FRIDAY, May 16 Boat Tour The Magnolia Springs Garden Club is sponsoring a three-hour tour of the Weeks Bay Estuary and Magnolia River. Rain date will be May 23. Upon returning to the Weeks Bay launch, refreshments will be served in the Tonsmeire center. I Weeks Bay I $30 I 251-948-8808; 251-955-1518 Heritage Park Marketplace Arts and crafts, herbs, plants, vegetables, fruits, baked goods, jellies, candy and gift items. I 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.; Heritage Park, Foley I Free admission I; 251-943-1300 Music and a Movie in Heritage Park Entertainment with Troy Robinson DJ party, followed by a family-

The Haven Resale Shop’s Spring Yard Sale will take place Saturday , May 17 beginning at 8 a.m.

friendly movie around sunset. Bring your lawn chairs or blanket. I 6 p.m.; Heritage Park, Foley I Free admission I; 251-943-1300

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O Delta Day is happening in Stockton on Saturday, June 7. Admission is free.

SATURDAY, May 17 Delta Rendezvous For details, see page 6 Wiggle Waggle Walk & Rescue Run Presented by Pet Supplies Plus, an event benefiting the Animal Rescue Foundation includes a 5K and one mile walk. Dogs are welcome in the one mile walk. Local businesses will have booths for your shopping pleasure. I Race day registration: 7 a.m.; Race: 8 a.m.; USA Intramural Fields, Mobile I Early Registration: $20; Day of Race: $25 I

fallen in military service. I 7:30 a.m.; USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park I Free event; $2 parking fee I NAMI Walk Walk to raise funds and awareness for those affected by mental illness. I 8 a.m. – noon; Spring Hill College, Mobile I Free admission, but those that raise at least $100 receive a free T-shirt. I; 251-709-3044;

Operation Clean-up Assignments will be provided for volunteers for target areas to clean. Gloves and vests are provided to volunteers. Sponsored by City of Bay Minette. I 7 – 10 a.m.; Community Kids Park, Bay Minette I 251-580-1619

Haven Resale Shop’s Spring Yard Sale Please call for inquiries on donations accepted and how to volunteer. I 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Haven Resale Shop I Free admission I; 251-929-1911;

10th Annual Blue Star Salute Honors those who are serving, those who have served and those who have

Kim’s Ride Held in memory of Kim Norris, who passed away Jan. 16. Will benefit Under His Wings, a Christian home for girls

Robertsdale. Event will include a trail ride, hamburger lunch, fellowship and story telling. I 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Riding High Trail Rides, Loxley I Free admission. Lunch provided for a $5 donation. I; 251-604-8511; 251-947-HOPE;; Christian Concert Bring a blanket or chair and enjoy music from the band The Least at this outdoor concert sponsored by the youth of St. Mark’s. I 6 – 8 p.m.; St. Mark’s Lutheran, Elberta I Free-will offering at door I 251-968-8133 Kellie Pickler I 8 p.m.; Wind Creek Casino Amphitheatre I $10-50, depending on seat I,

SUNDAY, May 18 Musicians for Wildlife The Coastal Wildlife Rescue Center commissioned artist

May 16 – June 5, 2014 Carla Milam to paint a series of musician portraits that includes The Beachbilly’s, Tony T-Bone Montgomery, The Perdido Brothers, Pat McCann, LeaAnne Creswell, Cowboy Johnson and more. The funding raised from this event will benefit the wildlife center by providing funding for expenses and needed supplies. Appetizers will be served. I 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; Flora Bama Yacht Club, Orange Beach I 404-444-8554; Turtle Time Activities Activities will include story time, games and a take home crafts. I 1 – 2 p.m.; Dauphin Island Sea Lab I Free event with paid admission to Estuarium I 1-866-403-4409 Central Gulf Coast Harp Ensemble Concert Presented by the Central Gulf Coast Harp Society. Music selections include traditional harp music, classic, pop and folk music arranged for harp ensemble. I 5 p.m.; Giddens Auditorium, Faulkner State Community College, Fairhope I Free-will offering taken at door

thursday, May 22 Gulf Coast Arts Alliance Gallery Open House and Reception For details, see page 19 USO Dance Featuring Exit 105 Band. Take a look through history with displays including uniforms and memorabilia from World War II, The Korean War, Vietnam and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Light refreshments will be served. I Doors: 6 p.m.; Dance: 7 – 10 p.m.; Nix Center, Fairhope I $5 for Nix Center members; $9 for guests. I 251-928-2835 Old Crow Medicine Show I 8 p.m.; Saenger Theatre

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FRIDAY, May 23 Heritage Park Marketplace Arts and crafts, herbs, plants, vegetables, fruits, baked goods, jellies, candy and gift items. I 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.; Heritage Park, Foley I Free admission I; 251-943-1300 Music and a Movie in Heritage Park Entertainment with Sky Blue Band, followed by a familyfriendly movie around sunset. Bring lawn chairs or blanket. I 6 p.m.; Heritage Park, Foley I Free admission I; 251-943-1300

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RIDEYELLOW, a bike fundraiser, will take place Saturday, June 14 in Bay Minette.

Silverhill Fallen Heroes Memorial Car and Truck Show Event hosted by the Gear Jammers Car Club to benefit Save the Little Hall, Project C.A.R.E. food pantry and Silvercreek Scout Camp. I 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Town Park Square, Silverhill I Free admission I; 251-945-5506; 251-213-9630. Pepsi Beach Ball Drop Join us as 2000 beach balls are released by Pepsi representatives from above containing prizes and special deals. I Just before 8 p.m.; Main Street, The Wharf, Orange Beach I Free admission I 251-224-1000

SUNDAY, May 25 Foreigner, Styx and Don Felder in concert For details, see page 8 Southern Gospel Singing Concert Several singers and musicians from Baldwin County. Southern Gospel Concert Songs will reflect the top songs of the past 25 years. I 5 p.m.; Lillian First Baptist Church I Free admission I 251-962-2180

Turtle Time Activities Activities will include story time, games and a take home crafts. I 1 – 2 p.m.; Dauphin Island Sea Lab I Free event with paid admission to Estuarium I 1-866-403-4409

WEDNESDAY, May 28 Annual Celebration Breakfast Celebration of Older Americans Month. I 9 a.m.; Foley Senior Center I 251-943-1877

friday, May 30 6th Annual Plow Day Antique tractor and machinery displays, blacksmith demonstrations, wheat binder and thresher operations, swap meet, tractor games and live music. I May 30 – 31; 8: 30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; George Underwood Farm, Silverhill I Adults: $5, Children under 12: Free I; 251-978-3152; 251-942-2120 Heritage Park Marketplace Arts and crafts, herbs, plants, vegetables, fruits, baked goods, jellies, candy and gift items. I 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.; Heritage Park, Foley

I Free admission I; 251-943-1300 Music and a Movie in Heritage Park Baldwin Pops concert, followed by a family-friendly movie around sunset. Bring lawn chairs or blanket. I 6 p.m.; Heritage Park, Foley I Free admission I; 251-943-1300

SATURDAY, MAY 31 Grandman Triathlon For details, see pg. 29

friday, June 6 Shindig in the Sand For details, see pg. 20 High Hopes for Autism Three day fundraiser full of food, fun and live music. I June 6 – 8; Pirates Cove Marina I $10 per day I; 251-968-7007

saturday, June 7 O Delta Day Includes a fishing tournament, river raft and inter tube races, live entertainment, fish and chicken plates, a silent auction, dessert competition. Funds raised benefit the Leah Ann Overstreet Memorial Scholarship Fund.

I 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Lower Bryant’s Landing, Stockton I Free admission I 251-751-9216

thursday, June 12 Meet the South Alabama Coaches The University of South Alabama’s National Alumni Association Baldwin Chapter invites you to a seafood buffet, cash bar, silent auction and to meet USA baseball coach Mark Calvi, softball coach Becky Clark, basketball coaches Terry Fowler and Matthew Graves and head football coach Joey Jones. Proceeds benefit student scholarships. I 5:30 – 8 p.m.; Tacky Jack’s on the Causeway I 251-460-7084

saturday, June 14 RIDEYELLOW Bike ride to raise awareness of cancer and to draft grassroots support for the mission of inspiring and empowering people affected by cancer. Six, 10, 37 and 62 mile courses available. I Halliday Park, Bay Minette I Ages 10 – 23: $25; Ages 24+: $50 I; 251-937-9099

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culturally speaking Gulf Coast Arts Alliance puts local art in the spotlight The Art Gallery of the Gulf Coast Arts Alliance, located in the Waterway Village of Gulf Shores, features the works of some of the region's most talented artists. The public is invited to an open house reception on May 22 beginning at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served, and attendees can enjoy musical entertainment while viewing the gallery’s art. The GCAA Gallery will allow regional and local artists of all trades to showcase, promote and sell their work. “We invite all the local artists and everyone to come,” said Maria Bastin, GCAA chairman. “All of the artists love it, and the community and visitors love it. It's a place they can come and view the local art and even get some to take home.” In addition to the art gallery, which will be open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., GCAA is also hosting a monthly art market at Meyer Park, which features kids' art activities, local artists, local musicians

Attendees check out jewelry at a recent art market at Meyer Park in Gulf Shores.

and demonstrations. And throughout the summer, art classes for adults and children will be offered at the gallery. A schedule of classes is posted on the GCAA's website.

2014 Art Market dates

June 7, August 2, September 6, October 4, November 1 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Meyer Park, Gulf Shores

visit the gallery WHAT: Gulf Coast Arts Alliance Gallery WHEN: Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Open house: May 22 at 5:30 p.m.; refreshments and live music provided WHERE: 225 E. 24th Ave., Gulf Shores FIND OUT MORE: GulfCoastArtsAlliance. com;; 251-948-2627

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May 16 – June 5, 2014

where to go

Shindig on the Sand helps keep musicians healthy By John Mullen Gulf Coast musicians entertain all year long, and they’ll be entertaining for the Second Annual Shindig on the Sand the first weekend in June. The proceeds brought in by the crowds will go to the Flora-Bama’s Gulf Coast Musicians’ Assistance Fund (GCMAF), which is intended to keep Gulf Coast music alive by sustaining its musicians in mind, body and spirit. It provides a way for GCMAF to partner with health providers and help cut the high cost of

urgent medical care for its musicians. Even a simple, low-cost physical can result in early detection of problems. Headliner Billy Currington will play at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 7. This is a separate ticketed event costing $40 with a discount going to Flora-Bama membership card holders. Tickets are available in the Flora-Bama gift shop and at All of your local favorites from along the coast and several bands from New Orleans will grace the Flora-Bama stages, including the seven-piece Gravy Flavored Kisses.

Local musician Cowboy Johnson plays some tunes at last year’s Shindig.

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The beach stage at last year’s Shindig on the Sand.

if you go WHAT: Shindig on the Sand WHEN: Friday through Sunday, June 6–8; starts daily at 11 a.m. WHERE: World-Famous Flora-Bama Lounge and Package Store WHO IT BENEFITS: Provides Gulf Coast musicians with access to healthcare COST: $40 for Billy Currington show June 7, $5 daily admission FIND OUT MORE:; 850-492-0611;

May 16 – June 5, 2014

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where to go

Bringing Hawaii to the Island Gulf State Park hosts authentic beach luau if you go WHAT: Gulf State Park Beach Luau WHEN: Saturday, May 24, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. WHERE: Gulf State Park Saltwater Pavilion on the beach

COST: $75 for VIP, $45 for general seating; purchase online at keyword Gulf State Park FIND OUT MORE: GulfState/BeachLuau; 251-948-7275 ext. 2127 By John Mullen An exciting opener to the season will be a luau Memorial Day weekend on the Beach at Gulf State Park. Park Superintendent Lisa Laraway said a top-notch company is being brought in to conduct the first-time event. “We brought in entertainers from a professional luau company from Fort Lauderdale,” Laraway said. “We’ve got dancers, fire dancers, an emcee. It’s going to be very well done.” A VIP section will cost $75 a ticket, which will include front-row seating, food buffet and open bar. The general seating area will cost $45 per ticket and includes one trip to the buffet and two drinks. “We’re having 80 people in the VIP, which is the first section right next to the stage,” Laraway said. “They’ll get a fresh lei of flowers. They are flying them in from Taiwan. It’ll be roped off with lighting and tiki torches, and we can seat 304 people.” Outside the roped area, beach goers and other visitors will be able to see the action, and the park will be selling drinks and some simple menu items. “We’ll have tents where the general public can stand if they want to come out and watch the luau, and we will have drinks for sale and a minimal menu in the tent,” Laraway said.

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May 16 – June 5, 2014


Fresh veggies and outdoor fun photos by jill clair gentry / staff

I Visit local farmers markets this summer and find local meat, cheese, fresh flowers, fruits and vegetables By Jill Clair Gentry Lifestyles editor

When you think about farmers markets, you probably imagine vegetables — perfectly ripe tomatoes, crisp

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cucumbers and fresh okra. But farmers markets have more than just vegetables these days. At summer markets in Baldwin and Mobile counties, you’ll find freshly baked bread, local honey, flowers, art and entertainment. Farmers markets are a place to buy locally grown food, play outside and take a deep, relaxing breath. With summer comes the region’s most anticipated crops, beautiful weather and looser schedules — spend a lazy afternoon at one of these markets. You won’t regret it.

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Coastal Alabama Farmers and Fisherman’s Market

I Tuesdays from 2 – 6 p.m., Fridays from 2 – 6 p.m., Saturdays from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at 20733 Miflin Road (County Road 20) in Foley I Features local fruits, vegetables, seafood, meats and other products. I For information about the market or becoming a vendor, call market manager Heather Pritchard at 251-943-1545.

Fairhope’s Summer Outdoor Farmers Market

I Thursdays from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. (May 1 to July 10) behind the Fairhope Public Library on Bancroft Street I Features local farmers, bakers, fresh Baldwin County produce, fresh cut flowers, local honey, plants, baked goods and more. The Fairhope Public Library will hold story times and children’s activities at 4 p.m. I For information about the market or becoming a vendor, call 251-929-1466.

Foley’s Heritage Park Marketplace

I Fridays from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Foley’s Heritage Park I Features a variety of arts and crafts as well as herbs, plants, vegetables, fruits, baked goods, jellies, candy and gift items. Live music begins every week at 6 p.m., followed by a family friendly movie on a 40foot inflatable screen. I For a complete movie and entertainment schedule or to become a vendor, contact Linda Hula at 251-943-1300, or visit

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Gulf Coast Farmers Market

I Every Saturday from 8 a.m. – noon at the Gulf State Park Pavilion I Features local fruits and vegetables as well as other local products. I For more information, contact Jon Kittrell at 251-554-7548.

Market on the Square in downtown Mobile

I Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. – noon (April 26 – July 26) at Cathedral Square in downtown Mobile I Features local fruits, vegetables and other products as well as live music. I For more information, contact 251-208-1550.

FRESH & LOCAL Outgoing



Blueberries, squash, zucchini

Magnolia Blossom Café


Okra, tomatoes, eggplant, beans, sweet corn, cucumbers





7:00am - 9:00pm

Family Hamburger, Homemade French Fries & Family Banana Split $5.99ea. Blackened Catfish w/Crawfish Etouffee Sauce 2 Sides $14.99 Surf & Turf (8 oz. Filet & 1/2 doz. Shrimp) 2 Sides $15.99 Don’t forget our

Friday Night Seafood Buffet

between the pages

“The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin


or this edition of “Between the Pages,” we look at Gabrielle Zevin’s novel, “The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry,” which also happens to be the book chosen for Fairhope’s 10th annual One Town One Tale Community Read. From start to finish, Zevin’s “A.J. Fikry” is a lively story, filled with loveable characters, interesting relationships and a spellbinding mystery woven throughout the text. Fikry, the titular character, owns a neighborhood bookstore, Island Books, which has a sign that reads “No Man Is an Island; Every Book Is a World.” The love of books and their effect on people is rampant throughout the book,

making it the perfect read for those of us who know of the power the written word can bring. At the beginning, things are not going well for Fikry, as he loses his wife, his book sales are down and one of his most prized possessions (a rare book) is stolen. He retreats into isolation, but is brought out after receiving a strange package from a seemingly unknown source that will change his relationships with others and his view of himself. Since so many Fairhopers will be reading this, I don’t want to give too many details away, but, suffice it to say, “A.J. Fikry” is a phenomenal read that all true bibliophiles will love and appreciate.

May 16 – June 5, 2014 Tell Cliff what you are reading at Author Gabrielle Zevin will be available for questions and book signings at Fairhope’s Page and Palette June 9 at 6 p.m.

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In addition to the Marilyn Merlot Series, collectors are also seeking:

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Jon Robitaille Beer/Wine Specialist Cain’s Piggly Wiggly

Some 50-plus years after her death, Norma Jeane Mortenson is still making a splash, but this time in a bottle of wine. Of course, Norma Jeane is better known as Marilyn Monroe, and for the past 27 years, her images have graced the labels of Marilyn Wine’s Marilyn Merlot series. Since its inception in the 1980s, each new vintage has donned a different label with Marilyn’s likeness, thus creating somewhat of a frenzy for enthusiasts to get their hands on the newest edition each spring and making it one of the fastest-appreciating wines on the market. Avid collectors might be interested to know that the initial 1985 vintage of Marilyn Merlot is still available on the winery’s website at a cost of around $3,800 a bottle. Even with its pretty label, don’t ignore the wine inside the bottle. Every year, prized grapes from Napa Valley are selected to produce a wine that has gained many accolades. The 2010 vintage was rated 87 points by Wine Enthusiast. Now that the 2011 vintage has been released, we find Marilyn sitting and wearing a green, low-cut blouse, short black skirt and timeless fishnet stockings. The wine itself is 100 percent merlot and has aromas of ripe strawberries and cherries with tastes of thyme and lavender, which complement the oak components of vanilla and smoke from the wood.

Norma Jeane

This “young” merlot wine features photographs taken of the young actress in the years just before she captured the imagination of the American public as Marilyn Monroe.

Sauvignon Blonde

Introduced six years ago, this Sauvignon Blanc has featured a different label now for the past three vintages. The 2013 vintage has aromas of fresh violets and flavors of Meyer lemons and pears.

“I don't like hoppy beers” Misconceptions about beer, part 2

By Scott Gentry

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H o p s : you’ve heard of ‘em. But what are they? And why do you not like them? I’m a hop-head to the core, so I don’t understand why people say they don’t like hoppy beers. I’ll concede this fact though: they may be an acquired taste. Hops are the flowers of the Humulus Lupulus vine, and they contain different compounds that contribute to the flavor and stability of the beer. Modern beer requires hops. They serve to contrast the sweetness of the malts. Hops add a range of flavors, such as floral, citrus or pine, while always contributing to the bitterness, which is measured in International Bittering Units, or IBUs. A beer without hops would be like Coke without the spiciness: overly sweet and kinda bland.

Sweetwater 420

This is a familiar extra pale ale we’ve all seen. Sweetwater 420 has enough bitterness and floral flavor to be refreshing, but very easy to drink.

Sierra Nevada Celebration Ale

Celebration is a fresh hop ale, brewed seasonally late in the year to celebrate the arrival of the hop harvest. It is a variation on an IPA, using loads of fresh, wet hops. It is typically only available around Christmas and New Year, but many retailers carry it.

Great Divide Titan IPA

This is a favorite west coast style IPA. Titan has a nice bitter pop that leaves an incredible after taste. Sip this beer slowly at a warmer temperature than you might be used to, say around 50 F, to get the full hoppy experience.

Bells Hopslam

I mention this hard-to-find brew because it is wildly delicious for folks who are crazy about hops, but want great balance and depth of flavor. It lives up to the name; it will rock your mouth with a bitter punch that hop fanatics love. But it isn’t all bite. This brew finishes with a touch of sweetness imparted by honey.


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live local music Karaoke

Gulf Shores


Top of the Bay Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 9 p.m.

Foley Good Time Charlies every Tuesday at 10 p.m. The Office Lounge every Wednesday at 8 p.m.

Tacky Jacks every Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Mudbugs Pink Pony Pub every night at 9 p.m.

Orange Beach Island Times Daiquiri Bar every Thursday at 8 p.m. Live Bait every night at 8 p.m.

Ft. Morgan Behind the Pines Bar & Grill every Wednesday at 8 p.m.

Perdido Key Happy Harbor on the Line every Wednesday at 6 p.m.

May 16 – June 5, 2014

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Open Mic

FRIday, may 16

The Gumbo Shack every Thursday at 6 p.m. Courtyard 311 every Tuesday at 7 p.m. American Legion 199 open guitar jams every Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m.

Moe’s Original Bar B Que Big Muddy


Gulf Shores

The Office Lounge every Tuesday at 6 p.m.

LuLu’s The Nashville Gang The Hangout The 2014 Hangout Music Festival Tacky Jacks Ben Massey



Gulf Shores Tacky Jacks every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

Orange Beach

Big Daddy’s Grill Lisa Christian Windmill Market The Excelsior Band/Southern Star Old 27 Grill The Leavin Brothers

Orange Beach


Tacky Jacks The Groovenators Island Times Daiquiri Bar Jay Williams Live Bait Whiskey Kiss Pleasure Island Tiki Bar Josh Kesling Happy Harbor Jagi Baumhower’s Double D Bimini Bob’s Greg Brown Compleat Angler Tyler Champion

Moe’s Bar B Que every Wednesday at 7 p.m.

SATurday, may 17

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

Perdido Key Flora-Bama every Monday at 6 p.m.


Fairhope Jay Williams will perform at Island Times Daiquiri Bar May 16, The Compleat Angler on May 21 and at several other locations on the coast.



Fairhope Brewing Company every Thursday Ravenite Pizzeria Live Trivia every Tuesday, Live Sports Trivia every Wednesday

Wind Creek Casino Kellie Pickler



Good Time Charlies at 10 p.m.

Big Daddy’s Grill Bust

Daphne Moe’s Original Bar B Que Emily Stuckey/Yellowhammer Productions Top of the Bay Lynam



Stuffed Pizza • Greek Salads Strombolis • Antipasto Calzones • Spaghetti Lasagna • Baklava

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May 16 – June 5, 2014

live local music Windmill Market Jimmy Lumpkin Old 27 Grill The Modern Eldorados

MONday, may 19

Gulf Shores

Moe’s Original Bar B Que

LuLu’s The Nashville Gang The Hangout The 2014 Hangout Music Festival Tacky Jacks Chris-n-Chico

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Orange Beach

LuLu’s Brent Burns Big O’s Chase Brown

TUEsday, may 20 Gulf Shores

SUNday, may 18

Orange Beach

Moe’s Original Bar B Que

Fairhope Windmill Market Bruce Jones Old 27 Grill Melissa Joiner

Gulf Shores LuLu’s Delta Reign The Hangout The 2014 Hangout Music Festival Tacky Jacks Them Again Hog Wild Chase Brown and Destiny Brown

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


Puzzles on page 30

Catch Logan Spicer at Papa Rocco’s on May 22 and 29 as well as at Island Times Daiquiri Bar on May 23.


Tacky Jacks Lee Yankie Duo Island Times Daiquiri Bar Turbo Crab Live Bait Whiskey Kiss Pleasure Island Tiki Bar Kelly West Happy Harbor Whyte Caps Baumhower’s Tyler Champion Bimini Bob’s Jerry Powell Compleat Angler Destiny Brown


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

WEDnesday, may 21 Gulf Shores

The Hangout Mario Mena Band/ DJ SREMBA Baumhower’s Tony Bower Bimini Bob’s Greg Brown The Compleat Angler Jay Williams Pleasure Island Tiki Bar Johnny Barbado


Tacky Jacks The Whyte Caps Island Times Daiquiri Bar Live Bait Buck Wild Rocks Pleasure Island Tiki Bar Hannah Wallace

Moe’s Original BBQ Yellowhammer Productions

FRIday, may 23

THUrsday, may 22

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

Orange Beach Baumhower’s Justin Forbes Bimini Bob’s Ric McArthur The Compleat Angler Greg Brown


Top of the Bay Super Funk Fantasy Moe’s Original BBQ Rhythm Intervention

Fairhope Windmill Market Wolf Gambino Project/Sarah Percy Old 27 Grill Grits N Pieces

Foley The Office People’s Friends

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

Orange Beach Baumhower’s Double D Bimini Bob’s Greg Brown Compleat Angler Al and Kathy Tacky Jacks The Soulfood Junkies Island Times Daiquiri Bar Logan Spicer Band Live Bait Buck Wild Rocks Pleasure Island Tiki Bar Josh Kesling Happy Harbor Brooks Hubbert

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live local music SATurday, may 24

TUEsday, may 27

Top of the Bay Peek Moe’s Original BBQ Jason Taylor/ Yellowhammer Productions


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

Windmill Market Lee Yankie Old 27 Grill Sarah Percy

WEDnesday, may 28


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

Orange Beach Baumhower’s Tyler Champion Bimini Bob’s Jerry Powell Compleat Angler Destiny Brown Tacky Jacks John and Melissa Joiner/Glen Templeton Island Times Daiquiri Bar Sam Glass Band Live Bait Buck Wild Rocks Pleasure Island Tiki Bar Kelly West Happy Harbor Lee Yankie and the Hellz Yeah

SUNday, may 25 Fairhope

Windmill Market Michael Tilley Old 27 Grill Lisa Zanghi

Gulf Shores LuLu’s Cool Rayz The Hangout Tribe Zion/The Perry Wall Tacky Jacks Damien Lamb

Orange Beach Tacky Jacks Glen Templeton/ Bud Smith Island Times Daiquiri Bar Whyte Caps Live Bait Buck Wild Rocks Pleasure Island Tiki Bar Sarah Percy Ampitheater at The Wharf Foreigner, Styx and Don Felder

MONday, may 26 Gulf Shores

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

Orange Beach Tacky Jacks Mel Knap Duo

May 16 – June 5, 2014

Don’t miss Foreigner, Styx and Don Felder at the Amphitheater at The Wharf. See page 8 for details.

Gulf Shores

Gulf Shores

The Hangout Mario Mena Band/ DJ SREMBA

Orange Beach Baumhower’s Tony Bower Bimini Bob’s Greg Brown The Compleat Angler Jay Williams Pleasure Island Tiki Bar Johnny Barbado Happy Harbor Chris Bryant

THUrsday, may 29 Daphne

Moe’s Original BBQ Yellowhammer Productions

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

Orange Beach Baumhower’s Justin Forbes Bimini Bob’s Ric McArthur The Compleat Angler Greg Brown Tacky Jacks The Adam Holt Duo Island Times Daiquiri Bar Live Bait Grand Theft Audio Pleasure Island Tiki Bar Hannah Wallace

FRIday, may 30 Daphne

Moe’s Original BBQ Harrison McInis Trio

Fairhope Windmill Market John Cochran Trio/Crownded Jewelz Band Old 27 Grill Jim St. James

Gulf Shores LuLu’s Albert Simpson The Hangout The Oneders/ Foxy Iguanas Tacky Jacks Hot Sands 2.0

Orange Beach Baumhower’s Double D Bimini Bob’s Greg Brown

Compleat Angler Tyler Champion Tacky Jacks Preaching to the Choir Island Times Daiquiri Bar Jay Williams Live Bait Grand Theft Audio Pleasure Island Tiki Bar Josh Kesling Happy Harbor Emily Koop

SATurday, may 31 Daphne

Top of the Bay 12 Sharp Moe’s Original BBQ Allie Logan/ Yellowhammer Productions

Fairhope Windmill Market Jim St. James

Foley The Office Lounge The Peacekeepers

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

Orange Beach Baumhower’s Tyler Champion Bimini Bob’s Jerry Powell Compleat Angler Destiny Brown Tacky Jacks John and Melissa Joiner/Kyle and Karl Island Times Daiquiri Bar Whyte Caps Live Bait Grand Theft Audio Pleasure Island Tiki Bar Kelly West Happy Harbor Jon Davis

SUNday, june 1 Gulf Shores

The Hangout The Kyle and Karl Band/The Perry Wall LuLu’s Redfield

MONday, june 2 Gulf Shores

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

Orange Beach Live Bait DJ J. Steven

TUEsday, june 3 Gulf Shores

Big O’s Logan and Jennifer The Hangout Rhythm Intervention/ DJ Sremba LuLu’s Grits N Pieces Sunset Cork Room Lisa Christian

Orange Beach Live Bait DJ J. Steven

WEDnesday, june 4 Gulf Shores

The Hangout Category 4 LuLu’s Jimmy Lumpkin


Robertsdale Magnolia Blossom Cafe live music every Friday night

Silverhill The Porch live music every Saturday from 8 p.m.-midnight and Sunday from 4-7 p.m.


Grandman Triathlon celebrates a clean, safe Mobile Bay

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For the 10th year, Mobile Baykeeper is hosting a one-of-a-kind triathlon that includes a swim in Mobile Bay. Racers begin by jumping off the Fairhope pier straight out into Mobile Bay and swimming a third of a mile alongside the Fairhope Pier. After the swim, they immediately bike 18 miles throughout the city of Fairhope across grueling hills and finish the race sprinting a 5K alongside Mobile Bay. “What’s so unique about this triathlon is that racers get to jump off of the pier and swim in open water,” said Casi Callaway, Mobile Baykeeper Executive Director and Grandman

If you go WHAT: 10th Annual Springhill Medical Center Grandman Triathlon WHEN: Saturday, May 31, at 7 a.m. WHERE: Fairhope Municipal Pier WHY: Celebrating the mission of Mobile Baykeeper to safeguard Mobile Bay for swimmers, fishermen and the community FIND OUT MORE: Visit, or

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race director. “Safeguarding Mobile Bay for swimmers of all ages is what we do everyday at Mobile Baykeeper, so this race is very important to us.” Racers can register online at To volunteer for the Grandman, contact Volunteer Director Laura Byrne at Volunteers are needed on May 15 and 16 for packet stuffing and on May 30 and 31 for race setup, body marking, traffic control, water stations, the awards ceremony and the post-race party. For more information about Mobile Baykeeper, visit

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May 16 – June 5, 2014

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“I don’t mind going out with older men as long as they have __ __ __ __ __ cars!”

See page 27 for answers.

May 16 – June 5, 2014

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Look for Gulf Coast Buzz the first and third Fridays of each month! What: Gulf Coast Buzz, your guide to fun, food and entertainment When: First and third Friday of each month Where: Inserted into your newspaper and on newsstands (look for our teal racks) Coverage Area: Focused on Baldwin County with events included from the surrounding areas

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Whats Inside? n Comprehensive event calendar n Live music listings n Restaurant reviews n Recipes n Hunting and fishing columns n Beer and wine columns n Information on upcoming events n Puzzles and games n And much, much more!

Gulf Coast Buzz (May 16 - June 5, 2014)  

The best of Gulf Coast fun, food and entertainment, including the exclusive '21 Days' Event and Music Calendar. #GulfCoastBUZZ