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March 2017

beachin’ Life on the Alabama Gulf Coast

Take a Day Trip

to US Sports Academy

Beach Happenings Beach Fashion

Find out the hottest trends for a day and evening at the beach! 1 Beachin’ ● March 2017

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Beach Fashion: Day and Evening

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Take a Day Trip to United States Sports Academy and Museum Ballyhoo Fine Arts Festival

A Tribute to Opal Young Hooked on Fishin' Live Local Music Beach Happenings Dining Guide

a letter from the editor

Hello there, March brings an interesting mix of beach visitors to our area. Most of the snowbirds are spending their last few beach days with us, while the spring breakers are just arriving. Fortunately, there are many events at the beach for both types of visitors. In this issue, take a day trip to the US Sports Academy and Museum in Daphne, find out all about the Ballyhoo event at Waterfront Park, and get tips from the experts on the hottest trends for spring 2017! We also pay tribute to the late Opal Young, a very special artist to the area. And check out the live music calendar and what's happening at the beach this month! I'll see you there in my beach chair,

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about the cover 7 March 201

beachin’ ama Gulf Coast

Life on the Alab

Take a DayadTremipy

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The sunrises on the Coast are just as wonderful as the sunsets. With spring on the horizon, the sky brings a fresh new color. "I love to take the pictures of what God paints for me and share them for everyone to see the beauty." Cover photo by Marie Wisor

Beach Happenings Beach Dining Guide Fashion

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Find out the hottest trends for a day and evening at the beach! March 2017 1 Beachin’ ●

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Beach FASHION DAY AND EVENING AT THE WHARF

Trendy

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by Destiny Brown

For the Guys


A full day and evening on the Coast calls for a variety of apparel and accessories. Hats, beach bags, sunglasses, swimwear, cover-ups and evening dresses take you from day into night. Here are the hottest apparel, accessories and fashion musts for a perfect (and trendy) day and evening at the beach! We asked local retailers, The Beach House Boutique and Bungalows about the upcoming fashion for the season. “Our approach is try to have a little more trendy classic look,” said Robin Mills, owner of The Beach House Boutique in Gulf Shores. Always searching for timeless, fashionable, classic clothes and chic resort wear, The Beach House Boutique proudly offers exclusive lines like Lilly Pulitzer, Gretchen Scott, Escapada, Tribal Sportswear, XCVI, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Nanette LePore, Athena and more. TRENDY PRINTS AND COLORS This year, it's all about patterns. “Black and white geometric prints are popular for resort wear,” Mills said. “We're seeing a lot of ditzy floral, geometrics, ikat, trellis print, and appliqué embroidery is super hot” Bungalows owner, Terry Woodard agrees that patterns and prints are all the rage this year. Bungalows has a location in Foley and another at The Wharf in Orange Beach. The stores pride themselves on carrying favorite brands in home decor, accessories and jewelry like Pandora, Vera Bradley, Arthur Court, Thymes and many more. “A popular pants trend this year is treggings,” Mills said, Every year, the fashion world chooses a color of the which is a trouser-legging hybrid. season. The color for spring 2017 is greenery. “Treggings are the new leggings,” Mills said. “They are “Tassels have been replaced with raw fringe and braid,” easier to wear with thicker material.” Mills said. “And poms-poms have been added. You're “Treatments on leggings like cutting out, lace and going to see colorful pom-pom embroidery.” sunburst are fading out in the young contemporary market.” SWIMWEAR In addition to trends, staples remain strong this spring. “Off the shoulder is one of the hottest trends in “Linen is always big,” Woodard said. “We're looking for swimwear coming out,” Mills said. “The high waisted more of the light weight when we go to market this week. bottom is still strong, but with a ruffle top with a more That's kind of a staple of course” Cuban influence that is coming out pretty strong in Two of the dresses featured in this issue are Hatley swimwear. We're seeing a lot of embroidery and tassels in designs, an upscale brand that Bungalows carries. swimwear too.” “It's a great garment to travel with because you can The off the-shoulder look isn't only hot in swimwear, roll it up in your suitcase and just bounce it back out,” but is popular in everyday style. Woodard said. The Beach House Boutique is a local carrier of the HOT APPAREL popular brand, Lilly Pulitzer. “Off the shoulder tops are really hot right now,” Mills “We stay at the edge of preppy with Lilly Pulitzer,” Mills said. “And off the shoulder ruffles are coming back. said. “Lilly is getting outside the box, which is exciting. They're doing a two-piece outfit with a crop top and either They're doing a little more boho chic. They're doing newer, a long skirt or what they call 'cabana pants.' There's a new trendier swing dress styles.” length in pants this year. They're shorter, above the ankle Lilly Pulitzer specializes in unique, custom prints at “skimmer length.” designed specifically for their fashion by artists in their

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studio. “Lilly is also doing a lot of off the shoulder and the peek-aboo shoulder,” Mills said. SHOES AND ACCESSORIES “Shoe-booties, which are open toed and open back booties, are trending for spring,” Mills said. “People are wearing shorter pants to show off their shoe-booties, so it's kind of balancing.” Booties are trending, even in suede, this spring. As for purses, cross-body, totes and saddlebags remain most popular. “The boho treatment continues through the hand bag market,” Mills said. “As for jewelry, natural beads, or unglazed beads, and stones are still going strong.” FOR THE GUYS In menswear, performance shirts are big this year. “Performance shirts are popular this year, which are the special material for a lot of people who go deep sea fishing or other sports,” Woodard said. “The shirt doesn't retain moisture. It's becoming more and more popular, not just the Gunner & Hook, but many different varieties for men and women in the performance shirts.”

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CREDITS A big thanks to our models, Maria Brown, twins Averly and Ever, Glenda McCaleb, Chase Brown, Ethan Johnson, and Lydia Gross. Thanks to our photographer Capt. Mark Robinson.

1. Patterns 2. The color greenery 3. Raw fringe 4. Off-the-shoulder 5. Treggings 6. Linen 7. Shoe-booties 8. Boho accessories 9. Natural beads 10. Performance shirts

Thanks to Bungalows and The Beach House Boutique for lending clothes and accessories. Thanks to Heron Pointe at The Wharf in Orange Beach for providing the location of the photo shoot. CLOTHING: The Beach House Boutique Pink and navy dress by Escapada Dresses on cover by Lilly Pulitzer Hats and Hanbags by piarossini Accessories Grey dress by Dream Dance Bungalows Swell Sunglasses – swellwatches.com (Polarized, floatable glasses that are eco-friendly) Children's clothes by mudpie Guys shirts by Gunner & Hook Coolers YETI White dress with sailboats by Hatley White and navy dress by Hatley

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By Destiny Brown Sports fans and fine art fans alike will find something interesting at the United States Sports Academy in Daphne. Founded in 1972 by Dr. Thomas P. Rosandich, the Academy's mission has been to serve the nation and the world as a sport education resource upgrading sport through programs of instruction, research and service. “We are first and foremost a sports online university,” said Keith Ayers, director of communications for the US Sports Academy “We have over 1,000 students from all over the world. We have bachelors, masters and doctoral

degrees and we are large in terms of the sports education world.” The US Sports Academy is an independent, non-profit organization. The role of the Academy is to prepare men and women from around the world for careers in the profession of sports. “We have partnerships with different places all over the world like Sports Authority in Thailand,” said Eric Mann, communications assistant for US Sports Academy. “They will send students over during the summer and they will take a class here. We also have a partnership with China teaching them to be coaches, and we do a lot of things in the Middle East.” Within the Academy is the American Sport Art Museum and


Archives, which is dedicated to the preservation of sports, history, art and literature. “This is part of our public service,” Ayers said. “You'll notice as you walk around that other people are walking around from all over the country as they're going through this area. We have people that contact us on sport art issues from all over the place.” Outside the establishment are huge metal sculptures by local artist Bruce Larson. The sculptures are made entirely out of scrap metal and portray different sports including the Iron Bowl Monument. Also on the outside of the building is the largest outdoor mural in the state, named "A Tribute to the Human Spirit" and created by Cristobal Gabarron. Among the treasures at the museum are awards given to various sports idols and contributors, Olympic

medals and manuscripts dating back to 1896 and a variety of sport art that covers a wide range of professional sports. “You can walk in here two to three hours if you want to and see all of the different artists and sports and it’s free,” Mann said. “I'm a sports fan, and I think a lot of people here are. We don't really think about a connection between art and sports. I think a lot of people can come in here and find a painting or a sculpture that reminds them of a time or a game they watched. There's something here for every sports fan.” The ASAMA collection contains works of sport art from worldrenowned artists and is arguably the largest collection of sport art in the world. To learn more about US Sports Academy, visit www. ussa.edu.

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A Celebration of

ART AND CULTURE!

Approximately 50 artists from Alabama and surrounding states will be featuring their works at the Ballyhoo Fine Arts Festival, March 4, in Gulf Shores. Some of the artists showing their works will be local potters Steve Dark and Anne Webb and Larry Allen from Leeds, Alabama. Local plein air oil artist, Craig Reynolds will be on site, and Homewood, Alabama watercolor artist, Michael Davis. Many others will gather to show handcrafted jewelry, acrylic, pastel, watercolor and oil paintings, metal art, wood art and pottery. Ballyhoo is an event hosted by the Gulf Coast Arts Alliance, a non-profit entity in Gulf Shores. The Ballyhoo Festival begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m. at 225 E. 24th Avenue in Gulf Shores, Alabama. There is no admission fee. BALLYHOO FOR CHILDREN The Ballyhoo Fine Arts Festival promises to be a fun-filled day for families. The Ballyhoo Trackless Train will travel the perimeter of the Festival site, transporting happy little faces and will stop for a sweet treat along the way. The Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo will have a petting zoo for children. Little ones can get up close and touch zoo animals. This is a wonderful learning experience. Crosswinds Church will have three Children’s Art Activities tents, with hands-on art creations offered.

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BALLYHOO QUEEN CONTEST The Ballyhoo Queen Contest is a parody of sorts. It is not a beauty contest, but rather a fun, lighthearted event where contestants compete for prize money to be donated to their favorite charity. The entry fee is $10.00 and entry forms are available online at www. ballyhoofestival.com. This event is hosted by Darwin Singleton of Channel 15 in Mobile, Al., and begins at Noon. BALLYHOO CULTURAL EXCHANGE WITH THE POARCH CREEK INDIANS The Ballyhoo Festival will feature an original tribal dance by the Poarch Creek Indians from Poarch, Alabama. The PCI is the only federally recognized tribe in the State of Alabama. Each dance and costume is described by the PCI cultural director to enhance the knowledge and history of their tribe. They will perform in ceremonial regalia at 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

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BALLYHOO PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION Parking and shuttle transportation will be at the following locations: Gulf Shores Church of Christ, First Baptist Church of Gulf Shores, Gulf Shores First Presbyterian Church and the City of Gulf Shores parking lot in Waterway Village.

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ELAINE PETTY 11:00-12:00 P.M. PERFORMANCE BY THE POARCH CREEK INDIANS 12:00-1:00 P.M. BALLYHOO QUEEN CONTEST 1:00-2:00 P.M. BRENT BURNS 2:00-4:00 P.M. THE BAND REX 4:00-5:00 P.M. PERFORMANCE BY THE POARCH CREEK INDIANS March 2017 ● Beachin’ 17


We know you love our beach! Gulf Shores and Orange Beach strive to provide a safe, clean, family-friendly environment. You can help protect the coast by observing beach rules and regulations. Enjoy the beach responsibly and safely.

Prohibited items & activities include glass containers, excessive digging, fires, pets & loud music.

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Welcome to the Beach

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS 1. Tents (no larger than a 10x10 ft.) are allowed on the beach, but they have to be placed behind (North of) the designated sign marker post and should be removed before night. Tents cannot be placed between the sign post and the Gulf of Mexico. This is for designated emergency and safety access.

BEACH FLAG WARNING SYSTEM

2. Pets are not allowed on the beach on the Gulf of Mexico or surrounding islands (Robinson, Bird, Walker). However they are allowed at the designated city Dog Park on Canal Rd. (Hwy 180) next to Sportsman Marina. All dogs should remain on a leash within the city limits.

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

Purple means WARNING! A jellyfish or other marine threat. 5. All trails and parks are free and open from daylight to dusk 7 days a week. 6. Fires or flames are strictly prohibited on the beach. This includes grills, tiki-torches, lanterns, open fire pits, candles, fireworks, etc. 7. Jet skis, boats, and any other motorized vessels, are prohibited from launching along the gulf front beaches.

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BEACH ART

A Tribute to

Opal Young An Artistic Life Well Lived By Eloise Thomley Vice Chairman/Publicity Director Gulf Coast Arts Alliance

“Each phase is a stepping stone toward the making of an artist” - Opal Young Opal Young grew up in rural Southwest Mississippi where she fell in love with nature and never saw a sunset she didn’t want to paint. She received her B.S. and MS. Degrees at the University of Southern Mississippi in Health and Physical Education with emphasis on the art of human movement. While teaching at William Carey College in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, in 1963, she visited Gulf Shores. She fell in love with the sea and it kept calling her back. She bought her first house in Gulf Shores in 1969. Opal collected seashells and driftwood, developing a hobby and a souvenir business, which she operated for the last 43 years, always living on the water, which called her piscine heart.

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Opal Young started out as a “street artist” in Fairhope and was one of the original artists of the “Art Market” at Lulu’s. She started oil painting in 2001 and has since painted over 1,000 paintings. Opal has won several awards from “People’s Choice” to being selected as artist for the Jubilee Festival in Daphne. One of her works was chosen for “Art Into Words”, an event presented by the Gulf Coast Arts Alliance and the South Baldwin Community Theatre. Her works now hang in the Gulf Coast Arts Alliance Art Gallery in Gulf Shores and in the Ginny Lane Restaurant at the Wharf. In describing her evolution in the world of art, Opal said, “each phase is a stepping stone toward the making of an artist”.


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At the Beach Champions of the Chili Bowl Cook-off at Flora Bama (photo by Brittany Houghton)

Sunrise in Gulf Shores (photo submitted by Marie Wisor)

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FOLEY American Legion Post 99 Friday at 7 p.m., Sunday at 6 p.m. Gelato Joe’s Monday at 7 p.m. Good Time Charlie’s Tuesday at 10 p.m. The Office Lounge Wednesday at 8 p.m. FT. MORGAN Behind The Pines Wednesday at 8 p.m. Tacky Jacks Thursday and Saturday at 8 p.m. GULF SHORES Pink Pony Pub every night at 7 p.m. Tacky Jacks Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Mudbugs Thu, Fri and Sat at 8 p.m. ORANGE BEACH Island Times Daiquiri Fridays at 9 p.m. Undertow Thu - Sat at 9:30 p.m.

Open Mic FOLEY American Legion Post 99 Sunday at 6 p.m Moe’s Original Bar B Que Tuesday at 6 p.m. The Office Lounge Tuesday at 6 p.m. GULF SHORES ByWater Bistro Tuesday at 7 p.m. Tacky Jacks Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. ORANGE BEACH Ginny Lanes Monday at 6 p.m. Live Bait Monday at 8 p.m. PERDIDO KEY Flora-Bama Monday at 6 p.m.

live local music

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1 GULF SHORES LuLu's Jon Cowart Nolan's Midnight Confessions Papa Rocco's Mark and Smokey ORANGE BEACH Lobby Lounge at Perdido Beach Resort John Brust Voyagers at Perdido Beach Resort John Lee Sanders

THURSDAY, MARCH 2 GULF SHORES LuLu's Adam Holt Nolan's Midnight Confessions Papa Rocco's Mark and Smokey ORANGE BEACH Lobby Lounge at Perdido Beach Resort John Brust The Hot Spot Mark Laborde and Smokey Otis Voyagers at Perdido Beach Resort John Lee Sanders

at Perdido Beach Resort John Lee Sanders

MONDAY, MARCH 6 GULF SHORES LuLu's Brent Burns Nolan's Lisa Zanghi Papa Rocco's Mark and Smokey ORANGE BEACH The Hot Spot Mark Laborde and Logan Spicer TUESDAY, MARCH 7 GULF SHORES Nolan's Jimmy Lumpkin Papa Rocco's Mark and Smokey ORANGE BEACH

The Hot Spot Brent Burns

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8

GULF SHORES LuLu's Justin Yawn Nolan's Midnight Confessions Papa Rocco's Mark and Smokey ORANGE BEACH Lobby Lounge at Perdido Beach Resort John Brust Voyagers at Perdido Beach Resort John Lee Sanders THURSDAY, MARCH 9 GULF SHORES LuLu's Lefty Collins Nolan's Midnight Confessions

FRIDAY, MARCH 3 GULF SHORES Big Beach Brewing Them Again LuLu's Coconut Radio Nolan's Midnight Confessions ORANGE BEACH Our Cigar Bar Ed Lee Lobby Lounge at Perdido Beach Resort John Lee Sanders SATURDAY, MARCH 4 GULF SHORES Big Beach Brewing Edward David Anderson LuLu's Grits N Pieces Nolan's Midnight Confessions Ribs and Reds Don Stafford ORANGE BEACH Lobby Lounge at Perdido Beach Resort John Brust Our Cigar Bar Ed Lee SUNDAY, MARCH 5 GULF SHORES LuLu's Greg Brown Ribs and Reds Don Stafford ORANGE BEACH Cobalt Coffee, Black Cosmo's Brittany Bell Voyagers

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Papa Rocco's Mark and Smokey ORANGE BEACH Lobby Lounge at Perdido Beach Resort John Brust The Hot Spot Mark Laborde and Smokey Otis Voyagers at Perdido Beach Resort John Lee Sanders FRIDAY, MARCH 10 GULF SHORES LuLu's Phil and Foster Nolan's Midnight Confessions ORANGE BEACH Our Cigar Bar Ed Lee Lobby Lounge at Perdido Beach Resort John Lee Sanders SATURDAY, MARCH 11 GULF SHORES Big Beach Brewing LA Wrecks LuLu's Alvarado Road Show Nolan's Midnight Confessions Ribs and Reds Don Stafford ORANGE BEACH Lobby Lounge at Perdido Beach Resort John Brust Our Cigar Bar Ed Lee SUNDAY, MARCH 12 GULF SHORES LuLu's Greg Brown Ribs and Reds Don Stafford ORANGE BEACH Cobalt Coffee, Black Cosmo's Brittany Bell Voyagers at Perdido Beach Resort John Lee Sanders MONDAY, MARCH 13 GULF SHORES LuLu's Brent Burns Nolan's Lisa Zanghi Papa Rocco's Mark and Smokey ORANGE BEACH The Hot Spot Mark Laborde and Logan Spicer

Resort John Brust Voyagers at Perdido Beach Resort John Lee Sanders Poolside at Perdido Beach Resort Broken Down Car THURSDAY, MARCH 16 GULF SHORES LuLu's Adam Holt Nolan's Midnight Confessions Papa Rocco's Mark and Smokey ORANGE BEACH

Poolside at Perdido Beach Resort Broken Down Car Lobby Lounge at Perdido Beach Resort John Brust The Hot Spot Mark Laborde and Smokey Otis Voyagers at Perdido Beach Resort John Lee Sanders FRIDAY, MARCH 17 GULF SHORES

LuLu's Don Middlebrook Nolan's Midnight Confessions ORANGE BEACH Amphitheater at The Wharf Luke Bryan

Our Cigar Bar Ed Lee Poolside at Perdido Beach Resort Retrobution Lobby Lounge at Perdido Beach Resort John Lee Sanders SATURDAY, MARCH 18 GULF SHORES Big Beach Brewing DieDra Ruff LuLu's Light Travelers Nolan's Midnight Confessions Ribs and Reds Don Stafford ORANGE BEACH Amphitheater at The Wharf Luke Bryan Poolside at Perdido Beach Resort Retroburiton / Tim Spencer Lobby Lounge at Perdido Beach Resort John Brust Our Cigar Bar Ed Lee

TUESDAY, MARCH 14 GULF SHORES Nolan's Ronnie Presley Papa Rocco's Mark and Smokey ORANGE BEACH Lobby Lounge at Perdido Beach Resort John Brust The Hot Spot Brent Burns Voyagers at Perdido Beach Resort John Lee Sanders

SUNDAY, MARCH 19 GULF SHORES LuLu's Greg Brown Ribs and Reds Don Stafford ORANGE BEACH Cobalt Coffee, Black Cosmo's Brittany Bell Voyagers at Perdido Beach Resort John Lee Sanders

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15 GULF SHORES Big Beach Brewing Dublin Down LuLu's Jon Cowart Nolan's Midnight Confessions Papa Rocco's Mark and Smokey ORANGE BEACH Lobby Lounge at Perdido Beach

MONDAY, MARCH 20 GULF SHORES LuLu's Brent Burns Nolan's Lisa Zanghi Papa Rocco's Mark and Smokey ORANGE BEACH The Hot Spot Mark Laborde and Logan Spicer

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TUESDAY, MARCH 21 GULF SHORES Nolan's Jimmy Lumpkin Papa Rocco's Mark and Smokey ORANGE BEACH The Hot Spot Brent Burns WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22 GULF SHORES LuLu's Justin Yawn Nolan's Midnight Confessions Papa Rocco's Mark and Smokey ORANGE BEACH Poolside at Perdido Beach Resort Broken Down Car Lobby Lounge at Perdido Beach Resort John Brust Voyagers at Perdido Beach Resort John Lee Sanders THURSDAY, MARCH 23 GULF SHORES LuLu's Lefty Collins Nolan's Midnight Confessions Papa Rocco's Mark and Smokey ORANGE BEACH Poolside at Perdido Beach Resort Broken Down Car Lobby Lounge at Perdido Beach Resort John Brust The Hot Spot Mark Laborde and Smokey Otis Voyagers at Perdido Beach Resort John Lee Sanders FRIDAY, MARCH 24 GULF SHORES Big Beach Brewing Phil and Foster Duo LuLu's Albert Simpson Nolan's Midnight Confessions ORANGE BEACH Our Cigar Bar Ed Lee Poolside at Perdido Beach Resort Retrobution Lobby Lounge at Perdido Beach Resort John Lee Sanders SATURDAY, MARCH 25 GULF SHORES Big Beach Brewing The Chillbillies LuLu's Albert Simpson Nolan's Midnight Confessions Ribs and Reds Don Stafford ORANGE BEACH Poolside at Perdido Beach Resort Tim Spencer Lobby Lounge at Perdido Beach Resort John Brust Our Cigar Bar Ed Lee SUNDAY, MARCH 26 GULF SHORES LuLu's Greg Brown Ribs and Reds Don Stafford ORANGE BEACH Cobalt Coffee, Black

Cosmo's Brittany Bell Voyagers at Perdido Beach Resort John Lee Sanders MONDAY, MARCH 27 GULF SHORES LuLu's Brent Burns Nolan's Lisa Zanghi Papa Rocco's Mark and Smokey ORANGE BEACH The Hot Spot Mark Laborde and Logan Spicer TUESDAY, MARCH 28 GULF SHORES LuLus Ronnie Presley Nolan's Jimmy Lumpkin Papa Rocco's Mark and Smokey ORANGE BEACH The Hot Spot Brent Burns WEDNESDAY, MARCH 29 GULF SHORES LuLu's Jon Cowart Nolan's Midnight Confessions Papa Rocco's Mark and Smokey ORANGE BEACH Poolside at Perdido Beach Resort Broken Down Car Lobby Lounge at Perdido Beach Resort John Brust Voyagers at Perdido Beach Resort John Lee Sanders THURSDAY, MARCH 30 GULF SHORES LuLu's Adam Holt Nolan's Midnight Confessions Papa Rocco's Mark and Smokey ORANGE BEACH Poolside at Perdido Beach Resort Broken Down Car Lobby Lounge at Perdido Beach Resort John Brust The Hot Spot Mark Laborde and Smokey Otis Voyagers at Perdido Beach Resort John Lee Sanders FRIDAY, MARCH 31 GULF SHOREs Big Beach Brewing Jon Hart Duo LuLu's JERI Nolan's Midnight Confessions ORANGE BEACH Our Cigar Bar Ed Lee Poolside at Perdido Beach Resort Retrobution Lobby Lounge at Perdido Beach Resort John Lee Sanders


Beach Happenings Trivia

FOLEY Moe’s Original Bar B Que Thursdays at 7 p.m. GULF SHORES The Hangout Wednesdays at noon at 5 p.m. ORANGE BEACH Tacky Jacks Wednesday at 6 p.m.

Bingo

FOLEY American Legion Post 99 Wednesday at 10 a.m. Moe’s Original Bar B Que Wednesdays at 7 p.m. GULF SHORES American Legion Post 44 Monday at 6 p.m. Cultural Center Wednesday at 10 a.m. Tacky Jacks Tuesday at 6 p.m. The Hangout Thursday noon-5 p.m. ORANGE BEACH Flora-Bama Weekdays from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. Tacky Jacks Wednesday at 6 p.m. The Hot Spot Wednesday at noon

JANUARY 2 THROUGH MARCH 30 SNOWBIRD GOLF ‹Gulf Shores Golf Club, 520 Clubhouse Dr. Gulf Shores 3:15-4 p.m.› Join Anna Gajda, LPGA teaching professional from January 2 through March 30 for weekly drop-in swing clinics on Mondays from 3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Tuesdays from 9:15 a.m. to 10 a.m. or weekly dropin short game clinic on Thursdays from 3:15 p.m. to 4 p.m. All clinics include range balls and instruction. There will be no sessions during February 2 – 8. (734) 347-3219 www.pars4megolf.com.

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E. 24th Ave. Gulf Shores 5:30-7:30 p.m.› Every week at 5:30 p.m. a few avid beer drinkers and passionate runners get together to share a run and a pint. Join them in the taproom and on the pavement, and you can get $1 off your pint after the run! 251-948-2337 www.bigbeachbrewing.com

TUESDAYS THROUGH MARCH 7 SNOWBIRD COFFEE ‹Auditorium Building B, Gulf Shores United Methodist, 1900 Gulf Shores Pkwy. › Doors open at 9 a.m. with the TUESDAYS program starting at 9:30 a.m. every TUESDAY WINTER CIVIL WAR Tuesday through March 7. TOUR ‹Fort Morgan Historic Site, Fort SATURDAYS SATURDAY MORNING BIKE RIDE Morgan, 51 Hwy 180 Gulf Shores 2-3 p.m. $7 Adults $4 Children $5 ‹Infinity Bicycles, 4575 Orange Seniors (over 65)› Beach Blvd., Orange Beach› A Historian will provide historical On Saturday mornings riders insights on various periods of can join in the fun for a 24-35 mile Fort Morgan's History. Regular group ride in and around Orange admission will be charged and no Beach. This ride usually averages reservations are required. 251- 17 mph. Check our shop calendar 540-5257. www.fort-morgan.org or Facebook page for time changes or canceled rides. All you need is: WEDNESDAYS The willingness to get out and BIG BEACH BREWING RUNNING ride, a bike in good working order, & SOCIAL CLUB helmet, water, ID, spare tube, March 2017 ● Beachin’ 31


nutrition (recommended), emergency money (251) 981-9811 (recommended.)
 GUIDED BIRD WALKS (251) 974-1727 ‹Gator Lake Trail, Bon Secour National Wildlife www.infinity-bicycles.com Refuge, 12295 State Hwy.180 W. Gulf Shores› MARCH 1 Beginner and experienced bird watchers, SEASHELL SOAP DISH CLASS young and old, are welcome to come out and ‹Harmony Creek Farms, 27267 Perdido Beach enjoy the beauty of birds and nature itself. The Blvd. Ste. 114 ,Orange Beach , 10 a.m.-noon guided walk is free to the public; however space Class cost: $32› is limited to 12 people per walk. Therefore a In this hands-on class, you will choose a large reservation is required. The walk lasts between shell as a base, and use smaller shells and 1-2 hours and will meet at the designated trail embellishments to decorate and customize your head at 8 a.m. We request at least 24 hours’ notice dish. 
(251) 974-7627 for cancellations. Binoculars are encouraged www.harmonycreekfarm.com but they are not necessary to enjoy the walk. Please be aware, there are no restroom facilities MARCH 2 available on the trails. DYNAMIC DUNES WALK ‹9-11 a.m.› MARCH 4 Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, 12295 BALLYHOO A CELEBRATION OF ART AND CULTURE State Hwy.180 W. Gulf Shores Come join us for a walk along the Gulf shore and ‹Waterway Village, 116 E. 24th Ave. Gulf Shores discover why this dune habitat is so important. 9 a.m.-5 p.m.› The talk includes a bit of history, coastal ecology, Do you Ballyhoo? This exciting one-day event and native plants. The guided walk is free to the is unique in its focus on fine arts combined public; however space is limited to 12 people per with cultural charm and the fun-loving spirit of walk. Therefore a reservation is required. The residents of Coastal Alabama! Come see the walk last between 1-2 hours and will meet at the work of more than 50 fine artists, performances Mobile Street parking lot. We request at least 24 in tribal costume by the Poarch Band of Creek hours’ notice for cancellations. Binoculars are Indians, the Queen of Ballyhoo contest, live encouraged but they are not necessary to enjoy musical entertainment, a trackless train and the walk. Please be aware, there are no restroom petting zoo for children and some of the best facilities available on this walk. seafood on the Coast. Presented by the Gulf Coast Arts Alliance in partnership with the City of MARCH 3 Gulf Shores. Join us and you, too, will Ballyhoo! VOYAGERS WINE DINNER SERIES PRESENTS (251) 948-2627 RHONE RIVER VALLEY WINE www.gulfcoastartsalliance.com ‹Voyagers at Perdido Beach Resort, 27200 Perdido Beach Blvd. Orange Beach, $60 per MARCH 6 AND MARCH 7 person› 2017 ENTERTAINMENT SERIES PRESENTS: We will be hosting the Rhone River Valley GERSHWIN WITH A TWIST Wine Dinner featuring Grassroots Wine. This four ‹Erie Meyer Civic Center, 1930 W. 2nd St. Gulf course dinner and wine pairings will be offered Shores, AL 36542, 7-9 p.m Tickets: $35› with cocktails being served at 6 p.m. and dinner Celebrate the music of George and Ira served at 6:30 p.m. Call for reservations. Gershwin like you’ve never heard before with 32 Beachin’ ● March 2017


Gershwin with a Twist. Staring pianist and vocalist extraordinaire Brian Gurl and vocalist Michele Pruyn, this six piece productions features contemporary treatments of their music ranging from reggae to doo wop and rhythm and blues to rap. Contrasted against these unique arrangements are poignant, artful and traditional renditions of many of their most beloved compositions - making for an unforgettable experience! (251) 968-1171 www.gulfshoresal.gov/EntertainmentSeries

known before. We have nothing to gain or lose by our verdict. We should not make it a personal thing.” But personal it does become, with each juror revealing his or her own character as the various testimonies are re-examined, the murder is re-enacted and a new murder threat is born before their eyes! Tempers get short, arguments grow heated, and the jurors become 12 angry men. (251) 968-6721 www.sbct.biz/schedules-and-synopses-2016/ twelve-angry-men.html

MARCH 9 MARINE ECOSYSTEM TALK ‹Ft. Morgan VFD Station #1, Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, 12105 State Highway 180 10 a.m. - noon› Marine ecosystems are fascinating, dynamic, and sensitive to impacts thousands of miles away. Come learn about the different marine habitats, the creatures that live there and their complex interactions. The talk will be held at Fort Morgan Volunteer Fire Station #1 located next to Shell Banks Baptist Church at 12105 State Highway 180, Gulf Shores, AL 36542. These talks are free to the public but are limited to 24 people. Reservations are required. Attendees are asked to park their vehicles on the helicopter pad adjacent to the fire station.

MARCH 11 AND MARCH 12 43RD ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF ART ‹Waterfront Park, 26389 Canal Rd. Orange Beach 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.› Festival of Art celebrates an extraordinary amount of arts and artists from visual arts and fine arts and crafts to glass artists, potters, painters, sculptors, watercolorists, textile artists and wood artists. The event will also hold a kid's art alley, a culinary arts court featuring local fare and a music and songwriter's stage. Public parking is located at The Wharf in Orange Beach and shuttles will be provided for $2 each way. No public parking will be available on site. Bike Village will provide bicycle parking at the festival! For more information visit our website. 251-981-ARTS (2787) www.orangebeachartsfestival.com

MARCH 9, 10 AND 11 TWELVE ANGRY MEN ‹South Baldwin Community Theatre, 2022 W. 2nd St. Gulf Shores, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Adults $15, Students $12› A 19-year-old man has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father. "He doesn't stand a chance," mutters the guard as the 12 jurors are taken into the bleak jury room. It looks like an open-and-shut case until one of the jurors begins opening the others' eyes to the facts. “This is a remarkable thing about democracy,” says the foreign-born juror, “that we are notified by mail to come down to the place and decide on the guilt or innocence of a man; of a man we have not

MARCH 16-19 STARS FELL ON ALABAMA ‹The Island House Hotel a DoubleTree by Hilton, 26650 Perdido Beach Blvd. Noon-2 p.m.› Registration is $80 per person and that includes a souvenir tee shirt and other keepsakes. Parrothead fans of Jimmy Buffett from all over the United States will be “phlocking” to Pleasure Island March 16-19 for the annual Stars Fell On Alabama. Beginning Thursday and Friday around noon there will be non-stop trop rock entertainment pool side during the day and in our tent on the March 2017 ● Beachin’ 33


weekend of “PHUN.” For more info, call 251-987-5088 or 251-978-5790. www.starsfellonalabama.org MARCH 17 AND MARCH 18 C SPIRE CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS LUKE BRYAN: Kill the Lights Tour with special guests Brett Eldredge and Brett Young ‹The Amphitheater at The Wharf, 23325 Amphitheater Dr., Orange Beach 7-10 p.m. General admission pit: $79.75, MARCH 23-26 reserved seats: $79.75 & $39.75› 2017 WHARF BOAT AND YACHT SHOW Tickets on sale online, at the Wharf box office, or charge by phone. beach from 7 – 10 p.m. with after hours in the (800) 745-3000 bar until 2 a.m. On Saturday we caravan by bus www.ticketmaster.com to Lulu’s for a day of entertainment by Southern Drawl Band. This event will be open to the public, MARCH 23-26 then back to the hotel for more poolside and tent 2017 WHARF BOAT AND YACHT SHOW entertainment. ‹4550 Main St. Orange Beach, 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. Other activities include a silent auction, raffles, Admission, $10 Per Person, kids 12- under free› poolside games and a live auction at Lulu’s The Wharf Boat and Yacht Show will offer the on Saturday. This is a fund raiser benefiting largest in-water display of any boat show along such charities as American Heart Association, the upper Gulf Coast. It will showcase the latest Alzheimer’s, Alcazar Temple in Montgomery, and offerings from boat manufacturers and dealers our local fire departments in Gulf Shores, Orange throughout the Southeast. In-water displays will Beach, and Foley. allow prospective buyers to test drive the boat The music line-up is incredible: Don of their dreams before taking advantage of on Middlebrook, John Reno, Rhythm & Rain, Matt the spot financing. Last year there were over $90 Hoggatt, James, “Sunny Jim” White, Paul Roush million in boats and marine products for display, and the PHINS Reunion Band, Steve Hopper, including more than 135 in-water vessels and an John Friday and Phins Addicts. Also playing will additional 450-plus boats displayed on land. This be Donny Brewer and the Dock Rockers, winner year, show organizers report a sell-out crowd of of several 2017 Trop-Rock Awards. exhibitors, promising even more variety. Virtually In order to attend these activities, except Lulu’s, every type of vessel will be shown, ranging from you must be registered for Stars Fell On Alabama luxury yachts and sport fisherman, to center and have your credentials to be on hotel property consoles, cruisers, pontoons and runabouts. But after noon on March 16. it doesn't stop there. Visitors can get their hands This is the first time STARS has ever been on the hottest marine electronics, fishing tackle, opened to the general public. Cost of registration marine engines, and outdoor equipment as is $80 per person and that includes a souvenir numerous exhibitors showcase the cutting edge tee shirt and other keepsakes. You must be over in marine gear and personal watercraft. 21 to attend. To register, go to the website here. (850) 348-1498, www.wharfboatshow.com We hope to see you there. It is going to be a

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MARCH 25 2017 FLORA-BAMA'S BEACH RUN/WALK FOR AMERICA'S WARRIORS 5K & 1/2 MARATHON ‹Flora-Bama Lounge & Oyster Bar, 17401 Perdido Key Dr. Perdido Key, 7:30-noon Entry Fee Half Marathon $45 until March 11th $55 after March 11th 5K Run or Walk $25 until March 11th $35 after March 11th Fees are nonrefundable. Event held rain or shine.› Flora-Bama's 4th Annual Beach Run/Walk for America's Warriors will be the best run of the year! Who wouldn't want to utilize our gorgeous white sandy beaches? The start and end point is right here at Flora-Bama. All 5K runners will be headed into Alabama and all half marathon runners will be headed into Florida. 100 percent of the registration fees will go to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. (850) 492-0611.

MARCH 25 THE ORIGINAL GERMAN SAUSAGE FESTIVAL ‹8 a.m.-5 p.m., Elberta Town Park, 13052 Main St. Elberta, Free to public.› The Elberta Sausage Festival makes its semiannual return to that South Baldwin hamlet. Held in Elberta Town Park, just north of the town’s only stop light on Hwy. 98, the event attracts up to 20,000 revelers, according to organizers. A 40-year tradition, the festival is a major regional event that attracts a cross section of the community in what has become a reunion type atmosphere. It is also the main revenue source for the area’s volunteer fire department. Festival fans can enjoy Elberta's famous German sausage and sauerkraut, plus continuous entertainment for adults and children, and 250 arts & crafts booths. There will also be carnival rides and a full-scale Midway. Of course, there will also be a Bier Garten featuring a large selection of imported and domestic beers. www.elbertafire.com/festival/

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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

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

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

Riviera Salad 7.25 - with pecan chicken tenders 9.99 - with chicken tenders 8.99 - with boiled shrimp 9.99 - with grilled or blackened chicken 8.99 Caesar Salad 7.25 - w/grilled or blackened chicken 8.99 - w/boiled shrimp 9.99 Gumbo & Salad - a cup of Seafood Gumbo and our 7.99 Bisque & Salad 8.50 SEAFOOD FAVORITES (Served with your choice of two side dishes)

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

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

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

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Shrimp Lover’s Platter Fried Seafood Platter Broiled Seafood Platter Creole Platter Caribbean Platter Crab Platter SEAFOOD SPECIALTIES

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Stuffed Shrimp Shrimp Scampi Blackened Catfish Coconut Shrimp Grilled Shrimp Shrimp Creole Crawfish Etoufee Crab Cake Dinner STEAMED SEAFOOD

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(Served with your choice of two side dishes)

(Served with new potatoes & one side)

Snow Crab Legs - 2 lbs. 29.99 Royal Red Shrimp - 1 lb. 28.99 Combo - 1/2 pound Royal Reds & 1 pound Snow Crab 27.99 TONIGHT’S CATCH (Served with your choice of two side dishes) Choose from the following preparation styles:

Fried Catch Blackened Catch Grilled Catch Broiled Catch

17.99 17.99 17.99 17.99

Broiled Seafood Platter 14.99 Stuffed Shrimp 12.99 Mahi-Mahi 11.99 Yellow-Fin Tuna 11.99 Tilapia 9.99 Grouper 12.99 Snow Crab Legs 16.99 Royal Reds - 3/4 lb. 16.99 Combo - 1/2 lb. Each 18.99 Crab Cakes - 2 cakes 13.99 PASTA Fettuccini Alfredo 10.99 - w\grilled or blackened chicken 11.99 - with shrimp or crawfish 13.99 Basil Pesto Pasta - with Roma Tomatoes 10.99 - with grilled chicken 11.99 - with shrimp 13.99 SIDE DISHES Fried Green Tomatoes ~ Green Beans Turnip Greens ~Sweet Potato Casserole Corn Fritters ~ French Fries Mashed Potatoes w/Gravy ~ Fried Okra Au Gratin Potatoes ~ Steamed Veggies Kernel Corn ~ Yellow Rice Black-Eyed Peas ~ Cole Slaw Lima Beans ~ Macaroni & Cheese

New Orleans Catch Mediterranean Catch Caribbean Catch *Pecan Encrusted Catch *Paneed Catch LAND LOVER’S FARE

22.99 22.99 18.99 21.99 22.99

(Served with your choice of two side dishes)

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

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Fish River Grill #3

Fish River Grill #2

(Next to Rouses)

(Foley Plaza on Hwy. 59)

251.948.1110

251.952.FISH (3474)

GULF SHORES 1545 Gulf Shores Pkwy.

FOLEY 608 S. McKenzie

Opening Soon: Fish River Grill by the Bay, Fairhope, Hours: Monday - Saturday 10:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. Gulf Shores Later Hours Spring & Summer

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Aw Wi ar nn d ing 1545 Gulf Shores Parkway • Gulf Shores, Alabama (Next to Rouses)

251.948.1110

OMG! SHRIMP FEAST POBOY!!!

CHOSEN IN TOP “100 DISHES TO EAT IN ALABAMA BEFORE YOU DIE” GRILLED or FRIED AUTHENTIC SOUTHERN COOKED SEAFOOD PLATTERS

(Served w/ Fries, Coleslaw, Hushpuppies, Fried Okra, Tartar or Cocktail Sauce & Swamp Soup) Bayou Seafood Platter - Fried Gator, Frog Legs, Shrimp, Oyster, Catfish Seafood Platter - Fried Shrimp, Oyster, Catfish Cajun ls Golden Fried Catfish Platter - (U.S. Raised) to Crawrefi’sshNoPthising Fried Select Oyster Platter The ! m ‘E Like Fried Shrimp Platter - (Approx. 14-15) Fried Gator Platter

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VOTED BEST BURGERS IN BALDWIN COUNTY

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

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

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

APPETIZERS ~ SALADS ~ POBOYS & SANDWICHES ~ KIDS MENU DON’T FORGET YOUR SWEET THANG

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

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

608 S. McKenzie Street • (Foley Plaza on Hwy. 59) Foley, Alabama

251.952.FISH (3474)

1545 Gulf Shores Pkwy (Next to Rouses) Gulf Shores, Alabama

251.948.1110

Hours: Monday - Saturday 10:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. • Gulf Shores Later Hours Spring & Summer

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10 Items Under $10!!!

Voted Top Ten Seafood Restaurant In USA

By Coastal Living

“The Best Steamed Seafood Available” SINCE 1989 www.GulfShoresSteamer.com

251.948.6344

Located at 27267 Perdido Beach Blvd. #115, Orange Beach, AL in SanRoc Cay

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Appetizer Selection

*Steamed Oysters, *Raw Oysters Seafood Gumbo, Crawfish Corn Chowder or Spicy Cajun Jambalaya Steamed Royal Red Shrimp Fresh Steamed Mussels Smoked Tuna or Shrimp Dip Blue Crab Claws Crab Cakes • Shrimp Skewer

Salads Shrimp Salad • Cobb Salad

Sandwiches

Served with chips and all the fixin’s *Hot & Juicy Hamburger *Tuna Sandwich Chicken Sandwich Hot Dog Grilled PoBoy’s *Steak Sandwich Crab Delight Grilled Cheese

Land Lover’s

Served with corn, potato and cole slaw *Filet Mignon *Ribeye Steak Grilled Chicken Garden Steamer

251.948.6344

27267 Perdido Beach Blvd. #115, Orange Beach, AL in SanRoc Cay www.GulfShoresSteamer.com

Gettin’ Steamed Platters

“VOTED BEST VALUE” All Platters & Combos Are Served with corn, Potato and Cole Slaw Bay Steamer Ocean Steamer Small Steamer

Crawling Combos Royal Red Shrimp Alaskan Snow Crab Shrimp & Crab Combo *Shrimp & Oysters The Crab Bowl “Bucket O’ Reds”

Desserts

Key Lime Pie French Silk Chocolate Pie New York Style Cheesecake

A la Carte

Shrimp Skewer Snow Crab Cluster Lobster Tail

Sides

Cole Slaw, Corn or New Potatoes Cauliflower or Broccoli

Beverages

Coke, Diet Coke, Dr. Pepper, Sprite, Vault, Lemonade, Iced Tea

Fresh Fish Selection

Served with corn, potato and cole slaw Extra For Blackened Seasoning Red Fish, Mahi-Mahi, Tilapia, Whitefish or Our Fresh Catch *Yellowfin Tuna Crab Cakes Stuffed Fish

The “Little Shrimp” Selection Served with Chips 4 Oz. Burger • Hot Dog Grilled Chicken Fingers Grilled Cheese • (2)PB & J

Wines

By The Glass, By The Bottle, Premium Bottle

Merlot, White Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Cabernet, Pinot Grigio

Beer

Domestic Bottle Premium Bottle Domestic Draft By The Glass Premium Draft By The Glass Domestic Pitcher Premium Pitcher

Frozen Daiquiri

Strawberry, Pina Colada, Banana, Peach, Tequila sunrise, Margarita, Amaretto Orange Blossom, (Non-Alcoholic Daiquiri)

*All Prices Are Subject To Change Without Notice Due to Market and Availability* We Serve Our Food Hot & Fresh, So Please Allow Time For A Quality Product

Consumer Information: consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions, such as chronic illness of the liver or blood, or have immune disorders.

*Cooked To Order Items are Identified by Asterisks.

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Tacky Jacks Mexican Garbage Nachos Peel & Eat Shrimp

Gator Bites

Crawfish Tails

Crab Claws

Crisp Luau Pork Bites “ Wangs” Fried Pickles

Chicken Strips Smoked Tuna Dip

Fried Green Tomato Fries

Shrimp PoBoy

Oyster Po Boy

Firecracker Shrimp Po Boy

Crawfish PoBoy

Flaky Fish PoBoy

Chicken PoBoy

Philly Cheese Steak

Grilled Tuna Samich

Chicken and Shrimp Wraps Fish Tacos

Jacks Half Pound Hand Pattied Burgers

“Tacky Shrimp”

Seafood Salad’

Firecracker Shrimp

Taco Salad

Shrimp Tacos

Seared Tuna Salad

Shrimp & Cheese Grits

Jacks House Salad

Shrimp Platters

Chicken Tender Salad

Steamed Royal Reds

Seafood Gumbo

Flaky Fish Platter Shrimp Platter Ahi Tuna Platter

Oyster Platter Shrimp & Grits

Grilled Mahi Mahi Crab Cake Dinner Gulf Grouper Platter

Royal Reds

Fried Seafood Tri o Platter

Gulf Grouper Samich

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

Shrimp Omelet Sunrise Egg Platter

Pork Chop & Egg Platter Breakfast Sandwich Shrimp & Cheese Grits

Breakfast Burritos

Belgian Waffle

French Toast

Wheel House Pancakes

Biscuits & Gravy

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26619 Perdido Beach Blvd. • Orange Beach, AL

251.981.0032

LOCATED BEHIND THE SHRIMP BASKET AT ZEKE’S MARINA ON THE SECOND FLOOR 46 Beachin’ ● March 2017


Appetizers

Entrees

Smoked Tomato Bruschetta

Three Cheese Ravioli

Grilled Crostini Brushed with Confit Garlic Topped with Smoked Roma Tomatoes, Mozzarella Cheese, Basil Oil and Sweet Balsamic Reduction

Fresh Ravioli Stuffed with Herbed Ricotta Cheese and Topped With Creamy Cheese Sauce

Tender, Crispy Calamari Rings breaded and deep-fried until Golden Brown and served with Marinara and a Lemon wedge

Sautéed Brined Chicken, Smokey Bacon, Cracked Black Pepper, and Fresh Herbs Tossed with Hand Rolled Linguine in a Rich Pecorino Cheese Sauce. Served with a side salad and your choice of dressing

Fried Calamari

Crawfish Cakes

Carbonara

Chicken Marsala

House Made Pan-Seared Crawfish Cakes Served with Southern Chili Sauce over Apple- Cabbage Slaw

Pan-seared Chicken Breast and Sautéed Mushrooms, Finished with a rich Marsala sauce over Hand-Rolled Fettuccine

Parmesan Truffle Fries

Italian Style Shrimp & Grits

Crispy Golden Brown Fries Tossed with Fresh Grated Parmesan Cheese Lightly Coated In Truffle Oil Topped with Fresh Chives

Soups

Smoked Tomato Basil

Creamy Bisque made with House Smoked Roma Tomatoes and Fresh Cream topped with Fresh Basil oil

Salads Panzanella

Seasoned Spring Greens Tossed in Champagne Vinaigrette Topped with Herbed Garlic Croutons, Fine Julienned Vidalia Onions, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Sliced Cucumber, and Pecorino Romano Cheese

Heirloom Tomato Caprese

Heirloom Tomatoes Layered with Fresh Basil and Mozzarella Topped with Sweet Balsamic Reduction

Creamy Parmesan Polenta served with Fresh Gulf Shrimpand a Hearty Shrimp Sauce

Fettuccine With Meat Sauce

Hearty Tomato Sauce with Ground Beef Served Over Hand Rolled Fettuccine Pasta

Italian American Favorites Chicken Parmesan with Fresh Mozzarella

Golden Brown Chicken Breast over House Made Marinara and Fettuccine Noodles

Veal Parmesan with Fresh Mozzarella

Golden Brown Veal over House Made Marinara and Fettuccine Noodles

Spaghetti & Meatballs

Linguine Noodles Topped With Marinara Sauce and House Made Meat Balls

Fettuccine Alfredo

Fettuccine Noodles Tossed With Creamy Alfredo Blend and Fresh Herbs Add Grilled or Blackened Chicken

Bacon Mac N’ Cheese

Mixed-Berry

Elbow Noodles Tossed With Creamy Cheese Sauce

Seasoned Spring Greens Lightly Tossed with Honey-Lavender Dressing Black Berries, Blue Berries, and Strawberries Topped with Granola and Farm Fresh Chevre

Mozzarella Cheese Pizza

House Made Flat Bread Topped With Marinara and Mozzarella Cheese

Signature Steaks

Pepperoni Pizza

House Made Flat Bread Topped With Marinara and Mozzarella Cheese and Pepperoni

NY Strip Steak

An 10 oz. Certified Angus Beef Strip Marinated in Garlic and Herbs using a Sous Vide Technique, Then finished on the Grill to your Specification and Topped with Compound Butter and Demi-Glace. Served with Red Hash, Broccolini, and a Side salad with your choice of dressing. Ad dd d a Crawfi Crawfish Cra sh Cake Cak Ca ke A Three Ad Thre Th ee Jumbo Jumb Ju mbo Shrimp mbo Shrim Sh rimp rim p Add Add

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Check our website and FB for hours of operation.

26619 Perdido Beach Blvd. • Orange Beach, AL

251.981.0032

LOCATED BEHIND THE SHRIMP BASKET AT ZEKE’S MARINA ON THE SECOND FLOOR

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Perdido Beach Resort | 27200 Perdido Beach Boulevard | 251.981.9811 PerdidoBeachResort.com/Voyagers | Call for Reserva�ons 48 Beachin’ ● March 2017


Winter Dinner Specials

Take an additional

10% Off

Offered January 1 to March 17, 2017 4pm-9pm

with this coupon.

*Excludes adult beverages

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Bill’s By The Beach Weekend Brunch This menu available Saturday & Sunday only from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

EYE OPENERS Mimosa $2 Poinsettia $4 Bloody Mary $5

BRUNCH Butter Pecan Pancakes Three griddled pancakes/fresh bananas/ candied pecans/cream cheese/choice of Conecuh bacon or Deans breakfast sausage Biscuit & Gravy A southern style biscuit with sausage gravy and two eggs any style Southern Style Surf & Turf Benedict Two halves of a southern style biscuit topped with pit ham/wild American shrimp cake/poached egg and key lime hollandaise sauce—served with breakfast potatoes Croque Madame Our spin on the classic French ham and cheese sandwich with sourdough bread/ pit ham/swiss cheese/key lime hollandaise and a sunny side up egg— served with breakfast potatoes Off Season Hours Thursday-Friday 11am-10pm Brunch Saturday & Sunday at 9am-4pm Dinner 4:30pm-10pm

The Incredible Egg Three eggs any style choice of breakfast potatoes, old style coarse ground cheese grits, or seasonal fruit/choice of Conecuh bacon or Deans breakfast sausage/choice of bagel, southern biscuit, or sourdough toast Steak & Eggs 6oz bistro filet/two eggs/choice of breakfast potatoes, old style course ground cheese grits, or seasonal fruit Three Little Pig Hash Bill's bacon/andouille/pit ham/breakfast potatoes and vegetable trinity/two sunny side up eggs Brunch Burger 1/2lb proprietary ground beef/choice of cheese/Conecuh bacon/grilled pineapple/ sunny side up egg/shredded lettuce/ sliced tomato/red onions/comeback sauce/choice of breakfast potatoes or sidewinder fries KIDS BRUNCH $4 Available for ages 10 and under only One egg any style/choice of Conecuh bacon or Deans sausage/choice of cheese grits, seasonal fruit or breakfast potatoes/choice of biscuit, sourdough toast or pancake

Visit bbtb.com/menus to view our Winter menu. Menu subject to change without notice.

251-948-5227 | 300 West Beach Blvd., Gulf Shores, AL 36542 50 Beachin’ ● March 2017


The Waterway Village Zydeco & Crawfish Festival boils up a beaucoup (Cajun for a lot) of fun on Saturday, April 15. Sink your teeth into some hot, juicy, lip-smacking crawfish while dancing to the infectious rhythms of some of the best Zydeco bands from around the South. There will be plenty of crawfish, arts and crafts vendors, and children’s activities. If that’s not enough, you’ll have the chance to work up an appetite with the 5K Run/1 Mile Fun Run beginning at 8:00 a.m., starting at Waterway Village next to Tacky Jacks Gulf Shores. Then after the race, stay for free beer and refreshments! Part of the proceeds go to a local animal rescue, Furrever Homes. For race information, visit harleysports.com. The pots will begin boiling at 10 a.m. and we’ll laissez les bons temps rouler (let the good times roll) all day long with Zydeco sounds grooving until 6 p.m. LEARN MORE AT GSOB.CO/CRAWFISH

April 15 10 am - 6 PM Waterway Village in Gulf Shores Under the Intracoastal Bridge 225 East 24th Avenue Gulf Shores festival FREE to the public 5K RUN/WALK and 1 Mile Fun Run

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