Monday, August 16, 2010

Wine Down at Sunset Cork Room in Gulf Shores

I may be overstepping my bounds as a native of the Alabama Gulf Coast by telling all of you where the locals gather for wine and good times, but here goes. Most Tuesdays you'll find coastal locals at Sunset Cork Room enjoying $2 wine night, the delicious special of the week by talented Chef Rudy, the amazing sounds of Lisa Christian and each others company.

Located just a couple of blocks east of Hwy. 59, at 225 East 16th Avenue, this beautiful restaurant and wine store is just the cure for anyone's stressful day, week or month. And yes we do welcome visitors to our special place.

Come join us on your next visit to Alabama's beautiful beaches.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Dumplin Day at DeSotos in Gulf Shores

Living on the coast I have the awesome privilege of seafood 7 days a week if I want it and by the way I do love seafood. However, some days I just yearn for comfort food, that dish so reminiscent of my youth. And I can find that on the island as well.

Wednesdays in particular I can always go to DeSotos Seafood Kitchen restaurant in Gulf Shores for their delicious daily special of chicken and dumplins. Even better is the wallet-friendly price for their daily specials that include two sides, bread and tea for only $5.75. I even have a loyalty card that entitles me to $10 off after my 10th meal (ask for your own card next time you visit DeSotos).

On any other day of the week (other than Wednesday) my absolute favorite lunch is blackened catfish with a side of remoulade sauce, steamed veggies and sweet potato casserole - yum, yum. As the name implies DeSoto's Seafood Kitchen is famous for seafood but they also have great steaks, pasta, chicken and more.

Most days at lunchtime DeSotos is filled with other Meyer Real Estate employees and local business people and yes there are visitors from other areas as well. This secret spot for locals to eat and congregate is just too special not to share with our vacationing guests.

Located only one block north of the beach in Gulf Shores this popular family restaurant will soon become your favorite too. Check it out next time you check in to one of Meyer Real Estate's condos or beach houses on the Gulf Coast. And if you arrive for chicken and dumplins be sure to say Hi.