4 Dishes to Try this Month

MB’s newest batch of contributing food fanatics share the local dishes that made them hungry for more.

Tacos at Dragonfly Foodbar Photo by Elise Poché

I’m never disappointed by the delicious food that Doug and Brie Kerr craft at Dragonfly Foodbar. Recently, I took international friends to dine there, and they were equally delighted. The Firecracker lobster nachos, with roasted jalapeño and citrus cream, miso garlic aioli and black-eyed pea salsa, were an outstanding appetizer. Next, we enjoyed four flavorful tacos: Firecracker shrimp, five-spice duck, seared tuna and salmon. We didn’t have dessert after that meal, but I know they are yummy!” B’Beth WeldonArtist
Dragonfly Foodbar • 7 S Church St., Fairhope. 990-5722

“Delish Bakery and Eatery features a different set of specials every day and is the easiest dine-in or takeout option for a quick, fresh lunch in midtown Mobile. The seafood gumbo is killer, but the taco salad is a crowd favorite that cannot be missed. Treat yourself to one of the made-from-scratch desserts and take one (or two) home for later. Your family will thank you!” Kasee HeisterhagenAssistant United States Attorney
Delish Bakery and Eatery • 23 Upham St. 473-6115

“We recently celebrated New Year’s Eve at Via Emilia with friends. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, with an intimate feel. The veal piccata is outstanding and worth coming back for over and over again – butter and capers make everything better! You really can’t go wrong with any of their home-cooked dishes, as I tried a bite (or two) from everyone’s plate. But, save room for dessert – their tiramisu is worth the calories.” — Jack McCownOwner, Atchison Home
Via Emilia • 5901 Old Shell Rd342-3677

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“Gambino’s Italian Grill is a family-owned staple on the Eastern Shore. They offer a menu full of delicious classic Italian dishes as well as several local favorites, and each entree is served with bottomless salad and melt-in-your-mouth breadsticks. I indulged in the steak and shrimp with a side of angel hair Alfredo, paired with a glass of red wine. The flavor was superb! The 8-ounce sirloin is encrusted with peppercorn seasoning, and the Alfredo pasta is a delicate balance of creamy flavor. ” — Carl HarperVice President, Harper Technologies, LLC
Gambino’s Italian Grill • 18 Laurel Ave., Fairhope. 990-0995

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