4 Dishes You Must Try this Month

MB's contributing food fanatics share the local dishes that made them hungry for more this month.

Snapper Throats from Sunset Pointe. Photo by Blair Merrills

Snapper Throats at Sunset Pointe

“I love fresh snapper, especially this time of year, but you know what’s even better? Snapper throats from Sunset Pointe at Fly Creek Marina in Fairhope. These are a delicacy that, sadly, many people toss while snapper fishing. Don’t do it! The meat is so tender and delicious. Sunset Pointe serves theirs up nicely, grilled or fried with a delicate garlic butter sauce and special seasonings. Sunset Pointe has it all — interesting and tasty food, great staff, fresh craft cocktails, fabulous sunsets and, of course, snapper throats! Thank you, Panini Pete, for bringing us another great outdoor venue for our dining pleasure!” — Lucy Rouse Wright, Volunteer, Christ Church Cathedral
Sunset Pointe • 831 N Section St., Fairhope. 990-7766

Tomato Salad at Camellia Cafe

“The Florida Tomato Salad at Camellia Cafe is always wonderful but this time of year is unbelievably fresh. Vine-ripened tomato is layered with peas, okra and corn in a tangy, light balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Depending on what is available, you may get lady peas, pink eyes, white butter beans or a combination of them all. The stack is topped with a couple of crisp strips of bacon and herb aioli for the perfect bite.” — Jay Watkins, Managing Shareholder, Mobile Office of Maynard Cooper & Gale
Camellia Cafe • 61 N Section St., Fairhope. 928-4321

Dinner and Drinks at NoJa

“Sticking to our birthday tradition, my husband and I headed to NoJa for one of their many specialty cocktails, the Rickshaw. For dinner, we had the Hook and Line halibut, which was panko-crusted and pan-fried to perfection. Crispy and flavorful, the fish is served with seasoned vegetables and fingerling potatoes coated in a miso-ginger sauce. The entire dish is addictive and makes for a delicious birthday celebration.” — Michon Trent, Senior Director, Civic Engagement, The City of Mobile
NoJa • 6 N Jackson St. 433-0377 

Club Sandwich at Cheryl’s Cafe

“Cheryl’s Cafe is my go-to lunch place in Spanish Fort. The Aimin’s Club, with ham, turkey, bacon and cheese topped with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise on sourdough, is big enough that oftentimes I get two meals out of it. It seriously might be the best club sandwich I’ve ever had anywhere. And, if I’m lucky, Cheryl has made some of her chocolate cake that day.” — Noah Thompson, Musician, Roman Street
Cheryl’s Cafe • 6580-d Spanish Fort Blvd., Spanish Fort. 626-2602 

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