4 Local Dishes to Try this Month

4 contributing food fanatics share the local dishes that made them hungry for more.

Lamb Lollipops at SOCU // Photo by Elizabeth Gelineau

“SOCU was described to me as ‘upscale Southern cuisine.’ With that in mind, I planned to order the fried chicken but quickly detoured to the lamb lollipops. These incredibly tender chops were glazed with a sweet, savory sauce that had just a hint of spice. With a side of asparagus and served over a bed of creamy mashed sweet potatoes, this dish featured a perfect blend of flavors and a beautiful presentation!” — Sherri BumpersSenior Advertising Account Executive, Alabama Media Group
SOCU • 455 Dauphin St. 287-6766

“We so enjoy this lovely local restaurant in the heart of Fairhope. We love this place because they receive fresh fish daily. What a treat! I dove right into the Brussels sprouts Caesar salad with shaved asiago and radishes, tossed in a wonderful black truffle dressing. The entrée of the day was the bronzed snapper over tomato, spinach and lemon couscous with a yummy beurre blanc sauce.” — Vickie Bailey, Owner, The Happy Olive
R Bistro • 334 Fairhope Ave., Fairhope. 928-2399

“My New Year’s resolution for 1975 was to quit eating meat, but I do eat seafood and dairy products. For that reason, I went to our favorite place, Callaghan’s. Their grilled cheese sandwich on Texas toast is incredible, and I added grilled onions and tomatoes, with a side of chips and French onion dip. ” — Joe Sims, The Shoe Guy, McCoy Outdoor Company
Callaghan’s Irish Social Club • 916 Charleston St. 433-9374

“At Guido’s in Old Town Daphne, bring your reading glasses for the chalkboard menu. You will not want to miss their ever-rotating menu of delicious food; however, the rib-eye is almost always a staple on the menu. It had a perfectly crisped exterior, a tender interior and was paired with oysters fried to perfection with a bite of Gorgonzola cream. Pick a bottle of wine from the self-serve shelf for a steak to make any ‘Bay rat’ blush.” — Bo Nichols, Real estate agent, BHHS Nichols Real Estate
Guido’s • 1709 Main St., Daphne. 626-6082

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