4 Local Dishes To Try this Month

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

The Big Janino

“I am a true fan of New York-style pizza, so I’m always on the search for a huge, thin-sliced pepperoni pie. I found myself in luck when I discovered Janino’s, which is tucked away in a small shopping center on Highway 13 in Daphne. They have amazing lunch specials, which come with huge slices of NY pizza that will leave you satisfied. However, if you must share, they also have a variety of pizza sizes, including the Big Janino 24-inch pizza. Either way, you are definitely in for a treat.” — Suntrease Williams Maynard, Special Counsel, Adams & Reese LLP
Janino’s Pizza • 28567 Highway 13, Daphne. 621-1112

“When we can get free on a Sunday afternoon, my wife and I love to go watch a Saints game at McSharry’s Irish Pub in Fairhope and eat one of his incredible half-pound Blarney Burgers with crinkle-cut fries. If we have time to stay for the traditional Sunday evening Irish music, that’s an added bonus.” — Brian P. Britt, Attorney, Kopesky & Britt LLC and Fairhope Title Services, LLC
McSharry’s Irish Pub • 101 N Bancroft St, Fairhope. 990-5100

“Coconut milk, onion, cilantro, lime, lemongrass and a ginger-type root. These ingredients are perfectly combined and served with rice to create an exceptional soup experience — one that has never been topped in my travels! Which is why for years my family, friends and I have made the trek to Irvington to treat ourselves to this favorite. They only offer carry-out dining for now, but big news! They’ll be opening a new location in 2021 at Dawes and Cottage Hill Road!” — Kim Kelly, Owner, Sophiella Gallery
Taste of Thai • 9091 Highway 90, Irvington. 957-1414

“If you are looking for an exclamation point for date night, you should go see my friends at NoJa for their ginger doughnut. For many years, this Downtown staple has put out food that will go toe-to-toe with anything in the state, and the ginger doughnut serves as the proper punctuation at the end of your meal. I’d recommend trying it with the housemade popcorn ice cream — it’s just salty enough to set up a dynamite flavor contrast.” — William Peebles, Agent, NAI Mobile
NoJa • 6 N Jackson St. 433-0377

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