4 Local Dishes To Try this Month

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

Shotgun Shrimp at Felix’s Fish Camp

“I hesitate to give this secret away, but there’s a cozy lounge that runs alongside the main dining room at Felix’s. There’s no need for a reservation and generally no wait for a table in this pleasing, low-lit space. My go-to dish, shotgun shrimp, is listed as an appetizer but qualifies as an entrée. The lightly breaded jumbo Gulf shrimp is generously covered in a hot and spicy Thai chili sauce. This tasty blend, combined with chipotle and habanero peppers, serves as the perfect foundation for a side of sweet and creamy slaw.” — Kim Kelly, Owner, Sophiella Gallery
Felix’s Fish Camp • 1530 Battleship Parkway, Spanish Fort. 626-6710

“The late great John Witherspoon was fond of saying, ‘When you’re hungry, everything tastes good.’ If you find yourself a little hungry at The Merry Widow, they will make you some popcorn — nothing fancy but just the right amount of salt and butter. If you ask nicely, they will dust it with a ramen packet. Tip your bartender!” — William Peebles, Agent, NAI Mobile
The Merry Widow • 51 S Conception St. 378-8020

“I was so blown away after my visit to Cotton State BBQ that I went back the next day! I had both the chili cheese potato and the loaded beef brisket potato. The potatoes are definitely large enough to leave you satisfied, and the toppings really put it over the top. I also tried a side of seasoned fries, which were also great. I guess a girl couldn’t get enough of their potato items. Thanks Cotton State for bringing great barbecue to our community!” — Suntrease Williams Maynard, Special Counsel, Adams & Reese LLP
Cotton State BBQ • 101 N Conception St. 545-4682

“The perfect starter to any meal at Camellia Cafe is their steak tartar, one of my favorite appetizers in all of Fairhope. This wonderful filet of beef, blended with truffle oil, capers, shallots and a farm egg, always kicks the night off perfectly. One thing I love about the cafe is that the menu changes seasonally, so you can always trust that every dish will be made with the freshest ingredients. This place is a must.” — Brian P. Britt, Attorney, Kopesky & Britt LLC and Fairhope Title Services, LLC
Camellia Cafe • 61 N Section St., Fairhope. 928-4321

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