TOMATO PLATE AT DRAGONFLY TAVERN
“Dragonfly Tavern in Old Towne Daphne boasts the same menu as its Fairhope location. Of the several small plate choices, my favorite is the seasonal tomato plate, a nice surprise on a menu of tacos and noodle bowls. The dish is layered with tomatoes, crumbled blue cheese and bacon, then topped with pieces of fried snapper, tripletail or oysters, depending on the day. The atmosphere is always fun, and there is outside dining which has been expanded!” — Cindy McCrory, Photographer and Studio Owner, Blue Room Photography
Dragonfly Tavern • 1800 Main St., Daphne. 586-8113
CHAI TEA LATTE AT SERDA’S COFFEE CO.
“Nothing says fall like chai. My new favorite place to get a hot chai tea latte is Serda’s. I love the cinnamon combined with black tea and cloves. It’s just mixed well, which is very difficult to find. The first sip is as flavorful as the last and, for me, it definitely has a calming effect. Whether you decide to have one to start your morning, pick you up at midday or settle down after work, I know you’ll enjoy it just as much as I do.” — Dana Foster-Allen, Director of Finance, Mobile County Commission
Serda’s Coffee Company • 3 S Royal St. 415-3000
MEXICAN TACOS AT EL MARIACHI
“My brother Theodore enjoys dining here, so I asked him, my sister Carmen and their spouses to join me for supper. We started with the sample platter: jalapeno poppers, chicken quesadillas and flauta served with a house marinara sauce. For my entree, I chose the Mexican tacos: steak, shrimp and chorizo served with a tangy onion cilantro sauce and fresh limes — plenty of filling in a lightly fried shell. Delicious! Be sure and order a pitcher of the house frozen margaritas.” — Douglas B. Kearley Sr., AIA, D.B. Kearley Architects, Inc.
El Mariachi • 763 Holcombe Ave. 473-0413
DUCK TWO-WAYS AT SOUTHWOOD KITCHEN
“A perfect fall dish to try with our cooler temperatures is the duck two-ways at Southwood Kitchen, in Daphne. The popular entree consists of a seared duck breast accompanied by a duck leg confit “cooked in its own fat.” The accompanying sauce is mild with a very slight cranberry taste. Shiitake mushrooms mixed with a bed of spinach risotto round out this amazing dish.” — Chris Haley, Owner, Haley Development, LLC
Southwood Kitchen • 1203 Hwy 98, Daphne. 626-6676