FAJITA QUESADILLA AT LA COCINA MEXICAN RESTAURANT
“After over 17 years, La Cocina is still my favorite ‘hole in the wall,’ serving the most authentic Mexican cuisine in Mobile. The fajita-style quesadilla never disappoints. A fried tortilla is packed with grilled green peppers, mushrooms, onions, lean steak, cheese and a fresh “salad” to top it off. The outstanding service always guarantees a great evening out. En caso de que te lo estés preguntando, también tienen las mejores margaritas heladas de la ciudad.” – Allison Streeter, Principal, Council Traditional School, Mobile County School System
La Cocina Mexican Restaurant • 830 West I-65 Service Road South • 378-5837
THE TRAIN WRECK AT GATHER RESTAURANT
“One of my favorite restaurants is just a short drive off the Eastern Shore. Gather, located in downtown Atmore, is home to the coolest-named food item I’ve come across down here: the Train Wreck. Make sure to bring your appetite, because the plate includes a filet, fried green tomato and bacon sitting on a bed of pimento cheese grits. It’s topped off with a fried egg and drizzled conecuh crab sauce. This plate is truly a one of a kind and well worth the drive.” – Thomas Pilcher, Partner, Wilkins, Bankester, Biles & Wynne, P.A.
Gather Restaurant • 111 W Nashville Ave., Atmore • 303-8080
STEAK AT VIA EMILIA
“One hardly thinks of enjoying a steak at an Italian restaurant. However, at Via Emilia, you can get the best steaks in town. Their Italian fare is delicious and hugely sought after, and their steaks are filled with flavor and perfectly seasoned. Unlike many steaks from commercial kitchens, they don’t taste like they’ve been on ice for half a century. All their offerings are extra good, but their steaks are outstanding.” – Norman McCrummen, Full-time grandfather/ Chairman of the board, NEST of Mobile
Via Emilia • 5901 Old Shell Road • 342-3677
GULF CRAB CAKES AT THE WASH HOUSE
“The best meal I’ve had recently is the gulf crab cakes at the Wash House in Point Clear. They are smaller in size, crispy golden brown on the outside, chocked full of crabmeat on the inside and served with a delicious, spicy aioli. The crab cakes are listed on the menu as an appetizer, but I had them as my entree, along with my favorite Wash House salad. The fried goat cheese and house dressing make this no ordinary house salad. And, if you can snag a spot at the bar, all the better.” – Barry Trice, Attorney
The Wash House • 17111 Scenic highway 98, Fairhope • 928-4838
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