Moe’s, the renowned barbecue spot, has a bit of a hidden gem on its menu with the Redneck Nachos, a heaping plate of homemade potato chips; pulled, smoked barbecue or chicken; nacho cheese; red onions; and pickled jalapeños, all slathered in plenty of the black pepper-heavy, traditional sauce. On top of all that? Some tangy white barbecue sauce, just for good measure.
Moe’s Original BBQ • Alabama-style barbecue. 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. Daily. 701 Spring Hill Ave. 410-7427. 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. M / Tu, Su; 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. W – Sa. 6423 Bayfront Park Drive. 625-7427. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. M – Sa. 25603 Perdido Beach Blvd. 981-7427.
HOT OFF THE TRUCK
roast beef Po’boys and debris fries
Who wouldn’t want to feast on gourmet sandwiches utilizing fresh ingredients, served from a convenient, portable location during lunch? For a midday meal, try The Stella, thin-sliced, slow-cooked roast beef slathered with sweet and hot peppers and giardiniora, or The Ramdy Big & Meaty, a traditional roast beef debris po’boy, above. Late night, stumble over to the truck for some debris fries, hand-cut potatoes with roast beef debris, gravy and provolone cheese piled on top. Be sure to follow them on Facebook for the most up-to-date specials and locations.
Geaux Boy • 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. M – F, various locations, 8 p.m. – until Th – Sa, Dauphin Street near O’Daly’s. 404-3879.
This fiery indulgence has become somewhat of a hometown legend, especially on weeknights during happy hour when they are offered as a two-for-one special. What better way to recover from a rough day at the office than feasting on hot ’n’ spicy goodness, washed down with cheap beer? For those who like their wings on the crispy side (and a little less messy), opt for the “mistake” wings. (They’re double fried to perfection.) You won’t regret it.
Butch Cassidy's Cafe • 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. M – Sa; 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Su. 60 N. Florida St. 450-0690.
Lower Alabamians don’t think twice before grazing on Southern fried gator bites or frog legs. Next up, their reptilian cousin is wriggling its way onto menus. Native to Southeast Asia (and a nuisance in the Everglades), pythons are making a Fairhope invasion – in the form of a killer burger. The meat is pattied like a traditional crab cake and layered with Elberta’s Sweet Home Farm cheese and other fresh accoutrements atop fluffy Sweet Olive Bakery bread.
Locals • 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. M – Th., 8:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. F / Sa. 410 Fairhope Ave. 517-9043.
Big and Rich
Bone-in Delmonico Steak
A hearty, dry-aged, bone-in Delmonico steak cooked-to-order at the Beau Rivage Casino’s steakhouse is the epitome of splurge-worthy beef: tender, flavorful and all-around impressive. Only one thing could make it better – a side of buttery-divine lobster mac and cheese, served up in a mini cast-iron pan. No doubt, this table is a sure bet!
BR Prime • 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. T – Th; 5:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. F / Sa. 875 Beach Blvd, Biloxi. 228-386-7111.
SOMETHING TO WRITE HOME ABOUT
Kobe Beef Meatloaf
This ain’t your mama’s meatloaf and taters – unless Mommy dearest is the Barefoot Contessa. In this killer gourmet version of the classic comfort dish, shitake mushroom-laced Kobe beef is served up alongside creamy, decadent Manchego mashed potatoes and a bed of fresh spinach, all doused with flavorful tomato-based gravy goodness.
The Bull Cantina & Grill • 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. M – Th; 4 p.m. – 11 p.m. F / Sa. 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. F. 609 Dauphin St. 378-5091.
good and plenty
Two of man’s favorite ingredients come together in this glorious, gargantuan sandwich. The secret is in the patty. Flavorful Conecuh County sausage is mixed in with the ground beef, giving the dish an unexpected kick. Pair it with crunchy, flaky onion rings and a cold one, and you’re good to go.
TP Crockmier’s • 11 a.m. – 2 a.m. M – Sa; 10 a.m. – until. Su. 250 Dauphin St. 476-1890.
text by Mallory Boykin, Lawren Largue & Ellis Metz • photos by Elise Poché