“100 Dishes To Eat In Alabama Before You Die”

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More than 60 new dishes are listed in the latest edition of the popular brochure, "100 Dishes To Eat in Alabama Before You Die." Contains dishes of celebrity chefs, Lucy Buffett, Frank Stitt and Chris Hastings.

Alabama Tourism Food Brochure

It has by far been the most popular brochure that we have produced to date

Scallops at the Battle House Hotel in Mobile, a sushi roll at Jensei in Homewood, fried chicken at Maggie’s Diner in Tuscaloosa and a peanut butter and jelly pastry at the Cotton Row in Huntsville are a few of the new dishes listed in the latest edition of the “100 Dishes To Eat In Alabama Before You Die” brochure released today.

From BBQ to fresh Gulf seafood, the brochure lists dozens of restaurants in small towns and downtowns across the state. Royal Red Shrimp at Old Bay Steamer and King Neptune’s on the Gulf Coast, the catfish and cheese grits at Radley’s Fountain Grill in Monroeville, baked grits at Highlands Bar and Grill in Birmingham, tomato salad at Hot and Hot Fish Club, L.A. Caviar at Lulu’s in Gulf Shores, fried chicken at Martin’s in Montgomery, BBQ Chicken with white sauce at Big Bob Gibson’s in Decatur and orange-pineapple ice cream at Trowbridge’s in Florence are just a few long time favorites.

Two of the state’s celebrity chefs appear on the covers. Lucy Buffett of Lulu’s in Gulf Shores is seen holding a “Cheeseburger in Paradise,” made famous by her brother Jimmy Buffett, on one side, while Frank Stitt is pictured on the reverse shucking fresh peas at one of his Birmingham restaurants, Highland’s Bar & Grill.

Buffett and Stitt were selected for the covers because of their dedication to serving food grown by local farmers as well as being champions of the Farm-to-Table Movement. Stitt was honored by the James Beard Awards in 2009 as one of the nation’s best chefs and Highlands Bar & Grill was named one of the top five restaurants in the U.S. by the James Beard Foundation. Stitt also owns Bottega and Chez Fonfon in Birmingham. Lucy Buffett has appeared numerous times on NBC’s Today Show and the Food Network
promoting and preparing her recipes from her cookbook, “Crazy Sista Cooking.”

“It has by far been the most popular brochure that we have produced to date,” said tourism director Lee Sentell. “I think the reason it’s so popular is that people love food. We love to eat and we love to eat good food,” he added.

More than 800,000 brochures have been printed and distributed since its initial printing in 2005 as part of the “Year of Alabama Food” tourism campaign. This is the third update of the publication.

Copies of the brochures are available at the state’s eight Welcome Centers, by calling 1.800.ALABAMA (252.2262), or by downloading at http://www.alabama.travel.

The list of new dishes is as follows:

Homemade “Molly” Fingers at Huggin Molly’s

Barbecue brisket at Plantation House

Cinnamon Sugar Chips at Tortillas Blanco
Prime Rib at Clark’s Restaurant

Neopolitan pizzas at Bettola

Chicken Salad Blossom at Sit N Sip

Catfish fingers at the Circle A Catfish
Gumbo at Christopher

Shrimp Po-Boy at Market By The Bay

Green beans at Albany Bistro

Famous Chef Salad at Mama Leone’s

Blue Cheese Burger at The Pub
Big Daddy Burger at Big Daddy’s Grill
Muffaletta at Panini Pete’s,
Royal Red Shrimp at Old Bay Steamer
Triple Chocolate Cake at Sandra’s Place

Rum bread pudding at Old Barn Restaurant

Cranberry nut salad with Balsamic dressing at Emily’s Café

Monster Dog & Monster burger at Mutter’s Diner
BBQ sandwich and banana pudding at Jimbo’s BBQ

Gulf Shores
Peanut butter pie at the Original Oyster House
Seafood platter & gumbo at Wolf Bay Lodge
The Wipe-Out Burger at The Hangout
Farmer’s Omelet at Tacky Jack’s

Fried cheeseburger at Dodge City Restaurant

Ribs at SAW’s BBQ
Kadoma Tuna Roll at Jinsei

BBQ stuffed potato at Little Paul’s BBQ
Coffee Rub Steak at 801 Franklin
Chili burger & slaw dog at Big Spring Cafe
Peanut butter & jelly in phyllo at Cotton Row Restaurant

Catfish & hush puppies at Greenbrier

Alabama shrimp & grits at The Blind Mule
Bacon cheeseburger at Callaghan’s Irish Social Club
Caramelized Day Boat Scallops with Wild Mushroom Risotto, Swiss Chard and White Truffle
Oil at The Battle House Hotel
Ginger donut at NoJa
Praline Dobash Cake at Pollman’s Bakery
Seafood and sausage gumbo at Oysterella’s

BLT Supreme at Radley’s Fountain Grill

Pecan pan-fried snapper at Chophouse
Pecan Pie with Jack Daniels Ice Cream at Garrett’s
“Walk-Thru-Fire Pancakes” at Red Bluff Cottage B&B

Lane Cake at Miss Melissa’s Café

Orange Beach
Breakfast buffet with omelet bar at Hazel’s Seafood Restaurant
Sea bass wrapped in banana leaves at Cosmo’s Restaurant
Shrimp & grits at Ginny Lane Bar & Grill

Home cooking at the Jim’s Restaurant

Catfish and chicken fingers at Katy’d Katfish

Homemade chicken salad at Cafe Savanna

Chicken salad at Cups Cafe
Pulled pork at Triple R BBQ
Strawberry salad at The Veranda Café

Spanish Fort
Gumbo & crab claws at Blue Gill Restaurant
Seafood at The Original Oyster House

Country cooking at Time to Eat

Pepper Jelly Omelet and Black Belt Eggs Benedict at Mama Nem’s

Fried chicken at Maggie’s Diner
Smoke Chicken with white BBQ sauce at Cypress Inn

Footlongs and burgers at TJ’s Bar & Grill
Yams at the Kellog Center Restaurant

Union Springs
Smoked meat & homemade stew at the Hilltop Grill

Vestavia Hills
Shrimp Etouffee at New Orleans Food & Spirits
Sandwiches on wheat roll with BBQ sauce at Mr. P’s Butcher Shop & Deli

Seasonal gourmet ice cream at Yellow Hammer

Homemade soups at 559 Market Place

Baked Turkey Wings at Larkin’s Deli


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