Olde Towne Daphne’s newest nightly dining venue… Kitchen on Main

Dorothy Overstreet, Kitchen on Main

Dorothy Overstreet was Bayou la Batre born and raised amoungst a family of incredible cooks. She remembers her Mom and Dad participating in all the Bayou Tasting events and preparing their seafood gumbo and more for the masses of people that would attend each year. Overstreet enjoys feeding folks and finds cooking very cathartic. She is also a talented singer and songwriter, and lived in Nashville for a while before honing her cooking skills at Le Cordon Bleu in Atlanta. After returning to Baldwin County, Dorothy focused on offering catering services. Opening a restaurant of her very own has been a dream of Dorothy’s for some time and she knew it was now or never. When a spot on Daphne’s Main Street came available this past July, she knew the timing was right and this was her opportunity. She
admired the industrial feel and clean lines of the small cozy space.
It reminded her of places she had frequented in Nashville with just the right feeling of a intimate, yet approachable, neighborhood restaurant. In addition to the main dining area, there is a side deck that is used for outdoor seating when the weather is conducive.
In October the KITCHEN ON MAIN opened its doors to the public with a menu of Dorothy’s recipes that she has perfected over the years. Everything is hand crafted using the freshest of ingredients. The menu of American fare is comprised on small plates, sharebles, add-ons, large plates and desserts. The seafood selections change more frequently and the other selections are subject to change based on seasonality. There is a full bar and a wine list that compliments the dinner menu. Kitchen on Main is currently open for dinner only Tuesday through Saturday from 5pm until 9pm. Reservations are accepted but not required. Be sure to follow “Kitchen on Main” on Facebook to see what’s cookin’.
Kitchen On Main • 1716 Main Street • Daphne •  (251) 307-5350

Buster’s Brick Oven prepares for November Bourbon Dinner

Tucked just to the side of the ever famous Manci’s Antique Club is a quaint, cozy spot that has blossomed within the bussle of it’s big brother’s shadow…with a personality all of it’s own.
Buster’s Brick Oven originally opened in May of 2017 and is emerging as one of the Eastern Shore’s go to spots to relax and unwind with an adult beverage.
Managing Partner, Garrett DeLuca has embraced his position, fostered the business and built his back of the house team in a manner that completely personifies what Buster’s was intended to accomplish. DeLuca’s accomplished kitchen staff is comprised of Judon Price, Marian Titlestad and Ben Flores. He credits them with the creativity and passion that has pushed – and continues to push – Buster’s menu to the next level.
The food menu at Buster’s consists of small plates/irons, charcuterie boards, freshly prepared brick oven pizzas and a small selection of savory entrees/seared selections. Buster’s offers a nice selection and variety of wines in addition to a full bar with a specialty cocktail menu. They have also recently added draft beer and serve craft and local brews.
The week begins on Wednesday at Buster’s. Every Wednesday they feature
a $5 house wine and a $10 pizza. The current days/hours of operation are Wednesday through Saturday from 5pm until with plans of reintroducing a Sunday Brunch by the end of the year. Be sure to like them on Facebook (Buster’s Brick Oven) to keep up with their “pizza of the night” and their Friday & Saturday Dinner “special of the night”.
On November 14th, Buster’s will host an Old Forester Bourbon Dinner. The culinary team will debut their three course menu that will pair an Old Forester Bourbon that complimenting each course. There will be an Ambassador from Old Forester on hand to educate and enhance the experience. The menu and price will posted online and reservations will be taken via email at bustersbrickoven@gmail.com
Buster’s Brick Oven • 1711 Main Street • Daphne •  (251) 264-2520

Drink to your Health at Eastern Shore Nutrition, now open in Daphne

Chris Clark is a Mississippi guy who discovered the Eastern Shore while working in medical device sales. His job caused him to spend a considerable amount of time in the Mobile/Eastern Shore area and he was looking for a reason to make a move to this area. He was exposed to the Nutrition Club concept last year and chose the Eastern Shore as his ideal location to launch his new business. He procured a spot in May and opened three weeks ago in Daphne.
Eastern Shore Nutrition offers healthy and meal replacement shakes that are low in calories (200-250) packed with protein (24-27 grams), low in carbohydrates, filling and delicious! They come a large variety of flavors such as Cookies & Cream, Butterfinger, Wedding Cake, Nutter Butter, Lemon Shortie, Chocolate Caramel, French Vanilla, Key Lime Pie, Peanut Butter Cup, Salted Caramel and the list goes on – not to mention all the fun seasonal flavors!
These shakes are packed with all the vitamins and minerals you need in
a meal so they appeal to the health conscious or maybe even the less active individual who is trying to find a way to get everything their body needs. They also offer Post Workout Extreme Rebuild Shake Options.
Loaded Teas are also an option. They are loaded with Vitamins B & C, Ginseng, Guarana, also, Green, Black and Oolong tea but NOT a lot of calories – only 24! They do contain caffeine however (175-200mg) but they are low in carbohydrates (4 grams) and full of flavor! Try a Captain America, Cucumber Watermelon, Pink Flamingo, Pineapple Punch or some Jaguar Juice. You can even show your school spirit with the Trojan Potion, Tangy Toro or a Perky Pirate. And don’t forget the kids! Keep them healthy, hydrated and caffeine free for all their extracurricular activities. They have fun menu items too – Peppa Pig, Wonder Woman, Iron Man, Little Mermaid, Aqua Man just to mention a few.
Chris and his staff are gearing up for their Grand Opening Celebration that is scheduled to take place Friday October 18th. Stop by see what Eastern Shore Nutrition is all about. Register to win door prizes to be given away during the Grand Opening.
They are located on State Hwy 181 on the right going North near Champions Way (near Daphne High School) next to Infinity Bicycles.
Their hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 6am until 4pm and
Saturday, 7am until 2pm. They are closed on Sundays.
Eastern Shore Nutrition • 28396 Hwy 181, Daphne • (251) 367-8200

It’s a good old fashioned family affair at the Punta Clara Kitchen

L to R: Susan Harvison, Kim Pacey Clay, Sarah Pacey, Susan Pacey

Kim Pacey Clay’s Grandmother, Dot Pacey, started their family’s business in a little brick building in the back yard of her home in 1952. She and her husband started out making pralines and preserves for friends and then added cakes and other treats. Her products spoke for themselves and word of mouth spurred a successful business. A business that would keep this family occupied for many years to come. The Punta Clara Kitchen has stood the test of time and honors old fashion, homemade small batch candies, fudge, preserves and cakes.
In the mid 1970’s the candy kitchen was moved to Miss/Aunt Colleen’s house (after her death). This has sentimental significance in that this house was constructed in 1897 and was originally the home of Edward and Rosina Brodbeck, (Kim Pacey Clay’s great great grandparents). The family transformed the residential kitchen to meet commercial codes/standards and have been in operation in the historical, Victorian home ever since.
Their pralines, fudges, divinity, pecan driftwood, polliwogs, goober pies, and other candies are all made from their very own recipes. You will also find pickled okra, watermelon rind pickles, fig preserves,
old-fashioned apple butter, pepper jelly, scuppernong jelly, red raspberry jam, peach preserves and many others. Old fashioned pound cakes are available in a variety of flavors. Those are baked to order, so make sure to call and place your order in advance. Cheese straws are also an option – classic, hot and blue cheese! The products at Punta Clara are made from scratch and preservatives are not an option so be sure to enjoy them promptly. And for the person that has everything… Give the gift of goodies! Ask them to put together an assortment of items in a gift box or basket – they also offer shipping and gift certificates. Mosey on down to the road to Point Clear where you can watch them in the kitchen making theses candies and other specialties daily. You can even enjoy samples of their most popular treats.
Punta Clara Kitchen • 17111 Scenic Highway 98, Point Clear, AL • (251) 928 – 8477 • www.puntaclara.com

Cicis Pizza offers unlimited variety at great value

Pizza is just part of who Paul Mulhern, Jr. is. His Italian Grandmother, heritage and childhood summers spent with family in Brooklyn pizza kitchens greatly influenced his career path and in retrospect, helped make him the man he is today.
Paul was born and raised in Mobile. He was 16 when he went to work for Cicis as a team member and part of the opening team of the Mobile Cicis location in 1997. After high school, Paul attended the University of Alabama and graduated with a degree in Nutrition. The Cicis concept always appealed to Paul and he often referred to the business model when it pertained to college projects. After graduation, Paul went into management with the company. After years of experience as an operator, Mulhern put together a plan to pursue ownership as a Franchisee with his sights set on the expansion of the brand across the Gulf Coast. Mobile, Pensacola and Daphne are his current locations with Daphne being the newest, opened in 2018.
Daphne’s location (Jubilee Square) offers family friendly dining and also offers outdoor seating.
Cicis is the original unlimited pizza buffet. For one low price you’ll find a variety of hot and fresh pizzas – from traditional to
flatbreads, even stuffed crusts, salad bar, soup, pasta bar and desserts! And if there is a flavor combination that you don’t see on the buffet that strikes your fancy, just let them know – they will make it for you! Cicis also offers wings as an side item/appetizer (traditional or boneless) in a variety of flavors. If you aren’t able to dine in Cicis offers to go and has a variety of
Value Packs to feed the masses. Catering for large events and parties is also an option.
Paul and the Cicis Team invite you to take advantage of their weekday specials: On Monday the carry out special is two or more large one topping pizzas for $4.99 each, Tuesdays Kids eat for 99¢ with the purchase of an adult buffet, Wednesday is Wing Night – 60¢ wings with the purchase of an adult buffet and Thursdays are College Nights – show your college ID and get a free drink with the purchase of your buffet. With the movie theatre yards away, just present your same day
movie ticket and receive $1 off the cost of your buffet. Look for more specials and extended hours with football season right around the corner!
Cicis • 6882 US Highway 90 (Jubilee Square), Daphne • (251) 621-6820

Get your DOG ON at Wacked Out Wiener in Daphne!

W.O.W. – as in Wacked Out Weiner – is a fledgling franchise that is growing quickly. It’s tenth store opened this past May in Daphne and an additional Daphne location is in the works according to franchise owner Jeston Smith. Jeston and his wife Christina first encountered the concept at the grand opening of the Robertsdale Wacked Out Weiner location and liked it so much they decided to get in on the fun. They assembled a great team which includes knowledgeable and experienced food service friend, Vanessa Nabors and Briane Shiver (the hot dog) along with a few others. They leased the former LA Subs location at the corner of 181 and Hwy 90 and within a month they were up and running. The Wacked Out Weiner sells Nathan’s Hot Dogs and Polk’s sausages (regular & cajun). Nathan’s Hot Dogs are made with 100% beef and no artificial flavors or
by-products. The Wacked Out Weiner’s Menu includes “Specialty Dogs” such as the Chili Cheese Dog, the Frito Pie Dog, the Reuben Dog, the Rajun Cajun Dog and even the new Hawaiian Dog on a special Hawaiian sweet bun. You can also “B.Y.O.D.”  (build your own dog) with a variety of over 40 ingredients to choose as toppers. They also offer combo meals that come with chips and a drink so you can find just the right number of dogs or sausages to satisfy your appetite. All combo meals come with an unlimited number of toppings. The Wacked Out Weiner is open Monday through Saturday from 11am until 7pm. They are a Veteran owned franchise and offer Military, First Responder and Senior Citizen Discounts. Ask for your frequent purchaser punch card to earn a free combo and follow their Facebook Page for daily specials and other discounts. The Wacked Out Weiner • 29640 US Highway 181 • Daphne • (251) 401-0605

Experience philoxenia at Fairhope’s It’s All Greek To Me

A sudden shift in the projected path of Hurricane Irma in 2017 is what landed the John & Effie Lindeman in unfamiliar territory. This Miami family extended their stay and spent the rest of the week exploring the town of Fairhope before returning to South Florida with Fairhope on their mind.
Enamored with the charm of the Eastern Shore and feeling the need to provide the area with authentic Greek cuisine the couple shared the idea with Effie’s brother, Gerry Kourouklis and teamed up to created the perfect taste of Greece in the heart of Downtown Fairhope. With their Grandmother’s recipes and the knowledge of their family’s successful restaurants the trio opened It’s All Greek To Me this past February.
The family presents a taste of the Greek islands in their freshly made authentic dishes. Try their stuffed grape leaves (dolmathakia), fried calamari, skorthopsomo (garlic bread), Hephaestus Saganaki fried cheese or Loukanico (Greek sausage) or go for the it all with the Hercules Pikilia Sampler platter – a selection of some of their best starters and main dishes.
Entrees such as Spanakopita (Spinach pie), Briam (Ratatouille), Yemista (stuffted tomatoes/green peppers. Moussaka, Pastitsio (Greek Lasagana), Kreatopita (Greek Meat Pie), Auntihentic Old Fashioned Lamb Gyro, Chicken or Pork Souvlaki Pita Wrap, Greek Salads and Greek Soups are also on the menu. And by all means, leave room for dessert! They can do wonders with phyllo! They serve a full bar and all of the wine is from Greece (they even serve Greek beer!) It’s All Greek To Me is
open Monday through Saturday from 11am until 9m and Sunday from 11am until 3:30pm. The restaurant is located at 108 North Section Street in the new Section Place in Downtown Fairhope. Indoor and outdoor seating is available. For more
information call (251) 265-3623 or visit their Facebook page.