New Owners of Ed’s Seafood Shed will continue the tradition of fun Southern Classics

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Ed and Barbara Bridges created a loyal customer base during the seventeen years they owned Ed’s Seafood Shed on the Causeway. With no prior restaurant experience, the rookie restaurateurs did an incredible job serving their family recipes cooked the ‘Old Mobile’way.
This past October the Bridges were able to comfortably pass the torch to a group of new owners. They know that the business is in good hands and have been assured that what they built will always have a an “Ed” in it.
Pete Blohme, Nick Dimario and Robert Kabakoff partnered to refresh and relaunch the restaurant and offer their customers Southern coastal classics. Gumbo, fried oysters, fried gulf shrimp, a variety of fish, scallops, crab claws,  turnip greens, garlic cheese grits and the famous cole slaw with crackers are just some of what Ed’s Shed has offered and will continue to offer. They are dedicated to improve and enhance without changing what Ed’s is all about.
The gorgeous view of Mobile Bay could not be improved upon but some of the building’s features have. The spacious back patios have been redecked and freshly painted, new windows and state of the art heaters have been installed. An outdoor kid’s zone is in the works and lots of great live music is being scheduled.
Neal Hollingshead is the General Manager of Ed’s Seafood Shed and preceeded the purchase of the business. His commitment and dedication to this location and the industry is just one of the reasons that the PP Restaurant Group successful.  The passion that this group of guys displays is more than evident, not only in words but in actions
“Everything that Pete has talked about has happened” says Dimario “and more!”
The company’s brands (Panini Pete’s, Sunset Pointe and now Ed’s Shed) not only serve the public with great food they also share a commitment to develop and mentor their employees. “Food is a great way to make friends.” says Blohme, “Develop them, enhance their skills and launch them onto something that makes them better.”
In conjunction with helping others, the PP Group has created the PR Foundation. Through fundraisers, volunteer efforts and donations the foundation’s purpose is to do very special things for very special people giving back to individuals with special needs, Veterans of the Armed Forces, no kill animal shelters and other community causes.
Ed’s Seafood Shed • 3382 Battleship Parkway, Spanish Fort • (251) 625-1947
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Tropics on the Causeway enhances their existing offering with more Volleyball courts in coming months

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Johnny Littleton, Jr. graduated from Daphne High School. He started working with his father, Johnny Littleton, Sr. at an early age and began learning the inner workings of the hospitality industry. Johnny, Sr. owned Chantilly’s on Airport Boulevard. When “Little Johnny” turned 21 he took over the operation that he had grown up in and ran it until the establishment closed in 2013. The Littletons desired to have a business on the Eastern Shore and had been eyeing a waterfront bar and restaurant since 2008. In 2011 the Littletons purchased what was formerly the Beach House Grill on the Causeway in Spanish Fort. The family reopened the location as Tropics Restaurant and Bar. Nature provides a beautiful backdrop with a fabulous view of the Delta and Mobile Bay. The Littleton’s revised the floorplan, spruced up the interior and enhanced the existing structure with risers and booths and pool tables (which are available for use at no charge!) Little Johnny’s brother, Julian Littleton was at the helm until this past January when Johnny took over. They have added Volleyball Courts that, when the weather warms up, will soon be drawing crowds for tournaments, local recreational teams and evens lessons. They are also in the process of adding two more courts and looking forward to kicking off that schedule in March.
Whether you are in the mood for a little something to snack on or a full meal, a variety of eats that include both appetizers and entrees – in addition, of course, to a full bar. Wednesdays are 50¢ Wing Night, Thursdays are host to $2 fish tacos, $3 shrimp tacos and $2.50 Margaritas. Every Friday is Steak Night and live musical entertainment on Friday and Saturday evenings. Currently Tropics is opens Tuesday through Friday at 3pm and Saturday and Sunday at 1pm. As the temperatures improves they anticipate adding more hours of operation to accomodate patrons and Volleyball enthusiasts.
Tropics Restaurant and Bar • 5272 Battleship Parkway, Spanish Fort (251) 626-9008 • Facebook “Tropics”