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Chef David Pan Wins Flavor Award

Chef David Pan Wins Flavor Award

Sep 28, 2016

Chef David Pan earned the Flavor Award at the Wharf Uncorked Food & Wine Festival in Orange Beach. As this chef’s style is traditional French cooking for current times, his winning dish was a Boeuf Bourguignon with Roasted Garlic Pomme Purée. Held in mid-September, the three day event combines tastings of delicious food and tantalizing wines, live entertainment, a pinch of southern flare and a dash of Gulf Coast hospitality. “As flavor is the most important part of cuisine, it is quite an honor to win this particular award,” said Chef David Pan of Orange Beach Concierge. “Additionally, as sponsors for the entire festival, it is exciting to know that over $15,000 was raised for Make a Wish Alabama.” Chef David Pan’s specialty is French methods while remaining focused on the latest trends and techniques in the industry. After graduating from Le Cordon Bleu Mendota Heights, Chef Pan began his career at the 3 Diamond rated WA Frost in St. Paul under Chef Russell Kline. He expanded his culinary experience working with noted chefs at elite establishments that included the Minneapolis Club, James Beard winning Gustavus Inn, Fishers Orange Beach along with Brick and Spoon. Last year, he launched Orange Beach Concierge, one of the only private dining services in the area. While he is new to the coast, his culinary impact is already well known by his peers. For additional information about Chef David Pan and Orange Beach Concierge, visit...

3rd Annual Firkin Fest Announced in Downtown Mobile, AL

3rd Annual Firkin Fest Announced in Downtown Mobile, AL

Mar 2, 2016

Presented by Moe’s Original Bar B Que and Budweiser Busch Distributing, the 3rd Annual Firkin Festival will be held on Saturday, April 2nd at 701 Spring Hill Avenue in Mobile, AL. Benefiting the American Cancer Society, the festival indulges craft beer lovers that include novices and aficionados alike. As the beer offerings continue to grow, Yellowhammer Brewing, Back Forty Beer Company, Cahaba Brewing, Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits, Tallgrass Brewing Company, Fairhope Brewing Company, Black Warrior Brewing Company, Rocket Republic Brewing Company, Avondale Brewing, Serda Brewing, Big Beach Brewing Company, Grayton Beer Company and Druid City Brewing will be poured for sampling. “Participating breweries will showcase distinctive cask ale in a firkin, a barrel made of stainless steel that holds 10.8 gallons of beer,” said Jana Sobolic, Craft Manager for Budweiser-Busch Distributing. “Firkins are unique in the sense that the beer goes through a secondary fermentation in the vessel.” During and after the celebration of beers, entertainment will include live music with performances by Winston Ramble, Festival Expressions and Mulligan Brothers. Doors open at 2pm with a tapping ceremony at 2:30pm. Sampling ends at 5:30pm with an awards ceremony at 6pm. Available on Etix.com or at Moe’s downtown location, tickets are $22 in advance and $25 in the day of event. Ticket includes sampling of all 13 casks, glass, crawfish, music, koozie, literature, and ticket for voting. Located in the upper part of Dauphin in downtown Mobile, the 7400 square foot Moe’s Original Bar B Que features a hot nightlife scene with full premium bars, high definition TVs and an entertainment venue that showcases live music from top bands. Named one of the Top 10 Rib Joints and BBQ Chains in America, Moe’s Original Bar B Que has 40 other locations in AL, CA, CO, FL, GA, LA, ME, NC, OH, SC, TN and VA. The popular restaurant features a Southern soul food revival with everything prepared fresh daily. For additional information about the event or Moe’s Original Bar B Que,...

Great Firkin Festival featuring Eric Lindell and Keller Williams in Mobile, AL

Great Firkin Festival featuring Eric Lindell and Keller Williams in Mobile, AL

Mar 7, 2014

The inaugural Great Firkin Fest will invade downtown Mobile on Saturday, April 5th at Moe’s Original Bar B Que, located at 701 Spring Hill Road. With participation from local and regional breweries, each will showcase distinctive cask ale in a firkin, a barrel made of stainless steel that holds 10.8 gallons of beer. Firkins are unique in the sense that the beer goes through a secondary fermentation in the vessel. Participating breweries are Blue Pants Brewery (Madison, Alabama), Back 40 Beer Co. (Gadsden, Alabama), Southern Prohibition Brewing (Hattiesburg, Mississippi), Cahaba Brewing (Birmingham, Alabama), Druid City Brewing (Tuscaloosa, Alabama), Yellowhammer Brewing (Huntsville, Alabama), Fairhope Brewing Co. (Fairhope, Alabama), Brew Stooges (Huntsville, Alabama), Rocket Republic Brewing (Huntsville, Alabama) and Tallgrass Brewing (Manhattan, Kansas). “Budweiser-Busch Distributing wanted to team up with Moe’s to introduce a specialized beer festival to the south Alabama area that not only shines the spotlight on cask ales but also the brewing talents of these local and regional breweries,” said Sarah Cure, Craft Manager for Budweiser-Busch Distributing. “Brewers typically have some fun with the creations and include interesting additions such as cocoa nibs, hot peppers, fresh whole-cone hops, orange peel, and more to accentuate the beer’s profile.” Door open at 12pm with tapping at 12:30pm and awards for Best in Show and People’s Choice at 4pm. There will be live music during the event by Eric Lindell with headliner Keller Williams starting at 9pm. Tickets for Firkin only: $22 ADV/$25 DOS (include admission, a sampling glass, festival literature and a koozie), Keller show only: $22ADV/$25 DOS or both events: $32ADV/$35 DOS and are on sale here. Money raised will go to benefit the local American Cancer Society. Located in the upper part of Dauphin in downtown Mobile, the 7400 square foot Moe’s Original Bar B Que features a hot nightlife scene with full premium bars, high definition TVs and an entertainment venue that showcases live music from top bands. Named one of the Top 10 Rib Joints and BBQ Chains in America, Moe’s Original Bar B Que has 29 other locations in AL, CO, FL, GA, ME, NC, OH and TN. The popular restaurant features a Southern soul food revival with pulled pork, ribs, wings, turkey and...

Quiet Riot Alienate Fans and Friends in and Attempt to Cover Wrong Doings to Now Fired Singer Mark Huff

Quiet Riot Alienate Fans and Friends in and Attempt to Cover Wrong Doings to Now Fired Singer Mark Huff

Jan 13, 2012

After my article yesterday on Mark Huff, the now former Quiet Riot singer, fired as he sat in his hospital room having his head shaved for brain surgery; there was a mass pouring of emotions across the internet from fans and friends of Mark Huff. People asking for their money back for tickets they had purchased, and saying they only wanted to go to see Mark, among the many other outcries of anger over his wrong doing. Quiet Riot eventually released a half cocked statement, saying they sent Mark a certified letter and making insinuations that Mark may be lying about being in the hospital. From QR Facebook page: “With regards to Mark Huff: My policy has always been not to air out the dirty laundry in public. That policy remains the same even in light of those who chose to make accusations. The fact is that Mr. Huff’s medical condition had nothing to do with the decision that was made though it is unfortunate that it comes at such a time. His wife assured me that Mark would be home this week, and as legal protocol dictated, a certified letter was sent informing Mark of the decision that was made and why it was made. This was days ago. The content of that letter is a private matter unless Mr. Huff decides to make the reason for his dismissal made public which I believe would be counterproductive for him. I will not go tit for tat with this issue. If certain person wish to villainies me, that is their prerogative.” This statement from the band sent out a rash of angry protests from friends and fans alike, I myself as the writer of the original article that soared the web, ended up in a conversation on MY Facebook page with a certain drummers girlfriend, whom insisted that a certified letter had been sent by them to Mark Huff, and that Mark was lying, which only lit my fuse because I KNOW for a fact that Mark is not lying. After said “girlfriend”, invaded my Facebook, myself and fans started noticing they were deleting any post on their page with the truth and only...

Atlanta Musician Steven Marchi Missing for 15 Days!

Atlanta Musician Steven Marchi Missing for 15 Days!

Aug 29, 2011

Written by Duffie Dixon of 11 Alive Friends of a missing local musician are asking for the public’s help in locating him. 43-year-old Steven Marchi was last seen the night of August 12, 2011. His roomate Jeffrey Powell said Marchi left the apartment in in his green Dodge pickup that has a camper top and an Illinois license plate. Powell assumed he’d see Marchi in a few hours, but he and others have not seen or heard from Marchi since. “I didn’t think too much of it at first. I mean he’s a grown man and I thought he may have just been staying with a friend, but then I realized he left without his phone or his guitar,” said Powell. Other friends confirm Marchi is an avid musician and goes everywhere with his guitar and sheet music. Kelley Hagen said that’s what has her convinced something bad has happened to Marchi. “Anyone who knows him knows he is not without his guitar for more than a few hours. He’s also not someone who would leave a roomate without paying the rent or explaining if he was headed out of town,” said Hagen. In fact, Powell said Marchi is always prompt with his weekly rent. Powell is also convinced Marchi planned to be around for the coming week based on what he found in the refrigerator. Marchi, a strict vegan, had just purchased and cut up various produce and put it in containers for a week’s worth of meals. “There’s no way he would buy all of that, take all that time preparing it if he was headed out of town,” said Powell. Marchi has performed at a number of venues around Atlanta including Smith’s Old Bar, Eddie’s Attic and the Red Light Cafe. He was saving up money to pay for the release of a CD. Between gigs Marchi worked as a masseur, so friends worry he may have gone to a client’s house and something bad happened to him. “I just know he would have contacted one of us, any of us, by now,” said Hagen. Police have assigned a case number in the search for Steven Marchi. Friends say the only...