The sushi smiths at Mikato churn out tightly rolled rice-and-fish treats, steaks, and other traditional Japanese fare. In addition to a variety of rolls, Mikato's chefs orchestrate ingredients in the form of entrees such as sukiyaki steak, a thin-sliced sirloin with sukiyaki sauce and vegetables ($16.95), and the Mikato dinner special, a mélange of filet mignon, lobster tail, and shrimp ($28.99). Chow on culinary creations in the comfort of plush chairs and the soft light emitted from multicolored paper lanterns, all while taking in the Japanese woodblock prints adorning the walls and cowering in the glare of samurai masks that all vaguely resemble TV personality Judge Judy.
“Warning,” declares Taste’s menu, “you may get sick of reading the word ‘Homemade.’” Skim the sandwich section and you’ll see why. Chefs flavor their creations with numerous homemade ingredients such as thousand island sauce, pickled red onions, and rémoulade. They also use their own meat—rather than pre-made deli meats—and accompany sandwiches with homemade pickles and a choice of homemade chips or potato salad. Along with sandwiches, Taste’s culinary team also crafts gourmet salads and pairs graham crackers and jams with up to six local or imported cheeses from its cheese bar. To wash down meals, guests can choose from 16 beers, 24 wines by the glass, or wine by the bottle.
The old town of Mobile welcomed Wintzell's Oyster House with open arms way back in 1938, when it was just a 6-stool oyster shack advertising "Oysters—fried, stewed, or nude." The restaurant has a host of locations, but each serves up the same regional, seafood-centric cuisine that made the place legendary.
"A Taste of New Orleans" is just that for owner, Monica Tucker, who was born and raised in the Big Easy. ATONO is located in beautiful Fairhope, Alabama where Monica has brought some of her favorite New Orleans food and treats to the Eastern Shore.
Andree’s Wine, Cheese & Things has been serving a variety of gourmet sandwiches, wines, gift baskets, and more for more than 20 years. Come on in for lunch or an afternoon snack, with options like the Captain’s Choice sandwich ($7.99), featuring smoked turkey, cranberry chutney, and swiss cheese. Andree’s most popular sandwich is the vegetarian Sunshine Crunch ($7.50), crowned with avocado spread, cucumber, onion, veggie cream cheese, and pecans. Daily rotating choices include the likes of quiche, lasagna, and soup-salad combos for chilly brontosaurs. Hundreds of bottles of wine from the United States and abroad are also available, ensuring plenty of delightful glassfuls with which to complement a satisfying lunch. Finish off the culinary pilgrimage by sidling up to a sweet selection such as a gourmet ice-cream sundae ($3.50) or a pastry from the bakery, where all goodies are made fresh on site daily.