Tanner's assortment of handcrafted candies, pies, and gift baskets cast a spotlight on fresh, locally grown pecans. Wrap your smile around forkfuls of chocolate chip pecan pie ($19.50), a deep-dish taste explosion of nut and rich cocoa, or surprise a fellow dessert fanatic with the maple pecan fudge gift box ($17.95). Containers of praline candied pecans ($15.95) showcase Rubenesque nuts flaunting Creole-spiced sugar gowns. Sugar-free and kosher items also abound in the treat emporium. Swing by one of Tanner's shops to pick up gourmet confections before the holidays, when confections are notoriously scarce.
Thomas Auld began his career as a fisherman in 1952, and since then, his family has been in the seafood business, specializing in shrimp. At Fisherman's Legacy, patrons may peruse lobster tails and fish fillets behind the glass counters of the marketplace or sit down for a meal of fried shrimp, crab cakes, and hush puppies in the dining area.
At Eastern Shore Weight Loss, patients lose weight under the guidance of Dr. Richard Snellgrove. Using info from patients' initial consultations, Dr. Snellgrove and his staff can create a personalized course of action. That may include medical weight-loss tools such as phentermine, which is an appetite suppressant; lipotropic injections, which are fat-burning compounds; or B12 injections, which are doses of vitamin B12 designed to supply the energy needed to exercise or transcribe Ulysses.
Though Wow Cafe & Wingery has now found a foothold in more than 60 locations throughout the U.S., the chain still offers the same tasty soul food and wings as it did when it was founded by a trio of Louisianan brothers in 2001. The friendly sports pub still broadcasts the day’s games on various televisions, allowing guests to follow multiple sports or Jenga tournaments as they lick one of 17 delectable sauces from their fingers. In addition to these finger-food staples, guests can devour fajitas, burgers resting between slices of texas toast, and classic New Orleans dishes such as gumbo, catfish, and red beans. Spice-covered tongues cool off with signature drinks such as an italian mango bellini or Louisiana's Abita beer.
In the past 50 years, Thompson Packers has grown from a humble three-man operation into a meatpacking hub with more than a hundred employees. The company serves five-star New Orleans restaurants and hotels as well as offshore caterers prepping feasts for carnivorous merpeople. It also collaborates with local chefs to stay on top of culinary trends, and has developed specialized packaging processes to keep its meats fresh.
At The Butcher Shoppe, handcrafting sausage and sculpting fresh cuts of meat is a family legacy. Owner Kevin Green and his son Jordan will tell you that serving as a local expert on meat is not just a job; it's a way of life. When the father-son team welcomed Troy Moon of the Pensacola News Journal into their store, Jordan showed off his extensive beef knowledge, knife skills, and the tattoo on his arm, which depicts a snarling steak holding a butcher's knife in each hand. When asked how long he planned to work for his dad, the ambitious and dedicated youth replied, "Hopefully until he either gives up this one to me, or we open another one." Given their talent and close connection with their customers, that may not be a bad idea.
In addition to prime, certified Angus and choice beef, the duo showcases specialty items such as bison and alligator, providing a “how-to” cooking guide with each cut in order to ensure the best flavor. They also turn their patrons' wild game into sausage—adding hot Cajun spices, maple, or sage for an extra kick—and handpick marinades and barbecue sauces that are ideal for slathering on grilled meats or making slip ‘n’ slide journeys more flavorful.