Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Giveaway: Old Mobile Restaurants book! Closed!

CONGRATS MIMI!!!


My first thought after reading the recent Mobile Press write up about the new local book Old Mobile Restaurants...Gosh, this would be a great giveaway for my readers! I am so thrilled that Malcolm Steiner, the author of Old Mobile Restaurants, has agreed to giveaway one of his signed books. This book would be a perfect addition to anyone's book collection. It outlines the rich history of Mobile, the hot spots, and the famous recipes that make Mobile what it is! So local or not, enter to win this book by leaving a comment below!

About Old Mobile Restaurants:
The first capital of the new, French colony called Louisiana was Mobile founded in 1702. Mobile Alabama served as the economic and political center of the colony for many years. Mobile is home to the first Mardi Gras in America and has played a key role in American-food History. This early French Capital also brought the regions first trained baker, chef and a love of food that makes Mobile the home of many culinary delights and traditions. Even if you have never heard of Mobile Alabama if you love food, restaurants and good stories this book is for you.
From the modest, hot dog stands to the most “uptown” of white tablecloth establishments, it tells the story of the people, places and events that shaped the culinary life of Mobile and quite often the Gulf Coast and the entire South.


***To enter to win the signed copy of Old Mobile Restaurants please comment below. Please leave a note about your favorite Mobile restaurant or why you would like to win.***Be sure to include your email address!*** Winner will be chosen by random.org on 1/30 and have 24 hours to respond.

46 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have many favorite local Mobile restaurants. Among them are The Bakery, Big Time Diner, and Wintzells. I would love to win this book. I love Mobile and its rich history!

tracymslp@bellsouth.net

Heather Lucas said...

My grandfather used to own the Silver King on the Causeway back in the 1940's, my greatmother was a waitress at Constintens...So much family history in Old Mobile restaurants!!

Anonymous said...

I MUST SAY THE PILLARS IN DOWNTOWN MOBILE IS GREAT :)
KIM
kenkyleekade@bellsouth.net

Tom Frazier said...

I have to say that Wintzell's is our favorite. Mobile is so rich in history,

tomfrazier@hotmail.com

dr neal said...

I would love this book.

Lelesim said...

My grandmother used to work at the old Korbets Restaurant at the Loop. She was a hostess there and I have wonderful memories of it. My mother and father had their wedding reception there, too! I would love to learn more about the history of other restaurants in Mobile.
Lisa
Lelesim@aol.com

Anonymous said...

I have to say that Wintzells was a favorite but my visits to the Pillars are good food memories too.
B. Malec malec99@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Oh... so so many favorites... Wintzell's very near the top. A new favorite is Bonefish Grill. The great old standbys Dew Drop Inn :) I would love to have the book!


xtracash10@yahoo.com

The Ranew Family said...

I love Big Time Diner. It is so delicious. I would love to have this book to read about Mobile's history of food and restaurants. I have always enjoyed reading about history of towns, especially the one I live in.

Leigh Carrington said...

I'm not sure it is in the book, but I have the fondest memories of Eight Kings and Weichmans(sp). My Grandmother used to take me and my sisters there all the time. Old leather chairs and the best food in the world. Weichmans(sp) had the best Mud Pie. And all your sides came in it's own little bowl, great for a little kid who didn't want their food to touch!

leighc1@comcast.net

Lindsey said...

I have lived here all my life and I think Mobile has some of the greatest restaurants around. Some of my favorites include the Old Dutch Ice Cream Shop and Big Time Diner. I also loved eating at the Little Kitchen when I worked downtown!

Anonymous said...

I am originally from Foley, but since moving to Mobile about 10 years ago, I have found some of the best restaurants. Mama's kitchen on Dauphin Street has some of the best homecooked meals and at an excellent price - I highly recommend the fried green tomatoes.
Rachel
rholleyal@yahoo.com

Mimi Lauten Fowlkes said...

I reaaly want to win a copy of this book....it sounds fabulous!!! I have many personal memories of local favorites long gone...late dinners at Korbet's after opening night of plays waitng for the first reviews to come in from the newspaper...having fancy dinners at Constantine's with my extended family...getting a fishbone stuck in by throught at the Sea Ranch on the causeway...a scoop of "Blueberry Gems"icecream at Od Dutch with my Pop after painful trips to the dentist...the unbelievable milkshake list at Mac's Drive-In on Springhill...The Rebel drinks and dip-tops at Rebel Queen..silver dollar pancakes on Sundays at The Pancake House...my memory list list just goes on and on!! I hope I win!!!

Anonymous said...

Dew Drop Inn and Coke in the little bottles....need I say more?

Kate McMichael said...

I have many memories of restaurants here in Mobile, but I especially loved Korbets. It will always remind me of my grandparents who took me there on special occasions. I would LOVE to have a book that recounts the history of Mobile through food.

kate_mcmichael@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I am a Mobile resident for the past 19 years... we moved here from Louisiana, since I have many New Orleans cookbooks, I would LOVE to have a Mobile Cookbook to add to my collection. I love cookbooks, to me they are great "reading" material.. and I "Luv to cook"!! My favorite restaurant was Rousso's... so sad that it closed ;-( Our Grandchildren miss it too!
hopeann1955@hotmail.com

Super Savings said...

I would love the book. I too think I am a fan of Big Time Diner :)

amnapiontek@gmail.com

Mary Smith said...

I must say the Dew Drop Inn! My family still has to go eat there whenever they come in town! It never gets old:). I would love to win because I am very interested in learning more about Mobile's history. I have a chef husband also that could benefit from knowing more about the old restaurants.

Anonymous said...

My favorite is the Bakery on Dauphin street. I think we have some great restaurants here in Mobile. Would love the cookbook:)
simnb@aol.com

Stephanie said...

Mmmmm, Wintzell's --- I've been trying to duplicate their recipe for fried green tomatoes with crawfish sauce!

clumzgirl@hotmail.com

Kim Helms said...

I love the Dew Drop Inn. I've eaten there since I was a little child and each time it seems even better. khelms35@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

I remember eating at Ben's on the causeway when I was a little girl- prior to Hurricane Fredrick- I think that's when it was wiped out. I loved the scallops! Mobile has such history- I love being from here! WE love to travel- but Mobile is home! I would use this book in addition to our homeschooling about Mobile and it's rich history! I hope I win!!
Kyla in Axis!

dana m. said...

Way too many favorites...Dew drop..Old Dutch.. I would really love this book because of the wonderful history.Thank you and Mr. Steiner!!

dpm4mm6@bellsouth.net

Anonymous said...

My husband grew up here and collects many Mobile antiquities including Mobile bottles (he digs them from the old outhouses on properties w/permissions) and he is President of the Antique Bottle Club, old Mobile papers like steamboat ladings certificates, old china plates including Bellingrath and souvenir plates from the 1940's, old Mobile books, tokens, and many more things. Our favorite restaurant was Korbets and Wintzell's. We would love to add this to our growing obsession!

skye said...

The Banana Docks is my family's favorite! What a fabulous local place to eat!!

This book would be an amazing way to learn more about local restaurants- I've only been in Mobile for only a couple of years, so I would LOVE to learn more about this great city that we love to live in!!

THANKS TO BARGAIN BUGGY BLOG FOR THIS FABULOUS GIVE AWAY!

skye612@hotmail.com!!!
*crosses fingers**

Michelle Touchton said...

I remember going to Fletcher's, Korbets, and The Pillars(prior to new owners) growing up.

Anonymous said...

My family and I are somewhat new to the area. We have enjoyed all of the wonderful restaurants in the Mobile area. I would love to own this book in order to share Mobile's rich history with family and friends who come to visit from out of town.

kaicooley@att.net

Janice said...

I would love to win this book...love Wintzells's and my kids also love Dew Drop Inn. They want to take their out of town grandparents there when they visit!

jkconnors.fss@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh - growing up in Mobile there are so many old favorites that have gone now. I'm trying to remember the name of the place we always went for special occasions ... it's escaping me right now. But from the hot dogs at Dew Drop to seafood at Winzells and Blue Gill, to special nights at the Pillars, Mobile has such a rich history and this looks like a fun book to reminisce an explore.

waterlvr07@yahoo.com

Amy Croley said...

an awesome giveaway!

Amy said...

Mama's Kitchen!!!!! I also have to mention the bakery because my mother worked there a LONG time ago. I'd LOVE this book! Thank you bargain buggy!

amyjohn850@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

I would have to say Wintzells is our favorite!!!!!!!!!


melringl@yahoo.com

Amy said...

I would LOVE to have this book! I love Felix's, Big Time Diner and Wintzell's!
Having grown up in and around Mobile, I think it would be a great addition to my book collection!

adrianne said...

well nothing beats DEW DROP INN>..thats the only place a red wiener is good!!! love it sooo much!adrianne dueitt adueitt_0303@yahoo.com

Jane Dough said...

I remember the old Constantine's restaurant, and Rousso's when it was in the location that has been Lewis Advertising for years. I would love to have this book to remember and learn more about our history of great restaurants

Anonymous said...

I love Mobile and ALL it has to offer! I'm not a homegrown Mobilian, but an eight year transplant and I love it here!
Jessica Dennis

Jennifer said...

I would have to say that The Mariner is one of my all time favs in Mobile..the food is wonderful. This book would be a great addition to my collection of cookbooks.
Jennifer Kimbrough

Anonymous said...

I have a lot of good memories of eating at various restaurants in Mobile. Sounds like this book has a lot of rich history of Mobile, and I think it is very interesting to know about restaurants that have stood the test of time. Some of my favorites are The Dew Drop Inn and Wintzells.

S.Mitchell said...

My family loves the Dew Drop Inn! The book sounds very interesting.

Lois said...

I loooove reading about the history of Mobile. I've "only" lived here for the past 11-1/2 years and it's fascinating to me to read about everything past and present. Looking forward to reading this book at some point in the future! :)

Anonymous said...

I would like to win b/c one of my best friends grew up in Mobile. She is always so kind to me and our family and i would like to be able to give her something that would be meaningful to her.

C Hunter said...

If I won this book, i would give it to one my dear friends who grew up in Mobile. She is always doing such kind things for our family - i would love to be able to give her something she could enjoy.

Pam said...

I have so many wonderful memories of
eating at various restaurants with my
parents. We often went to The Chicken Box at the Loop. I remember
how much I loved the mini jukebox that sat on the tables! We also ate at Morrison's when it was downtown.
Another favorite was Palmer's on the causeway.

Freda said...

From what I can tell, this book will bring back many memories. I think it's great that someone has researched and created such a book.

Hannah Jo Creations said...

I love Ed's Seafood Shack! I know its not actually in Mobile but close enough, right?!

Joe said...

Would love to win this cookbook-I love to try new recipes!