Good Eats in Lower Alabama
Summerdale, AL - Events of Saturday, April 18 to Monday, April 20, 2015
As we said, we have a lot of favorite places in Lower Alabama where we want to eat. We headed to LA BBQ on Saturday afternoon.
LA BBQ is a family-run barbeque joint located only about 10 minutes from where we were staying at Rainbow Plantation. They have pulled pork, barbecued chicken, brisket and ribs. We always get pulled pork dinner plates with two sides ($9.99). Margery had potato salad and slaw for her sides, and Paul had potato salad and green bean casserole. Everything was yummy!
After church on Sunday, we relaxed for the rest of the day. On Monday, we ran some errands and then headed for Panini Pete's in nearby Fairhope for a late lunch. Panini Pete's is located behind a row of stores in downtown Fairhope next to a small courtyard called the French Quarter. There is a pleasant walkway back to the courtyard, and the resident cat we first saw about a year ago was still there.
We like to go on a nice day so we can eat outside in the courtyard.
Panini Pete's has several types of paninis that range in price from $7.75 to $10.50. They also serve several types of burgers ($7.50 to $8.75) and dogs ($4.75 to $5.50). All sandwiches include your choice of shoestring fries, house-made potato chips of the side of the day - usually a pasta salad.
We had our favorite - house-roasted turkey paninis with baby greens, roasted peppers, Dijon, garlic aioli, balsamic vinaigrette and fresh mozzarella. Panini Pete's was on the Food Network TV show, "Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives" a few years ago, and they featured the turkey paninis. We both had shoestring fries for our side.
Fairhope is a quaint, artsy little town. The streets are lined with expensive-looking boutiques, sidewalk cafes and bistros, book stores and art galleries. We decided to stroll around the block after lunch and enjoy the picturesque surroundings. The streets are decorated with attractive flowers. This year's color scheme is pink and white.
Many of the shops plant their own flowers adding to the ambiance.
After our stroll, we headed back to Rainbow Plantation where we relaxed for the rest of the day.