SCDD Recommends: BayFest Edition

Headed down to check out Mobile’s BayFest this weekend? Here’s where you should eat, shop, stay and play.

EAT:  Fine Dining-  True Restaurant. “Chic and contemporary…with a little Southern softness,” this restaurant has been open since 2007 and has received numerous culinary awards.   Recently featured on LudoBites, True’s menu (under the direction of Head Chef Wesley True) is nothing short of  mouthwatering.  Casual Dining – Joe Cain Cafe in the Battle House Hotel.  Three words: Conecuh sausage panini.  Trust us.  Local Faves: Spot of Tea and Carpe Diem

SHOP: Take a short drive across Mobile Bay and shop ’til you drop in downtown Fairhope.  You really need a separate trip to enjoy every thing the quaint city has to offer, but here’s a list of area merchants so you can plan in advance!

STAY:  Go ahead, treat yourself.  Sleep in the lap of luxury at either the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza or the Battle House Renaissance Hotel and Spa. Both are located near downtown Mobile and just waiting to spoil you! The spa at the Battle House comes highly recommended.

PLAY:  Where do we begin?  BayFest will keep you busy, but if you want to “see the sights” don’t miss Bellingrath Gardens and Home,  and the Crescent Theater (we saw The Help there a few months ago; it’s cozy and has the most hospitable owners in existence).  And no visit to the Port City would be complete without taking a stroll through the Mobile Carnival Museum (the display of Mardi Gras gowns is breathtaking!).  If you want a taste of local music, tune your radio to the “Big Station,” 93 WBLX,  or 98.3 WDLT.

Note:  Same Chic Different Day definitely does not recommend you go to Crichton looking for this guy during your stay.

Did we miss a hot spot?  Leave suggestions for other Mobile Must Sees in the Comments!

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