We returned to Orange Beach for a bit of shopping at SanRoc Cay and a tour of Beach CITE Studios. The modern studio is light and open and is home to recording studios and concerts. With the Songwriter’s Festival underway, things were busier than ever and there was a full slate of concerts scheduled. Beach CITE is also a teaching facility, and many local musicians share their knowledge with others in the community.
Wouldn’t you know it was time to eat again, so we headed to Cobalt, a sister restaurant to Cosmo’s, where once again we met up with Brian Harsany. Cobalt opened its doors in 2008 and we were thrilled with the choices we were offered. I savored every bite of my tuna and avocado stack, others enjoyed Firecracker Shrimp and fresh fish. Dessert choices included an amazing s’more pie.
At dinner that evening, we were re-acquainted with Chef Brody Olive when we dined at the Villagio Grille. Brody’s skills in the kitchen are evident as is his passion for preparing exceptional food. He is a true believer in using fresh, local ingredients and his staff brought out plate after beautiful plate of tasty dishes. Brody uses a wood grill to prepare pork chops, hangar steaks, chicken and more. The desserts are an absolute treat, too.
Further adventures await in the next installment from Alabama’s Gulf Coast.