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Cheli Strumila Editor/ Owner / Graphic Design Ben Fant Graphic Design Robert Baudier Photographer


Kelly Lott Restaurant Reviewer Kelli Parris Attractions & Bar/Nightclub Writer Christine Cramer Lifestyle/Historian Writer Bryan Bennett Fishing/Outdoor Writer


Bobbie Brisse Advertising Manager 251.504.0397 James Rixe Advertising Rep Coast Observer strives to provide a very accurate informative publication. At times entertainment listings change and mistakes are made by Human Error...or they are put there for those of you looking for error...if this happens we apologize but are not responsible for any typographical errors that occur or changes in listings. The contents of Coast Observer may not be reproduced in any form without written permission by the Publisher and Owner, Cheli Strumila. All rights reserved. If you have anything you would like listed in Coast Observer, any stories or poems that uplift the spirit, or if you have any ideas you think would interest the rest of our readers, we are always open to new ideas!! This is your paper too!!

This Month's Features

w Rafter's Restaurant & Sports Bar w Island Time Daquiris w American Legion Post 44 w Diane Davis Photography

Adventures & Watersports

Page 6 w Beach Services w Boat Rentals w Fishing & Charter Boats w Kayak & Canoe Rentals


Page 8


w Amusement Parks w Bazooka Ball & Laser Tag w BiPlanes w Dolphin Cruises


Heeelllloooo Gulf Shores Orange Beach & Foley!! OK, I think I blinked and summer ended..WHAT?!...Why is it the older I get the faster my years fly by!! What happened to the endless summer of my youth where it seemed like summer lasted forever and then it was time to get back to school clothes? All the more reason for me to always grasp every moment of fun I can and enjoy it to the fullest!! That's why here at Alabama Coast Observer we're always encouraging everyone to get out and enjoy our beautiful coast in it's entirety and trying to provide you with some great tips in which to experience!! Oh Yeah Baby, It's Football time!! Our favorite event of the fall!! This month we stop by Rafter's in the Wharf as those 5 humongous screens showing all the games make you feel like you are right there..but who would have ever thought that a sports bar would have some of the Best munchies!!!?? Wow, we were blown away!! The wings were some of the absolute BEST I have ever eaten!! The chili cheese burger and prime rib french dip have my mouth watering just typing this!! Their grilled oysters were off the chain!! And their spinach topped tilapia with a side of corn meal battered fried green tomatoes, OMG...I can't wait for my next visit!! I'm gonna get to watch my Cowboys and Saints all at the same time while dining on some incredible entrees!! Now that's football season Heaven!! If there's one thing we make sure to do on a trip to NOLA, it's to stop in Slidell and get us their infamous Daquiris to sip on as we make our way to the Superdome and Bourbon Street!! Well now we don't have to wait for our drive over there as we now have Island Time Daquiris right here at The Wharf!! Frozen Margarita, Strawberry Daiquiri, an awesome w Check out our Review on Rafter's Restaurant & Sports Bar w Flippin' for TaTa's w Redneck Riviera w Share the Beach w Reachin' Inside to Touch Your Soul w Paddleboard Rentals w Parasailing w Sailing w Waverunner & Jet Ski Rentals w Go Carts w Hot Air Balloon Rides w Miniature Golf w Zoo w Dine at our Restaurant Advertisers

Golf Courses

Page 15

Museums & Historic Sites

Page 15 Bushwacker, Son of a Peach, Yellow Frog, Pirate Punch, OBAttitude and Whiskey Bent are just a few of their potent concontions being poured from their NOLA style daquiri machines!! Throw me sumthang mista..Oh wait...for a minute there I felt like I was at Mardi Gras..LOL... If there's one thing we love at Alabama Coast Observer, it's poker runs and motorcycle rides for a good cause!! This month all you motorcycle lovers will have a chance to join up with others that share your passion and come together to raise money for Christian Service Center's Food Bank, while enjoying the wind in your hair from the open road, during the Redneck Riviera!! With the fall comes some of the Best in local Fests!! We at Alabama Coast Observer are so proud to be a sponsor of the upcoming Bayfest in Mobile!! If there's one thing we do right here in the coastal south is throw some incredible fests and Bayfest is gonna make us all proud once again with some of the best of the best in the music industry as well as some of the coolest fest atmospheres!! Bush, Journey, Pat Benatar, Loverboy and so many many more will have us rockin' and jammin' the days and nights away!! 9 stages and 125 bands to be exact!! So what are you waiting for...Get out & have some fun and enjoy everything that life and Gulf Shores / Orange Beach / Foley has to offer!! I know I'm going to, so I'll see ya there!! Until Next Month...


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