Rotary Steak Cook-Off May 11 in Fairhope
Fairhope Rotary hosts its Annual Steak Cook-Off from 7-10 p.m. on S. Bancroft St. in downtown Fairhope on May 11. Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the gate and available at fairhopesteak.org or in advance at Baron’s Inn, Lyon’s Share and Piggly Wiggly in Fairhope. More than 25 teams of grill masters, both amateur and professional, will grill rib eye steaks. The dinner event includes “all-you-can-eat” steak, baked potato, tossed salad, wine, beer and soft drinks. Musical guests are The Krickets. In case of rain, the Steak Cook-Off will be held at the Fairhope Civic Center.
Pictured: The Krickets are a female swamp folk group from Florida’s Gulf Coast. Produced by Ben Tanner of the Alabama Shakes, they released their debut album ‘Spanish Moss Sirens’ in May of 2016. Folk harmony-driven with an earthy acoustic instrumentation, the music is what Paste Magazine describes as “a truly stunning, one-of-a-kind sound.” Recipients of the IMEA Folk Artist of the Year award, the group originally came together to play a cancer benefit in honor of Cristina “Cricket” Russell. Now, they are able to support the cause by donating a portion of every album sale to The Cricket Fund Beyond Diagnosis which provides women’s health services to the uninsured. Band members include Melissa Bowman (vocals, guitar, banjo), Emily Stuckey (vocals, guitar, percussion, mandolin), Lauren Spring (vocals, guitar, fiddle, mandolin) and Katrina Kolb (bass).