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MAIN COURSES JUST DESSERTS The Burger Trail The Gulf Coast is known for its seafood, but Alabama’s award-winning chefs also know how to build a juicy burger. If you love everything beer, don’t miss The Beerger, made with a blend of beer-basted ground chuck, brisket and short rib on a sourdough bun slathered in beer mustard, fried onions and beer cheese. Is your stomach rumbling yet? The Crab Trail Lots of freshly-caught, Gulf Coast seafood is what you’ll find in Coastal Alabama – even crabs. And what better way to experi- ence it by sampling crab cakes, crab claws, crab melts, and oth- er Gulf Coast crab specialties for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You’ll find blue crab meat is soft, sweet and juicy which is the perfect complement to Southern and Creole-inspired cooking. The Shrimp Trail You’ll probably get some strange looks if you tell your friends you went to the beach without trying some fresh, Gulf Coast shrimp. Whether you’re looking to make a meal out of the rich, buttery Royal Reds (often compared to lobster), or the brown, white or pink varieties, the Alabama Gulf Coast chefs’ recipes will keep your mouth watering for more. The Key Lime Pie Trail What is it about the beach that makes you crave margaritas and Key lime pie? Many of the chefs in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach grew up baking their grandmother’s Key lime pie recipe, so you know a slice will satisfy your sweet tooth. The Bread Pudding Trail The South is known for delicious bread pudding, so good you’ll want to lick the plate. You’ll find unique spins on this heaven- ly dessert including a Krispy Kreme donut version and a white chocolate coconut variety. For more information on Gulf Shores and Orange Beach’s cu- linary scene as well as other suggestions on where to dine, visit DISCOVER COASTAL ALABAMA - WINTER/SPRING 2019 43