Posted on March 7, 2014 to News & Events
What started as an idea several years ago has turned into a reunion at the beach. Filmmaker Tim Card worked with Athletic Director Mal Moore to conceive a documentary featuring the men who popularized the Wishbone Offense of the 1970’s. After Mr. Moore’s passing, the project stalled.
With the help of Buffy Donlon, owner of Wintzell’s Oyster House, the documentary has new life. Mrs. Donlon suggested bringing the players, coaches, trainers, writers and all those involved in those years, together to reminisce and provide an opportunity for Mr. Card to capture them on film.
The Wishbone Boys Reunion is a celebration of a place in time – the Wishbone Team Era at The University of Alabama. “The Wishbone Boys” documentary will tell the exciting story of the 1970’s Alabama teams through interviews with players, coaches, sportswriters, historians and other experts. The Wishbone formation is intricate, requiring exceptional decision making under pressure and intense concentration.
Additionally, Mrs. Donlon and Mr. Card wanted fans to be able to experience these legendary players. The Wishbone Boys Fan Experience will take place on Saturday, March 15th 2:00pm to 6:00pm at the Flora-Bama Lounge, Package and Oyster Bar. Featuring three bands and activities for families, the Fan Experience is sponsored by Bellator Real Estate and all proceeds will be donated to the Wounded Warriors Project. The Fan Experience is a free event and open to the public.
Fans of all ages are invited to attend the Fan Experience day and can learn more by visiting www.wishboneboys.com.
Posted on February 27, 2014 to News & Events
If you can’t make it to Mobile, home of the original Mardi Gras and original Wintzell’s, you can visit any one of our locations for a taste of Mardi Gras, Wintzell’s-style.
Our location in Montgomery will be host to the first street party celebration for the Montgomery area. Click here to read all about the Gump’n Good Times.
Our Orange Beach location will be host to the start of the Orange Beach parades on Friday, Saturday and Mardi Gras Day. For more details, click here.
Fairhope has many parades as well, check out their schedule here.
Even, Huntsville is getting in on the party with a run, parade and big party.
And, of course, the king of them all will be in downtown Mobile. Come join us for a Dragon Drink, dozen raw oysters and a beer or two! The schedule is packed with parades Mardi Gras weekend, check out this link to read all about the Original Mardi Gras.
So, whether you see us Downtown Mobile, Downtown Montgomery, Huntsville, Orange Beach or Fairhope, we hope you have a safe and festive Mardi Gras season!
Posted on February 17, 2014 to News & Events
On September 17th, 2014 – Wintzell’s Oyster House Location in Fairhope was honored as having the largest Live Oak tree in the city of Fairhope!
The Fairhope manager, Bryan, accepted the award at the Arbor Day festivities from the ladies of the Fairhope Treasured Tree program and Paige Turberville from the Chamber.
The beautiful Live Oak that stands outside of our Fairhope location is what helps make this Wintzell’s location one of the prettiest and most enjoyable!
Come stop by and sit under the famous Oak on our big outdoor deck!
Posted on February 10, 2014 to News & Events
Beginning Wednesday February 12th through February Saturday February 15th, Wintzell’s will be providing our loyal customers, whom we are so in love with, with a mouthwatering Valentine’s Day special – The Sweetheart Special
At our Fairhope, Eastern Shore and Orange Beach locations- A juicy steak topped with Wintzell’s delicious seasoning with an even juicier buttery lobster tail on top, served with a steamy baked potato and a side of broccoli.
For $24.48, this meal will not only provide your Valentines night with the right taste, but you will also receive a FREE Wintzell’s Hot Chocolate Brownie Dessert.
At our Downtown Mobile, West Mobile and Saraland locations- Available Friday Only is our Wine and Dine Your Valentine Special. This special includes TWO Redfish Bienville Entrée’s, a bottle of wine and a complimentary Hot Chocolate Brownie Dessert – All for $50.
Our Huntsville and Guntersville locations-Available Friday only is the Surf and Turf for $28.99 and our Red Fish Bienville!
If you are looking for that perfect Valentine’s Day Aphrodisiac, start off your Wintzell’s Valentines dinner with some of our famous oysters- served fried, stewed or nude! It is the perfect way to start your Valentine’s night off the “right” way.
Posted on December 5, 2013 to News & Events
Wintzell’s Montgomery Employee of the Month in November is Gail Eutsey!
Gail has been a server for us for two and half years. Gail dazzles her guests with her gracious Southern charm and wit.
Before Gail joined our Wintzell’s family, she walked the halls of Congress in Washington D.C. as a staff member for former U.S.
Representative Earl Hilliard.
Having served her constituents for years, Gail brings the same passion to serving her guests at Wintzell’s.
Posted on November 20, 2013 to News & Events
||Anyone and everyone! Bring the whole family and all of your friends!
||All South Alabama Wintzell’s locations will be celebrating Willie Brown Day and Wintzell’s 75th Anniversary by offering 43¢ raw oysters by the dozen plus 75¢ pints of Miller Lite and Coors Lite.
||Saturday, November 23, 2013 beginning at 11am until 10pm.
||At all SIX South Alabama Wintzell’s locations -
Downtown Mobile, West Mobile, Saraland, Spanish Fort, Fairhope and Orange BeachVisit www.wintzellsoysterhouse.com for more information.
||On November 23, 2010, the City of Mobile proclaimed Willie Brown Day in honor of his forty years of service to Wintzell’s and the City of Mobile. Recently called a “tourist attraction in his own right,” Willie Brown is a fixture of Downtown Mobile. In October 2013, Mr. Brown was also honored by the Alabama Restaurant and Hospitality Association as the 2013 Front-of-the-House Restaurant Employee of the Year.
This year also marks the seventy-fifth year of Wintzell’s being a Gulf Coast tradition. Founded in 1938 by J. Oliver Wintzell and initially began as a small, six-stool oyster bar, Wintzell’s now has 12 locations with more to come in 2014!
Mr. Willie Brown, Shucker Extraordinaire
Posted on November 12, 2013 to News & Events
Wintzell’s Shining Stars for October 2013
Wintzell’s is proud to have such amazing, dedicated team members!! Next time you’re in one of these locations, be sure to ask for one of these shining stars!
Tiffany Scott is one of Montgomery’s Server Captains. She has the Wintzell’s Montgomery record for most consecutive shifts being early or on-time to work. She gets along great with everyone she works with, and her guests love the attention she pays them. She is a terrific Wintzell’s employee!
Tiffany with co-worker Beau
Gloria from Guntersville
Gloria Matthews has been chosen as the Employee of the Month from Wintzell’s Oyster House in Guntersville. Gloria has been with us since July of 2008 which was only one month after the opening of the Guntersville franchise. She works in the back of the house in the pantry. Gloria is responsible for making all of the delicious homemade items that come from pantry and making sure that we are prepped up and ready for success! Gloria is here faithfully first thing in the morning, several days a week and is considered a leader in her department. Ms. Gloria knows her stuff and she gets the job done. She is affectionately known as “mama” by some of our staff members. She is a very appreciated and valuable member of Team Guntersville!
Tuscaloosa’s Employee of the Month is Jarrod Thomas. He has only been with Wintzell’s for under two months, but has proven to be a valuable part of the kitchen staff. He has worked in the food service industry in the past and has great work experience!
In his short time here, he has learned the fry, grill, broil/sautee, and pantry stations. He does everything that is asked of him and is always looking to learn something new.
At our original location, in Downtown Mobile, Colby Robinson is our employee of the month.
Aerial from Orange Beach
Wintzell’s Orange Beach selected Aerial Flanagan has worked for Wintzell’s in Orange Beach for a year and a half. She started as a hostess and has recently moved up to server. She is always on time, takes her job very seriously, and balances work and school at Faulkner State without neglecting either. Aerial is a valued employee and goes above and beyond every day which is why she is our employee of the month for October 2013.
Wintzell’s Decatur has selected two honorees!! The back-of-house honoree is a cook Jeremy Sirten and our front-of-house honoree is our hostess Jordan York. Both have been with us a short time, but they have come on with a strong desire to impress.
Posted on November 6, 2013 to News & Events
The month of October at Wintzell’s was one for the kids!
All 12 Wintzell’s locations invited our guests to donate $1 to St. Jude when paying for their meal. In one month Wintzell’s and our guests were able to raise $4238.50!!!
We challenged each location as to who could raise the most for the kids! Our top three locations were Fairhope, Huntsville and Guntersville. Both Fairhope and Huntsville raised over $1,000 each!
The Wintzell’s team members in our stores made it a personal goal to raise the most money for their location. Each location had its own way of raising the money creatively.
On Halloween night, Wintzell’s Fairhope Managers Matt and Bryan waited tables and donated all their tips toward St. Jude. Earlier in the month, Wintzell’s Manager, Chad, challenged his staff to raise $50 in one night – if they succeeded he would take a pie in the face. He walked out that night with not only a smile on his face, but also a pie.
Wintzell’s Fairhope Managers Matt and Bryan
Wintzell’s Manager Chad with a pie in the face
Wintzell’s Oyster House has been a supporter of St. Jude for many years. In that time, Wintzell’s has been a proud sponsor of the annual St. Jude walk at the Eastern Shore Centre, which will be taking place again this coming November 23rd, 2013. We also just recently catered the local St. Jude golf tournament in Point Clear.
Wintzell’s Oyster House and its guests are proud supporters of St. Jude.
Posted on October 29, 2013 to News & Events
Members of Team Wintzell’s representing West Mobile, Downtown Mobile, Saraland, Eastern Shore Center and Fairhope.
The Alabama Restaurant and Hospitality Alliance celebrated the best in Alabama’s hospitality industry Monday October 28th, 2014 with several of Wintzell’s employees recognized as “Stars” of the Industry.
Wintzell’s very own, Mr. Willie Brown, was awarded Front of House Employee of the Year during the event. Front-of House Employees must focus on making outstanding impressions on guests, and that is exactly what Willie has continued to do in his 43 years of work at the original Wintzell’s location on Dauphin Street.
Bob O and Mr. Brown – long time colleagues and friends
Willie has been an outstanding oyster shucker at Wintzell’s for 43 years. As a long time employee, Willie has become as Mayor Sam Jones calls “A tourist attraction in his own right.”
Willie holds the rare gift of not only oyster shucking, but being able to relate to all of Wintzell’s guests who eat at the oyster bar.
The reception highlighted Alabama Gulf Seafood followed by a gourmet meal served by Battle House Executive Chef Marty Pollock. Following the meal was an award ceremony, highlighting winners in many different categories.
Wintzell’s Hostess Michelle Hamilton at award ceremony with General Manager Bryan Injain from Wintzells Oyster House – Fairhope
Not only did Willie Brown shine for Wintzell’s, also manager Scott Wolfe from Wintzell’s Oyster House, Orange Beach was recognized as a finalist for Restaurant Manager of the Year award and Michelle Hamilton, Wintzell’s Oyster House in Fairhope’s hostess, was also a finalist for the Spirit Award.
The Wintzell’s team walked away with their heads held high that night, feeling great about being some of the best in Alabama’s restaurant industry.