I’m a ParrotHead, proud and simple, so when travels took me to Gulf Shores Alabama, visit to his Jimmy Buffett’s sister’s restaurant was a must.
Lulu’s at Homeport Marina is a destination in its own right. In fact, many people who enjoy the white sand playground, buckets of shrimp and oysters, and bigger buckets of margaritas have no idea the family ties to this great place.
In the restauarant’s gift shop, you’ll find Lulu’s cookbook, in which Jimmy wrote the foreword, but there’s just a tiny corner of the shop dedicated to the books and music by big brother.
Parrott Head Cuisine
Her “Crazy Sista Cooking” is a must for anyone who loves a story behind the recipes. Lulu does that with her “cuisine and conversation.” She tells stories behind the Margarita Cheesecake recipe and shares the menu from her momma’s 80th birthday party, among other treats. There’s one story about shipping a West Indies Salad to Montana for Christmas that will make you want to alter your traditional holiday recipes.
And then, of course, there’s an entire section devoted to boat food picnic recipes.
Whenever you go to Gulf Shores – and you should go often – follow Lulu’s philsophy about cooking and entertaining. I’m quite sure it’s one that her big brother would approve of:
Play, get crazy!