Here’s another dose of the who-what-where, just in time for those who haven’t tasted a Meal in a Peel or sampled the jazz stylings of the inimitable Mr. Connick.
Where to Eat:
Ever get a hankerin’ for a Flip Flop, or a King Kong, or a Meal in a Peel? Well if you haven’t, you should. These playfully named dishes are a few of the many tasty morsels you can find at Michael’s Charcoal Grill. A giant menu board fills an entire wall with a dizzying variety of barbecue, burgers, and salads and more and more in this aeronautically inspired eatery. After ordering, you’ll find your food is served up piping hot at Gates 1, 2, 3, or 4 when they call your name. My name, being Bobbie, I’ve found, can get me in trouble. I hear my name called as food was disembarking from the oven, and I walk up to retrieve it. The tray before me resembled nothing I’d ordered. Before I can think, a large man hand grabs the corner of the tray and I hear “Grrrr, grrrr” over my shoulder. I look back and find a man with a broad smile, who laughs and says, “My name is Bobby, and that’s my food!” I laugh and say, “Well I’m Bobbie, too… and that’s definitely not my food.” My real order arrived in minutes, and it was yummy and piping hot. Our table enjoyed a variety of entrees, which is a great feature of Michael’s menu. No matter who you take with you, they’re likely to find something they’ll love. On our table alone were two different kinds of burgers, as well as fries, onion rings, a barbecue plate, and a Meal in a Peel, which is a baked potato loaded with chopped beef… and that in this case was topped with a little Rocket Fuel Barbecue Sauce. My burger was amazing, with bacon, Swiss cheese, and sautéed onions… and the fries were the best I’ve had in a while. The “flight crew” is incredibly friendly as well, and help make the relaxing experience even more fun. So fly on by Michael’s Charcoal Grill, and come in for a landing with a tray full of delicious food that will send your taste buds up through the clouds and over the moon.
—By Bobbie Cupell, General Mgr., Burmass Oil Directory
What to Get:
The latest gadget from the gadgeteers at Garmin is now on display, and is, in fact, a display. A dashboard display that’ll let you view your navigation information on an easy-to-read heads-up screen. Priced at $150, this device (a) projects navigation onto your windshield, (b) provides estimated time of arrival and lane assist, (c) offers speed, traffic, and safety camera alerts, and (d) works wirelessly with compatible Bluetooth-enabled smartphones. It’s made for use with Garmin StreetPilot for iPhone or Navigon mobile apps. The display is crisp and bright enough to see in direct sunlight. Find it here: https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/prod134348.html
Who to See:
One night only, Nov. 13, Harry Connick, Jr., appears at the posh Wagner-Noel Performance Hall between Midland and Odessa, a venue where Connick and his band will perform works from his new album release Every Man Should Know, described as “a collection of original songs that touches on some of Harry’s deepest feelings about life and love.” Connick’s meteoric rise in the world of music was only a prelude to a multi-faceted career. This pianist, vocalist, composer, band leader, actor, and philanthropist has received awards and recognition for his live and recorded musical performances and for his achievements on screens large and small as well as the Broadway stage. He has earned three Grammy awards, two Emmy Awards, and two Tony nominations, and spearheaded efforts to help rebuild his hometown of New Orleans after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. For more information, go to wagnernoel.com.