Friday, October 26, 2012
Weekend in Haunted Helena!
Oh sweet mercy, another exciting weekend in Helena! Ok, I will break down the cool and free events for you but first some information that I need to share before I forget.Please email if I left something off or you want to add something.
I saw a lot of workers at Zaxby on Thursday so I decide to swing by and say "HI". I met George Pickle and Corey Mason there. Corey's father helped build a lot of the neighborhoods in Helena and he was contracted for Zaxby. They said that they were expecting Zaxby to be open by the Helena Christmas Parade on December 1st. So that isn't for certain but an estimate. It still got me excited.
My son wanted to try the world famous Steak and Cake from Fox Valley in Helena which has been the restaurant of choice from Alabama Senators to Rocks Stars at Oak Mountain concert hall.
You know their crab cakes were ranked in the top places to eat in Alabama before you die.
I was lucky because Owner and Executive Chef Sue Lemieux recognized me and shared a little history of the Fox Valley.
She told me that she was making fine desserts for around 40 restaurants in Birmingham when Danny Griffin was building Fox Valley in Helena in 1987. She went to help him and ended up buying the restaurant in 1990. In 1992 they expanded it because they could not handle the crowds. In 1994 they went to full dinners and served the delicious dishes that have made them world famous. In fact they were recruited more than once to be at the Old Incahoots building, but they have been happy at the Griffin building on the border of Helena.
They are open Wednesday through Saturday for Dinner only and you will not find this quality of food in Hoover or Vestavia Hills. I got the order to go but even at home it was amazing. A meal to feed my son and I was around $30 which is cheaper than some of those lesser places like Firebirds and Outback. They have shown their secret recipes at the Helena Market Days but I need to video tape it so I can make those perfect crab cakes.
Helena Halloween House
Okay, the deadline has come and gone. If you nominated a house then they should be on a the map below. It was made by fellow Helena blogger and award winning graphic designer Laura for the judges. If your nominee is missing, let me know asap. If you want to be a judge then all you need to do is go to everyone house on the Helena Haunted Halloween House map and rank them from first to last and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday. Ok, Here is the map so far:
Some Helena Haunted Houses have more to offer this weekend:
Halloween Show for Charity
The Howerton Family of 545 Fieldstone Drive Helena, AL are hosting a family friendly Halloween lights show on October 27th from 6:30pm to 9pm, called Trick or Treat has gone to the dogs. Please stop by to see the show and bring donations for Two by Two Rescue - items needed are donations to help pay down our large vet bill, food, and treats (not from China), toys, dog beds, and blankets.
Asylum Haunted House: What has become a big event in the Braelinn neighborhood of Co Rd 58, the Asylum Haunted house has returned. It was rated the #1 haunted house in Helena last year by Fox 6 News. You can go through it from 7-9pm in Helena and can give a donation afterwards for the American Cancer Society. They will do it Friday, Saturday and Halloween night at St. Patrick's Place Helena, Al 35080
Helena Weekend Calendar
Ok, Here is the short version of the Helena Calendar. Btw, if you are the Truck or Treat at the Church at Cahaba Bend on Sunday then I will be one of their celebrity judges.
7pm Jerome performs at Papa Saias
6:30pm-9pm Halloween Light Show 545 Fieldstone Park
7pm-10pm The Asylum Haunted House at 2806 St. Patrick's Place Helena, Al 35080
7pm Papa Saias Halloween Party
Costume Contest (Male, Female, Couple)
Live Music Greg Shirley 7-11pm
DJ Paxton 11pm-2am
8pm Rio's Halloween Bash with DJ Dr. Bay
3pm-5pm Helena Methodist Church Halloween Bash
Clowns, Inflatables, Games in parking lot
4pm Truck or Treat at Crossbridge Church
5pm-7pm Truck or Treat at the Church at Cahaba Bend
Come get great candy and prize and check out the "Best Trunk" competition.
6pm-9pm First Baptist Fall Festival will be this Sunday night beginning at 6:00 P.M. They will have bounce houses, games, hay rides, food, candy, and lots of fun
Posted by Hewy NoSleep at 10/26/2012