Two by Two Rescue will be at Helena Market Days this Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 8am to 12pm! We'll have a dog wash, sports bottles to sell, and adoptable dogs ready for kisses!
Please come out to show your support!
The event is located by the Helena Amphitheater by Buck Creek in Helena, AL.
Free Tomato Sandwich
We are closing the event with free tomato sandwich day. Come celebrate a Southern Summer Special!
This Saturday, August 22nd, will be our last market of the year, and we plan to rock 'n roll til the cows come home with The Old Paints from nearby Birmingham. Y'all come down between 9 and 11 a.m. for some of the purest pop and country music around.
This Saturday, at the Helena Market Days, we are excited to have Chef Joe Sciarrotta give a cooking demonstration at 10am. He will prepare Grilled marinated gulf shrimp topped with peachy tomato salsa, fresh chives and creamy polenta.
Chef Joe grew up in Metairie, Louisiana. This explains his love for flavorful foods. He is a graduate from the Culinary Institute of America, class 1995. He worked on private yacht's traveling throughout the Caribbean and the United States. Chef Joe has lived in Helena, Alabama for the past eleven years with his wife Kathy and son Joey. He is currently the Executive Chef and the Food and Beverage Director at the Hilton on Hwy 280 and Perimeter Park. He has been an Executive Chef for over twenty years.
We are honored to have our Chef demonstration from the world famous Bright Star restaurant.
An old friend returns to Helena Market Days on July 25th. Please turn out to hear the stirring sounds of Jim Quakenbush's (JQ's "Swing Time") trumpet. Jim performs to support "A Veteran's Final Call" which is set up to provide families with a live bugler for their lost ones rather than the prerecorded versions many are getting. “Music has been more than simply my passion from the time I picked up a horn,” said Quakenbush. “I have found music to be the conduit through which I am, allowed to express and develop myself, often to a level equal to spiritual meditation.” -
Helena Market Days
This Weekend we are honored to have Chef Randall Baldwin from Dyson Low Country Cuisine with music from Tiera Leftwich and our Charity Spotlight is The Helena Belles.
Dyron's Low Country Executive Chef
Born in Saraland, AL in Mobile County, Randall grew up helping his mom and grandmother cook in the family kitchen. After spending a few years in the US Marine Corps, Randall decided to follow his passion for cooking and pursued his formal training at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. While at CIA, Randall developed a deep admiration for Chef Frank Stitt and his dream was to work in Frank's kitchen. That dream came to reality when he earned an externship spot at Bottega during his last year of school.
Upon graduation, Baldwin was offered a full time position at Bottega. He was later promoted to Chef de Cuisine at Chez Fonfon and was eventually named the Kitchen Manager at Highlands Bar and Grill.
Growing up in Mobile County, Baldwin is very familiar with coastal cuisine and when he thinks of Lowcountry, he thinks of South Alabama. He thinks of catching fish as a boy and cooking them the same day. He loves fresh ingredients and he embraces the idea that with great ingredients, you don't need complicated dishes.
His plans for Dyron's Lowcountry include changing the menu more regularly to accommodate fresh and available local produce, while focusing on keeping the menu simple and true to his vision of the Lowcountry. When describing fresh ingredients, Randall said, "I want tomatoes that are still warm from the afternoon sun when they come in the back door of the restaurant." In his words, "I want to enhance the flavors in our dishes by focusing on finding the very best ingredients and preparing them in the traditional Lowcountry style. For me, that means simple dishes that have roots in coastal and Lowcountry traditions, just like my mom used to make.
Facebook Video of the Market from Chris Van Cleave
BBQ Cook Off
The Best Butt in Helena Cookoff. Winners for People's Choice, Judges pick and Best Sauces in Helena! Trophies are provided and free samples for public to vote for people choice prize. All donations go the Friends of Helena Schools. Come try out the local BBQ.
Featured Music and Charity
Don't miss Helena Market Days this coming Saturday, July 11th. It will be huge! Be prepared to give 'til it hurts: the LifeSouth bloodmobile will be on site from 8 a.m. until noon. All blood types are welcome! After you give blood, reward yourself with BBQ samples from all of the participants in our annual Best Butt in Helena contest. Music will be provided by Helena's own Katie Searcy.