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View From Your Table

Orange Beach, Alabama
Orange Beach, Alabama

Grilled tuna on arugula, with chunks of watermelon and orange, and an avocado dressing. With a cold Abita Amber. My lunch, at The Gulf, a terrific little place on the beach at the base of the Perdido Key bridge. The kitchen is built out of shipping containers. Basically, in a perfect world, I could sit on the beach at The Gulf’s patio with a book and cold beer all afternoon. The Gulf is exactly what you want in a beach bar and burger joint. And it is that, a burger joint. The kids ate burgers; I got all fancy. The grouper sandwich is not bad, though a little greasy, but adding malt vinegar and Tabasco makes it much better.

about the author

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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