Food Network Chooses Kowaliga Restaurant’s Grilled Catfish Taco as Alabama’s Tastiest Taco

Nationally Recognized Food Blogger Makes “Discovery”

LAKE MARTIN, Ala.--()--Russell Lands On Lake Martin congratulates Kowaliga Restaurant on their Grilled Catfish Taco being selected by Food Network as Alabama’s choice for the article “50 States, 50 Tacos.

Food Network set out in search of America’s tastiest tacos and discovered that chefs will stuff just about anything into a tortilla: Mac and cheese, hearts of palm, even octopus. Their taco team tried hundreds of tacos to come up with this list of the Best Taco in every state (and D.C., too!).

Nationally recognized food blogger, John-Bryan Hopkins, was instrumental in Kowaliga’s inclusion on the list. Hopkins, aka foodimentary.com or @foodimentary on Twitter, found the perfect taco to represent Alabama. According to Hopkins, “When the editor of Food Network called, I knew exactly THE one.” As a frequent guest at Kowaliga, Hopkins opts for the catfish taco on most occasions.

The Kowaliga Restaurant Grilled Catfish Taco is a classic Southern taco and one of “the best reasons to visit Kowaliga,” according to Food Network. Another reason given in the feature, Hank Williams penned “Kaw-Liga” about a wooden Indian that was heartbroken over a local Indian maid.

Executive Chef Russ Bodner adds, “The Grilled Catfish Taco is a favorite among the locals and visitors alike on Lake Martin. Served with a grilled jalapeno, you can’t eat just one. In fact, several of our regulars have a taco for an appetizer, a couple more for dinner, and at least one more for dessert!”

Visit Kowaliga Restaurant on Lake Martin soon and discover for yourself why this mouth-watering taco is worth the trip. Come by land or by boat (some even come by seaplane!). Just come enjoy Lake Martin’s most beautiful and best lakeside dining spot.

Located at 295 Kowaliga Marina Road, Alexander City, Alabama 35010.

About Russell Lands

In 1834, Russell family settlers from England fell in love with a tract of land in central Alabama. The Russells’ love for the land continued throughout the years. Nearly 100 years ago, news came of a huge new lake that would soon create several hundred miles of shoreline within their beloved forest. The Russells could, even then, envision the recreational potential of the beautiful shoreline encompassing Lake Martin and today they continue to acclaim the virtues of the 44,000 acres of deep blue water that surrounds the old Russell Forest. That place is Russell Lands On Lake Martin. The company is one of uncommon vision, diversity and commitment to community - whose endeavors go beyond creating fine lake homes and communities. Willow Point Golf and Country Club (www.willowpoint.com), owned and operated by Russell Lands, is one of the most revered private clubs in Alabama and considered to have the “most beautiful lakeside golf course” in the country. Russell Crossroads, the new central town hub of Russell Lands On Lake Martin’s 25,000 acres of land holdings, is designed to reflect the agrarian era with period architecture of the 1920s promoting “walkability” of the town. Today, the town consists of the Discovery Center, Catherine’s Market (www.catherinesatcrossroads.com), SpringHouse restaurant (www.springhouseatcrossroads.com), The Stables, and Kowaliga Restaurant (www.kowaligarestaurant.com ). Russell Marine (www.russellmarine.net) offers boating enthusiasts world-class sales and service through four Lake Martin locations. Russell Do-it center (www.Russelldoitcenter.com ), Russell Building Supply and Home Décor in nine locations make it easier for homeowners to build and personalize the homes in which they live. In 1998, Russell Lands constructed the The Amp (Lake Martin Amphitheater) (www.lmat.org) - a unique venue for celebrating culture and the creative arts. And the company continues to serve the community through Children's Harbor - the not-for-profit organization created by Russell Lands Chairman, Ben Russell - whose mission is to strengthen children and families through a variety of programs, services and good works. For more information, go to www.RussellLandsOnLakeMartin.com.

Contacts

Russell Lands On Lake Martin
Janet Price, 256-212-1425
Director of Marketing
jprice@russelllands.com

Russell Lands On Lake Martin congratulates Kowaliga Restaurant on their Grilled Catfish Taco being selected by Food Network as Alabama's choice for the article "50 States, 50 Tacos." (Photo: Business Wire)

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Russell Lands On Lake Martin
Janet Price, 256-212-1425
Director of Marketing
jprice@russelllands.com