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Wintzell’s Welcomes Stacy Wellborn to the Team

Posted on January 14, 2013 to News & Events



January 14, 2013

Mobile, AL. – Stacy Wellborn, former owner and CEO of WellbornIdeas, recently joined the team at Wintzell’s Oyster House as Director of Marketing and Administration. In this executive roll, Wellborn will develop and grow the in-store and online retail program; franchise development expansion into the Southeast, Atlantic Coast and Northeast regions of the U.S.; create the 75th anniversary program and upcoming OysterFest in April; as well as focus on community development and evaluate all of the systems for efficiency and in preparation for the successful growth of Wintzell’s.

This new opportunity comes on the heels of shuttering Wellborn’s successful marketing firm, WellbornIdeas. Having produced an extensive and elite list of clients, including Whole Foods Market, The SCOOTER Store, Aloha Hospitality Restaurant Group and the Mobile Bay Convention & Visitors Bureau, Wellborn also worked with Wintzell’s as the agency of record for more than four years, helping to grow the marketing program.

Many know Wellborn through her extensive and active presence in the local community and her numerous philanthropic efforts. She is currently a board member of HandsOn South Alabama, United Cerebral Palsy of Mobile and the Downtown Mobile Alliance, as well as an active member of the Junior League of Mobile and Mobile United. Stacy was selected for Mobile Bay’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2010 and as a member of Leadership Mobile’s 2011 class.

A third generation restauranteur, Wellborn earned a degree in Hospitality Management from the University of Alabama and continued her education at the University of North Carolina – Greensboro, earning a Master of Science in Counseling. Upon graduation, Wellborn honed her marketing skills working in the education, software and advertising industries. Always an entrepreneur, she decided to pursue her dreams and created Crimson, an independent full service restaurant in Austin, Texas.

Back to her roots in the restaurant industry, Wellborn looks forward to growing with and serving Wintzell’s and the communities it serves.





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Oyster Facts

Posted on April 25, 2012 to News & Events

Things you may want to know about consuming oysters and other seafood…

Oysters are rich in protein, they also contain vitamins A, B, C, & D, plus phosphorus, copper, sulphur, manganese, and iodine. So rich in nutritive value are they that, with the addition of only one food, milk, as in oyster stew, they make a practically complete diet on which one can live and thrive.

After more than 10 years of research, it has been discovered that the best way to open Oysters is to get them DRUNK.
Like us, Oysters can get tipsy: then their muscles relax and they open their shells. There will soon be on the market a tablet that, when dropped in water on your unsuspecting oysters, will carbonate the water & have the oysters feeling pleasantly relaxed & open in 5 min. It’s mere carbonated water that makes an oysters head go round.

Did you know that it’s a HANGOVER-OF-A DIFFERENT-SORT that Oysters should be eaten only during the months with an “R”?
Years ago, oysters that were shipped during the warmer months spoiled so, the “R” method provided a way of knowing when to eat them and when to leave them alone. But in these days of refrigerated transportation facilities you can eat oysters any time of the year with complete safety.

In January 2000, the FDA issued a consumer advisory warning pregnant women and women of childbearing age to avoid eating the four species of fish known to contain the highest levels of methylmercury: shark, swordfish, king mackerel and tilefish.

Sport-caught seafoods from marine waters offer many noted nutritional attributes. The basic benefits of high quality, easily digested protein and low fat content are accompanied by a full complement of minerals, vitamins and the unique, healthful omega-3 fatty acids. Recent studies have linked seafood consumption with a variety of health benefits including decreased risk from cardiovascular disease. These benefits further enhance the enjoyment of recreational fishing.

The vast majority of recreationally caught seafoods are wholesome and safe to eat. Nevertheless, as for all foods, there are some health risks associated with consumption of certain types from certain locations, and there is the chance that mishandling of the catch can create a health risk.

Eating raw fish or shellfish is the most frequent cause of seafood-borne illnesses. These raw foods carry bacteria and other contaminants that may be harmful to consumers. This eating preference is of particular concern for consumers with health conditions that impair their health defense systems.

Live oysters and clams filter enormous amounts of water to obtain food. This same water may contain potentially harmful types and amounts of bacteria and virus that can concentrate and survive in the shellfish. Mishandling of the recreational harvest can further contribute to the growth and survival of bacteria.

Consumers with compromised health conditions that impair their health defense systems should not eat raw shellfish! Despite regulatory monitoring and approval of waters, certain bacteria which can infect compromised consumers may be present on raw oysters or clams. One example is Vibrio vulnificus which has caused death in consumers who are in the so-called ‘health risk categories.’ These bacteria are easily destroyed by thorough cooking.

Health Conditions Which Impair Health Defense Systems

  • liver disease, including cirrhosis and
  • hemochromatosis,
  • chronic alcohol use,
  • cancer (especially if taking anti-cancer drugs or radiation treatment),
  • lymphoma, leukemia, AIDS, Hodgkin’s disease,
  • diabetes mellitus,
  • chronic kidney disease,
  • inflammatory bowel disease, any person receiving immunosuppressive drugs,
  • steroid dependency (as used for conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease),
  • achlorhydria (a condition in which the normal acidity of the stomach is reduced or absent), and
  • medicines that reduce stomach acid.

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Wintzell’s to be featured on Man v. Food Nation

Posted on July 28, 2011 to News & Events

Are You a Man Vs. Food Fanatic?

Join Wintzell’s Wednesday, June 29th for some majorly fun entertainment!
Come to Wintzell’s Oyster House this Wednesday to watch the Mobile episode of Man v. Food Nation! We’ll be serving up $0.25 raw oysters, $1 draft and $5 Dragon Drinks from 6 p.m. to close.

The party is happening at ALL Wintzell’s locations. See you there!

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