Posts filed under: Southeast

Birmingham AL

Pizza in south Birmingham: Pizzeria GM. First off, they have a pizza oven…not wood fired but a nice oven and the service could not have been better or more pleasant....

Birmingham AL

Upscale chain: BrickTop’s. One of those places that has a bit of everything and it’s all good but nothing was particularly memorable because of that approach. There are over a...

Birmingham AL

Brunch Italian or Southern style: Trattoria ZaZa. Since pizza is on the menu I guess the best way to describe this place is Italian with a Southern touch. It’s small...

Birmingham AL

Stupendous seafood: Automatic Seafood & Oysters. Opened in April 2019 with up and coming star chef Adam Evans at the helm. It has been an early hit in the land...

New Orleans

Last updated on February 7th, 2020 at 03:59 pmSurprised I haven’t posted on this: Vino Volo. Located in over 30 airports around the US and Canada, they are a great...

New Orleans

Dinner for 30: Galatoire’s It’s been a number of years since my last visit to this Bourbon Street classic that first opened its doors in 1905. As I’ve mentioned in...

New Orleans

Last updated on September 20th, 2019 at 06:31 pmRecommended by a friend: Pêche. Quick trip to New Orleans for a meeting and needed a spot for dinner the night before....

Birmingham AL

Last updated on September 20th, 2019 at 04:02 pmClassic BBQ Ribs: Dreamland This is one of the more famous rib sources in Alabama and it all started in a white...

Birmingham AL

Rehearsal dinner: EastWest As a kid growing up near here it’s hard to believe the number of food choices now available in this city. I remember the one Chinese restaurant...

Birmingham AL

Food Hall: Mo:Mo: Another of the dozen or so food stalls in the Pizitz Food Hall. This one is devoted to….you guessed it…Momos. They also have bánh mi and other...

Birmingham AL

Doughnuts anyone? Hero Doughnuts. Nice spot to pick up a local sugary concoction…..think of them as a mix of Krispy Cream with Top Pot. Not as light and calorie worthless...

Birmingham AL

Last updated on February 9th, 2020 at 08:31 pmAlways up for more ice cream: Big Spoon. Nice small space offering small batch artisan ice creams that change seasonally. Story has...

Birmingham AL

Last updated on February 9th, 2020 at 07:41 pmBreakfast: Woodlawn Cycle Cafe. During our visit I saw one bike and apparently they have cycling gear somewhere but that isn’t the...

Birmingham AL

Asian: Bamboo on 2nd. The restaurant scene is expanding on almost every visit to the historically quiet (previously deserted) downtown core. But just like many older cities, millennials are revitalizing...

Gulfport MS

Last updated on November 17th, 2018 at 10:10 pmUnique experience: Tamale Shak. It’s all about the space….cinder block and funky…..and the food is very good too! It’s small…really small but...

Gulfport MS

Last updated on November 17th, 2018 at 10:12 pmLunch spot: Courtside Café. Local knowledge required: at the Bayou Bluff Tennis Club and while all the signage states members only, non...

Pass Christian MS

Last updated on November 17th, 2018 at 10:13 pmGreat spot for a coffee or latte….and a book: Cat Island Coffeehouse. Great coffee and views from this quaint spot on the...

Gulfport MS

Last updated on November 17th, 2018 at 10:14 pmA classic: The Chimneys. Beautiful setting under live oaks on the beach. This is the second iteration of this well known restaurant…the...

United States

Last updated on September 22nd, 2019 at 08:57 pmThe Eating Places: James Beard Award Winners 2018. Best new restaurant: JuneBaby, Seattle. Outstanding restaurant: Highlands Bar and Grill, Birmingham. Rising star chef...

Birmingham AL

Last updated on December 23rd, 2018 at 11:31 pmUnique breakfast spot: Feast & Forest. Part of the growing list of food spots downtown, this place offers breakfast and brunch/lunch depending...

Birmingham AL

Last updated on September 20th, 2019 at 04:02 pmOk here is my BBQ joint: Full Moon BBQ. I told you I’d review my favorite BBQ place when I was next...

Birmingham AL

Last updated on May 1st, 2019 at 04:29 pmVietnamese on the Southside: Saigon. Note, this location is CLOSED but they remain open at the original location on highway 280. Off...

Simpsonville SC

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 03:00 pmHad to have some pork while in the South: Henry’s Smokehouse. Basically a suburb of Greenville and I was there to visit...

Greenville SC

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 03:02 pmPost bike ride Thai….in Greenville: Kannika’s Thai Kitchen. Another place close to the Greenville Hilton Hotel. In a small strip mall…aren’t the best...

Greenville SC

Last updated on December 29th, 2018 at 03:04 pmIn town for a bike ride and this was the pre ride pasta feed: Da Vinci’s Ristorante. Looking for a place close...

Gulfport MS

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 06:11 pmQuick trip to visit cousins: Harbor View Cafe Breakfast was as one would expect in the deep south….eggs, bacon and grits…but for...

New Orleans

Last updated on September 20th, 2019 at 06:44 pmThis is the real deal: Herbsaint Last dining experience this trip and this is by far the best of those tasted. The...

New Orleans

Last updated on April 7th, 2019 at 05:14 pmStill trying new places and this looked unlike the typical city fare: Compère Lapin. Located inside the Old No. 77 Hotel near the...

New Orleans

Last updated on November 15th, 2018 at 10:52 amDecided to try some of the newer places; here’s the first: Cochon A James Beard winning chef got my attention and it’s...

New Orleans

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 06:13 pmI haven’t been here in about 30 years: K-Paul’s Just got in and didn’t have any plans so I thought I’d see...

Birmingham AL

Last updated on July 30th, 2019 at 03:24 pmNew place with well deserved extremely positive reviews: Fancy’s on Fifth. The restaurant scene in Birmingham is surprisingly strong for the size...

Simpsonville SC

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 09:14 pmA great place for Southern nouveau cuisine: Stella’s Southern Bistro Classic shrimp and grits (Anson Mills) with eggnog cheesecake to finish  ...

Birmingham AL

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 09:22 pmBeautiful space in the heart of the city: Revelator Coffee Company Wonderful spot for coffee and baked goods....

Birmingham AL

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 09:23 pmAnother new place in BHM: Brick and Tin Very solid new American cuisine. The chocolate bread pudding with homemade butter pecan ice...

Birmingham AL

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 09:23 pmWow…great space and food: Urban Standard Once again everything is better with pork….bacon jelly on a classic southern biscuit!  ...

Birmingham AL

Last updated on January 27th, 2018 at 09:23 pmVery unique menu of small plates: OvenBird Shishito peppers, corazones (duck, chicken and beef) with classics such as deviled eggs, pork shoulder...

Birmingham AL

Last updated on September 20th, 2019 at 06:30 pmNever disappoints: Highlands Bar and Grill. The service is impeccable and the food cannot be beat. Best described as Southern French fusion...

Birmingham

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 10:53 pmFinally some real Southern food…..at the best place in BHM! Nikki’s West. In the bowl is a local cabbage slaw with a...

Birmingham

Last updated on February 1st, 2020 at 11:00 pmHappening place on the Southside: El Barrio. Fairly standard Mexican fare with a twist….if you look for it. Special on Friday night...