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

Surprised I haven’t posted on this: Vino Volo. Located in over 30 airports around the US and Canada, they are a great option for a a glass of wine or...

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

Recommended by a friend: Pêche. Quick trip to New Orleans for a meeting and needed a spot for dinner the night before. I got a reservation at the last minute….so...

Birmingham AL

Classic BBQ Ribs: Dreamland This is one of the more famous rib sources in Alabama and it all started in a white cinderblock building in Tuscaloosa. Classic space with Tide...

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

Always up for more ice cream: Big Spoon. Nice small space offering small batch artisan ice creams that change seasonally. Story has it that the husband and wife team started...

Birmingham AL

Breakfast: Woodlawn Cycle Cafe. During our visit I saw one bike and apparently they have cycling gear somewhere but that isn’t the focus of this place. It’s about locally sourced...

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

Unique 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 you’ll want to spend some time looking at...

Gulfport MS

Lunch spot: Courtside Café. Local knowledge required: at the Bayou Bluff Tennis Club and while all the signage states members only, non members are allowed to visit the cafe. The...

Pass Christian MS

Great spot for a coffee or latte….and a book: Cat Island Coffeehouse. Great coffee and views from this quaint spot on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Excellent alfresco experience on the...

Gulfport MS

A classic: The Chimneys. Beautiful setting under live oaks on the beach. This is the second iteration of this well known restaurant…the first, like much of this area, was destroyed...

United States

The Eating Places: James Beard Award Winners 2018. Best new restaurant: JuneBaby, Seattle. Outstanding restaurant: Highlands Bar and Grill, Birmingham. Rising star chef of the year: Camille Cogswell, Zahav, Philly. Outstanding pastry...

Birmingham AL

Unique breakfast spot: Feast & Forest. Part of the growing list of food spots downtown, this place offers breakfast and brunch/lunch depending on the day. Probably best described as New...

Birmingham AL

Ok here is my BBQ joint: Full Moon BBQ. I told you I’d review my favorite BBQ place when I was next in Birmingham and this is the place. While...

Birmingham AL

Vietnamese on the Southside: Saigon. Note, this location is CLOSED but they remain open at the original location on highway 280. Off the beaten path of downtown but worth a...

Simpsonville SC

Had to have some pork while in the South: Henry’s Smokehouse. Basically a suburb of Greenville and I was there to visit a relative so lunch had to be pulled...

Greenville SC

Post 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 Thai places in strip malls? Typical offerings…but with...

Greenville SC

In town for a bike ride and this was the pre ride pasta feed: Da Vinci’s Ristorante. Looking for a place close to my hotel for the pasta load and...

Gulfport MS

Quick trip to visit cousins: Harbor View Cafe Breakfast was as one would expect in the deep south….eggs, bacon and grits…but for some unknown reason I had the Belgian waffle...

New Orleans

This is the real deal: Herbsaint Last dining experience this trip and this is by far the best of those tasted. The chef is a multi year winner of the...

New Orleans

Still trying new places and this looked unlike the typical city fare: Compère Lapin. Located inside the Old No. 77 Hotel near the convention center, this place has a definite younger...

New Orleans

Decided to try some of the newer places; here’s the first: Cochon A James Beard winning chef got my attention and it’s mostly about pork so you know I had...

New Orleans

I 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 how this classic in the French Quarter was...

Birmingham AL

New place with well deserved extremely positive reviews: Fancy’s on Fifth. The restaurant scene in Birmingham is surprisingly strong for the size of the city. Many new restaurants, coffee shops...

Simpsonville SC

A great place for Southern nouveau cuisine: Stella’s Southern Bistro Classic shrimp and grits (Anson Mills) with eggnog cheesecake to finish  ...

Birmingham AL

Beautiful space in the heart of the city: Revelator Coffee Company Wonderful spot for coffee and baked goods....

Birmingham AL

Another new place in BHM: Brick and Tin Very solid new American cuisine. The chocolate bread pudding with homemade butter pecan ice cream was outstanding.  ...

Birmingham AL

Wow…great space and food: Urban Standard Once again everything is better with pork….bacon jelly on a classic southern biscuit!  ...

Birmingham AL

Very unique menu of small plates: OvenBird Shishito peppers, corazones (duck, chicken and beef) with classics such as deviled eggs, pork shoulder and paella finished off with espresso beignets and...

Birmingham AL

Never disappoints: Highlands Bar and Grill. The service is impeccable and the food cannot be beat. Best described as Southern French fusion with typical Southern fare married with, sometimes unusual...

Birmingham

Finally some real Southern food…..at the best place in BHM! Nikki’s West. In the bowl is a local cabbage slaw with a local dressing which a bit like Thousand Island....

Birmingham

Happening place on the Southside: El Barrio. Fairly standard Mexican fare with a twist….if you look for it. Special on Friday night was pork ribs….sweet sauce with guacamole, collards and...