Posts filed under: Birmingham

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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

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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.  ...

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

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...