We came, we ate, we applauded: Birmingham Restaurant Week’s Harvest Brunch recap

Birmingham, Birmingham Restaurant Week, Harvest Brunch
Birmingham, Birmingham Restaurant Week, Harvest Brunch
Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Birmingham Restaurant Week brings together some of the city’s best brunch restaurants into one delicious, mouthwatering experience. And this past Saturday (Aug. 11), foodies across Birmingham headed to Woodlawn for the Harvest Brunch kick-off to get first dibs on the food and hype surrounding the event.

The Food

The only way to kick off Birmingham Restaurant Week’s Harvest Brunch was with lots of food to devour. And trust me, there was plenty!During the event, vendors served up incredible samples that amplified the scrumptious flavors of the Alabama farmers’ produce.

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Blueberry French Toast. Photo via Tia Johnson.

Some of the restaurants who served during the event were:

  • Dreamland BBQ
  • Whistling Table
  • MO:MO
  • Taco Morrow Loco
  • Lucky Cat Rolled Ice Cream
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Lucky Cat rolling out ice cream for Birmingham Restaurant Week’s Harvest Brunch. Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now
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Photo via Ala Carte Alabama’s Facebook page.

The Drinks

It may have been hot during the event, but there were plenty of tents, fans and refreshing drinks for all.

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Red Diamond serving up delicious tea at Birmingham Restaurant Week’s Harvest Brunch. Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Guests sipped on iced and cold brew coffee from Red Diamond, beer from Cahaba Brewing and wine from Emerald Hare. Tito’s Handmade Vodka was also there with tasty cocktails and a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar. 

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bubly provided delicious flavored sparking water. Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

The Fun

Held at Social Venture in Woodlawn and set to the beat of live jazz music, the Harvest Brunch kick-off was an excellent mix of food, drinks and good times.

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 Jay Brandrup, Principal of Kinetic, and daughter Margo enjoying the festivities.  Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now
Birmingham, Birmingham Restaurant Week, Harvest Brunch
Music at Birmingham Restaurant Week. Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now
Birmingham, Birmingham Restaurant Week, Harvest Brunch
Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now
Birmingham, Birmingham Restaurant Week, Harvest Brunch
David Fleming of REV Birmngham, Tammy Cohen and Richard Carnaggio of CCR Architecture and friend. Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now
Birmingham, Birmingham Restaurant Week, Harvest Brunch. Mo:Mo Beer Battered Eggplant.
Mo:Mo serving Beer Battered Eggplant. Photo by Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Learn More

Want to learn more about Birmingham Restaurant Week? You better! Click here to discover all the amazing food that will be served all week until Aug. 19.