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New York has delis. Chicago deep dish pizza joints. Birmingham? Our Greek-inspired meat and threes.
In the midst of Birmingham’s foodie revolution, we have been waiting for someone to open up a new meat and three restaurant in town.
Thanks to legendary Birmingham restauranter Nick Pihakis that wait is over.
According to the Birmingham Business Journal, Pihakis, plans to open a traditional Southern meat-and-three and a new Hero Doughnuts location, along with a bar, at 10 14th St. S. and 1300 Powell Avenue, along Railroad Park, in what developer Corporate Realty is calling Baker’s Row II.
The site is at Stacy Williams Co.
The announcement of the new restaurant came after the Birmingham City Council approved rezoning the property from light industrial to mixed-use. Along with the commercial development, a 228-unit student housing project catering to UAB students is expected to open in summer 2021.
In 1985, Pikakis established Jim N Nick’s Bar-B-Q and grew it into one of the largest Bar-B-Q chains in the South, with restaurants in 7 states.
Today,, the Pihakis Restaurant Group is behind several of the Magic City’s favorite new restaurants including, Rodney Scott’s BBQ, Big Bad Breakfast, Little Donkey, Hero Doughnuts and Mile End Delicatessen.
Building on the Meat and Three Legacy
Even though Birmingham has not opened a new meat and three restaurant in the past few years, the Magic City remains a hotbed for some of the best meat and three meals in the nation.
While we wait for the opening of Pihakis’s new restaurant near Railroad Park, be sure to take a meat and three tour of Birmingham. Check out – Nikki’s West, Ted’s Restaurant, Fife’s and James Beard semi-finalist Johnny’s Restaurant in Homewood, just to name a few.