Best sandwich in Alabama? Brick & tin’s “Brisket” according to Big 7 Travel (Photos)

Brick & tin’s sandwich, “the Brisket” has been named the best in Alabama by Big 7 Travel. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Where can you find the best sandwich in Alabama?

It is at brick & tin in downtown Birmingham and Mountain Brook, according to the international foodie and travel publication Big 7 Travel.

In it’s 50 Best Sandwiches in America story that was published earlier this month, Big 7 Travel recognized brick & tin’s mouthwatering Brisket sandwich as the best in the state.


Here is what they had to say about brick & tin and the “Brisket.”

“Brick & tin is a charming Birmingham eatery that serves up droolworthy sandwiches made from organic and local ingredients. Their sandwich menu is full of great creations, but you can’t go wrong with the braised beef brisket, caramelized onions & white bbq on pain de mie flatbread.”

Always on the menu

Brick & tin’s Amy Vines.  Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Bham Now caught up with Amy Vines, manager at the brick & tin in downtown Birmingham about the sandwich.

“Our menu changes seasonally, but the brisket always stays on the menu because it is our best seller,” said Vines. “The brisket is what I always suggest if you have never been here before.”

At this time of the year, Vines suggests folks team the sandwich up with their popular and colorful summer salad.


48 hours

When asked how they make the sandwich, Vines described how they make their own bread, sauce and take 2 days to cook the beef.

“We brine it (the beef) for 24 hours, then braise it for about the same amount of time. It is not a traditional brisket barbecue  that you have like in Texas or like at a normal barbecue  restaurant. It’s  soft, exactly made for a sandwich. The barbecue melts in your mouth, it is really awesome. We take special care, right down to our sandwich bread that is made in-house at our bakery in Mountain Brook.”

Local and sustainable

Along with making everything in-house, brick & tin buys ingredients for their meals from local farmers and they seek out food that is sustainable and free of hormones, chemicals, or other additives.

Times and locations

Brick & tin’s in Downtown Birmingham Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Can’t wait to try the Brisket?  Here are brick & tin’s two locations and times of operation.


Downtown Birmingham
214 20th Street North
Birmingham, AL 35203
Mon-Sat 10:30-9:00pm

Mountain Brook Village
2901 Cahaba Road
Birmingham, AL 35223
Mon-Sat 10:30-9:00pm | Sun 10:30-2:00pm

Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.