The wait is over. This weekend, Bobby Carl’s Table, a new classic southern food restaurant, will be holding a soft opening at it’s Mountain Brook English Village location ( 2031 Cahaba Road).
Recently, Bham Now sat down with Bobby Carl’s Table owners Trey McLemore and Tim and Christie Lowe to talk about food and grandmothers.
When you first enter Bobby Carl’s, you immediately feel like you’ve entered the homes of Trey and Tim’ grandparents. The two old friends from rural Shelby County (before it was suburbanized), intentionally wanted to elicit at Bobby Carl’s the same feelings they had growing up, visiting the farm on a Sunday afternoon after church, surrounded by family, eating fresh homemade meals prepared by their grandmothers.
Bobby Carl’s Table is a shrine to their grandmothers and their foodways.
Homage to Grandmothers
“This is an homage to our grandmothers,” said McLemore, who is the chef at Bobby Carl’s. “When we looked at this spot, and thought about what we wanted to do here, we wanted it to be like when we returned home.”
Comfort Food at its Fondest
Tim Lowe added, “My grandparents had a farm, your (pointing McLemore) grandparents had a farm. They were the greatest generation and they grew their own food. It was like the most delicious food in the world. There was always something fresh coming through. This is comfort food at its very fondest.”
Bobby Carl’s will be serving up freshly picked locally sourced vegetables, out of this world potato salad, pimento cheese, chicken and dumplings, and so much more.
McLemore said, “It is going to be the kind of food we always ate, what we grew up with. When I was a kid, my favorite thing was when my grandmother fed me butterbeans and ham and chicken and dumplings. It turns out, its what everyone wants to eat. It is basic, the way you want to eat it at home. That is what we are trying to preserve at this place, a pathway to the roots of who we are as Alabamians. It’s that safe place.”
Taste of Mountain Brook
How good is Bobby Carl’s Table food? Earlier this month, they participated in the Taste of Mountain Brook. On their first time out, they won!
Blue Ribbon Award (for best taste)
Top Notch Award (for best presentation)
Opening their doors on Friday, September 27
Ready for the classic Southern meal like your grandmother made it?
Bobby Carl’s is holding their soft opening on Friday and Saturday, September 27-28 with lunch only. They intend to hold dinner in the very near future. When they do, according to Bobby Carl’s Table, here are the hours they intend to operate:
Tuesday through Saturday