If there is one thing Birmingham loves, it’s food. On November 2nd, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute is showing off soulful culinary creations from the top African-American chefs at Taste of Freedom. Check out what it’s all about.
What is Taste of Freedom?
- When: Saturday, November 2, 6PM – 10PM
- Where: Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, 520 16th Street North
- Dress: Festive Foodie/Cocktail Attire
- Age: 21 and up
With Taste of Freedom, the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute looks to feature historical soul food made by African-American chefs right here in Birmingham. For example, the event will have gumbo, pulled pork, African beet soup, and much much more!
In addition to the food, Taste of Freedom will have a bar with drinks and a signature cocktail, live entertainment, and a chance to see the new Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow exhibit in a one-of-a-kind setting. Check out all the great features of Taste of Freedom!
1) Try scrumptious dishes from top African-American chefs
Each chef will have a station where attendees will have the opportunity to have a sampling of their foods, small plate-style.
- The Preservery – Chef Dre Foster
- Chef Clayton’s Food Systems – Chef Clayton Sherrod
- K & J’s Elegant Pastries – Kristal and Jonathan Bryant
- 1918 Catering – Chefs Jason and Jamal Brown
- Simone’s Kitchen ATL – Chef Simone
- Eugene’s Hot Chicken – Chef Zebbie Carney
- Gumbo – Chef Clayton
- Fried Chicken – Eugene’s
- Smoked Turkey – 1918 Catering
- Pulled Pork – 1918 Catering
- Black Eyed Peas – 1918 Catering
- African Beet Soup – The Preservery
- Collard Green Wontons – The Preservery
- Mac & Cheese – Simone’s Kitchen ATL
- Candied Yams – Simone’s Kitchen ATL
- Mini Cornbread Bites – K & J’s Elegant Pastries
- Mini Pecan Pies – K & J’s Elegant Pastries
2) View the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute’s new exhibit–all by yourself
When the BCRI’s new exhibit, Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow, opens on Oct. 18th, the exhibit will be packed. However, you can check out the exhibit by yourself at Taste of Freedom.
The immersive exhibit explores the meaning of American citizenship in the national context following the Civil War. Additionally, artifacts will bring the exhibit to life for viewers of all ages.
3) Enjoy music and entertainment
Cereus is a singer/songwriter from Birmingham. In addition to her upcoming EP “Vulnerable Goddess,” she has two singles available on Spotify and Apple Music.
During the event, Cereus & The D.A.M. Band will perform their Neo/Funk original pieces.
Where can I buy tickets for Taste of Freedom?
- Tickets are available online:
- $40 for BCRI Members, $60 for the general public.
Stay tuned on our Instagram for a chance to win tickets!
Which dish are you most excited to try at Taste of Freedom? Let us know by tagging @BhamNow