Enjoy a taste of Birmingham at the 2021 Corks & Chefs, April 24-25


Woman passing drinks at Magic City Art Connection
Ready to try alllll the cocktails. Photo taken pre-COVID via Magic City Art Connection

If you call Birmingham home, chances are you’re a fan of enjoying all of the delicious foods and refreshing drinks the city has to offer. Looking for the perfect opportunity to try new and old favorites? Get your tickets now for the 2021 Corks & Chefs at Magic City Art Connection. Here’s what you can expect in the 24th annual Corks & Chefs, from mouthwatering tastes to updated safety protocols.

Find art + yumminess at Magic City Art Connection

Magic City Art Connection small bites
Get ready for a weekend of good food + great convos. Photo taken pre-COVID via Magic City Art Connection

The Magic City Art Connection should already be on your radar, and you don’t want to miss experiencing the flavors of the 2021 Corks & Chefs. Magic City Art Connection has brought art to Birmingham for over 37 years, and the Corks & Chef festival has been feeding those art lovers for almost 25 years.

This year, the event is going through a few changes to make sure everyone stays safe + comfortable.

  • Dates: April 24 & 25
  • 2 sessions each day this year: 11:30AM-1PM | 1:30-3PM
  • Where: Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark, 20 32nd Street North, Birmingham, Alabama, 35222
  • Tickets: Order $30 advance tickets by April 23 | $40 door tickets

How will the 2021 Corks & Chefs tasting event work?

2019 Corks and Chefs Good People
Past Corks & Chef events are full of laughs and this year’s will be no different. Photo via Magic City Art Connection

With your ticket this year, you’ll receive entry into one of the two hour and a half tasting sessions that take place each day. There’s a max capacity of 150 people, so act fast and get your advance tickets now.

Your ticket includes:

  • one (1) taste at each restaurant (3-4 Culinary Features each day)
  • one (1) cocktail taste at each participating bar
  • unlimited wine & beer sampling
  • admission to Magic City Art Connection

Stay safe with updated safety protocols

This year, you can enjoy your time at the tasting event with updated policies to keep everyone safe. Here’s a look at what to expect:

  • You’ll need to wear your mask while you move throughout the venue. You can take it off while you’re eating or drinking at your reserved table.
  • There will be a max capacity of 150 people so there’s plenty of room for social distancing.

Purchase your advance tickets now until April 23.

Some great local restaurants + bars will be there

Of course, an event like Corks & Chefs is always a great place to connect with local tastemakers. And the 2021 lineup of restaurants, breweries, bars, and wines from around the world is no exception. Here’s a taste of who you can expect to see at the 2021 Corks & Chefs’ Reserved Edition:

2021 participating restaurants & caterers… so far

Corks & Chefs samples
Dig in. Photo via Magic City Art Connection



2021 breweries

2021 wines

  • Vineyard Brands
  • International Wines

2021 cocktail bars

The Atomic Lounge
Cheers! The Atomic Lounge is serving up drinks again this year. Photo taken pre-COVID via Magic City Art Connection

Sound like a can’t-miss event? Grab your advance tickets now. Let us know what you’re most excited about, and tag us @BhamNow in your 2021 Corks & Chefs social media posts!

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