6 best things we ate + drank in Birmingham in July

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Cayo Coco birria tacos
Ready to up your dinner plans? Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

Ever want to know what the Bham Now team is eating when we’re not busy snappin’ photos and writing stories? We’ve got you covered with six of the best things we ate in July, from barbecue pizza to birria tacos.

1. BBQ pizza from Slice Pizza

Slice Pizza BBQ chicken pizza
I can attest: this pizza was GOOD. Photo via Madison Croxson for Bham Now

This pizza was very tasty and a real crowd-pleaser; our group demolished it in about five minutes! With the perfect balance of smoky, classic barbecue sauce and creamy Alabama White barbecue sauce, I will definitely be back to enjoy this again.”

Madison Croxson, content producer
  • Location: (Lakeview) 725 29th St S, Birmingham, AL 35233 | (Vestavia) 3104 Timberlake Dr, Vestavia Hills, AL 35243
  • Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11AM-9PM, Friday-Saturday 11AM-10PM
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2. Bacon and brie puff from Freddy’s Wine Bar

“So good! The flaky, buttery crust combines so well with the salt and fat from the Conecuh bacon. Add a touch of sweetness with the honey and apricot preserves… the balance is *chef’s kiss*. It’s meant for one but big enough to be split if you just want to give it a try.”

Gabi Hembree, sales success manager
  • Location: 2251 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL 35205
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday 4-10PM, Friday 2-11PM, Saturday 4-11PM
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3. Adobo chicken enchiladas from El ZunZún

“El ZunZún is a major Bham Now favorite, and their adobo chicken enchiladas are no different.”

Olivia Moses, content producer/Instagram manager
  • Location: 4105 Crosshaven Dr, Vestavia Hills, AL 35243
  • Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 11AM-9PM, Friday-Saturday 11AM-10PM, Sunday 11AM-8PM
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4. Birria tacos from Cayo Coco

Birria tacos - best things we ate in Birmingham in July
Adding this to my must-try list. Photo via Jacob Blankenship for Bham Now

“Cayo Coco has chicken, beef and even veggie Birria tacos. I went with the chicken that has onions, cilantro, roasted peppers, Chihuahua cheese and spicy Birria dipping sauce. TACO ’bout a great meal!”

Jacob Blankenship, channel analyst/photographer
  • Location: 2015 1st Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday 4-9PM, Friday-Saturday 4-11PM
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5. Gulf shrimp quesadilla + Harvest Roots kombucha mocktail from El Barrio

“Hands down my favorite meal/restaurant in Birmingham. The sweet lime crema for the quesadilla is to die for. I could eat that stuff on everything. And how could you not get the seasonal guac when it features PEACHES!? To top it off with a mocktail with local kombucha… Talk about the perfect meal.”

Jessica Broom, account executive
  • Location: 2211 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203
  • Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 11:30AM-8PM, Friday-Saturday 11:30AM-9PM
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6. Dragonfruit lemonade from Red Cat Café

Red Cat dragonfruit lemonade - best things we ate in Birmingham in July
The best drink to beat the heat. Photo via Cecilia Wood for Bham Now

“Hot Birmingham days call for refreshing drinks, and Red Cat’s dragonfruit lemonade is a can’t-miss. It’s sweet but not overwhelmingly so, and it’s the perfect option to grab for a walk around Railroad Park.”

Cecilia Wood, content producer
  • Location: (Railroad Park) 1701 1st Ave S, #101, Birmingham, AL 35233 | (Pepper Place) 2901 2nd Ave S, #120, Birmingham, AL 35233
  • Hours: (Railroad Park) Monday-Sunday 6:30AM-8PM | (Pepper Place) Monday-Saturday 7AM-6PM
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What’s the best thing you ate in Birmingham this month? Let us know by tagging @BhamNow on social!

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