The ultimate guide to Birmingham Restaurant Week 2021: Deals from 60+ restaurants, Thursday, Aug. 12-Sunday, Aug. 29

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Get ready for 18 days of mouthwatering deals. Photo via Shelby Valentine Photography for Birmingham Restaurant Week

The best time of the year is almost here! Birmingham Restaurant Week 2021 (BRW) presented by Spire is bringing killer deals to the Magic City Thursday, Aug. 12-Sunday, Aug. 29. Not sure where to start? We’ve got ya covered with a guide to what you can expect.

18 days of pure deliciousness

Birmingham Restaurant Week 2021 - Underground Vegan
Underground Vegan is servin’ up delish deals. Photo via Birmingham Restaurant Week

Even if you aren’t familiar with Birmingham Restaurant Week, you probably know how many great food spots are in Birmingham. Whether you’re craving a refreshing cocktail or you want a savory bite to eat, there are so many options that The Magic City may as well be dubbed The Foodie City.

Birmingham Restaurant Week is an 18-day celebration of local restaurants. There will be options for whatever you’re craving in a range of budgets and neighborhoods.

Here’s how it works: participating restaurants will have special two, three and/or four-course breakfast, lunch and/or dinner menus at a prix-fixe price. Translation: BRW menus will have set prices from $5 to $50 per person, and you’ll get to try at least two or more courses at each location!

Here are the tasty deets:

  • Thursday, Aug. 12—Sunday, Aug. 29
  • 60+ restaurants & food trucks
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner menus ranging from $5-$50

What’s on the menu during Birmingham Restaurant Week 2021?

I’m glad you asked. I have a running bucket list of local restaurants to try, so Birmingham Restaurant Week is a great opportunity to try as much as possible—on a budget. Here’s a look at just a few of the restaurants I’m most excited to check out.

P.S. Selecting your meal is easy thanks to BRW’s search filter powered by Bham Now. This handy tool lets you filter by meal type, price range, location and more to make finding your next meal a breeze.

Breakfast, Brunch + Coffee

Birmingham Restaurant Week 2021 - Crestline Bagel Co.
Breakfast plans = made. Photo via Birmingham Restaurant Week
  • Crestline Bagel Co. | $5-$15
  • FILTER Coffee Parlor | $5-$20
  • Rolls. | $5-$15
    • Homewood: 2900 Crescent Ave, Birmingham, AL 35209
  • Craft’s on Church Street | $10-$25

Lunch

BLUEROOT
A healthy and colorful meal from BLUEROOT. Photo via Birmingham Restaurant Week
  • Basil Pizza & Bar | $10-$20
  • BLUEROOT | $15
  • La TĂ­a Paisa Taco Shop | $10-$20
    • Homewood: 406 W Valley Ave, Homewood, AL 35209
  • Ashley Mac’s | $15-$40
  • Eugene’s Hot Chicken | $15
    • Hoover: 3232 Galleria Circle, Hoover, AL 35244

Dinner

The Fig Tree dinner
Looking for dinner plans? Head to The Fig Tree. Photo via Birmingham Restaurant Week
  • Watkins Branch Bourbon & Brasserie | $45
  • Avondale Burger Co. Food Truck | $30
    • Avondale: 201 41st Street S, Birmingham, AL 35222
  • Bistro 218 | $50
  • Evelyn’s Southern Fare | $50
  • Pappas’ Grill | $10-$25

There’s even more to enjoy during Birmingham Restaurant Week 2021

But wait… there’s more. After you’ve enjoyed great deals on the best of Birmingham’s food and drink, you can enjoy events from select restaurants and chefs.

Wine-o-Logy

Wine-o-Logy graphic
Mark your calendars! Graphic via Birmingham Restaurant Week

Experience an Italian-themed wine tasting by sipping flights and sampling complimentary appetizers – all while enjoying sophisticated entertainment and Vino’s award-winning patio.

  • When: Wednesday, August 18, 4:30-7PM
  • Where: Vino & Gallery Bar
  • What: Wine flight tasting event with delish food + live music
  • $30 per person | $50 per couple | Limited numbers of walk-up tickets for $35
  • Buy tickets.

There will be even more events to enjoy, so keep checking back on the BRW events tab for more updates!

For the love of local

El Zun Zun
I can’t wait to dig into the menu at El Zun Zun. Photo via Birmingham Restaurant Week

Birmingham Restaurant Week is all about supporting local. After the struggles the restaurant industry has gone through, it’s more important than ever to protect our local culinary industry. During BRW, you’ll be able to try different restaurants at an affordable price and support local at the same time. We call that a win-win for Birmingham.

“Birmingham’s culinary and beverage industry and its residents have been through a year of heartbreak due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Birmingham Restaurant Week 2021 is a bright spot for everyone.”

Bill Stoeffhaas, Co-Founder, Birmingham Restaurant Week

BRW 2021 is made possible by sponsors, including Spire, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Red Diamond Coffee & Tea, Sysco Foods, Birmingham Budweiser, Coca-Cola United, United-Johnson Brothers, Birmingham City Council, Amplify Marketing Solutions, Complete Janitorial Services, Strategic Tax & Accounting, ExcursionsGo, Fox 6 WBRC, Birmingham Mountain Radio and Bham Now.

Anyone else drooling? Follow Birmingham Restaurant Week on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, or visit their website to stay updated on all the deliciousness to come.

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