Time to throw a pita party. Tasty Town Greek Restaurant and Lounge, from the Pihakis Restaurant Group, is coming soon to Railroad Park. We talked to Chef Mike Wilson for the latest on the development.
Welcome, Tasty Town
From the restaurant group of Birmingham faves like Hero Doughnuts + Buns, The Little Donkey and Rodney Scott’s BBQ comes Tasty Town. The new spot brings a Southern lens to classic Mediterranean eats in a laid-back diner-style setting.
“We want to bring the food to life in a way that honors traditional Greek techniques, and we can prepare it right here in our kitchens. We’re reaching out and grabbing ingredients that are around us—from our local farmers.”Mike Wilson, Chef, Tasty Town
We’ve certainly got some ~tasty~ menu items to look forward to, including:
- Souvlaki roasted over charcoal
- Fresh oven-made pita
- Wood-fired Rotisserie roasted chicken
- Classic Greek dips and spreads
- Pita sandwiches
- Falafel-style vegetarian options
- and much more
Bringing the Greek experience to Birmingham
As for the name, it’s all about keeping up with tradition.
“The name comes from a classic American diner in Atlanta, Georgia, that was a community fixture for a long time. We wanted to combine a Greek-Southern concept with an old-school American diner aesthetic. Our creative director remembered that old restaurant and we thought it would be the perfect name.”Mike Wilson, Chef, Tasty Town
Walking in the restaurant may feel like a blast from the past, as the decor is reportedly influenced by old-school diners and the art-deco era of the 1950s.
Chef Mike Wilson can’t wait to open the doors and welcome the community.
“I’m really excited to begin to build a community of people around the restaurant. Our mission is for people to come and kick back with friends and have a cocktail. I can’t wait to have the people in that neighborhood start to get to know us and for us to get to know them.”Mike Wilson, Chef, Tasty Town
Point me to Tasty Town
Tasty Town conveniently sits on the first floor of Lumen Above Railroad Park. Personally, I’m excited to stroll through the park with a pita in hand.
Currently, opening day is projected to be in early to mid-April of 2022.