9 best things we ate in Birmingham in February

Roots and Revelry chicken and waffles - where to eat in Birmingham
Want to find out where to eat in Birmingham this month? Let’s get into it. (Cecilia Wood / Bham Now)

Looking for our team’s recommendations for where to eat in Birmingham? We’ve got you covered—here are nine of the best things we ate in February, from mac and cheese to chicken and waffles. Keep reading for our top picks, then make your lunch plans.

1. Sweet potato dumplings from Pizza Grace

Sweet potato dumplings from Pizza Grace - where to eat in Birmingham
Adding to my must-try list. (Madison Croxson / Bham Now)

“This was such a unique and unexpected dish to find at a pizza restaurant. The dumplings have a similar texture to gnocchi, and the peanut sesame sauce is creamy and delicious. These were a crowd favorite!”

Madison Croxson, Content Producer

2. Shrimp mac and cheese from Trattoria Zaza

Shrimp mac and cheese from Trattoria Zaza
A pasta-tively perfect dish. (JeVante Shropshire / Bham Now)

“This dish gave me a nice warm feel inside and it was very filling. The shrimp was nice and fresh, and it had the perfect amount of cheese. It also had that kick that I always want in my pasta. This is something that everyone should try. You won’t be disappointed!”

JeVante Shropshire, Content Intern

3. Chicken tender plate with coleslaw + mac and cheese from Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken

Chicken tenders from Gus's Fried Chicken
Honey mustard on the side for me, please. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

“This was my favorite because I went here more than twice this month. The chicken is fresh and tender, and it goes great with hot sauce!”

Jacob Blankenship, Channel Analyst + Photographer

4. Classic cheeseburger + fries from Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint

“Jack Brown’s is one of the coolest environments in Birmingham. However, that’s not even the best part. The regular cheeseburger that is drenched in Jack Brown’s sauce is my favorite burger that I have ever had!”

Joseph Krick, Sales Intern

5. Pain au chocolat from Hinkel’s Bakery

Pain au chocolat from Hinkel's - where to eat in Birmingham
Want to know where to eat in Birmingham? The Market at Pepper Place has plenty of delicious options. (Jessica Broom / Bham Now)

“I wake up early every Saturday to grab a hot cup of coffee from Red Cat and head to The Market at Pepper Place across the street. I could honestly just stare at the beautiful breads and pastries from Hinkel’s booth all day, but instead of that, I usually grab an incredibly buttery and flaky Pain au Chocolat to enjoy as I wander through the rest of the market. It’s a very happy way to start my Saturday!”

Jessica Broom, Account Executive

6. Chicken and waffles from Roots & Revelry

Chicken and waffles from Roots and Revelry
Still dreaming about this brunch. (Cecilia Wood / Bham Now)

“Whenever I see chicken and waffles on a brunch menu, it’s a must-order for me. My friends and I celebrated Galentine’s Day by grabbing brunch at Roots & Revelry and their chicken and waffles were amazing. The chicken was perfectly crispy and flavorful, the waffles were fluffy and it was all topped with ginger and lemongrass syrup that added even more flavor to the dish. Of course, mimosas were the perfect complement.”

Cecilia Wood, Social Media Manager + Content Producer

7. The Parking Deck Sunset from the new Ghost Train location

Ghost Train cocktail
Have you checked out the new Ghost Train location? (Olivia Moses / Bham Now)

“This drink transported me to a long summer day of laying out by the pool….but in 50-degree weather in February. It features orange juice and grenadine, so you know it’ll live up to the hype.”

Olivia Moses, Instagram Manager + Content Producer

8. Salted caramel gelato from Cannella Gelato

Cannella Gelato - where to eat in Birmingham
I can confirm: Cannella Gelato is amazing. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

“I just have four words: you’ve gotta try it.

Tira Davis, TikTok Manager + Content Producer

9. Honey barbecue wings from Kings Wings

Wings from King's Wings
A delicious lunch or dinner option with the perfect amount of sauce. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now

“My earliest memory of hanging out with my closest friends from college is eating at King’s Wings for the first time, so it’ll always have a special place in my heart. The wings are amazing, of course, but don’t sleep on their other offerings—I recommend the cheeseburger and Philly cheesesteak if you want to mix things up.”

Nathan Watson, Content Producer

You’ve heard from us—now we want to hear from YOU. What’s your top recommendation for where to eat in Birmingham? Tag us @BhamNow and let us know.

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