Want recommendations for what to eat in Birmingham in April? The Bham Now team is back with the best things we ate in March. Based on the amount of food we eat as a team, you could say we’re experts. Here are ten of the best dishes we tried, from sushi with strawberries to pizza with hot honey.
1. Chicken tortilla soup from Los Amigos
“I feel like Los Amigos is just the natural spot that everyone ends up in when they visit Lakeview, and it did not disappoint. This is the perfect soup to warm you up on a chilly night. I’m usually pretty critical of my tortilla soup but the avocado was super fresh and the presentation was gorgeous!! 10/10 would get again.”Olivia Moses, Instagram Manager + Content Producer
2. Kale salad + pesto pizza from Slice Pizza
“That kale salad hits all the right notes, with the salty creamy goat cheese, the sweet butternut squash and dried cranberries and the crunch of the pecans. As amazing as the salad is, you can’t go to Slice and not have pizza.”Sharron Swain, Managing Content Producer
3. Punk Rock Roll from Rock ‘n Roll Sushi
“I tend to hyper-focus on a certain food and this month has been sushi. So, you can trust me when I say the Punk Rock Roll should be your go-to dish at Rock N Roll Sushi. The strawberries paired with the sweet-chili-ponzu dressing make for one of the most exiting flavor combos. I mean, who wants boring sushi?”Summer Guffey, Content Producer
4. Bang bang quesadillas from Carrigan’s Public House
“Carrigan’s Bang Bang quesadillas were some of the best quesadillas I’ve had. It was savory with a nice amount of spiciness and the lime juice made it even better.”Tira Davis, TikTok Manager + Content Producer
5. Jumbo tenders + fries from Eugene’s Hot Chicken
“I recently sat down with Zebbie Carney, owner and founder of Eugene’s Hot Chicken, and learned all about his story. Since then, I’ve made my way to Eugene’s several times this month—I can’t get enough! The jumbo tenders (heat level hot) are just hot enough for me to enjoy and still have a bit of spice. You can’t go wrong!”Nathan Watson, Content Producer
PS: Eugene’s is our Nowie award winner for fried chicken—clearly, our audience agrees with Nathan’s pick!
6. Sausage + fennel pizza with hot honey from Slim’s Pizzeria
“This was my first time to eat at Slim’s and it lived up to every expectation. I dream of the hot honey pizza! The atmosphere is great and the staff was so friendly. Will definitely be back for that pizza soon.”Callie Puryear, Content Producer
7. Tostones + fish tacos from EATS Highland
“If you are looking for fresh healthy ingredients and a gluten-free meal EATS Highland is paradise. My wife Kathy and I are addicted to the Tostones—we have them every meal (don’t forget the tomato-garlic sauce!). This month, we tried the fish tacos which were scrumptious. Bonus: the tilapia is sourced from the US!”Pat Byington, Content Director
8. Steak fajita quesadilla from Casa Fiesta
“For March, I was looking to try something new! You can never go wrong with Mexican food.”Jacob Blankenship, Channel Analyst + Photographer
9. Pepperoni pizza from Little Italy’s
“This slice of pizza was very large, had an absolutely delicious garlic + olive oil crust, and only cost $4. An unbeatable deal in my opinion”Gabby Gervais, Content Producer
- Location: 1924 11th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205
- Hours: Monday-Sunday 3PM-2AM
- Website | Instagram | Facebook
10. Super Crunch from Hero Doughnuts
“I’m a sucker for a good sauce, and the Super Crunch sandwich from Hero Doughnuts has TWO: a pepper jam and an amazing cracked pepper sauce. Add them to the crispiest fried chicken, and you’ve got a killer sandwich. When I’m looking for what to eat in Birmingham, Hero always makes my list.”Cecilia Wood, Content Producer + Social Media Manager
BONUS: literally everything at Bottega Café
ICYMI, I got the chance to head to Bottega Café to celebrate their re-opening and try their new spring menu items. Every single thing was delicious… so we wrote a whole story about it. Check it out for all the delicious details, then add these dishes to your list when you’re wondering what to eat in Birmingham.
What was the best thing YOU ate in Birmingham this month? Tag @BhamNow to let us know!