Just in time for Earth Day—4 more local restaurants get gold stars for sustainability

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Those onion rings…(Cahaba Brewing Company)

Four of our favorite Birmingham restaurants have the gold star of sustainability efforts. The Alabama Environmental Council has welcomed a few more local restaurants into the EAT Alabama program. Keep reading to see if your favorite spots made the cut!

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EAT Alabama, a.k.a. “Earth Aware Team”, allows you to know before you go. Know which restaurants are doing their part and putting sustainability first! EAT raises awareness surrounding disposable waste and the impact it has on our health and the health of the planet. Check out the different levels of sustainability here.

With 12 partners now, the organization is quickly growing and looking forward to what’s to come for EAT.

“We want to support and endorse restaurants in adopting sustainable practices such as avoiding styrofoam and reducing waste through composting and food rescue programs. We are excited to bring on our first municipal partner, Mayor Buddy Choat of the city of Trussville, who will be issuing a proclamation on May 26 banning styrofoam at all municipal facilities.”

Lauren Guillebeau, Co-Chair, Environmental Issues Committee

El Barrio

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El Barrio nachos featuring plantain chips, named the best nachos in Alabama. (Pat Byington / Bham Now)

A Birmingham essential. And they care about the health of their customers and the planet!

The Current at Cahaba Brewing Company

The Current at Cahaba Just in time for Earth Day—4 more local restaurants get gold stars for sustainability
Yum. (The Current at Cahaba Brewing Company / Facebook)

We are big brewery fans at Bham Now. Add locally sourced food and sustainability? Even better!

Sol Y Luna

queso in Birmingham
Are you drooling yet? (Hannah Chambley / Bham Now)

Just when we thought we couldn’t love this iconic spot any more.

Taproot Cafe

Michelle and Reggie Torbor, owners at Taproot Cafe.
Michelle and Reggie Torbor, owners at Taproot Cafe. (Pat Byington / Bham Now)

Taproot Cafe has a mission to “empower people to create healthier communities by connecting them to local suppliers and wholesome food.” It’s no surprise they’re a gold sustainability partner!

Want to follow along with EAT Alabama and the winning restaurants? Check out their website and learn more about the benefits for restaurants.

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