The ultimate foodie’s guide to enjoying Sidewalk Film Festival 2022 at The Pizitz

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Cheers to the BEST week of the year for film lovers! (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Sidewalk Film Festival 2022 is almost here, and whether this is your tenth Sidewalk or you’re a film fest newbie, you’re in for a treat. We’ve got you covered with the ultimate guide to enjoying the festival with foodie recs at The Pizitz Food Hall.

First things first— the Sidewalk Film Festival 2022 rundown

Sidewalk Cinema
Lights, camera, action. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Every year, thousands of film lovers and makers head to Birmingham for the beloved Sidewalk Film Festival. This year, you’ll be able to see over 250+ films screened across different locations in Birmingham.

Aside from the films, you can also check out fun events like the opening night parties, Sidewalk’s Saturday Night Roller Disco at CityWalk BHAM, free panels and more.

PS—The Pizitz Food Hall is always open on Saturdays from 11AM-8PM, and for the film festival, it’ll be open on Sunday from 11AM-5PM!

Snack options

No good movie-going experience is complete without a snack, right? Thankfully, The Pizitz is full of delish options.

Drink options

The Louis
The perfect pre-show stop. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

Whether you’re looking for a happy hour cocktail before enjoying a weeknight movie premier or a refreshing drink to hold you over on Saturday afternoon, The Pizitz has tons of options.

  • The Louis: full-service bar featuring 12+ beers on tap, wine selection + specialty cocktails
  • ThirsTea Cafe: family-owned café with refreshing, customizable drinks such as fruit teas, milk teas, coffee, smoothies + more

Pro tip: The Louis Bar has a fantastic happy hour from 3-6PM from Monday to Friday with drink specials, including $7 margaritas, $6 Old Forester old fashioneds, $1 off beer and wine and more.

Lunch + dinner options

  • SOCU Southern Kitchen & Oyster Bar: delicious Southern-inspired kitchen with dishes like oysters, deviled eggs, chicken and waffles + more
  • Ashley Mac’s: fast-casual restaurant with sandwiches, salads, bakery options + more
  • Broad Street: Cajun-inspired menu of po-boy sandwiches, crawfish nachos, crawfish grilled cheese + more
  • Ono Poké: build-your-own pokè bowls + menu options of rice, fish + toppings
  • Pho Pho: Vietnamese concept featuring pho, ramen, bibimbap + sides such as some of the tastiest crab angels (trust me)
  • J Wings: a menu of savory favorites including wings, fried chicken sandwiches + fries
  • Silver Kati: popular Indian street food such as kati rolls, tikka masala, salads, samosas + more
  • The Standard: traditional burger + hot dog joint with an amazing veggie burger on the menu, too
  • Unos Tacos: tacos, quesadillas + tostadas, including one of the tastiest quesabirria tacos in Birmingham
  • I Love Tina & Gina’s: New York-style deli with sandwiches piled high with meat + toppings, including the chopped cheese, Italian + pastrami
  • Dough Boy Pizza: In the mood for pizza? On Saturday, August 20, Dough Boy PIzza officially opens with signature pizzas + build-your-own options.

Pro tip: Looking for a way to enjoy your final day at Sidewalk? Head to SOCU for Sunday Brunch from 11AM-3PM between showings.

To find even more food options throughout Sidewalk Film Festival 2022, check out The Pizitz Food Hall’s website, Instagram + Facebook.

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