Barbeque & Biryani, a new family owned restaurant featuring South Central Indian cuisine has opened at Southside Station (401 19th Street South, formerly the Milo’s Hamburgers location) in the heart of the UAB medical district.
Earlier this week, we caught up with the restaurant’s owner Mohammed Shahed about this new and exciting eatery in the Magic City.
Before he opened Barbeque & Biryani this week, Shahed was in the catering business in Birmingham for four and a half years.
Barbeque & Biryani’s specialty is biryani.
“The whole menu is from our city. The speciality of our restaurant is biryani which is rice cooked with meat. It could be goat meat or lamb meat or chicken. It is marinated in yogurt and selected spices and layered over with rice. Both are pressure cooked in such a way that the meat tenderizes but the rice doesn’t.”
Nobody makes a biryani like this in Birmingham. We are the only authentic biryani making restaurant (in the city). ” he told us.
Along with biryani they have a full menu that includes:
- Assortment of beef, chicken and seafood kabobs
- Multiple kinds of curries
- Chicken Tandoori
- And several dessert items including an almond pudding
Plenty of Seating and Pick-up
The restaurant has plenty of seating available and according to Shahed customers like to order lunch and dinner to go. In the coming weeks, Barbeque & Biryani will be bringing online delivery companies like DoorDash.
Days and Hours:
Monday – Saturday
10:30AM – 2:30PM
4:00PM – 8:00PM