6 of the best things we ate this February in Birmingham

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The baked ziti at Sanpeggios is delicious. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

If you’ve been around for long, you know we’re always on the hunt for the best eats in Birmingham. March starts tomorrow, so we’re back with the best things the Bham Now team ate this past month.

1. Seared diver scallops, Blueprint on 3rd

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I knew this would make the best things we ate list as soon as my plate arrived. (Callie Puryear / Bham Now)

“This was my first time at Blueprint on 3rd and I could not have loved it more. The scallops were served over the best grits that I could have enjoyed a few plates of alone. The skillet pimento cheese appetizer was incredible too.”

Callie Puryear, Content Producer

2. Savory Toast, General

“My friend and I met for brunch at General in Forest Park. I had the Savory Toast, which was the perfect blend of crunchy toast and soft cheese with mushrooms, and a delicious balance of savory and sweet with a fresh fruit salad on the side.

Bonus: an old-time string band provided a delightful accompaniment to our meal.”

Sharron Swain, Managing Producer

3. Baked Ziti, Sanpeggios

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Perfection. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

“Sanpeggios is a Bham favorite for quick and delicious pizza, but don’t overlook the pasta. Their baked ziti is made to order and hits the spot every single time. Make sure to get the cheese bread too.”

Callie Puryear, Content Producer

4. Pork Barbacoa, El Barrio

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The new Wednesday special at El Barrio. (Grace Howard / Bham Now)

This Wednesday special has grilled pork with BBQ sauce on a bed of sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts, green apple, pickled jalapeños and red peppers topped with pecans and queso fresco.

It’s really hearty without being too heavy and you leave feeling full and satisfied. There’s a really nice sweet/salty thing going on with the sweet potatoes and green apple vs. the seasonal veggies and pork. For me it’s a solid balanced meal that just happens to also taste really good.”

Grace Howard, Content Intern

5. Wine flight + Charcuterie, Golden Age WIne

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Wine night goals. (Nadia Powell / Bham Now)

“I tried Golden Age for the first time and it was amazing. Aside from the delicious wines + cheeses, the ambiance is what will bring me back for more. Also, they had an orange wine, which I didn’t know was a thing. I didn’t know which cheeses to pick so I asked my server to select her favorites.”

Nadia Powell, Assistant Account Executive

6. Farm Breakfast, Frothy Monkey

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A classic. (Jacob Blankenship / Bham Now)

“It’s my favorite for this month because of the freshness and quality of the ingredients, the flavorful combinations of the various components + the cozy atmosphere and friendly service at Frothy Monkey.”

Jacob Blankenship, Channel Analyst

Now tell us, Birmingham. Where do we need to eat in March? Follow us on FacebookInstagramYouTubeTikTok + LinkedIn and let us know.

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