Pizza Grace named one of the best new restaurants in the South by Southern Living

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Pizza Grace co-owner and head chef, Ryan Westover. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

The accolades keep rolling in for Pizza Grace, the tasty pizza joint on Birmingham’s Historic Morris Avenue.

This week, Southern Living named the eatery to its list of 2023 Best New Restaurants in the South. 

Helene Jones, Pizza Grace
Helene Jones, Co-Owner and operations manager of Pizza Grace. (Lauryn Stinson / Bham Now)

Here is an excerpt from Southern Living about the place:

“The story of Birmingham’s Pizza Grace began when chef and owner Ryan Westover finally admitted that he just really likes creating pizzas…

That love comes through in his pies, which elevate even the classics and start with a simple, three-ingredient sourdough. The Pepperoni version gets zing from Aleppo pepper, and the plain Cheese isn’t so standard thanks to a blend of Parmesan, Asiago, Romano, and provolone and a sprinkle of herb breadcrumbs. For something more adventurous, try the Veggie with pesto, garlic confit, kale, roasted local mushrooms, provolone, and smoked sea salt. The sleek, warehouse-chic dining room is anything but cold, thanks to Westover’s partner Helene Jones, who runs the front of house. Enjoy a beer or a glass of wine with your meal inside, or get your pie to go.”

Southern Living

2023 has been a good year for Pizza Grace

This is the second honor Pizza Grace has received in 2023. Last January, the local eatery earned a James Beard Foundation semifinalist nod as one of the best new restaurants in the nation.

That’s a big deal in the culinary world, as James Beard Awards are often described as the “Oscars” of the food world.

Proud Neighbor – Bham Now

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Thin crust is the way to go. (Nathan Watson / Bham Now)

Here at Bham Now, we are especially proud of Pizza Grace  (2212 Morris Ave Suite 105, Birmingham, AL), because they are located exactly one block from our office on Morris Avenue.  And you can imagine, we have experienced firsthand their fantastic pizzas and wonderful hospitality. 

Tell us social media what you think of Birmingham’s newest highly decorated restaurant by tagging us @bhamnow!

Pat Byington
Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.

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