Bham’s Automatic Seafood and Oysters named James Beard Finalist for Best New Restaurant in U.S.

Photo posted on Automatic Seafood and Oysters Facebook page by Alex Fratkin

Automatic Seafood and Oysters in Birmingham’s Lakeview District has been named a James Beard Award Finalist for the best new restaurant in the U.S. category.

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7 new-ish things you need to know about in Lakeview

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Sunset from Mayawell Bar’s rooftop. Photo via Maywell Bar’s Facebook page

Lakeview is already one of Birmingham’s hottest districts, but it’s about to get even hotter. With a ton of recent and upcoming restaurants, bars, apartments, construction projects and more, you definitely need to keep your eye on Lakeview. 

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Four Birmingham restaurants and bars named James Beard Award Semifinalists, including Chez Fonfon

If someone made me food like that, I’d nominate them for a James Beard Award too. Photo via Chez Fonfon on Facebook

The James Beard Award Foundation just announced their 2020 Semifinalists, and four Birmingham & Homewood restaurants, bars and chefs have made the cut. Here’s who!

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Costa’s, Automatic Seafood, Delta Blues Hot Tamales received 95 and above food service scores in October

Costa’s Famous BBQ on Lakeshore Parkway. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

Several Birmingham area food service establishments, including Delta Blues Tamales at Cobb Lane, Costas BBQ on Lakeshore Parkway, Gilchrist in Mountain Brook and Automatic Seafood in the Lakeview District received 95 and above on their health inspection scores in October 2019.

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10+ restaurants opening in Birmingham in 2019, including Mile End Deli

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A new self-serve bar concept is coming to Birmingham. Photo via McAdory Taps

The countdown to 2019 has officially begun. What can you expect during the new year in Birmingham? Restaurant openings, of course! Here’s a look at what will be enhancing Birmingham’s food and drink scene in 2019. Continue reading “10+ restaurants opening in Birmingham in 2019, including Mile End Deli”