Avondale’s gaining a new restaurant. Earlier this year, Hot Diggity Dogs closed its doors and left us wondering who or what will take over the space. Nine months later and our questions are finally answered. Chef Peoples Cafe is set to open later this year and we’ve got the deets.Continue reading “Chef Peoples Cafe coming to the old site of Avondale’s Hot Diggity Dogs”
There’s no doubt that we still need to take the global pandemic and our health seriously. Luckily, Birmingham and its restaurants go with the flow and have learned how to grow while adapting to our new normal. Check out these restaurant reopenings and even some new openings coming to town.Continue reading “Restaurant reopenings + new openings to keep on your radar, including Iron City Grill”
As local businesses and restaurants continue to open and offer different dining options, we’re taking a look at outdoor dining trends. With Birmingham’s new ordinance and more people opting to eat on-site, let’s take a look at what some restaurants are doing.Continue reading “What’s up with outdoor dining in Birmingham + local spots moving seats to the streets”
In an effort to fight the spread of COVID-19, the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board voted to suspend on-site sale of alcohol at bars, restaurants and clubs starting at 11PM each night. Learn more.Continue reading “ABC board votes to restrict alcohol sales in Alabama at 11PM each night”
We’re all fans of dining out in the Birmingham area. But what is it really like to go to local restaurants right now? We’re here to clear the air and give you a peek inside eight restaurants so you’ll know what to expect.Continue reading “What it’s like to dine out around Birmingham right now”
This year has been a doozy for all of us. From experiencing a global pandemic to standing together in solidarity to demand social justice. Although the journey is far from over, I could go for some brunch with friends and family right about now. Here are 19 Birmingham-based spots serving up brunch and breakfast now.Continue reading “19 Birmingham-based restaurants to grab brunch or breakfast”
A real Birmingham OG, The Purple Onion, is expanding throughout the city. It’s the reliable, Birmingham-based restaurant we all know and love serving up Mediterranean American cuisine as well as twists on American comfort food. Keep reading for the scoop on where to find their new locations.Continue reading “The Purple Onion plans to add 4 new locations to Birmingham + surrounding areas”
Who would’ve thought we would begin a new decade with a global pandemic? Not me! The past few months have transformed our daily routines—including our vocabulary. Let’s take a look at the new lingo we’re hearing and using on a daily basis.Continue reading “Coronavirus changed A LOT, including our vocabulary. What words have you used Birmingham?”
With an amended order from the state allowing on-premises dining at restaurants, bars and breweries that can follow social distancing guidelines, some Birmingham area restaurants have started to reopen their doors. Here’s an updated list of restaurants open in and around Birmingham.Continue reading “25 restaurants open for in house + patio dining in Birmingham”
East 59 Vintage & Café closed their original East Lake location this past year. No worries! The future’s looking bright for this local coffee shop. The family-owned business is opening a new location in Hoover in Spring 2020.Continue reading “East 59 Vintage & Café pursues a new beginning in Hoover”
Calling all foodies – the 10th annual Birmingham Restaurant Week (BRW) is almost here! Join us as we celebrate a decade of good eats and delicious deals during BRW 2019 – Friday, Aug. 16 through Sunday, Aug. 25. BRW invites 60 local restaurants, as well as diners from across our city, to participate in this celebration of Birmingham’s acclaimed culinary culture, as we connect our community through local food.
During the 10 days of BRW, restaurants will offer special lunch/dinner prix-fixe menus ranging from $10 to $50 per person, making it easy and affordable to enjoy a taste of Birmingham’s diverse dishes. Plus, with menus from fine dining to down-home cookin’, BRW offers something that’ll please every palate. Whether you choose to dine at your favorite restaurants or try something new, don’t miss out on the opportunity to experience Birmingham’s unique and thriving culinary scene for yourself!
There are some VERY exciting restaurants and businesses making their way to Five Points these days–it’s making our head spin and our tastebuds sing. Momotarõ is the latest inductee in the Five Points Club, and Birmingham couldn’t be happier.Continue reading “Momotarõ opens in Five Points, and has us dreaming of hand-rolled ice cream”
If you’re interested in the growing Birmingham restaurant scene and delicious pizza, we have some good news for you. Former Food Network host, author and renowned chef Ben Vaughn is opening a classic pizzeria called Libertine’s Pizza Co. this Saturday, September 15, in Five Points in the old Cosmo’s Pizza spot.Continue reading “Root to Tail Chef Ben Vaughn to open Libertine’s Pizza Co. this Saturday, September 15”
Can’t stop won’t stop. -Birmingham’s food scene
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