A Brighter Star
Alabama’s oldest restaurant, The Bright Star in Bessemer, is looking a little brighter these days.
First know that this restaurant is a real treasure. I’m not just referring to the delicious Southern (and Greek) food there. The hand-painted murals in the main dining room have been restored recently to the kind of bright, shining glory that Bright Star diners haven’t seen in decades.
The famous murals were painted more than 100 years ago by an itinerate artist in exchange for food and lodging.
Then go see the murals for yourself. If you are a first-time diner at The Bright Star you get a complimentary cup of their amazing gumbo!