The entire country knows that Birmingham is a destination for dining. And young, local chefs like Abhishek Sainju, the Nepalese chef-owner of Abhi Eatery + Bar in Mountain Brook Village, are an important part of the reason why. Abhi (as he’s known to everyone) is one of several restaurateurs who have made the Magic City … Continue reading True Destination Dining
Kristian Denis created her own domain, and she has downtown Huntsville covered. This restaurant owner grew a tiny wine shop (400 square feet in a former lumberyard switch house building) into two different dining destinations: Le Petit Bijou Sandwich & Wine Bar and Domaine South. The complementary restaurant concepts, just a stone’s throw from each other … Continue reading Raise a Glass to Destination Dining
Sol y Luna did it first. This restaurant, when it originally opened in 1998, introduced Birmingham to an elevated version of Mexican cuisine. Beautifully plated, delicious, imaginative dishes were served alongside premium tequilas meant to be sipped and savored in a sophisticated space that celebrated an ancient culture and encouraged a true dining experience. This same … Continue reading Sol y Luna Tapas & Tequilas Satisfies Year After Year
Champagne & Fried Chicken, the annual drive-through, pick-up picnic fundraiser for the Birmingham chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International, allows us to award grants and scholarships to women pursuing culinary careers across our state. To date, we’ve given more than $120,000 to women of all ages to help them grow their businesses and continue their … Continue reading Champagne & Fried Chicken is Back!
The very idea of gas-station sushi is so incongruous that it was lampooned in a memorable Esurance commercial. The ad was funny. Zhu Jianjun thinks so, too. And he talks about it, and laughs about it, even as he proudly serves colorful rainbow rolls and beautiful salmon nigiri to customers – familiar and frequently new – in his … Continue reading Fuel Up Deliciously at Bayou Fresh Seafood
Few businesses offer a truer flavor of a place—and its people—than a local brewery. With their egalitarian crowds; beers named for cultural landmarks or reflecting the local history or flora or fauna; multiple televisions tuned to what matters right here, right now; and enough space to host a team or two or three, breweries always … Continue reading Cheers to the Teams!
Some of Birmingham’s most beloved food vendors are offering local flavors from our Magic City, tastes unique to the South and dishes from other parts of the country to the international visitors at The World Games 2022. All our guests need to do is walk up and order. Here’s a list of the vendors who … Continue reading Food Truck Vendors Add Local Flavor to The World Games
Whatever your sport—and whether you’re competing or cheering—everyone at The World Games 2022 is a winner when it comes to eating in (and around) Birmingham. There’s something tasty near your venue. Guaranteed. And some of our favorite food trucks are coming straight to you. Want barbecue? We have some of the country’s best. Need a … Continue reading Local Flavors in Birmingham
D’Road Café is a kind of crossroads of international flavor in downtown Montgomery. It’s billed as a Latin (and mainly Venezuelan) restaurant, but owner Janett Malpartida pays no mind to borders. South American cuisine is just the beginning of what she can do. I went to D'Road with Brittany Faush for a story for Alabama … Continue reading International Flavors at D’Road Café in Montgomery
Chef Sedesh Boodram is from Trinidad and Tobago. He trained in France and has worked with some of the most celebrated chefs in the world. And he’s decided that Birmingham is home. For his first solo concept, The Anvil Pub & Grill in Hoover’s Village at Lee Branch, Boodram drew from both his life experiences … Continue reading Global Flavor at The Anvil