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
Here are a few slightly spooky novels I took to Good Day Alabama on WBRC Fox 6 this month. Also, there's a link to a book-related way to do some real good. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs This actually is a book for young adults, and interestingly, it’s one I recommended … Continue reading Scary Good
Sol y Luna Tapas & Tequilas Satisfies Year After Year
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
Hispanic Heritage Month and Honoring a Monarch
Here are the books I brought to Good Day Alabama on WBRC Fox 6 this month. They include a couple of books in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) and one in honor of the late Queen. Just Ask!: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor The first … Continue reading Hispanic Heritage Month and Honoring a Monarch
Champagne & Fried Chicken is Back!
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!
Sweet Home in Alabama
Kristal Bryant’s sweet success is absolutely made from scratch. The chef-owner of K&J’s Elegant Pastries & Creamery, a custom cake shop in downtown Birmingham that specializes in cakes for all occasions, including weddings, started her business in 2010 in her home kitchen making sweets for friends and family. She outgrew that space and opened a shop … Continue reading Sweet Home in Alabama
Let the Learning Begin
Here's what I took to WBRC Fox 6 Good Day Alabama this month: some smart books to get us all back into the groove of learning new things ... plus one more vacation read for that last little bit of away time. Wonder Drug: 7 Scientifically Proven Ways That Serving Others is the Best Medicine for … Continue reading Let the Learning Begin
Fuel Up Deliciously at Bayou Fresh Seafood
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
Cheers to the Teams!
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!
Food Truck Vendors Add Local Flavor to The World Games
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