10 Spots


Sense of Community

Sense of Community Little Savannah has turned their Community Farm Table into an opportunity to bring diners closer to their food and their city. Photography by Lindsey Griffin Little Savannah has turned Wednesday night into something special at the Forest Park restaurant. Little  Savannah has hand selected local “celeb” chefs, farmers, breweries, and wineries to help… Read More

10 Spots: My Favorite Places

10 SPOTS:  My favorite places by Kathy G This was a hard assignment because there are so many wonderful places to dine in Birmingham. In fact, I think we have the very best “culinary scene” in the South. I love to support the local restaurants and am so proud of their connection of farm to… Read More

10 Spots: My Favorite Places

My favorite places by Jen Barnett Jen Barnett is the CEO of Freshfully, a business that sells food directly from local farmers at a small market in Avondale and online at freshfully.com. The hardest thing about owning a start-up is running low on money and time. I’m lucky to always have the freshest local ingredients… Read More

10 Spots: Dining Ideas for November

10 spots: Dining Ideas for November by Richard James Dreamland There really isn’t anything like them. Dreamland ribs are the perfect fall food, fitting right in with the other obsession of the season, football and tailgating. Aside from the original Tuscaloosa location and Birmingham’s Southside outpost, you can find Dreamland now in Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery,… Read More

10 Spots: Dining Ideas for October

10 SPOTS: Dining Ideas for October by Richard James Café Dupont One of the city’s best restaurants and an anchor for the renaissance in downtown dining, Chris Dupont’s restaurant never seems to run out of steam, great ideas and a welcoming attitude. 205-322-1282 www.cafedupont.net 113 20th St. N., Birmingham Klingler’s European Bakery & Café A… Read More

10 Spots: Dining Ideas for September

10 SPOTS: Dining Ideas for September by Richard James Ted’s Restaurant The sign is from another era, and the clocks are frozen in time, but Tasos and Beba Touloupis have turned Ted’s into a great tradition for a new Birmingham with a terrific breakfast and meat and three lunch. 205-324-2911 www.tedsbirmingham.com 328 12th St. S.,… Read More

10 Spots: Dining Deals for August

Dining Deals for August by Richard James The Melting Pot Check out the late night specials at The Melting Pot. Any night after 9 p.m. enjoy any cheese or chocolate fondue and a select bottle of wine for only $25 per couple. 611 Doug Baker Blvd #201; (205) 981-8001 the bottletree café The outdoor patio… Read More

10 Spots: For Pizza

by Jason Horn Dave’s Pizza From the prominent velvet Elvis painting to wacky pizza names like the Hot Chick, this downtown Homewood spot has personality to spare. Thankfully, the food is just as tasty. The enormous covered patio is the perfect spot to have a beer and watch the game. 1819 29th Ave. S, Homewood;… Read More

10-spots for italian

By Jason Horn Bettola Chef James Lewis and his rigorously authentic Italian dishes have received plenty of national acclaim, from being named one of the best new chefs of 2011 by Food & Wine to a James Beard Award semifinalist nod this year. The wood-fired pizzas, house-made pastas and more are all wonderful. 2901 2nd… Read More

10 Spots

For Appetizers by Jason Horn Avo This spot upstairs from Dram Whiskey Bar serves a somewhat fancier menu than its sister restaurant. The West Coast-inspired fare includes Sonoma sliders: mini-burgers on house-made focaccia topped with onions, port-wine mustard, and melted foie gras. They’re definitely more than indulgent enough to share, though you may not want… Read More

10 Spots- for Breakfast

By Jason Horn Demitri’s BBQ The Homewood favorite is known for its barbecue and its chili, and you can actually get both for breakfast—the former in an omelet and the latter with eggs, salsa, and tortillas in huevos rancheros. The more conventional dishes are also sold, including what is perhaps the city’s most addictive French… Read More