10 Spots


To outfit your kitchen. by Jason Horn Brown and Green A pair of architects got started selling their fantastic cutting boards at Pepper Place Farmers’ Market and opened a store in Avondale a few months ago. The boards are all hand-made from locally grown hardwoods, out of end-grain wood, which means they won’t dull your… Read More

10 spots: To have a great cocktail

by Jason Horn Dram Whiskey Bar This refined Mountain Brook Village hangout has nearly 100 bourbons, Scotches, and other whiskies. They even infuse their own liquors: Cherry-flavored Woodford Reserve goes into the Manhattan, and bacon-flavored Early Times (yes, really) goes into the Smokehouse. Bettola This Pepper Place spot makes some of the most authentic Italian… Read More

New Restaurants for the New Year

by Jason Horn Chuy’s If you’ve ever lived in east Texas, you know this beloved Tex-Mex chain. And now its first Alabama location has taken over a massive space at The Summit. House-made tortillas and fresh sauces go into burritos, tacos, enchiladas and more.216 Summit Blvd., Ste. 135; 205-977-4224; YogurtLab There was an explosion of… Read More