Posts Tagged ‘Birmingham’


Eat This: Jackson’s Bar and Bistro’s Shrimp & Grits

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Each sip of the cocktail is tangy, piquant, and boasts intense cranberry flavors—adding a delightful acidity to the shrimp.

Proper Presentation

Friday, February 1st, 2013

The Moscow Mule is served in a copper cup. by Jan Walsh     Photography by Beau Gustafson The Moscow Mule is an all-American cocktail. This vodka, ginger beer, and lime juice mixture is properly presented at 41st Street Pub and Aircraft Sales on the rocks in a copper mug. The heat of the ginger… Read More

Room with a view

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Written and photographed by Graham Yelton Chris Jones admits that when he bought his home in 2007, the house itself had nothing to do with it. The dated, hilltop home in Crestwood was full of linoleum, brass fixtures and small rooms. It was also full of structural problems. However, the home had one redeeming quality… Read More

Share the Luck of the Irish in Jackson, Mississippi

Friday, February 1st, 2013

By Tom Gordon There are some of us—and I’m including myself in this shrinking  select group—who have yet to fully internalize the instinct to Google something when we want to know something about it. There are times when that stance has its advantages. Years ago, I would read a thumbs-up review of a movie and… Read More

B-There! The FACES Party | Lucinda Williams | Songs of Freedom

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

B-There! The FACES Party | Lucinda Williams | Songs of Freedom Click here Upcoming  Metro Events    1/16/13 – 1/22/13 Hello!!   This edition of B-There features the best of this week’s events and destinations in and around the city.  We’re celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights movement, Dancing Across Birmingham and recognizing FACES… Read More

B-There! Brewnanza | Black, Blue & White | MLK Unity Walk

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

B-There! Brewnanza | Black & White & Blues | MLK Unity Walk Having trouble viewing this email? Click here Upcoming Metro Events 1/09/13 – 1/15/13 Hello!! This edition of B-There features the best of this week’s events and destinations in and around the city.   Whether you’re browsing Brewnanza, walking for MLK Unity or running with a… Read More

Tuna Taco

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Sol y Luna’s Alex Castro prepares a light and lean new dish. By Jan Walsh     Photography by Beau Gustafson Executive chef, Alex Castro sears a new dish at the new Sol y Luna—Yellowfin Tuna with jicama tostada, topped with watermelon and mango salsa and spicy chipotle creamy sauce. And this Tuna Taco is not the… Read More

Asian Rim: Kaleidoscopic Sushi, Exotic Entrees

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Asian Rim delights serious sushi lovers and those who aren’t.

Italian Fizz

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Cleto Chiarli’s Lambrusco wines add a little fizz to my life. by Jan Walsh     Photography by Beau Gustafson Lambrusco is renowned for its natural fizziness that results in slightly sparkling wines. And with 150 years of know-how and tradition, Cleto Chiarli makes lovely Lambrusco wines. From the minerality of Sorbara to the fruitiness of the… Read More

Eat This: Mix Bakery’s Power Salad

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Found atop their lunch menu in the “fitness menu” section, the Power Salad is a delicious and healthy, chilled dish.

10 Spots: My Favorite Places

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

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