Eat This: Dodiyós’ Hummus

Served in a brass mortar and pedestal pot, the hummus’s consistency is thicker than most with some pieces of chickpeas not completely pulverized and remaining intact. This scrumptious synthesis offers comforting layers of flavor and texture.

Pair This: Dixie Fish Co.’s Buster Crab BLT & Dixie Lemonade

If it’s seafood you crave, there isn’t much you can’t find on the extensive menus at Dixie Fish Co. Among my favorites here are their sandwiches.

Pair This: Jack Brown’s Cheeseburger & Founders’ All Day IPA

Jack Brown’s describes itself as a bar that sells a great burger. The lineup of burgers includes eight burgers—always on the menu—and seven daily special burgers.

What’s For Lunch?

Johnny’s certainly doesn’t require fancy attire; this casual-fare, meat-and-three restaurant has a come-as-you-are vibe.

Eat This: Bistro 218’s Red Snapper

The Alabama red snapper season is one to catch. We did just that at Bistro 218 and paired this beautiful fish with a bottle of Domaine Vincent Delaporte Sancerre 2012.

Eat This: Lloyd’s Baked Ham and Broccoli Casserole

Much has changed since Lloyd’s Restaurant opened in 1937. But one thing that has not changed is the comforting, southern-style goodness coming out of the kitchen at Lloyd’s.

Eat This: Jim ‘N Nick’s Hickory Smoked Spare Ribs

There’s no need to fire up the grill for my Memorial Day gathering. Rain or shine, I bring home Jim ’N Nick’s hickory smoked spareribs instead.

Eat This: Paramount’s Ploughman’s Platter

Paramount is a laidback bar and grill. Housed in a converted space on 20th Street North, they serve pub food and beverages from happy hour until late night.

Pair This: FoodBar’s Steamed Mussels & Lallier Champagne Brut

George McMillan recently returned to the kitchen with his new restaurant, FoodBar. The restaurant is located in Cahaba Heights, in the same strip mall as Sexton’s Seafood.

Eat This: Tau Poco’s Moroccan Style Chicken

Grab global street food at Tau Poco.

Eat This: Hot and Hot’s Noodle Bowl

Chef Chris Hastings is constantly innovating the cuisine at Hot and Hot Fish Club. One of his most famous cutting-edge culinary inventions is his version of the noodle bowl, the Hot and Hot Noodle Bowl.