Dive-In: The Garage Cafe

The Garage is still a hidden gem in Birmingham, though it’s been in business for more than 25 years. Even with all of the choices of places to eat in Birmingham, it remains one of my favorite places–especially in the fall when the summer heat is fading and being replaced with cool breezes in the… Read More

Brunch Bunch

Imported from the Big Easy, Ruby Slipper brings  a great brunch to Homewood.

Little London Kitchen

Little London Kitchen.

Tropical Vibe

The new Cuban-inspired bar and restaurant Cayo Coco brings rum and fun to First Avenue North downtown.

More Than Just Lunch

If you’ve driven down 20th Street any time in the past few months, you’ve no doubt seen the work being done between 3rd and 2nd. And that means you’ve seen the transformation of Brick & Tin.

Dive In: Green Valley Drugs

If you are wanting an old time soda shop, my suggestion is to Dive in  to Green Valley Drug and get a shake and catch up with some locals.

Wasabi Juan’s

Is it a burrito? Is it Sushi? Yes!

BratBrot 2.0

The cool beer garden concept reopens with expanded offerings.

Birmingham Breadworks

“Bread is made with simple and natural ingredients,” says Brook Taylor, co-owner along with Corey Hinkle of Birmingham Breadworks in Southside. “Most just use combinations of flour, water, and salt.” Simple though the ingredients might be, the bakery produces a beautiful array of artisan breads–including French, multigrain, “farm” breads, and my favorite, sourdough. Everything I’ve… Read More

Whole Hog Heaven

James Beard winner Rodney Scott opens an award-winning barbecue outpost in the city. Written by Joe O’Donnell • Photography by Beau Gustafson From the time Rodney Scott was a baby in the little town of Hemingway, South Carolina, Thursday at the little grocery/convenience store Scott’s parents operated meant one thing: a smoked whole hog that brought… Read More

Deli Dreams

The city welcomes a classic deli to town