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the gardens cafe tomato salad Lunch Date 

Do lunch with your mate at The Garden’s Café by Kathy G. 

By Jan Walsh 

Today Kev and I are on a lunch date at Birmingham Restaurants newest member restaurant, The Garden’s Café by Kathy G. It is located in Birmingham Botanical Gardens and boasts palladium window views of the gardens from the dining room. And the patio is lined with Oak Leaf Hydrangeas. There is also a private space upstairs open to and overlooking the dining room and staircase, making it a popular wedding event venue. Yet much like Champagne, this place is too welcoming to save it for special occasions. The café offers lunch Tuesdays through Fridays from 11:00 until 2:00. And the menu is “his and hers” friendly. 
Marre and Allen Lamb lollipopsIn the Know 

Pair brand new dishes with a secret rosé at Marre and Allen. 

By Jan Walsh 

Marre and Allen Bar and Kitchen is a destination restaurant. It is located in the Birmingham Marriott. But unlike most hotel restaurants, it boasts an all-star culinary team—Executive Chef, Chad Schofield and Sous Chef, Damon Davis. And Birmingham Marriott’s General Manager, Chris Townsley brings his extensive culinary and wine background to mentor the chefs and assist in product selection. 


el zunzun sigil p'aakEl ZunZún Opening Summer 2018

Becky Satterfield is preparing to open her second restaurant, EL ZunZún. And Jan Walsh was Wowed by her first taste at a preview media party this week.

 

 

 

birmingham brunch bill mimosa bloody mary Cheers! Brunch Bill passes. 

Birmingham restaurants now serving alcohol on Sundays starting at 10 a.m. 

The Birmingham City Council voted to allow restaurants to begin selling alcohol at 10 a.m. on Sundays.

 

avondale common house hummus Made for Sharing 

Avondale Common House’s hummus and warm pita pleases all. 

By Jan Walsh 

The first year of being in business, especially the restaurant business is the most difficult. And Avondale Common House has made it to their one year anniversary milestone. 

Newk's breakfast Blueberry french toast  Newk's Breakfast Coming Soon! 

Newk’s Eatery in downtown Birmingham will soon be opening early to serve breakfast. Starting Wednesday, April 18 at its downtown Birmingham location, 611 Richard Arrington Jr. Blvd. S., guests will enjoy a full menu of made-from-scratch, modern-quality, comfort food to accommodate a variety of tastes.

 

USA Today Becky Satterfield

Alabama's Female Chef 

Becky Satterfield named one of 50 states: 50 female chefs by USA Today. 

In honor of Women's History Month, USA Today features 50 female chefs, one from each state. 

Blueprint on 3rd Dean Robb’s American brasserie will open this spring at The Pepper Place.  

By Jan Walsh

Birmingham Restaurants is proud to announce that Blueprint on 3rd will become our newest member. Restaurant profile is coming soon. But in the meantime, here's the scoop.

abhi deep fried momsMoMo Madness 

Abhi has an expanded menu with six momo dishes, including fried! 

By Jan Walsh 

Years ago, I fell in love with Chef, Abhi Sainju’s momos on first bite. His house-made Nepalese, turkey dumplings are simply and consistently divine. Today he serves them at both of his restaurants: Mo:Mo: at The Pizitz and at his Abhi Eatery and Bar, located at The Summit.  


 Outstanding Restaurant and Outstanding Pastry Chef dolester miles outstanding pastry chef highlands bar and grill james beard outstanding restaurant

Congratulations to Frank and Pardis Stitt, and the team at Highlands Bar and Grill named Outstanding Restaurant by James Beard Foundation Awards 2018! And congratulations to Dolester Miles named Outstanding Pastry Chef 2018.