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Zagat's #1 Hot Food CityZagat rated Birmingham #1 in America’s Next Hot Food Cities list!

By Ross McCay 


Birmingham has received positive marks this year nationally from CNBC to the New York Times. Zagat continues that trend by naming Birmingham #1 in America’s Next Hot Food Cities list. It was ranked ahead of cities such as Oakland/Berkeley, Detroit, Asheville, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Nashville, Louisville, Durham, Phoenix/Scottsdale, and San Antonio. 



chez tonton shrimpBirmingham honors its most influential women in food. 

By Ross McCay 


Birmingham’s most influential women chefs, restaurateurs, caterers and food writers were honored on March 22, 2017 at Highlands Bar and Grill during Women's History Month. 

ocean cocktails Chef George Reis's Ocean Restaurant celebrates 15th Anniversary! 

By Ross McCay

Birmingham Restaurants isn't the only one celebrating a big anniversary this month. Ocean had a celebration for the ages with former chefs and bartenders from the past coming back for this special event to serve historic faves from the past and new dishes and drinks.

 

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Chef William and Ellen Rogers opening new Avondale eatery. 

By Ross McCay

Birmingham Restaurants is excited to announce  that Avondale Common House and Distillery will be opening in May! It will be located at 4100 3rd Ave. South, in the location of the former Wooden Goat. 



 

 

Frank Stitt recipeCongratulations to James Beard Foundation Awards Finalists: Highlands Bar and Grill and Pastry Chef Dolester Miles! 

By Ross McCay 

Highlands has been a Finalist for the Outstanding Restaurant Award for nine consecutive years. Miles has been a finalist for the James Beard Foundation Outstanding Pastry Chef two consecutive years. And she has been a Semi-Finalist the past four years.

Papa Vince brings organic, Sicilian foods to my table.

 

By Jan Walsh

 

Photography by Beau Gustafson

 

Papa Vince learned the art of making Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) when he worked as an apprentice for the Knight of De Stefani at the Medieval Castello of Rampinzeri, Santa Ninfa, Italy. Under the knight's guidance, Papa learned that the secret of a great EVOO is in the moody, but extremely generous olive trees. If cared for properly through their lifetime, they would consistently deliver the sweetest harvest, which yields extraordinary EVOO.

Eli’s Jerusalem Grill serves healthy and heavenly kabobs.

 

By Jan Walsh

 

Photography by Beau Gustafson

 

Eli’s Jerusalem Grill is an organic restaurant located at 4673 Highway 280 and Pizitz Food Hall. Chef Eli Markshtien serves grass fed beef, organic chicken, lamb along with falafel, homemade pita, soups, salads, desserts, organic wine, and organic beer. Eli's also uses Non-GMO oils. 

 

Hot and Hot shakes in season, farm to bar cocktails.

By Jan Walsh

Photography by Beau Gustafson 

Since Hot and Hot Fish Club opened in 1995 it has constantly developed an extensive network of food purveyors, foragers, and artisans who supply the restaurant with their local products. A leader in the Non-GMO and organic food movement, the restaurant boasts an Alabamians for GMO Labeling’s Facebook Group on its menu and door.

 

Abhi Sainju dreams of Kathmandu at Abhi Eatery and Bar.

 

By Jan Walsh

 

Photography by Beau Gustafson

 

Abhi Eatery and Bar’s owner and chef, Abhi Sainju fulfills his dream of opening his own restaurant and shares his passion for Asian cuisine in every dish.


 

Birmingham restaurants 10th anniversary Birmingham Restaurants celebrates 10th Anniversary!

By Jan Walsh

On March 1, 2007, I launched BirminghamRestaurants.com. I was an unintentional pioneer back in the early (www) wild, wild, web days. In 2007 most businesses did not have a website, including restaurants. Twitter was less than a year old. And Facebook had become a public site less than six months prior.