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Does your wine offer hints of glyphosate? 


By Jan Walsh 

Photography by Beau Gustafson 


Think buying organic food was a challenge? Try buying organic wine, but not until you read this article—because it will help. 

chef abhi new restaurant Abhishek Sainju is opening his own restaurant! 

Abhi Eatery & Bar will be opening in mid January at The Summit in the former Primeaux location, 300 Summit Blvd. Suite #104. 

Bistro 218 builds on its success, expanding next door.  

By Jan Walsh 

Photography by Beau Gustafson 

Birmingham’s downtown restaurant scene just got a little bigger. In December 2016 chef and owner of Bistro 218, Tom Saab expanded by adding an adjoining bar into the space next door—doubling the seating capacity. Saab originally opened Bistro 218 in November 2012. 

Maki Fresh BowlsPair Maki Fresh’s healthy fare with hot sake. 

By Jan Walsh 

Photography by Beau Gustafson 

Maki Fresh has a new focus that pleases all: rice bowls, sushi rolls, and sliders. And true to its name everything at Maki is fresh. They make their own sauces, batters, and pickles. 
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Bistro 218 completes expansion. 

In December 2016 Chef Tom Saab expanded Bistro 218 by adding an adjoining bar into the space next door—doubling the seating capacity.

Satterfield’s Restaurant serves sustainable fare with savoir-faire. 

By Jan Walsh  

Photography by Beau Gustafson 


Satterfield’s is a locally owned, farm to table restaurant that serves Non-GMO and organic fare, for your well-being. And their friendly, professional staff makes fine dining look effortless. 

Highlands Bar and Grill oystersEnjoy oysters three ways at Highlands Bar and Grill.

By Jan Walsh

Photography by Beau Gustafson

The dinner menu at Highland’s Bar and Grill leads with oysters. Frank Stitt’s Oyster Bar line up boasts in season oysters, from Alabama, New England, and Prince Edward Island. They are served raw by the half dozen, on the half shell and cooked—three ways.

Chef Abhi Sainju opening MO:MO: at Pizitz Food Hall momo chef abhi

Nepalese dumplings and Vietnamese inspired sandwiches will be served daily from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. at 1821 2nd Avenue North, Birmingham. Get a sneak peek of the menu here...

Iz Neighborhood Grocery Iz Neighborhood Grocery carries on family tradition.

By Jan Walsh

Photography by Beau Gustafson

Kay Bruno Reed was born into a family where life was not complete without great food. She grew up cooking, entertaining—growing inspiration by Birmingham area chefs, cooks, and role models. Food became a way of life.

oscar's at the museum lunchOscar’s At The Museum serves local, regional, and seasonal fare.

By Jan Walsh

Photography by Beau Gustafson

The art of eating local is made easy at Oscar’s At The Museum. More than a place to lunch when visiting the Birmingham Museum of Art, the café has its own following of loyal foodie patrons who dine here regularly. Chef Christopher Cobb has built this following by building his menu around local, seasonal ingredients and his skillset for executing excellence.