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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.

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.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan dined at OvenBird on Monday.
Congratulations to Highlands Bar and Grill and pastry chef, Dolester Miles, named semifinalists for the 2017 James Beard Foundation’s culinary awards!

Eli’s Jerusalem Grill is now open at The Pizitz Food Hall!

chef abhi new restaurant

Abhi Eatery and Bar is officially open!

 

bistro 218 bar sommelier

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.

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...

tumtum tree wine auction

TumTum Tree Foundation auctions wines to benefit Alabama’s children.

By Jan Walsh

Photography by Beau Gustafson 

The TumTum Tree’s Annual Charity Wine Auction Weekend directly benefits Alabama children’s charities. The charities include Magic Moments, Kid One Transport, Mitchell’s Place, The Red Barn, Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders, UAB’s Institute for Arts in Medicine (AIM), Glenwood Autism and Behavorial Health Center, and Angel Pillowcases.

Winemaker Dinners will be held on Thursday, November 3, at the following Birmingham Restaurants' Member Restaurants: 

Revana, Alexana, Corazon del Sol at Bottega - SOLD OUT
LIOCO at Galley and Garden - 25 Seats 
Vineyard 7&8, Retour - GianMarco’s - 40+ seats
Du MOL - Ocean - 50 seats 
Arrow & Branch - OvenBird - 12 seats
Fries Family Vineyard + Arkenstone - Satterfield’s - 40 seats


 


bare naked noodles south bridge homewoodBare Naked Noodles is opening a second location in Homewood November 1! 

Visit during first week for our authentic Italian fare, and you will be entered to win a few great prizes. 

Hot and Hot chef's table USA TodayThe chef's table at Hot and Hot Fish Club just got hotter. 

Jan Walsh reviews chef's table at Hot and Hot Fish Club for USA Today in their feature: "10 Amazing Chef's Tables You Should Know About." And our website, Birmingham Restaurants is mentioned!

eli's Jerusalem Grill organic chickenBirmingham Restaurants welcomes four new Member Restaurants:

Eli's Jerusalem Grill, Iz Cafe, Iz Neighborhood Grocery (ING), and Oscar's At The Museum!

Taco Mama tacos Birmingham area Taco Mama locations join Birmingham Restaurants.

Taco Mama has three Birmingham area locations: Crestline Village in Mountain Brook, Homewood, and the newly opened Taco Mama at The Summit. 

Maki Fresh Kobe burgers

Birmingham Restaurants is excited to announce the five new restaurant members. 

Ashley Mac’s, Jinsei Sushi Bar and Lounge, Little Savannah Restaurant and Bar, Maki Fresh, and Miss Dots are new Member Restaurants.

frank stitt Frank Stitt at New York Times' Cities for Tomorrow Conference 

Frank Stitt was honored as a participant on a panel with Danny Meyer, the visionary restaurateur who raised the bar on service and hospitality in our country, at The New York Times Cities for Tomorrow Conference.

5 point duck sandwichChef George Reis creates a popular new dish.

The Naan Duck is brand new to the menu at 5 Point Public House Oyster Bar.

 

Ashley Macs chicken saladWelcome to Birmingham Restaurants, Ashley Mac's!

Ashley Mac's is committed to providing quality home-style food and excellent customer service. They value our clients and always want to provide them with the best eating experience.


Oven BirdPremiering Tuesday, July 5th at 9pm ET/6pm PT -"Too Hot To Handle" - SEASON PREMIERE with Chef Chris Hastings and Ovenbird!

In Miami, Roger Mooking meets a chef who celebrates Latin Flavors with a unique coal-fueled contraption called the Cross Table used to roast butterflied pork marinated in bold achiote paste, and simmer a bountiful seafood paella in an unbelievably massive pan.  Roger then makes his way to Birmingham, Alabama to visit OvenBird, known for its wood-fired kitchen. Here Chef Chris Hastings has created a one-of-a-kind portable oven that delivers a double dose of heat used to cook up a meat lover’s feast of lamb, rabbit and beef along with the season’s best vegetables.

V3Announcing the Launch of Version 3 of Birmingham Restaurants, the original site launched in 2007 and has remained the most popular dining guide of Birmingham metro restaurants since that time. The new website features the latest technologies for faster load time, responsive views for mobile and tablets. Bon Appetit!