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pizzeria gm shrimp cocktail Culinary Creativity 

Pizzeria GM takes comfort food to the cutting edge. 

By Jan Walsh 

Pizzeria GM makes new restaurant success look easy—although it absolutely is not. This place has been packed since day one and continues to please all because it is all about the food. Sure, it is a cool place, nice patio, and screened-in porch. The cocktail, beer, and wine selections surpass expections. But it is the food that brings people back to a restaurant again and again, not a concept or just a pretty place. And Chef Giani Respinto has made this kitchen a playground for his culinary talents—thinking outside the pizza box. And this passion is found on every plate. 

Hot and Hot moving to Pepper placeHot and Hot V2

Hot and Hot Fish Club will relocate to Pepper Place in Fall 2019. 

After 24 years in its original location, 2180 11th Court South, Chris and Idie Hastings are moving Hot and Hot Fish Club to Pepper Place this fall. 


Cantina lettuce wraps Tacos Two Ways 

Cantina offers lettuce wraps as option for all tacos.

By Jan Walsh 

Trying the Keto diet for the new year? Cantina Tortilla Grill is here to help. 

Valentine Hotline

It's back! 

Birmingham Restaurants annual Valentines newsletter for 2019. 

Each time we add a Valentine's menu to the holiday menus and holiday events, we send Valentine Hotline subscribers an email with a link to it. Valentine Hotline newsletter also includes a link to all Valentine's Day menus. So you can compare and choose the perfect Valentine's dinner for you. 



iron city grill james claborn Ian barkerJames Claborn and Ian Barker takeover Iron City Grill. 

By Jan Walsh 


Iron City Grill has a new executive chef, Ian Barker. The restaurant and the venue of Iron City also have a new general manager, James Claborn. I sat down for lunch with Claborn and Barker this week and got my first taste of the scrumptious new menu that is still evolving. The style is Southern grill with an international twist. Read my upcoming Food Find review next week. 


Abhi Mountain BrookBuilding on Success

Abhi plans second location, in Mountain Brook. 

By Jan Walsh 


Abhishek (Ahbi) Sainju’s Abhi Eatery and Bar is expanding to Mountain Brook. He is currently working with a local architect and contractor to redesign and build out the former Avo location in Mountain Brook Village at 2721 Cahaba Road. Both Avo and its partner restaurant, Dram Whiskey Bar closed in December, after operating in this building for many years.  A spring opening is planned. 


iron city grill bbq tacosTuning Fork 

Iron City Grill tunes up with new menu, exec chef and general manager. 

By Jan Walsh 

James Claborn joins Iron City as general manager of the venue, private events, and restaurant. Ian Barker is the new executive chef of the restaurant, Iron City Grill. And together they resonate. Read “In Tune Takeover” on our News page. 

 

bare naked noodles lobster mac casseroleSpecial Order 

Bare Naked Noodles’ Lobster Mac is amazing and available for NYE. 

By Jan Walsh 

At Christmas I get a lot of help with the cooking. In my kitchen, the family pitches in. And outside my kitchen, Bare Naked Noodles has my back. 

slice kale harvest salad Harvest Kale Salad 

Slice rolls out new fall salad along with new restaurant. 

By Jan Walsh 

I have been a regular at Slice Pizza and Brew since it opened in Lakeview. And now I have a new Slice, closer to home, located in Vestavia Hills. 



galley and garden salmon burgerFoodie Burgers 

Galley and Garden’s lunch burgers please beef and seafood lovers. 

By Jan Walsh 

Today I am lunching with my dear friend, Laura Calloway to celebrate her upcoming retirement from the Alabama State Bar. And we ladies have saved our appetites for this—and not here to order dainty salads.