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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.

Easter cookies Easter Treats 

Lorena’s Scratch Sweets baking Easter desserts for Bare Naked Noodles.

By Jan Walsh  

Serendipity is a wonderful thing. If you believe in it that is. In today’s digital and social networking world, I typically don’t take enough real-life time to allow “happy accidents” to happen. My calendar is just to full. But recently I made time to hang out with two of my friends, separately on the same week, Linda Croley and Lauren Stuman. And serendipity happened. 

Will this finally be the year? Highlands bar and grill james beard awards

By Jan Walsh 

Congratulations to Frank and Pardis Stitt, and the team at Highlands Bar and Grill once again! Highlands Bar and Grill has been named Nominee for James Beard Foundation Awards' Outstanding Restaurant 2018 and its pastry chef, Dolester Miles named Nominee for Outstanding Pastry Chef 2018. This is an outstanding, yet well-deserved achievement for both. 

Marre and Allen dessertsDine and Stay at our restaurant-hotel properties. 

Marre & Allen Bar + Kitchen is located inside the Birmingham Marriott and features chef driven, locally sourced and inspired fare. And The Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa in Birmingham is sure to tempt the most discerning palate with fine dining at Brock's restaurant.


pizzeria gm Respinto family opens second Homewood restaurant, Pizzeria GM. 

By Jan Walsh 

Giani, Marco, and their father, Giovanni Respinto are opening their second Homewood restaurant. Pizzeria GM is located at 600 Oak Grove Road. The family is building on its success as it also owns and operates GianMarco’s Restaurant and GianMarco’s Wine on Broadway. 
lobster roll at Bistro VOn A Roll

Another lobster “Food Find,” Bistro V’s new Lobster Roll! 

By Jan Walsh 

I have been craving lobster lately. I do love it anytime. But this time of the year, when winter is waning, and hints of spring are wooing, my palate is ready for lighter fare. And just in time, Bistro V rolls out their new Lobster Roll. We have ordered it twice already for takeout—carried out well—and look forward to having it in house as well. 

pizzeria gm owners Pizzeria GM Now Hiring! 


GianMarco’s owners now hiring for new restaurant in Homewood. 

Apply at 600 Oak Grove Rd, Homewood, AL 35209. 



hot and hot fish club scallops

Pan Seared, Hearth Roasted 

Hot and Hot Fish Club's pan seared scallops are topped off with hearth roasted ice cream. 

By Jan Walsh 

Tonight, Kev and I pull up a bar stool at Hot and Hot Fish Club. Our favorite seats are waiting at the chef's table/counter for our 5:00 p.m. reservations. Here we watch the "cooking show" as the restaurant fills around us. From singles at the bar to couples and groups in the dining room, the restaurant bustles with foodies looking forward to a memorable meal at Chris and Idie 

Hastings' original restaurant.

50 Favorites

More than 600 dishes in 12 delicious Years!

By Jan Walsh, Photography by Beau Gustafson and Jan Walsh 

It is difficult to believe that this is the 12th year I have shared my 50 favorite dishes in Birmingham. Back when print was king in November 2006, I published the first list “50 Great Food Finds” as a cover story in a local magazine. The following March I launched Birmingham Restaurants website, which began publishing “50 Favorites” as annual awards. And 600 delectable dishes later, here we are!