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Birmingham Restaurants is a Curated Culinary Community of Birmingham's Best Restaurants.

Birmingham Restaurants of Birmingham, Alabama is owned and published by Jan Walsh, LLC, which is a local, family business. 

Make reservations at Birmingham Restaurants, order takeout online, and buy restaurant gift certificates at Birmingham Restaurants. Learn how to make some of your favorite restaurant dishes by watching our cooking videos starring Birmingham’s best chefs. You can also find up to date menus, neighborhood maps, food and beverage events, and much more.  "Food Finds" are published by Jan Walsh. And the annual "50 Favorites" are awarded for the best dishes in Birmingham.

Sign up for Birmingham Restaurants e-newsletter, Wine & Dine Weekly. It is Birmingham’s favorite food and wine newsletter, since 2006, when our wine partner website, BirminghamWine.com first launched. Along with WDW, also receive our new "Birmingham Restaurants Insider," monthly newsletter found at BirminghamFoodies.com on my SubStack. 

 In 2022, Birmingham Restaurants launched Birmingham Restaurants App, which is avalable for free in the App Store and on Google Play. In 2022 we also launched our partner site, AuburnRestaurants.com and Auburn Restaurants Appp. 

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Birmingham Restaurants History
Birmingham Restaurants originally launched on March 1, 2007. And since that time it has remained Birmingham, Alabama’s most popular dining guide. In this latest version you will find the website adjusts for not only your phone but also for various iPad, iPad Mini, iPad Pro, and other bands of tablets. Birmingham Restaurants V3 has a slick new look and feel, lightning fast page load, new events calendar, new 50 Favorites design, new profile designs, new search capabilities, and added a news section to keep you informed of what is happening and coming with our restaurant members.

As a wine writer contributing to local, national and international publications, including Wine Spectator,  our publisher, Jan Walsh envisioned the Internet as a platform to syndicate her local wine calendar and wine column, which she achieved with the launch of BirminghamWine.com in 2006. She then recognized a larger opportunity and need to syndicate her restaurant columns and launch an online restaurant directory of content rich, multi page restaurant profiles, menus, and food events. With that vision, Walsh founded BirminghamRestaurants.com March 1, 2007. The website quickly became the city’s favorite dining guide of Birmingham metro’s best restaurants. It was voted “Best Local Website” in Birmingham magazine’s “Best of Birmingham,” three months after it launched in 2007. Through the years that followed, the website was updated daily with new content and each year with new functionalities.

Birmingham Restaurants Model
Walsh used this content rich, multi page profile model for weddings when she launched Birmingham Brides website in 2010.

In 2011 BirminghamRestaurants.com launched Version 2 of the website. And in 2016 Version 3 launched.

Walsh is also the Founder of BirminghamDoctors.com, which she sold before its launch in 2009. As the founder of this website, she was named the "Healthcare Innovator of the Year" for 2009 by the Birmingham Business Journal in their Health Care Heroes Awards.

In 2011-2012 the legal vertical based on this same model as restaurants, weddings and medical verticals launched. For the legal vertical, Walsh launched Local Lawyers.com, LLC with its portfolio of local legal guides: AlabamaLawyers.org, BirminghamLawyers.com,  HuntsvilleLawyers.com,  MobileLawyers.com, and MontgomeryLawyers.com.

In 2022 Birmingham Restaurants App and our partner site, Auburn Restaurants + App launched.