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Easter At Home

The Joy of Easter at home without cooking!

Birmingham restaurants are whipping up Easter brunch, lunch, and dinner so you don't have to.

Restaurants are open for donations via Go Fund Me.  

Please consider buying restaurant gift certificates during this crisis for friends, family, and yourself. And please donate if you are able. 
 

Restaurants are open for donations via Go Fund Me.  

Please consider buying restaurant gift certificates during this crisis for friends, family, and yourself. And please donate if you are able. 

Many restaurants remain open, offering curbside to go and area delivery.

By Jan Walsh 

As long as Birmingham Restaurants member restaurants are open, I am ordering curb and delivery. I started with delivery in my own neighborhood of Liberty Park. Read reviews of takeout from Billy’s Sports Grill and On Tap Sports CafĂ©. Last night we picked up dinner from GianMarco’s for my birthday weekend. Monday we will get tapas and margaritas from Sol Y Luna. And then we will work our way through all the rest of the remaining restaurants—one curb at a time.

Porch Picnic 

Celebrate spring with dinner delivery from On Tap Sports Cafe. 

By Jan Walsh 

Last year, I was delighted when On Tap Sports Cafe built a restaurant in my Liberty Park neighborhood. And during these times of being locked in, I am grateful. 

Find restauants status: closed temporarily, curbside pickup, delivery, and where to make restaurant donations. 

By Jan Walsh

Successful businesses must pivot when times or situations change. And many of our local restaurants are doing just that. Some are closed temporarily. And others are offering curbside food and alcohol pickups and area food delivery. Bookmark this page for the latest Birmingham Restaurants’ national emergency news. We are constantly updating closings, openings, curbside menus, delivery menus, alcohol to go offerings, and deals daily while under this emergency. 

 

IW&FS honors Chris and Idie Hastings at OvenBird wine dinner.

By Jan Walsh 

Little did I know this would be my last dinner in a restaurant for a long time… 

Chris and Idie Hastings’ relationship with the Birmingham Chapter of the International Food and Wine Society (IW&FS) dates to Spring 1995. And it predates Hot and Hot Fish Club’s opening in Fall 1995. Local member, Paul Nagrodski’s hosted a “Trial Dinner,” wine dinner at his home, of a proposed menu for the soon to open Hot and Hot Fish Club. Longtime members, Wimberly Miree and Paul Samuelson were guests. Since that time, Hot and Hot Fish Club has held 17 IWFS wine dinners and this dinner being the third one at OvenBird. The Hastings graciously closed the main dining room to the public for the event. 

 

Supporting Birmingham Restaurants During Shutdown

Many restaurants, including fine dining, have begun carryout and curbside pick-up. You may order online or call in. Some chefs are creating adjusting menus to create at home meals that travel well. And your take home meal just got better with Alabama Beverage Commission (ABC) authorized emergency powers to allow restaurants and bars to give people the option of ordering alcohol to go, temporarily. 

 

Supporting Birmingham Restaurants’ Servers, During Shutdown

By Jan Walsh

Beginning Tuesday, March 17, Jefferson County restaurants, bars, and breweries cannot allow the consumption of food or beverages on their premises for one week. This shutdown is due to the evolving COVID-19 community spread, in accordance with the Jefferson County Health Department.

 

Lunch & Dinner Delivery

Ordered Billy’s Sports Grill online and delivery to my door.

By Jan Walsh

This week Billy’s Sports Grill added online ordering option. You can pay online and get curbside pickup, of food and alcohol. Or if you live in Liberty Park, you can get your lunch or dinner delivered to your door, with contactless delivery.