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5361 US-280, Birmingham, AL 35242, USA
The little sister to Oxford, Mississippi's famed restaurant, Birmingham received this breakfast joint with open arms. It's no wonder the James Beard Foundation bestowed its top honor to chef John Currence, and not a thing was lost in translation...
209 41st St S, Birmingham, AL 35222, USA
For years I swore on one particular restaurant's pizza being the best. I won't say who, because this place replaced it. Post Office Pies, or POPs for short, is located in the freshly revitalized Avondale neighborhood. Their wood-fired pizzas are...
201 41st St S, Birmingham, AL 35222, USA
Avondale Brewing Company is located in the heart of the revitalized Avondale neighborhood. Giving back to the community to which it owes its name is huge priority for this brewery, and in fact the names of their brews come straight from Avondale...
329 Summit Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35243, USA
Birmingham's favorite new way to beat the heat (although they flock here in the dead of winter too) is Steel City Pops. Owner Jim Watkins partnered up with Dreamcakes Bakery owner Jan Moon to create unique popsicle flavors out of only the freshest...
2612 Lane Park Rd, Birmingham, AL 35223, USA
The Birmingham Botanical Gardens is, without a doubt, one of the most loved and visited places in the entire city. Most locals consider the Japanese Garden and its bright red bridge spanning the koi-filled pond to be the highlight. In addition the...
17 Dexter Ave, Birmingham, AL 35213, USA
The Pantry by Stone Hollow Farmstead is located in little house just off the Crestline Village shopping area. It’s where the foodies of Birmingham go to get their favorite artisanal goat cheeses and various sundries, and they stay for a light...
2000 Reverend Abraham Woods Jr Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35203, USA
Birmingham has a great art museum that boasts a truly impressive permanent collection, including pieces from the Italian Renaissance, Native American tribes, African art, Asian art, and it also houses the one of the largest and most impressive...
114 14th St S, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
Founded by a couple of guys who love beer so much that they wanted to make it, the name says it all. Good beer for the good, honest, hard-working people of Alabama. What began as small start-up in 2008 has grown to one of the coolest places to...
1600 1st Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
One of the cornerstones of Birmingham’s revitalization, Railroad Park used to be two run-down city blocks adjacent to major railroad lines. It is now a gorgeous greenspace that boasts a walking trail, a small lake, a skate park, two playgrounds,...
2320 2nd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203, USA
Urban Standard opened in 2007 and has become a catalyst for the downtown revitalization that has blossomed around it. It’s the perfect place for anyone to congregate: creatives, business folks, locals who live in the surrounding lofts, students...
1701 Valley View Dr, Birmingham, AL 35209, USA
Built by Italian artist Giuseppe Moretti, Vulcan (the Roman god of fire) is the world’s largest cast iron statue. It is made of local iron, which is appropriate since Birmingham got its nickname, the Magic City, from the incredible iron industry...
1817 3rd Ave N, Birmingham, AL 35203, USA
One of the city’s oldest and most thriving landmarks, the Alabama Theatre is a step back in time. It opened in 1927 and the interior is still filled with the Golden Age splendor of nearly 100 years ago. Along the sidewalk leading into the entrance...
2007 11th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205, USA
Located in the beautiful 5 Points South district on the Southside of Birmingham, when you step through the door of the legendary Chef Frank Stitt's Chez Fonfon, you are instantly transported to your favorite bistro in France. The menu features...
1720 7th Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
One of Birmingham’s first food trucks, Mac and Chad of Shindigs will do lunch right for you. Track them down via Twitter, Facebook, or their website and then take your time deciding which of their “vittles” to chow down on. All of their...
2240 Highland Ave, Birmingham, AL 35205, USA
Rounding out renowned Chef Frank Stitt's trio of Birmingham's most beloved restaurants is Bottega Restaurant and Cafe. The stately building sits in the historic Highlands neighborhood and has long been a favorite place to meet for after-work...
520 16th St N, Birmingham, AL 35203, USA
2013 marked the 50th anniversary of some of Birmingham’s darkest moments: the bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church that took the lives of four little girls, fire hoses set loose by its police chief on civil rights activists, and the...
2829 2nd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
Located in and around the nostalgic Dr. Pepper and Martin Biscuit buildings on Birmingham's Southside, Pepper Place is home to an outstanding collection of locally-owned shops. Charlie Thigpen's Garden Gallery is Birmingham's favorite nursery,...
1236, 20 32nd St N, Birmingham, AL 35222, USA
The water tower that looms over downtown Birmingham, emblazoned with the word “SLOSS” and visible from all over the city, is synonymous with Birmingham and the rise and fall of the iron industry. During the turn of the 20th century, Birmingham...
Greensboro, AL 36744, USA
I've taken a lot of photos of my food while traveling, & I've saved my favorite Catch! Delicious entry for last! I'm so proud to say that I only have to travel about an hour to enjoy this highlight, proving that the best places sometimes aren't...
2821 Central Ave #101, Homewood, AL 35209, USA
I love this place. It meshes authentic Mexican food (NOT Tex-Mex) with just enough New South to keep it bright, beautiful, and original. Every time we go, despite our best efforts to try something new, we order the same thing: a couple of tacos...
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