East West

Some friends from out of town were visiting this weekend and one mentioned an Asian food desire. We hadn’t tried East West yet, and this seemed like a good time to try. We headed down 2nd Ave to give it a taste on a Friday evening. The restaurant is small and was crowded on a … More East West


It’s New Year’s Day and I’m sitting at Cahaba Brewing enjoying some football and brews when my belly started growling. Luckily, on the table next to me was a delivery menu for Tropicaleo. I called and placed an order for pork mofongo and red beans and rice. The delivery was very quick and my food … More Tropicaleo

Root to Tail

If you’re a fan of farm to table restaurants, head to Mountain Brook to check out Root to Tail. The food is locally sourced and the menu changes frequently. Dishes are fresh, delicious, and perfectly portioned. To start, we tried the fried green tomatoes with pimento cheese and strawberry compote and the goat cheese mousse. … More Root to Tail

Pizitz Food Hall

I finally made it down to the Pizitz Food Hall and I love the concept. Stalls of food vendors circle a central common area. It’s the perfect place to take a group of people who all want something different to eat. The old Pizitz Department store on 19th Street has been converted to apartments on … More Pizitz Food Hall

SoHo Social

I finally made my way to SoHo Social in Homewood, the new place from the people who brought us Mudtown and the Ridge.  I’ve been wanting to try this place ever since I heard they were opening in the SoHo Square, near City Hall. I walked in after 9pm, and the staff was still friendly, … More SoHo Social

Gumbo Gala

On April 22, gumbo lovers from the Birmingham area came together to support Episcopal Place by taste testing the best gumbo from both amateur and professional cooks. The historical Sloss Furnaces were overrun by giant pots of gumbo, people eating out of small cups, and everyone having a great time. Cooks put together their best … More Gumbo Gala

Roots and Revelry

In the Thomas Jefferson Tower at 2nd Ave N and 17th St houses the Roots and Revelry Restaurant. From the genius behind Post Office Pies and Saw’s Soul Kitchen you can try some delicious modern southern food. Roots and Revelry is open for lunch, social hour, and dinner during most weekdays and brunch on the … More Roots and Revelry


Every Spring, Cahaba Brewing hosts a barbecue competition to raise money for breast cancer research. Professional and amateur teams compete to win the top prizes.  The real winners are those who attend the event. Tickets are $15 which get attendees unlimited BBQ samples and live entertainment. A sample from each competitor will get you your … More Cahabaque