Category Archives: Southern food

Looking for Valentine’s Day ideas? We got you covered!

Dinner

Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook, Autograph Collection

Enjoy Valentine’s Day with an inspired and romantic dining experience featuring a 4 course, prix fixe menu. Reserve your table today: 205-203-4745 or at Open Table.  https://www.facebook.com/events/213291739075763/

Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa Brock’s

Join us at the Castle on Valentine’s Day for a romantic dinner with your loved one. Dinner will be served in Brock’s from 5:30-10 p.m. Reservations are required, please call 205.949.3051 or visit OpenTable.com/Brocks

Winter Birmingham Restaurant Week is coming!

Winter Birmingham Restaurant Week (BRW) in conjunction with REV Birmingham will start Friday, Jan. 20 through Sunday, Jan. 29.  This year this event features over 30 restaurants offering extraordinary specials including two and/or three-course prix-fixe lunch and/or dinner menus for $10, $15, $20, $30 or $40 per.

From upscale American Nouveau to Vietnamese, participating restaurants include: 5 Point Public House, Bottega Café, Bottega Dining Room, Cantina, Cashio’s Meatball Market, East 59, Firebirds, Grille 29, Hattie B’s, Hot Tag Food Truck, Iron City, John’s City Diner, JoJo’s on Broadway, Little Savannah, Michael’s Steakhouse, Ocean, Oscar’s at the Museum, OvenBird, Perry’s Steakhouse, Pho Pho Vietnamese & Sushi Bar, Pies & Pints, Post Office Pies, Rojo, Rusty’s BBQ, Saigon Noodle House, Silvertron Café, Sky Castle, Slice, Taco Morro Loco, The Gardens Café, Tropicaleo, Vino, Wine Loft, Urban Cookhouse – The Summit and Vecchia Pizzeria & Mercato.

How did BRW come about? James Little, Founder of BRW, shared his vision with us, “In the spring of 2009, I returned from Atlanta visiting friends and enthusiastically shared my dining experiences during Downtown Atlanta Restaurant Week 2009 with Style Advertising who I was working with, in Five Points South at the time. I was impressed how easy it was for foodies to go out during Atlanta’s RW, felt that Birmingham’s food was just as good as Atlanta’s and a program like this was needed to promote and highlights Birmingham’s growing culinary community”.

James was right! A very exciting time for Birmingham’s culinary and economic scene. For the first time, Birmingham “America’s No. 1 Next Hot Food City” according to Zagat, and recently, No. 14 on Zagat’s list of “The Hottest Food Cities of 2016.”

In addition to this special week, BRW also brings to Bham:

*Beer Saturdays to be held both Saturdays of WRW on Jan. 21 and 28 from noon to 2 p.m. Attendees will meet Birmingham’s newest brewery, Ghost Train

*“Free Food Friday” contest on Facebook, allowing lucky Facebook fans to receive gift certificates to a BRW participating

*Uncorked, a stock-the-cellar wine tasting event at Hop City featuring Deutsch family wines. This event, to be held Wednesday, Jan. 25 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., is free to the public.

Purchase tickets for WRW 2017 and events here: www.bhamrestaurantweek.com

Use hashtags #WRW2017, #BRW2017 and tag @bhamrestweek for your photos and reviews.

Special thanks to James Little, Audrey Pannell, Bryana Reid for their input and for all that you do for Bham’s culinary, cultural and economic development.

 

NYE Events in Alabama

Looking for fun places to ring in the new year? We found some interesting ones for ya!

BirmingJam is planned for New Year’s Eve, 31 December 2016, from 8pm to Midnight at Regions Field!
The Black tie affair will be located in the Club Lounge of Regions Field and will feature live music, food, drinks, games, a raffle, the college football playoffs on multiple TV screens, an illuminated steel cage ball drop, and a fireworks show you don’t want to miss!Additionally, the event will be aired live on ABC 33/40 throughout the night! https://www.facebook.com/events/650914165061261/

Live at Jazzi’s on 3rd Eric Essix Move Trio. New year’s eve package includes heavy hors d oevers, complimentary champagne and party favors!https://www.facebook.com/events/1457378657613529/

Come Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2016 with Sapre Time Entertainment! Family/Group Package Specials all day starting at $64.95 for 6 people. Ring in the New Year with our Games, Lanes, Food & Fun! https://www.facebook.com/events/1862746850625282/

Get your party bus pre-game on with Rogue Tavern’s VIP Table Reservation, so when the bus stops here you will have exclusive access for 4 guest to reserved seating, special menu items, a bottle of champagne, and even a free appetizer (special menu). Make your VIP Table Reservation here,
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rogue-tavern-vip-table-reservation-for-get-down-downtown-nye-2017-tickets-30193914812$20. 6 bars. 2017.
So long, 2016! The Loft District is excited to anounce the return of the Get Down Downtown New Year’s Eve party. A $20 armband gets you in the door at 6 of Birmingham’s hottest destinations. Purchase yours at any Loft venue, including The Collins Bar, Carrigan’s Public House, Pale Eddie’s Pour House, Rogue Tavern, Wine Loft Birmingham & Tavern on 1st.
Special entertainment has been booked throughout the district, and of course no NYE would be complete without a champagne toast at the stroke of midnight!As always, your armband also gets you on the exclusive Loft District party bus, making the rounds between each venue every 15 minutes.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1793824010879979/

Buffalo Wild Wings Gardendale, the Gardendale Chamber of Commerce and City of Gardendale invites the community to “Ring out the Old and Wing in the New” at its fourth annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Firework Show Saturday, Dec 31st.

The Free, Family-friendly event will kick off at 4 p.m. Dec. 31st. There will be a “Kids Zone” with Inflatables and carnival games sponsored by Senator Shay Shelnutt and Gurley Agency LLC, Justin Gurley- Farmers Agent

Free S’mores & Hot Chocolate provided by GFBC and Redeemer Presbyterian Church, PCA

We will have a limited number of V.I.P. Tickets that can be purchased for the Buffalo Wild Wings V.I.P. Tent.

 https://www.facebook.com/events/330489653994738/

Dress up and Get Down for the 2nd Annual Circus of Love featuring acrobats, fire dancers, djs, special brews, and surprises galore!

This Vaudeville Circus is open to all, without a cover!

Dance your way into 2017 with themed beats provided by DJ ROCKO and theafterparty!

The FlashBar will be set up and will allow you to post your photo booth photos directly to Facebook!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1051487594960305/

Little Savannah Restaurant and Bar Get your New Years Eve dinner reservations now.
5 delicious courses
$75 per person
5:oo pm to 10:30 pm