Archive for May 2011

A Day in Birmingham: Savage's Bakery

A Day in Birmingham: Savage’s Bakery

American | | Outside Madison County | 4 out of 5

When we were in Paris, we discovered what all bakeries really ought to be, but there was something missing in each of them: the overly sugary treats our American palettes craved

A Day in Birmingham: Salem's Diner

A Day in Birmingham: Salem’s Diner

American | Average Cost ($8-$14) | Outside Madison County | 4 out of 5

Shane and I had been to Homewood lots of times to visit our favorite bakery but didn’t remember this place. On our next trip to Birmingham, we stopped by Homewood and purposefully found Salem’s Diner, the home of the famed philly

A Day in Birmingham: Veranda on Highland

A Day in Birmingham: Veranda on Highland

American | Expensive ($26 and up) | Outside Madison County | 3 out of 5

Five Points is a vibrant, hip area of Birmingham that is packed with tasty eats. You can find the trendiest and most awarded restaurants in town here, including Frank Stitt’s Highlands Bar and Grill and Veranda on Highland

Granville's Gourmet Ribs & BBQ

Granville’s Gourmet Ribs & BBQ

American | Average Cost ($8-$14) | North Huntsville | 2 out of 5

Granville’s is an unassuming hole-in-the-wall rib joint located in the poorer part of town–the kind of place where awesome food and friendly people ought to be found

Viet Huong

Viet Huong

Asian | Average Cost ($8-$14) | West Huntsville | 3 out of 5

I have no trouble finding amusement in a restaurant that serves foreign food. Unless it’s Mexican food, which is usually prepared and served by de facto Americans, it’s hard to predict the experience

Tortora's

Tortora’s

Italian | Average Cost ($8-$14) | Jones Valley/Hampton Cove | 4 out of 5

A couple years ago, Shane and I discovered a spot in Hampton Cove that served up award-winning pizza

Where Do You Go for Cinco de Mayo?

Mexican | | |

Shane and I will take any excuse we can get for eating Mexican food, and tonight will be no exception. We find ourselves in a local Mexican spot on the 5th of May every year