Alabama Food Blog

Can’t-miss Alabama food events: August 2014

Meg McKinney

Chez Fonfon, Birmingham


August is a great time to celebrate and sample Alabama food. Alabama Restaurant Week kicks off Aug. 15, while seafood, peanuts and okra take center stage at weekend events across the state. Check out these can’t-miss events as summer comes to a close and Alabama food heats up! Read More >

Bird’s the word: Alabama’s best barbecue chicken

dish-detail-barbecue-chickenSure, barbecue pork and ribs get their fair share of attention here in Alabama, but what about the poultry? Barbecue chicken is also a statewide staple, smoked to juicy tenderness and often slathered with famous Alabama white sauce. Read More >

Where to eat during your visit to Alabama’s top attractions

Garretts-blogIn seeing all the wonders our state has to offer, you can really work up an appetite. The great thing about Alabama’s most visited attractions is that you’ll find delicious food almost anywhere you look. Use this list to find the best spots to chow down while touring some of the best things to do in Alabama. Read More >

Alabama Restaurant Week 2014 kicks off Aug. 15

CottonRowRestaurantExterior_resizedFood lovers, rejoice! Alabama Restaurant Week is back this August, giving you the chance to sample signature dishes from local restaurants across the state. Each participating restaurant will create custom, fixed-price menus especially for this 10-day event, which runs Friday, Aug. 15, through Sunday, Aug. 24.   Read More >

Experience Alabama breweries one pint at a time

Back 40Over the past few years, Alabama has become a hot spot for craft breweries. These places provide plenty of atmosphere and are a great way to drink local. Most offer tours, so be sure to take advantage of the opportunity to learn about what goes into making your pint of choice.

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Can’t-miss Alabama food events: July 2014

watermelons-590x228July in Alabama means juicy watermelon, markets stocked with fresh produce and a lively food scene with something for everyone. Make the most of your summer with these food events across the state – from barbecue to baked goods and a whole lot of Alabama flavor in between.

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Dig into some of Alabama’s best ribs

dish-detail-ribsNot much can top a plate of classic barbecue ribs, and many barbecue restaurants have made their mark on Alabama food with secret sauces and sure-fire smoking techniques. Find a local joint or take a road trip to somewhere new – you’re sure to find happiness by the slab at any one of these stops across the state.

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Art of Alabama Food exhibit tours the state, hitting Birmingham, Orange Beach and beyond

Art of Al foodAfter a whirlwind debut in New York City and exhibitions in New Orleans, Nashville and Atlanta, the Art of Alabama Food exhibit is traveling back home. Don’t miss your chance to get up close and personal with 36 dishes that represent the authentic array of food available throughout the state. Read More >