Alabama Food Blog

Dining Out in Alabama on Thanksgiving

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Whether you just don’t want to cook that Thanksgiving meal or you just burned the turkey, have no worries, because a delicious Thanksgiving feast is still an option! Restaurants all across Alabama are opening their doors for you this holiday, so take your pick…


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Alabama’s Most Delicious Doughnuts


IMG_7359Yeast, cake or something in between, a good doughnut is fresh, tender and can be enjoyed any time of day. Swing by these local Alabama shops that are putting their own creative twists on these decadent desserts and pick up a dozen (or two).

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Alabama’s Best Pumpkin Treats


We admit it: We can’t get enough pumpkin-flavored treats during the autumn months. Check out these seasonal treats from around the state – and don’t forget to share your own favorites with us on Facebook and Twitter! Read More >

Alabama’s Best Oyster Spots



Oyster season has become a year-round affair thanks to modern-day food storage and transportation. However, there’s nothing like a freshly shucked oyster enjoyed at its peak. In honor of the calendar moving into “the months with R’s,” slip into one of these Alabama spots and slurp down a dozen or two.

Oyster newbies: Need a primer before diving in? Check out our Q&A With Wintzell’s Oyster House.
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The Year of Alabama BBQ Batch Box


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Just in time for tailgate season, we’ve partnered with Batch to curate a “Year of Alabama BBQ” box that’s full of the state’s signature sauces and snacks. Each of these award-winning, fan-favorite products were hand-picked to represent the delicious diversity of Alabama’s barbecue scene. Not only is this exclusive box a deal, but it’s also a great way to represent your favorite Alabama brands during football season, whether your celebrations are at home or away.

Each box includes:

  • Saw’s Sauce
  • Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q Original White Sauce
  • Jim ’N Nick’s Bar-B-Q Cheese Biscuit Mix
  • Wickles Relish
  • Hot Damn! Jelly Co. Pepper Jelly
  • Bob Sykes Bar-B-Q Sauce
  • Peanut Depot Salted Roasted Peanuts
  • The Year of Alabama BBQ Koozie
  • Masters of Alabama BBQ Booklet

Snag one for yourself or plan ahead for the holidays – these make the perfect portable gift for Alabama barbecue lovers outside state lines. There’s never been an easier way to introduce a friend (or remind yourself) of all the hickory-smoked goodness the Sweet Home State has to offer.

Boxes are now available for pre-order, and be sure to take advantage of the special launch promotion: free shipping if you order by Sept. 7. Orders will ship mid-September through the holidays, giving you plenty of time to get your ’cue on for tailgate season and beyond.

Want more details? Head to the Batch website to learn more and claim your own box!

Q – Alabama’s Barbecue Legends Hits Screens


In the name of the Year of Alabama BBQ, we traveled the state talking to the masters of the craft and learned that the story of Alabama’s ’cue can’t be told in sentences. It’s told through whiffs of smoke, buckets of sauce and friendly nods across the counter. With an upcoming screening and VIP event at the Sidewalk Film Festival in Birmingham and a broadcast debut on Alabama Public Television, its finally time to feast your eyes on the story of how a simple dish has become the culinary anthem of a state.

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Alabama’s Best Sushi Spots


Tired of picking up ho-hum sushi at the grocery store? Then treat yourself to some of the best rolls in the state at these five sushi spots. You’ll find great selections and even better atmospheres. Read More >

Alabama Restaurant Week 2015



It’s that time of year again – Alabama Restaurant Week is back! From Friday, Aug.14, to Sunday, Aug. 23,  food lovers around the state will dine out and take advantage of a week of exclusive menus and special pricing. Read More >