Alabama Food Blog

An Alabama delicacy: Fried chicken 5 ways

Martin’s, Montgomery

Martin’s, Montgomery

Fried chicken: Is there a dish more quintessentially Southern? Fresh chicken dredged in seasoned batter and fried until golden brown – it’s the perfect foundation to a plate heaped with side dishes made from scratch. You’ll find fried chicken on countless menus across the state, but these five takes are among our favorites.

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Art of Alabama Food exhibit hits the road

Art of AL FoodAfter a wildly successful debut in New York City, the Art of Alabama Food exhibit is traveling back below the Mason-Dixon line to tour the South. Showcasing 36 dishes that represent the authentic array of food available throughout the state, this exhibit is a feast for the eyes – and will surely whet your appetite to experience Alabama food for yourself. Read More >

Smokin’ on the Boulevard named 2014 Alabama BBQ Bracket Champion

1200x627 WinnerLadies and gentleman, we introduce the 2014 Alabama BBQ Bracket champion! It was a tight race, but Smokin’ on the Boulevard has come out on top and been named the 2014 Alabama BBQ Champion thanks to your votes! Boy, did the fans show up for this one! We had more than 20,000 votes over the course of the three-week tournament. Read More >

Alabama BBQ Bracket: Final Four

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From 32 restaurants down to four, voters have shown their true barbecue colors and have chosen the final competitors in the title for Alabama BBQ Bracket champion. Representing pork and chicken, Jim ’N Nick’s is a double contender in this year’s final four after coming out on top as champion last year. The final ribs heavyweight is Smokin’ on the Boulevard, representing the Florence area with a strong, loyal fan base. As for sauce, it will be Bob Sykes Bar-B-Q who challenges the other two for final bragging rights. Which restaurant will reign supreme? Cast your vote on our Facebook page. Read More >

Can’t-miss Alabama food events: April 2014

BirminghamPepperPlaceMarketFlowers are blooming, the sun is shining (sometimes) and you can practically taste all the fresh spring flavors beginning to crop up in local farmers markets and restaurants. Spring comes early in the South, and everyone makes the most of the warmer days by heading outdoors and enjoying the pretty weather. Check out some of these food events that will kick off the sunny season of picnicking and outdoor dining in a delicious way. Here’s what’s coming up on our calendar for April: Read More >

Round 3: Who will contend in the Alabama BBQ Bracket finals?

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Folks, we are down to the Elite Eight! As the competition gets tighter, your votes are even more crucial. Check out the matchup schedule below to see if your favorites made the cut or if it’s time to choose new allegiances. Whatever the case, hurry over to our Facebook page and vote! Read More >

Round 2: Alabama’s barbecue competition is getting hot

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The competition is heating up, and round two promises to be even tougher than the first. We’ve narrowed down the field to four competitors in each of the four categories – chicken, pork, ribs and sauce. Remember, we’re narrowing down the best of each category in the battle for the ultimate barbecue crown. Read More >

Highlands Bar and Grill named 2014 James Beard Award Finalist

HighlandsBarandGrill201100366The James Beard Foundation has announced the finalists for its prestigious culinary awards. Once again, Highlands Bar and Grill made the cut for Outstanding Restaurant, the sixth year in a row that Frank Stitt and his team have been nominated in this category.

Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony May 5. Read More >