Irondale Cafe has been a Central Alabama favorite since 1928. It inspired the novel Fried Green Tomatoes and has provided guests with memorable visits since the doors first opened. Owner Jim Dolan shares with us what makes the cafe no ordinary meat-and-three.…Read More >
Looking for good food, and a fun atmosphere for your children? Alabama offers many dining experiences that are enjoyable for the whole family. Head to one of these restaurants that are sure to satisfy both the young and the young at heart.…Read More >
You’ve likely heard of Kathryn Tucker Windham’s book 13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey and its companion volumes, so it’s no secret that many believe the state is home to some spooky spirits. Alabama’s restaurants are not exempt from hosting these sometimes unwanted visitors.
Check out four restaurants from the “100 Dishes To Eat in Alabama Before You Die” brochure that have garnered attention far and wide for their haunting reputations. Even if you don’t believe …Read More >
We sometimes say there are two types of vegetarians in Alabama – those who pick the meat out of their veggies before eating them and those who won’t.
For a lot of non-Southern vegetarians, it’s a horrifying realization that many cooks here wouldn’t think of making green beans or collard greens without throwing in a hunk of ham. But being a vegetarian in Alabama does not require total alienation from the restaurant scene or adoption …Read More >
As a byproduct of writing a restaurant review blog, I keep a running mental list of “the best place for …” and idly fill in the blanks. The best breakfast? The best place to take my foodie brother? The best hushpuppies? In honor of The Year of Alabama Food, let’s take a look at a few of Huntsville’s best spots to suit your dining needs.…Read More >
To celebrate The Year of Alabama Food, the Alabama Tourism Department has released an updated version of its popular “100 Dishes To Eat in Alabama Before You Die” travel brochure. In addition to old favorites, the revamped brochure features 35 new restaurants serving dishes that span several cuisines: Gulf-inspired recipes, Mexican fare, classic American offerings and Southern staples. To learn about some of the new additions, see below — and download the brochure to …Read More >
In honor of The Year of Alabama Food, the Alabama Tourism Department has released a new and improved version of one of its most popular travel brochures.
The “100 Dishes To Eat in Alabama Before You Die” brochure introduces you to delicious eats from Abbeville to Wetumpka and everywhere in between. …Read More >
Alabama has hundreds of signature dishes, but you have to wash them down with something equally special, right? We’ve compiled just a few of the state’s best-loved cocktails, locally brewed beer and even wine.
Served by Dram Whiskey Bar, Mountain Brook
Clearly, bourbon is this elegant watering hole’s forte. But in the Smokehouse, the spirit is infused with bacon — yes, really — and mixed with a bit of honey. It even comes …Read More >