The Pantry

As I continue my new life here in Birmingham, I am constantly made more aware of the quaint eateries that focus on growing, preparing and serving locally grown crops. Being a nutrition student is probably the main reason for this, but nonetheless, I have acquired a respect for the restaurants I review that take part…

Local Food Fast

The Birmingham food truck scene is quickly on the rise. Whoever had the clever idea of putting a restaurant on wheels is a pure genius! Shindigs Catering prides themselves on ‘offering a quality fast food service that fuels people to grow personally, emotionally and spiritually’. The owners, Chad Schofield, a Birmingham culinary superstar, and Mac Russel, an…

Two Urban Licks

Two Urban Licks is a refurbished warehouse with city views and dimmed lighting, that makes for quite the mysterious atmosphere. It is located right on the Atlanta BeltLine. Honestly, I have heard so much about TWO (which is what the locals call it), that I assumed I had eaten there before! Little did I know,…

Post Office Pies

It’s been about a week since I’ve last posted, but I wanted to post a throwback Thursday post just because (even though today is Wednesday…whatever close enough). This summer was my first summer living in Birmingham. I was able to explore the amazing city I now call home, which included all the amazing restaurants now…

Alabama Biscuit Company

One of my favorite things about living in the south is the tradition that comes with the territory! One of my all time favorite southern traditions is the fact that after church on Sunday morning, I’ll have the chance to sit down and share a meal with friends and family. There’s truly something special about…

Jinsei Sushi

I’m finally getting around to writing a post about Jensei. Goodness, it was quite the weekend! Between two weddings and a quick trip home to Atlanta, I barely had time to sit, let alone write! But, I’m finally sitting down to share my experience at Jensei. PTL.             Last Thursday, my best friend Langley and…

Daylight Donuts Acton Road

Sometimes being a nutrition student absolutely has it’s perks! Yesterday, I walked into my Experimental Foods class to find that we had a guest speaker conveniently sitting next to two boxes of donuts. And yes, nutrition students, like myself indulge on empty calories, too. (And enjoy every bite!) Holly Beth Harris, partial owner of the…

Tracy’s Restaurant

Once again, I am back in Crestline Village, literally directly across the street from my last blog location! (Crestline Bagel if you haven’t gotten a chance to read!) Tracy’s Restaurant, established by Jimmy Tracy, is a historic spot for Birmingham’s inhabitants. What began as a grab-and-go hot-dog stand downtown, has now become a down-the-street Meat…

Crestline Bagel Company

Another amazing Friday lunch date for the books! My sweet friend Ellen and I met for a good ole’ traditional Birmingham lunch, right in the heart of Crestline. Crestline is the epitome of a charming little Alabama sector. One of my favorite parts about Birmingham is how it’s sectioned off by small villages. Some of…

Trader Joe’s Meets Birmingham

Just recently, an amazing California staple expanded its demographics to Birmingham, Alabama. Trader Joe’s, what once was a small convenience store started in the late 50’s in Pasadena, was wildly accepted by the wine loving, Hawaiian shirt wearing East coaster. When the small corner stores became crowded and were constantly needing to restock, they upgraded…