For better or for worse, pizza is America’s favorite food, Lane Carrick said. And in June, he and fellow developer Mark Pender will open MidiCi, an upscale Neapolitan pizzeria, in Lane Parke.
In addition to build-your-own and specialty pizza options, they’re looking to bring the essence and atmosphere of MidiCi to Mountain Brook, Carrick said.
Brick & Spoon, an upscale Cajun brunch restaurant, will open later this year in downtown Tuscaloosa’s Temerson Square.. The owner says the new restaurant will offer Tuscaloosa residents an eating experience unlike anything else in town.
Brick & Spoon also has locations in LaFayette, Louisiana, and two other Alabama locations, one in Orange Beach and one in Mobile.
A transformation is underway along Birmingham’s historic Morris Avenue, a street with as much charm as history. The first restaurant is set to open in July, with others opening from August to September.
The walkable development stretches from Morris to 1st Avenue North. Restaurants will open on each end this summer as anchor tenants, with a stationary shop and juice bar in between.
Open since January, these guys have made a splash not only as part of a revitalization of downtown’s St. Louis Street with their sharp-looking building, but also as a unique business model for a Mobile restaurant.
In case you’re unsure of what this place is, The Cheese Cottage is a specialty cheese shop/delicatessen that also serves sandwiches, salads, charcuterie and more. There is wine sold by the bottle (and in some cases half-bottle), craft beer and rarely found sodas.
Southern chef and former Food Network host Ben Vaughn is preparing to open his second Birmingham area restaurant. Vaughn said he will employ the same philosophy at his new eatery -- a classic pizzeria planned for the former Cosmo's Pizza space in Birmingham's Five Points South -- that he does at his farm-to-table restaurant Root to Tail.
The craft pizza bar, which Vaughn is calling Libertines Pizza Co., will feature local, fresh and seasonal ingredients. The chef said no shortcuts will be taken when making the pizza dough.
MidCity has added three new restaurants to be part of the $350 million mixed-use development in Huntsville.
Celebrity-driven dining concepts Wahlburgers and Rascal Flatts are two first-to-market restaurants, while Alchemy Lounge will open its second Huntsville location at The Camp, MidCity's outdoor leisure destination.
After being closed for 10 years, the Guadalajara Grill is making a comeback in Hoover.
Only this time, it will be on an outparcel at the Riverchase Galleria, at the former site of California Pizza Kitchen. Owner Carlos Medina said he was hoping to get his Mexican restaurant restarted by the end of May.
A new restaurant offering Vietnamese cuisine is coming to the city of Northport. 18 Chopstick offers sushi and pho, a Vietnamese dish consisting of beef broth and rice noodles.
The owner said she hopes the new restaurant will attract residents looking to try a new dining experience as well as out-of-state students at the University of Alabama who are already familiar with pho but can’t find it locally.
There's something way welcoming about Alabamians, whether they're die-hard “Roll Tide” University of Alabama or “War Eagle” Auburn University fans. Waitresses are authentic and as sweet as the sugar in southern sweet iced tea.
Speaking of restaurants, musts include CoastAL in Gulf Shores, and in Orange Beach: The Gulf, Fin and Fork, and Ginny Lane Bar & Grill at The Wharf.
Another James Beard Award winner is coming to Birmingham.
South Carolina barbecue pitmaster Rodney Scott, who just last week won the James Beard Foundation Award for best chef Southeast, has partnered with Birmingham restaurateur Nick Pihakis of Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q and the Pihakis Restaurant Group to open another location of his Charleston restaurant Rodney Scott's BBQ.
n four years of college, I’ve eaten at a lot of places. Freshman year involved a lot of trips to the dining halls, and I’ll admit I’ve had my fair share of Panda Express at the Ferg. These last four years though, I’ve also explored Tuscaloosa’s restaurant scene and discovered a few real gems. So here are all my favorite secret spots.
Owners of a Homewood fast-casual restaurant plan to open two new locations in Tuscaloosa in the next few months.
Jennifer Mims and Nate Carlson opened Real & Rosemary in Homewood in March 2016. Now, the business partners are turning their sights to Tuscaloosa, where they plan to open two Real & Rosemary locations in the near future.
Neighborhood diners became meeting spots for civil rights leaders and activists -- often the only safe spaces to gather and strategize. Others were simply among few places where nonwhite people could dine outside their homes.
From the site of the Nashville sit-ins to a pig ear sandwich that eavesdropped on history, these restaurants on the Southern civil rights trail serve up much more than just great food.