In 2011, we moved from Manhattan (and before that, South Philly) to Birmingham, AL. We love to eat, and have loved exploring Birmingham though its diverse food scene. Our tastes are broad – we enjoy fine dining and roadside stands, classic southern soul food and sushi. We also love to cook. When we find something we like, we tend to revisit it again and again.
We are not food critics, and we don’t pretend to be. Rather, we are your average amateur food enthusiasts, affectionately referred to as “foodies.” The purpose of this blog is to talk about our favorite foods at our favorite places in town. These places include restaurants, food trucks, grocery stores, farmers markets, and food festivals. You should know that we always pay for our own food, and are never compensated in any way. This blog reflects our opinions and tastes — that’s all.
Types of posts
Traditionally, we have focused on posting restaurant reviews. However, we are also beginning to include interviews with owners and chefs at our favorite places, to learn more about why they chose to open a restaurant in Birmingham. These interviews, labeled “the backstory,” are always after the initial blog post. That way, we don’t get special treatment and we minimize awkwardness.
So, what’s the point of all of this, anyway?
Our goal is to draw attention to amazing, sometimes unexpected, food treasures in our town. And through interviews, the people behind the food. We hope that this blog can be a resource for people moving to Birmingham, people who are new to Birmingham and trying to explore it, and people who want to discover some hidden treasures in their own backyard.