Today is the dawn of Birmingham’s new foodie age.

Mr. Foodie and I are here at the Pizitz food hall blogging live.

Here’s what it looks like: Dozens if not a hundred customers milling around, in suits presumably from nearby offices, in activewear presumably coming from the gym, with laptops presumably working. People standing in orderly lines, patiently waiting for food from the three stalls open today: Busy Corner Cheese, Tropicaleo, and Waffle Works. Very controlled happy chaos. Everyone is smiling, relaxing, enjoying. Stall owners and staff are meeting the demand. Same Heide, Tom Walker, and Jane Hoerner of Bayer properties are walking around greeting and giving people impromptu tours. A city councilman walked through.

Of course, we have sampled all three – Tropicaleo last night (they have actually been open for the past few days, serving the construction crews, Bayer employees, and anyone else who passes through), Busy Corner Cheese, and Waffle Works.

Pardon me if our descriptions are not as descriptive as usual…. we’re focusing on providing live coverage of this historic event. Trust us, it was all creamy, buttery, delcious, perfectly flavored, etc. etc.

One important note: PLEASE BE PATIENT. These are small businesses on the first day. They’re doing great, let’s show them some love, and some PATIENCE.  Your meal may take a few minutes, but it will be one of the best you’ve had in a long time, trust us. (AKA, this is a soft opening.)

Exterior shots:

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Interior shots, crowd shots, stall shots (some from today, some from the last few weeks):IMG_8366 IMG_8367 IMG_8369 IMG_8373 IMG_8374 IMG_8377 IMG_8378 IMG_8379 IMG_8380

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Busy Corner Cheese:

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Tropicaleo:

WaffleWorks:

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We could not be prouder to be part of this project!!!  More posts to come in the coming days.