Restaurant Showcase

Eating at La Catrina is an authentic Mexican experience. At the new English Village restaurant, you’ll find standbys like nachos and burritos, but the heart of it digs much deeper. more

Oct 29, 2014 10:10 AM Restaurants 1 Comments

0714 Pizza 120

Photo courtesy of David Kahn.

The build-your-own-pizza concept restaurant has been serving up pizza in Mountain Brook Plaza since Oct. 10. more

Jul 30, 2014 10:05 AM Restaurants

Brick & Tin Food

Photo by Madoline Markham.

Like he has done at his downtown Brick & Tin location for three years, Mauricio Papapietro is applying high-end cooking techniques to quality food that is both quick and affordable. more

Feb 21, 2014 4:45 PM Restaurants 1 Comments

0214 Basil Pizza Thai

Photo by Alec Dixon.

At this new Crestline Park eatery, basil is king. The ingredient is common in both Thai and Italian cooking, after all. The specialty drink menu even features a Grapefruit Basil Martini, Basil Mojito and Basil Smash more

Jan 27, 2014 12:46 PM Restaurants

0114 Delicio's

Photo by Madoline Markham.

Charles Matsos jumped at the opportunity to bring Italian food to the Overton Village area. Delicio’s, which means “delicious” in Italian, opened in December. more

Dec 20, 2013 6:08 PM Restaurants

1213 Church Street Coffee Books

Photo courtesy of Carrie Rollwagen.

Coffee shop owners Carrie Rollwagen and Cal Morris always envisioned opening a coffee and book shop that offered locals a place to congregate in Crestline Village. more

Nov 22, 2013 4:37 PM Restaurants

1113 Dish'n It Out

Photo by Kathleen Buccleugh.

Offering full-service catering, a little-known submenu of healthy options and a choice of fresh, frozen or hot takeout, Dish’n It Out brings something rather unique to the Crestline Park area of Birmingham. more

Oct 30, 2013 3:14 PM Restaurants

Longtime favorite Mexico Lindo returned home to Hollywood Boulevard in 2011 after a few-year hiatus in Hoover, and it brought a menu with more than fajitas and beef burritos. more

Sep 25, 2013 4:29 PM Restaurants

Crestline now has a new option for a menu full of fresh food made from local farms. Urban Cookhouse opened in the former Fire location in Crestline Village on Sept. 19. more

Aug 1, 2013 5:02 PM Restaurants


Photo by Jeff Thompson.

Saw’s Juke Joint, which opened in November 2012, is the third business venture by owner Mike Wilson. His others are Saw’s Soul Kitchen in Avondale and the original Saw’s BBQ in Edgewood. more

Jun 27, 2013 3:26 PM Restaurants

When Keith Richards and his wife, Amy, returned from a three-week holiday across the Greek islands, Keith channeled his newfound passion for the flavors, culture and vibe of Greece into a new restaurant concept. more

May 30, 2013 4:02 PM Restaurants

Magnolia and Tate took turns waving to friendly passers who called out well wishes and compliments on a recent meal — the kind of rapport only developed after 25 years in one location. more

Nov 26, 2012 5:37 PM Restaurants

Located at the corner of Euclid Avenue and Church Street in Crestline Village, La Paz has been plating up customer favorites like creamy queso, beef nachos and grilled shrimp quesadillas for more than two decades. more

Oct 1, 2012 3:18 PM Restaurants

0312 Newk's

Photo by Madoline Markham.

There is no shortage of great restaurants in Mountain Brook. But factor in time, traffic and money, and your choices might be whittled down. One restaurant that fits the bill almost any time is Newk’s Express Cafe. more

Feb 28, 2012 12:00 AM Restaurants 1 Comments

Ousler Sandwiches: Restaurant Showcase

Photo by Madoline Markham.

Take one bite of an Ousler Sandwich, and you know you are eating something truly special. The funny thing is, these sandwiches are just shy of being 100 years old. more

Feb 1, 2012 12:00 AM Restaurants

Taco Mama

Photo by Jennifer Gray.

Crestline Village residents have long been accustomed to slowing traffic on Church Street, but a new arrival on this strip has folks slowing down even more: Taco Mama. more

Dec 1, 2011 12:00 AM Restaurants


Photo by Madoline Markham.

VINO is a delightful neighborhood restaurant offering up charming Mediterranean cuisine in a refined but casual atmosphere. No passport required. more

Nov 1, 2011 12:00 AM Restaurants

Ollie Irene

Photo by Madoline Markham.

A food blogger, a downtown restaurateur, a food truck/catering entrepreneur, a baker and a Southern Living Food editor all walk into a bar. Sounds like a funny joke, right? But in reality it was just a regular Friday night’s dinner at Ollie Irene. more

Oct 1, 2011 12:00 AM Restaurants

garden's cafe

Photo by Madoline Markham.

The Gardens Café by Kathy G. extends the pleasures of strolling through the Birmingham Botanical Gardens into a culinary experience. more

Sep 1, 2011 12:00 AM Restaurants

Gus's Hot Dogs

Photo by Madoline Markham.

Gus’s Hot Dogs has served its hot dogs—complete with the same recipes for homemade hot dog sauce, slaw, chili and seasoned beef—for the past 42 years. For many, eating there is nostalgic, but for most the comfort food just plain tastes good. more

Jun 1, 2011 12:00 AM Restaurants

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