Monday, January 25, 2010

Center Stage: Birmingham Restaurants

By Jamie

Welcome back to Center Stage where we take a fanfare look at one of the many great blogs being churned out here in Alabama. You can find past spotlights here.

Disclaimer: This post may incite feelings of anger or hunger. I'm hoping for the latter.

I have this weird rule when it comes to eating out.

I don't like to eat at restaurants with foods in the name. I don't want to point fingers, but think "chili" or "waffle" or "apple." It's not that those places can't serve great food. But I figure life's too short to eat only at regional or nationwide chains.

Especially if you're looking for grub in Birmingham.

And if you ARE looking, there's no better site to follow than Birmingham Restaurants.

This comprehensive site gives you exactly what you need to plan your next meal out. Whether you live around the corner or you're just visiting. Birmingham Restaurants includes detailed restaurant profiles with overviews, menus, reviews, chef info and website links. You can sort restaurants by cuisine, neighborhood, child-friendliness and even wi-fi availability.

Two of my favorite sections of the site are Recipes and Chef's Secrets. And I'm not just saying that because of the pictures of gorgeous food and a few gorgeous chefs.

Hi. {wink}

Jamie is a planner of events by day and chaser of shiny things by night. Follow her trails at Jamie's Rabbits. If you'd like to have your blog featured on "Center Stage" then contact Jamie so she can swing by your neck of the internet woods. Please know she sometimes shows up uninvited, so you may see your blog on stage if she really digs it.


MamaHen said...

What a great site! My mom and dad are in a supper club and I am going to send this to them.

Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville said...

Ill be checking it out! I went to a GREAT Mom and Pop place this weekend, I will be posting on soon. I too prefer those type places. Individually owned, rather than chains.

Ann Marie said...

Jamie I totally agree with you...I can be a bit of a food snob and I refuse to eat at the those, ahem, "other" places you mentioned too... ;)
Anyway, I love the resources Birmingham Restaurants has! We have a great culinary culture here, so I hope more and more people will take advantage of it!

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