Thursday, August 16, 2012

Birmingham Restaurant Week: A Photojournal.

I absolutely adore the depth, personality, and quality of our local restaurant scene, so Birmingham Restaurant Week is one that I anticipate with great excitement every year. Vulcan overlooked the festivities of this year’s Preview Party.

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And I don’t know if he realized it or not, but there was also an imposter in the midst.
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Fabulous restauranteurs were around every corner of Vulcan’s museum both inside and out, including owner John Krontiras and manager Marie from Nabeel’s Café, IMG_7170

Marco and his wife, Elan, working side by side for Silvertron Café, IMG_7245

And a very fun crew from Maki Fresh. IMG_7260

Michael’s Restaurants offered a delicious dichotomy of crab cakes (which I didn’t get a photo of but were my favorite entrée of the night) and chicken wings, IMG_7172

And Ted’s Restaurant spoiled us all with generous helpings of Banana Pudding (which, by the way, is considered a vegetable on their menu. What could be more right than that??) IMG_7177

Vino also offered sweets, in the form of Apple Fritters. IMG_7191

Jim N Nick’s served up some of their best cold selections, Chicken Salad and Pimento Cheese, IMG_7194

And Little Donkey offered an entire meal - Wood oven braised green chicken & rice, doused in one
of my favorite flavors, tomatillo salsa. IMG_7202

La Paz offered a stunning Shrimp and Pico along with Cuban Quesadillas, IMG_7255

And Silvertron offered my favorite dessert, their infamous White Chocolate Bread Pudding. IMG_7276

I ran into some of my favorite twitter friends and their friends, including Chanda and Sonya, IMG_7181

Jamie and Patrick, IMG_7207

Carla Jean and Michael, IMG_7249

And one of the masters of Restaurant Week ceremony, Laura Kate. IMG_7221

And I can’t forget my fabulous date and photographer, Chris. IMG_7272

The entire event made every guest feel like a celebrity, right down to the red carpet. IMG_7238

The setting was stunning, IMG_7261

and really – what better backdrop for Birmingham Restaurant Week than the city that we are celebrating? IMG_7284

But if you missed the Preview Party, don’t despair! Everything that was served is available for the next 10 days – at it’s respective restaurant. So go! Partake! And celebrate the festivity that is Birmingham Restaurant Week.

Rachel is a Birmingham-Based Blogger who writes at Grasping for Objectivity and runs this networking site for all Alabama Bloggers. She and her family love eating out, especially at local establishments where the food is divine and kids are welcomed with open arms.

2 comments:

Michael Hansen said...

Rachel-

May I borrow the photo of Carla Jean, you and me for a Preview Party blog post? So nice chatting with you both (and Chris) last night!

Happy eating,

Michael

LK Whitney said...

Delicious!!! Great pics, girl.

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