This week I found a new restaurant, of all places, in my inbox. This week’s Gravy for Breakfast email, from Southern Foodways Alliance, was all about Warung Indonesian Halal Restaurant. I won’t reiterate the whole article, but this restaurant was born of the pandemic and has included Halal in their name and seen it make […]

On a ridiculously hot Saturday, I decided we needed to explore a section of the “North Alabama Barbecue Trail”. Being slightly OCD, I do enjoy a good list – one that I can check things off of, as I complete them. I was guided to the existence of this list by a podcast episode of […]

For the last two plus years, I’ve continuously heard about / read about Pinky Cole’s Slutty Vegan.  The original location, on Edgewood, has had lines out the door every time we’ve been by.  And since, frankly, I am a dyed-in-the-wool carnivore, I wasn’t too excited about standing in line to eat vegan food. I had […]

Looking for lunch on a Thursday, I saw a new sign on what used to be Curry-licious, for Birreria Landeros. Going in, I recognized the tables and bar, but the wall art and vibe was very different. I was the only person there, so the young man asked me if I wanted some music or […]

For our anniversary, we were looking for some place new to try when I remembered hearing about Girl Diver, which opened in the Madison Yards development in late 2020. Originally announced as a Vietnamese / Cajun seafood place, it feels more general-Asian-meets-seafood-by-the-pound.  But I had heard they had a killer lobster roll, and I happen […]

As Thanksgiving got closer and closer, we realized that we would not have any kids home for the holiday and we had no other obligations, sSo we left town. We remembered hearing on the Biscuits and Jam podcast (from Southern Living, a podcast which I highly recommend) episode with Maneet Chauhan that her Chauhan Masala […]

Pretty much ever since I’ve had a food list, Chez Fonfon has been on it (I added it from Southern Living’s list of the best restaurants in the South from August, 2014).  And this French restaurant, from Frank Stitt of Highlands Bar & Grill fame, open since 2000, was on the list for, oddly, what […]

For years, Pink Pig Barbecue, in Cherry Log, has been on my list, but we always seem to be trying to get somewhere, on time, when we’re driving that part of 575/515. Today, we had time and I decided it was our day to give it a try.  Owned and operated by the Holloway family […]

In these pandemic times, for all of us, the world has changed. We still eat three meals a day, but for the last eighteen months very few of them have been “out”, particularly at a new restaurant. On this fall Saturday, we made an outing to IKEA. Since we were already hazarding the universe at […]

While camping up at Myrtle Beach for my birthday, we had time one afternoon to have an adventure for lunch. I coerced by beloved to make a road trip down to Charleston. We have friends in Pinopolis and last year, right before the world fell apart, I had plans to be be in Charleston for […]