Category Alabama

The Acre – Auburn, AL

Today’s lunch at Acre was spurred by Southern Living’s “best restaurants in the South list” from 2014 (of which I keep a copy on my phone – who doesn’t) and a desire to get out of town for the day.  Looking at options, I realized we could be in Auburn in less than 90 minutes from […]

Little Donkey – Homewood, AL

There was one more stop, for dinner, on this road trip, as we headed back to Atanta.  And this one was in Homewood.  Little Donkey popped onto my radar with an article about Good Eats in Garden N Gun in the spring of 2012. If you’ve been to Homewood in the last decade, there’s a […]

C F Penn Hamburgers – Decatur, AL

While wandering the town of Decatur, AL, waiting for lunch, we were killing time and I found a music store. I drove past it and parallel parked around the corner. As we were getting out of the car, I saw we were parked directly across from CF Penn Hamburgers.   Of course, I was intrigued. […]

Trowbridge’s Ice Cream and Sandwich Bar – Florence, AL

Today was road trip Saturday, so we set out on the three and a half-hour drive northeast to Florence / Muscle Shoals.   I had a few stops in mind, and we arrived at the first around 10:20 Central time.  But since we had arisen prior to 7:00 Eastern, this was a perfectly acceptable time […]

The Bar B Q Place – Fort Payne, AL

Jo always says that it’s not a matter of if she’ll get food poisoning, but rather when.    Today, as we got back in the car, she began to sing, “This.  Could be the day.”  And thus ended the story of our first agreed-upon epic barbecue failure.  Driving to Scottsboro, AL, we had stopped in […]

Over Easy – Birmingham, AL

As the road trip winds to a close, we were looking for breakfast.   I considered a smokehouse that we could see from our hotel room, but googled instead for the best breakfast in Birmingham and found Over Easy was both well rated and close by.  We pulled up to a packed restaurant, in the […]

The Hot and Hot Fish Club – Birmingham, AL

I first heard of chef Chris Hastings one day when we were having lunch at the Farmhouse at Serenbe.  Marie Nygren, the owner, was telling another table about the next chef to be featured in their weekend chef series.  She was raving about the food at Hot and Hot Fish Club and chef Hastings, who […]