D’Road Cafe: Venezuela Meets Montgomery, Alabama

Venezuelan cuisine in Alabama’s capital city may seem like a strange idea, but it has proven to be both popular and successful. Location: D’Road Cafe, 121 Montgomery Street, Montgomery, Alabama Menu: Owner and Chef Janett Malpartida, native of Venezuela, doesn’t have a menu, nor does she want one. Instead, her desire is for people who…

Bluegill Restaurant: Seafood on the Causeway in Mobile, Alabama

Bluegill Restaurant may be best known for its flaming oysters, but there are other menu standouts served along with live music and amazing sunset views. Location: Bluegill Restaurant, 3775 Battleship Parkway, Spanish Fort, Alabama Menu: Diners enter the weather-beaten eatery beside the busy oyster shucker with dozens of plump beauties on the grill. It’s hard…

SAZA: Great Italian Eatery in Montgomery, Alabama

Move over, chain restaurants who claim to serve Italian dishes. “Serious Italian Food” is more than a slogan at SAZA in Montgomery, Alabama. Location: SAZA, 130 Commerce Street, Suite 101, Montgomery, Alabama Menu: All of the pizzas are 18-inches in diameter and have 30 different toppings from which to choose. A couple of the most…

Cahoots Cafe in Hartselle, Alabama

Cahoots Cafe on Main Street in Hartselle, Alabama is part museum, part boutique, part restaurant, but ALL great food and nostalgia. Location: Cahoots Cafe, 117 Main Street W, Hartselle, Alabama Menu: Cahoots Cafe has daily lunch specials that are posted on their Facebook page. These generally reflect the seasons and the whims of the kitchen…

Brunch at Whisk’D Cafe in Decatur, Alabama

Situated in the middle of a long-established residential neighborhood, Whisk’D Cafe is the perfect gathering place for friends to share an early breakfast or brunch in an informal setting with an intriguing menu. Location: Whisk’D Cafe, 1051 Grant Street SE, Decatur, Alabama Menu: Many of the usual breakfast items, such as eggs, waffles, bacon, biscuits…

Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q: Famous Decatur, Alabama Eatery

Since 1952, Decatur, Alabama residents and visitors have filled the tables at Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q anticipating Big Bob’s brand of smoked meats with his signature white sauce. Location: 1715 6th Avenue SE, Decatur, Alabama Menu: The menu at Big Bob’s is relatively simple and satisfyingly predictable. First, choose your favorite smoked meat: pork, chicken,…

Simp McGhee’s in Decatur, Alabama: Upscale Cajun Dishes

The legend of Simp McGhee lures diners to his namesake restaurant on Bank Street, but the amazing Cajun-style food and lively atmosphere keep them coming back again and again. Location: 725 Bank Street Northwest, Decatur, Alabama Menu: At Simp McGhee’s, the heavy Cajun influence is seen in every menu category. Appetizers such as crawfish eggrolls…

Ol’ Tom’s Pub: Dining at Pursell Farms, Sylacauga, Alabama

Ol’ Tom’s Pub inside The Inn at Pursell Farms in Sylacauga, Alabama, is a delightful gastronomic treat in a peaceful, bucolic setting. The Pub and its companion restaurant, Arrington, combine to meet all of the needs of guests at this exceptional retreat. Location: 386 Talledega Spring Road, Sylacauga, Alabama Menu: The menu offerings at Ol’…

Galley and Garden: Luxury Dining in Birmingham, Alabama

Chef James Boyce, the owner of three popular restaurants in Alabama’s Rocket City of Huntsville, [amazon_textlink asin=’1493003828′ text=’Alabama’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’theyums-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’61af538c-e8fd-11e8-a79b-15d9ddfe81d5′], was persuaded to offer his culinary talents to the people of Birmingham. Galley and Garden, open since fall of 2014,┬áhas a location on Highland Avenue that is perfect for diners looking for an…

Highlands Bar & Grill, Birmingham, Alabama: 2018 America’s Best

Highlands Bar and Grill in Birmingham, Alabama, has consistently ranked at the top in every list of [amazon_textlink asin=’089587220X’ text=’Alabama’s Best Restaurants’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’theyums-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’e5ab44ee-ba1b-11e8-a98f-f9f8912c25a9′]. Recently, though, the James Beard Foundation gave it the award for being the best of the best in America, 2018 Outstanding Restaurant, and that comes after being a finalist…