Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Take-out Edition: Baha Burger

Grilled pork loin burger with ginger lime aioli, provolone, and romaine. So Good! The ginger lime aioli set it off! Juicy, well seasoned, and definitely the subject of future cravings. 

Chicken burger with tropical salsa and arugula. wah wah wah......... sadly the chicken burger was dry and the salsa did little to help. 

Sweet Potato Fries with some okra hiding in there....mmmmmmmmm! They also have curlies, salad and fruit as sides. 

Build your own burger. Next time: Tomato chutney, arugula, and provolone. 

The Standards. 

Over all Baha delivered. Next time we'll enjoy it on their patio with a cold beer. 

The Colonnade 
3439 Colonnade Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35243
205 969 7998

Friday, May 15, 2009


Last night being a lovely spring night, the beau, our friend B, and I headed over to Cantina which is located in the Martin Biscuit building at Pepper Place. 

After placing our order at the counter, we were sad to find no tables outside. We stared at all the people the were finished hoping they would move on but all we got were a bunch of "I ain't getting up till I'm good and ready" stares. So we sat inside and after about a minute I got over it because the food came out really fast.
B ordered the the cilantro chicken (big surprise there, he ordered chicken) and really enjoyed it. The dish was the cilantro marinated chicken over saffron rice with poblanos, corn, and cheese. 
I'm trying to get ready for a beach trip next weekend so I ordered the salad with grilled chicken. It had sprinkles of corn and red onion. I didn't care for the vinaigrette so I just used more salsa. It was pretty boring but when you order a salad at a mexican joint there is going to be some disappointment .
L. ordered his usual as well, carnitas tacos. He liked them but I don't think he's ever met a taco he didn't like. Personally I prefer corn tortillas for my tacos but we'll get into that very soon after our next visit to the taco truck......

Over all Cantina is a really cool spot with a great vibe, nice patio, and friendly staff. Even though I'm not crazy about the food I'm always down to go. There are many tempting offerings on the menu I haven't tried like the cuban sandwich or grilled shrimp quesadillas. It's definitely a good spot to meet up with friends and have a few drinks. 

2901 Second Avenue South
Birmingham, AL