Sunday, August 23, 2009

Dyron's Lowcountry (Brunch)

i wish every morning could start like this

breakfast cheer

lowcountry eggs benedict

louisiana crawfish tails on cheddar parmesan grits

shrimp and crab omelet with creamed spinach and swiss cheese

extremely knowledgeable bar staff

plenty for everyone

Dyron's lowcountry is amazing! The food, staff, and vibe are all wonderful. They do not accept reservations so get there early if possible. I've also had dinner here and it was crazy good. The full menus are available on the website.

Dyron's Lowcountry
121 Oak Street
Mountain Brook, AL 35213
205 834 8257

tue - sat 11am - 10pm
sun 10am - 2pm

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Bottega Cafe

warm tasty foccacia

try new wines....just ask your server, they know.

seared beef carpaccio with arugula and horseradish sauce

the best nicoise salad a.k.a tuna salad

someone is not that adventurous but extremely happy

the end

Bottega cafe is consistently awesome. I don't know why people think you need to wear a suit or a prom dress to go to a cafe? It's casual and open to everyone. Next time I have to get the "white pizza" with fennel sausage, caramelized onions, ricotta, and provolone!

Bottega Cafe
2240 Highland Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35205

205 933 2001

Monday, August 10, 2009

Sexton's Seafood

dry goods


shrimp for days

the sign

sea of love

red snapper and rainbow trout

the best staff, they always know their stuff and are willing to help and give suggestions

all yer boil needs


right down from yankee pizzeria and them



Sexton's Seafood is the best ever! Since I have a fear of seafood already wrapped in plastic (how long has it been in there really?) this place is perfect.
Everything is always FRESH and staff is seriously awesome. In addition to the oysters we grilled huge pieces of grouper simply rubbed with fresh herbs, lemon zest, salt, and pepper....yum!

Sexton's Seafood
3164 Heights Village
Birmingham, AL 35243
205 967 3437

Monday, August 3, 2009

Urban Standard

full coffee bar

bagels and scones. breakfast is also served from 7am - 1oam

table for two

open to 2nd avenue north

ding, pick it up

art and antiques


#1, my team is too

urban lunch

butternut squash soup

urban garden salad with chicken salad and homemade mediterranean dressing

chicken salad sandwich with orzo pasta salad

next time.....your mine

I think that Urban standard might be my new favorite place. It's a casual place with a great vibe. The lunch menu is small but it has all the right stuff. A friend told me the vegetable panino is a must but it is only available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 2nd Avenue North also seems to be the one area downtown that is headed in the right direction with Rouge Tavern, What's on Second, and a hand full of great lofts all on the same block.

Urban Standard
2320 2nd Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35203
205 250 8200