Earlier this month, Thrillist.com ranked all 50 US states based on food and drink. Among the list that has South Dakota ranked at No. 50 and California at No. 1, Alabama is ranked No. 14. This top 20 ranking is attributed to the delicious BBQ and southern-style cuisine that makes the State of Alabama a foodie paradise.
As a Birmingham home builder, residents of our communities can enjoy the delicious aromas and eats that can be found just minutes from their front door. Here is a list of some of our local favorites that have helped to make Alabama one of the best food and drink states in the US:
Jim ‘N Nick’s Community Bar-B-Q: Voted the best BBQ in Birmingham in 2013 and Jim N’ Nick’s is known for its house-made barbecue sauce and cheddar biscuits that might put Red Lobster to shame. Since opening the first restaurant in 1985 on Clairmont Avenue, Jim ‘N Nick’s has expanded to 33 restaurant in seven states with several still located in and around Birmingham. In addition to the cheddar biscuits, visitors can enjoy a variety of southern favorites including deviled eggs, catfish sandwiches and of course ribs, chicken and pulled pork covered in that delicious barbecue sauce. If you don’t have to time to stay and enjoy the ambiance, do not worry. Jim ‘N Nick’s has a To Go menu that will help feed the entire family.
Saw’s BBQ: Recently ranked No. 1 on Paula Deen’s list of The Best Barbecue Across America, Saw’s BBQ is a can’t miss stop on your food tour of Birmingham. Centered on Southern soul food, Saw’s BBQ is an upscale dive that features delicious pulled pork and chicken smothered in a unique white barbecue sauce. In addition to its original location in Homewood’s Edgewood neighborhood, diners can enjoy Saw’s BBQ at Saw’s Soul Kitchen in Avondale and Saw’s Juke Joint in Crestline Park. This summer, Saw’s has also taken its BBQ on the road with its first food truck. In addition to its white sauce, Saw’s features a vinegar-based barbecue sauce that is available for purchase and is excellent for marinating, pickling, dipping and more.
Full Moon Bar-B-Que: A runner-up in the Best of Birmingham 2013 competition and recognized as one of the best nationwide, Full Moon Bar-B-Que offers quality meats that are cooked low and slow over a hickory wood-fired pit and served with its award-winning barbeque sauce. In addition to the BBQ, Full Moon offers a delicious vinaigrette slaw and Half Moon cookies that are among the 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama Before You Die. The best part, in addition to its southern hospitality, is that everything at Full Moon is homemade, so you can bet that this will be a one-of-a-kind dining experience. Full Moon has several locations throughout metro Birmingham, so no matter where you live, there is a Full Moon nearby.
These three restaurants only begin to scratch the surface of the food to be discovered in and around Birmingham.
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