You’re in the Deep South, so of course sampling the area’s world-famous cuisine is going to form a big part of your trip (as it should). These are three tips to ensure you’ll come home having tried the very best of Alabama’s explosive food scene.
DINE IN STYLE
As a region whose culinary resources are often unjustly underestimated, it’s important you make a visit to the likes of Frank Stitt’s Highlands Bar and Grill, Birmingham, to experience just how delicious the enticing, southern-accented cooking of the state can really be. Serving a daily changing menu informed by classic French technique but incorporating the foods of their Southern region, indulge in anything from traditional ‘stone ground baked grits’ to black grouper fresh from the nearby Gulf. Lets not also forget Birmingham’s new Ovenbird restaurant, where you’ll enjoy small plates and intense flavours by award-winning chef Chris Hastings. The choice is endless.
There’s no better way to enjoy a bite to eat in Alabama than buying it with on-the-go style from one of Huntsville’s all-American food trucks. Our personal favourite; award winning Rollin Lobstah, offering four dishes starring its main ingredient: fresh and pink lobster meat. We’d recommend starting with the Mac & Cheese Bacon Lobstah Bites before moving on to the Connecticut Lobster Roll. If you were worrying, we’re talking about a pretty damn good bread-to-lobster ratio.
For that all-important, All-American gourmet experience, head to the iconic Toomer’s Corner, Auburn. In this 1896 historic corner drugstore you’ll find an old-fashioned soda fountain serving the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and coke floats that your childhood dreams were made of.