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A Taste of Alabama

With so much to explore–from low-pretense dives to high-dollar splurges—Birmingham, Alabama, is the perfect starting point for a culinary tour. Follow along as Atlanta-based blogger Cynthia Hoyt of Darling Down South shares recommendations and tips for your next trip to one of the South’s top food destinations. See Cynthia’s full recap of the trip here.

 

In partnership with Alabama Tourism.

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A glimpse into Alabama Biscuit Co.’s specialty offerings, including the honey pecan biscuit.

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Brät Brot, a beirgarten set inside a redesigned greenhouse, is a local hot spot for beer lovers.

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Ice cream gets reinvented at Big Spoon Creamery, where flavors range from Goat Cheese Fig to Almond Peach Cardamom.

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Winner of the 2018 James Beard Award for Outstanding Restaurant, Highlands Bar & Grill  is known for its famous coconut cake and renowned oyster bar.

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All generations enjoy the pastries at Savage’s Bakery & Deli, where each smiley-face cookie is baked with gourmet ingredients.

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Real & Rosemary serves healthy and delicious meals in an equally light and fresh environment.

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At Saw’s BBQ, Mike Wilson dishes out his famous ribs accompanied by classic sides such as coleslaw, mac and cheese, and cornbread.

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A unique watering hole with an eclectic design, the Collins Bar is the perfect spot to order a custom cocktail.

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The famous tomato salad at Hot and Hot Fish Club , which offers seasonal dishes all year long, is a local favorite.

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The Atomic Bar & Lounge, a bar equipped with animal-print costumes and ‘70s-themed décor, serves equally funky cocktails.

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The Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Crunch is one of the many creative frozen confections found on the menu at Steel City Pops.

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