June 7, 2012 § Leave a comment
I promised to share some of the amazing food I had in Birmingham this weekend. One meal that stood out was at the newly opened Five (second location, first is in Tuscaloosa).The atmosphere is sort of fancy-cabaret-saloon with lots of gorgeous chandeliers and their antique bar.
I love the concept of simplicity–there are five options for each category: five appetizers, five red wines, five entrees etc. Our party of 4 was able to make a pretty good dent in the menu and of the approximately 80% we tried, 100% was delicious.
The link to the menu wasn’t working from their site but don’t worry, I stalked it out for you here–the descriptions are just too good to miss but too many details to include in my lowly lil’ blog.
June 4, 2012 § 1 Comment
We were in Birmingham late last week and decided to stay the weekend and make a trip of it. It was the first visit that I actually spent a good amount of time there and I was blown away by all the greenery, friendly characters and especially the food. Besides some outstanding meals (to be documented), the main event was Magic City Brewfest . We headed out Saturday to the historic Sloss Furances where the weather was gorgeous, the bands were fun and the beer floweth.
Two of my favorites were conveniently neighbors: Bell’s Two Hearted Ale and Sweetwater IPA.
June 1, 2012 § 1 Comment
Since I’ve been out of town the past few weekends, I’ve been catching up on calendars and cataloging all the fun things I don’t want to miss this summer (someone introduced me to the term “FOMO” or “fear of missing out” and I tell you, I’m already experiencing extreme anxiety that I missed Edward Sharpe last night). One of my favorite things about Nashville is the beautiful weather–outdoor events have already been in full swing by Memorial Day and I love taking advantage of anything that combines food/drink/music on a patio, in a park or atop a roof. If, perchance, your social agenda is on the light side this weekend, why not check out one of the below goings on?
Musician’s Corner Free Concerts at Centennial Park.
The Beer & Wine Garden at Centennial Park will conveniently operate during said concerts, but I would go anytime for a little pick-me-up.
Riffs Fine Street Food is hosting another pop up restaurant this Saturday, June 2nd at Corsair Distillery.
And if you are up for a lil’ roadtrip, head to Birmingham, AL for their annual Magic City Brewfest. Just $33 to sample the 200+ individual beers!
If you’re looking for something further out, you should definitely think about the Big Apple Barbecue in New York City next week–and cheer on Nashville’s own Martin’s BBQ. I have been attending the past few years and it’s become one of my favorite weekends of the entire year.