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Back and Better: Birmingham Restaurant Week 2016

Birmingham Restaurant Week
Image via Birmingham Restaurant Week

 

We love a good Birmingham Restaurant Week, and this year’s is set to be better than ever. There will be the usual delights of prix fixe menus that showcase our city’s culinary range, including additions over the past year. But a new BRW event highlights our own meal obsession. (It’s true, we even tagged it). That’s right. This year there will be brunch.

On Saturday, August 20, BRW is offering a grand brunch sampling. Participants include local institutions like Rojo and Silvertron, along with the newer Harvest and Ovenbird.

And if food and drink — including Royal Cup Nitro Coffee and a Mimosa bar — weren’t enough, the BRW team has put together a true event: live music and foodie shopping opportunities are included in the ticket price. All this magic will take place in Woodlawn’s Social Venture space, which only proves our own Matt Neal’s point that Woodlawn is a neighborhood to watch.

There’s also a very worthy beneficiary of your brunch ticket dollars in the Urban Food Project. The REV Birmingham program coordinates area farmers and underserved urban markets to bring fresh produce where it’s needed and boost local food production, according to its website.

Don’t stop with brunch, though. Dive into all of Restaurant Week’s amazing foodie options. Tempting new menus and long-time favorites always battle for the finite space in our calendars and stomachs.

As much as we talk about the foodie culture of the downtown Loft District and Avondale, it’s worth noting that those areas aren’t Restaurant Week’s biggest participants. That honor goes to the Five Points South neighborhood, which includes the fine dining gem of Highlands and the paper napkin delicacies of Dreamland.

There’s a reason our culinary scene is earns so much press, and Birmingham Restaurant Week is the ultimate reminder.

 

Birmingham Restaurant Week runs Friday, August 12, through Sunday, August 21. Restaurant menus and event tickets are available on the BRW website.

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