What’s Cookin?

4 Jun

Now yes, we may be known for our football. But we sure do have some great food with a WHOLE lot of soul. From grandma’s kitchen to your favorite neighborhood restaurant, there’s always plenty of goodness to keep you satisfied. In celebrating all things Alabama this week, we are absolutely loving the “Alabama’s Best Restaurants Cookbook,” by Jon McClure. After traveling 12,000 miles and to all four corners of the state, Jon composed this book to highlight some of the best places to get your grub on. The best part is, after reviewing each restaurant, he highlights a few popular recipes from those restaurants so you can try to recreate them at home. Who doesn’t want to know their favorite restaurant’s juicy secrets?! Now granted, most of us definitely aren’t capable of cooking exactly like our favorite restaurants, but these recipes are wonderful to have on hand when you’re either traveling or at home and are craving a bite from your favorite spot. Below we’ve highlighted a few of our favorite spots from the book. Let us know where your favorite spot is!


Celebrate seafood at The Bluegill Restaurant

Known as the restaurant that’s in the business of food, fun and foolishness, The Bluegill Restaurant in Spanish, Fort Alabama takes pride in providing it’s customers with fresh seafood in a fun atmosphere. Located on the Mobile Bay Causeway, this is the perfect spot to enjoy live local music at their Wharf Amphitheater. You can even save 10 % by joining by car or boat! How cool is that?! If you’re there during the weekday, don’t forget to ask about their lunch specials. Crab cakes, Fish Tacos, and grilled shrimp oh my!

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Celebrate your sweet tooth at Sherry’s Cafe

If you crave sweets like we do, then Sherry’s may be the place for you! Open seven days a week, this quaint spot is known for their wonderfully decorated cakes and homemade desserts. Not to mention they are open for lunch, dinner and have fresh flowers. Located in Trusville, Alabama, Sherry’s is the perfect spot if you are in the need of a cake for your next big event. Image


 

Celebrate Soul food at Jonny’s Bar-B-Q

There’s no need to deny that you’ll feel at home at Jonny’s Bar-B-Q in Cullman, Alabama. Since 1963, they have been providing tender pulled pork and barbecue that you will make your mouth water.  But don’t just limit them to barbecue! Their menu provides everything from chicken fingers and potatoes, to catfish fillets. Love that sauce so much  it makes you wanna slap your mama??? You can purchase that and more while enjoying Johnny’s Bar-B-Q on the go!

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Celebrate a cold one at Avondale Brewing Company

Locally owned and operated, this brewery in the heart of Birmingham, Alabama is the perfect place to go after a long day. But don’t let it’s historic charm fool ya, because they are always mixing up the new and latest concoctions. If you just can’t get enough at Avondale Brewing Company and you need friends to join you, don’t hesitate to bring them to a live music festival or book a private event of your own! And speaking of lively events, you can tour the brewery and receive an ABC swag set, and either 1 pint of beer and pint glass or 4 tasters and taster glass. Cheers to that!

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Whether you’re creating a Summer bucket list and need to check off a few spots, or are just looking to try something new, the “Alabama’s Best Restaurants Cookbook,” is sure to help you achieve that and more.

Happy Dining!

Leah S. – Wrapsody

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