Food & Dining Blog

Melt In Your Mouth Comfort Food

The one thing I hate is having to fight with my food. You know when you eat some ribs and the meat is so tough you need dentures. That is not the case when you eat the ribs at Rusty’s Bar BQ in Leeds, Alabama. The low and slow cooked ribs, literally falls apart after one bite. And if you are a saucy person, he has array of his homemade sauces ranging from sweet, spicy and his white sauce. If you don’t like pork in your diet, be sure to check out his lemon rubbed smoked chicken. It is just as tender as the ribs. The sides are amazing from beer battered onion rings to his grandparents desserts. He’s about 3 miles off the Leeds exit. One stop on my food tour that had guest raving about for 3 ho

Rolled Ice Cream, Wine & Lunch

I scream, you scream, we all scream for Lucky Cat Rolled Ice Cream!!! Rolled ice cream is the newest trend in Birmingham where ice cream is made to order in rolls with different flavors. Lucky Cat is located in downtown Homewood is a great sweet treat and late night stop for an adult beverage with their variety of sake & beer. After watching the staff make some ice cream rolls, I thought it was an easy task until I tried it and felt the burn in my arms. Now I see why mama used to use the crank or the electric version! Nothing like some local wine to quench your thirst and one of my stops on the Eat.Drink.Ride Food Tour is at Corbin Farms Winery. We get to taste up to 7 of their wines plus sn

Menu Changing & Beef is What's for Dinner

If you're a seafood and pasta lover, you need to hurry and make your way to Carrabba's Italian Grill by the end of the month as their summer menu is about to change! We mainly think of them for Italian food, but did you know they had an amazing "grill" side...thus the name Carrabbas's ITALIAN GRILL. They have a new summer menu and the steak is ah-mazing with the fresh squeezed garlic on it! But the #Happy Hour that is 7 days a week from 3-6 is fantastic. Half priced apps at the bar and some of the drinks can get your right after a long day at the office or if you need to unwind. Just down the road is Swamp Monster BBQ and they've added their mascot to the menu...gator bites. Impressive those

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