Food & Dining Blog

Failed Burger Challenge & Seafood

I'm always down for some delicious comfort food that comes in large portions especially when it comes to mac and cheese! But I ran into a challenge when the mac & cheese was paired with brisket chilli on a 2 pound thick sirloin burger & an egg! That's just one of the hungry size dishes they're serving at Smokin Hot Sports Grill in McCalla, Alabama. Tuesday through Sunday, they're grilling up fall off the bone ribs and brisket that is the life of the party! The baked beans are 3 beans including traditional beans, kidney beans and red beans and they are delicious. My favorite hands down is his Rueben which has Pepsi cola in the Thousand Island sauce. If fresh seafood with a spicy flavor is you

Juicy Burgers, Soul Food & Drinks

There's nothing like a big, juicy, mouthwatering burger, especially when it's made with high quality meat that's served at Smiley Brother's Specialty Foods. They're a butcher shop that has meals to go, deli sandwiches & wine. Smiley Brother's can also cater your next event with a variety of deli trays and gigantic chocolate chip cookies. Follow them on facebook for their upcoming chef dinners and cheese and wine tastings. Centerpoint has a new soul food spot since Zatie's Southern Cuisine has opened. They have a steam table Sunday through Friday that has comfort foods like neckbones, hamburger steak & liver and onions. The mac and cheese is the owner's secret recipe that he likes to keep und

Pork Chops, Nachos & Bourbon

The new season of 2019 kicks off today! One of my favorite adult beverage event is about to kick-off and that is BourbonHam! This is a great opportunity to try a variety of brown liquor and help support the MS Society. Old Foresters is this year's bourbon sponsor and I learned not every brown liquor is a bourbon. Your patron ticket will also get you some live music and bbq by Birmingham's newcomer Rodney Scott BBQ, access to the cigar lounge and some tastings of new Old Forester products that has not made it to store shelves. You can get your ticket by going to BourbonHam. This time of the year, most people are looking for ways to lose weight and cut calories by eating healthy food like seaf

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