Birmingham, Alabama is one of the hottest up and coming foodie cities and every time I dine in at a new restaurant, I know why! No matter if it’s American food or from another country the food is always packed full of flavor and authentically made. So the next time you’re in the Lakeview community in Birmingham, you must make your way to Babalu Tacos & Tapas if you’re in the mood for some incredible Latin-inspired food that’s made with fresh ingredients. In fact, the food made my mouth so happy, that I came back the day after filming to try some more menu items which were just as good.
Babalu also offers a soup of the day. It was so yummy that I wanted to lick the pot it was cooked in! Instead of Happy Hour they call it “Social Hour” which is Monday-Friday from 4-6 pm. You can get $2 tacos and some specialty drinks.
I thought I was ok with not eating potatoes so I can maintain a low carb diet, but Babalu’s Rosti Potatoes made me forget my diet! Theses little hashbrown babies topped with cheese and teriyaki glaze made me know that Jesus is Real!
Now my second stop was in an iconic spot of Birmingham’s Southside on Highland Ave. Taj India is the city’s oldest Indian restaurant. I love the fact their food is not over powering with curry, cumin & ginger. 7 days a week they offer and extensive lunch buffet with salads, main authentic Indian entrees and desserts for under $10 from 11-2. They open back up for dinner from 5-10 where you can order off the menu.
Taj India is family owned and operated. Many days you will find the owners there either greeting customers or just making you feel welcome. If you need to get your lunch to go, they also offer a Take & go service on the buffet which rotates daily.
For my final segment, I decided to dine-out as opposed to dining in at one of my favorite spots. My friends from Cosecha Urban Kitchen & Prideline teamed up so I could ride on a Party Bus around the Magic City with my real friends! Cosecha offers street Latin food from breakfast flats to jambalaya bowls to tacos. So since eating chicken is my favorite food, I had chicken tacos riding on the bus!
You may want to contact Prideline to take you and your friends around town or out of town for your girl’s night out, hanging with the fellas, family reunion or whatever the occasion may be. Let them know Dining Out With Comedienne Joy sent you!