The blog "American Diners, Drive-ins, Roadhouses, Joints and Dives" recently posted what its author considers Alabama's "top rated American classics."
In the Birmingham area, the list includes Bob Sykes Barbecue in Bessemer, Bright Star Restaurant in Bessemer, Hamburger Heaven in Irondale, Jim 'n Nick's in Hoover, and Pete's Famous Hot Dogs downtown. (Click here for the entire list.)
Pretty good list, although Jim 'n Nick's I think is a little too slick to be a roadhouse, joint or dive. And he's missing some great Southern meat-and-three and soul food joints, like Eagle's Soul Food, Caper's Comfort Foods, or VJ's on the Runway.
What about you? What are your choices for the Magic City's best diners, drive-ins, roadhouses, joints and dives?