The Birmingham Originals, a group of locally owned restaurants in the Birmingham area, is expanding its Annual Break ’n Bread food and wine event, with a larger location and more festival features.
The event is scheduled for Sunday, October 9 from 1-5 p.m. The event, previously held at the Pepper Place Market location, has been moved to downtown’s Railroad Park, a new and bigger location to accommodate the festival’s growth.
Break ‘n Bread will feature signature dish tastings from nearly 40 Birmingham Originals restaurants, including Ocean, Ted’s Restaurant, Little Savannah, Daniel George, Mafiaoza’s, Nabeel’s, Hot and Hot Fish Club and Satterfield’s.
To round out the event, The J.Clyde’s Jerry Hartley has carefully paired a wide selection of wine and beer tastings, from Birmingham’s own Good People Brewery to selections from International Wines, Pinnacle Imports and more.
Festival guests will also be treated to entertainment from American Idol winner, hometown hero and co-owner of Birmingham’s Ore Bar & Grill Taylor Hicks, as well as tunes from Memphis-based singer/songwriter Eliot Morris.
For the first time, the Birmingham Originals is expanding outside of Alabama, inviting four stellar Nashville-based chefs to helm the festival’s VIP tent. Chef/owner Pat Martin of Martin’s Bar-B-Que, Chef Will Ulhorn of Table 3, Chef Ashley Quick of Flyte and Pastry Chef Rebekah Turshen of City House will hold cooking demonstrations and offer tastings to VIP ticket holders, in addition to hosting the post-event Music City Chefs in the Magic City Gala Dinner at Ocean on Monday, October 10.
While foodies convene at the tasting tents, families will enjoy a dedicated children’s area featuring face painting with clowns from the Children’s Hospital of Alabama, petting corner and entertainment from the Birmingham Zoo, healthy kids cooking demonstrations, Desert Island Supply Company writing workshop and a pumpkin decorating station. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Children’s Hospital of Alabama.
Tickets for the Break ’n Bread food and wine event and additional information are available at www.birminghamoriginals.org and on the Birmingham Originals Facebook page. Prices are $35 for regular, $75 for VIP and children under 12 years old get in free.