Yes, we realize Bhamdining.com has been neglected for a while now. I'm afraid our day jobs have interfered with this effort. But we are making some changes and starting this summer should have more time to devote to the blog, so keep an eye out for updates!
In the meantime, just a few recent bits that have come across my desk:
- Alagasco presents Birmingham’s 2nd annual Salsa Showdown, a competition between local restaurants and salsa-makers to determine who offers the best salsa, guacamole, queso, and specialty dips, Saturday, May 26, 3-7 p.m. at Pepper Place Saturday Market. More here.
- Good news for beer lovers: Gov. Bentley has signed into a law a bill that will increase the maximum size for beer bottles sold in Alabama. The Gourmet Bottle Bill will lift the maximum bottle size to 25.4 ounces from the current limit of 16 ounces. That would allow sales of the 22-ounce, 750-milliliter bottles used by many craft breweries.
- If you're a foodie, you've probably already heard that Chris Hastings, chef-owner of Hot and Hot Fish Club, took home the award for best chef in the South region at the prestigious James Beard Foundation Awards in New York. Frank Stitt's Highlands Bar & Grill was up for Best Restaurant -- again! but lost out to eight-time finalist Boulevard in San Francisco. Oh, well ... the most times they're up for the award, the more publicity they, and Birmingham, get!
Also keep an eye out for my tweets, often about food and local goings-on, @DLinBham.