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Birmingham recs needed please

Saw's Juke Joint. Just go down 459 to I-20, get off the Montevallo road exit, and it's not too far down a side road.
I highly recommend the pork and greens.
http://www.sawsbbq.com/locations/saws...

Feb 09, 2014
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Rabbit

best place to order rabbit in Birmingham or Atlanta?

Feb 06, 2014
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sushi

First off, I noticed that there is a sign at the Eastwood Festival shopping area promising many coming tenants including 'chicken wings' and 'Japanese restaurant'. Sounds encouraging...

Anyway wondering what the best take-out sushi options east of town are - Mizu, Konomi, or Rock and Roll?

Jun 26, 2012
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Saws in Avondale

That's interesting Dax as the new review on AL.com stresses their fresh-cut fries. Maybe they hadn't set up the kitchen to do fresh-cut fries yet when you went?

http://www.al.com/entertainment/index...

Apr 27, 2012
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Birmingham. Lunch Tuesday

How about Niki's West on Finley Blvd? It's just off of 65 north of B'ham, and is a legendary meat-n-three experience.

Apr 08, 2012
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Saws in Avondale

Saws BBQ has opened a location in Avondale! Yay!

It's on 41st Street South near Avondale Brewing Company.

Mar 21, 2012
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Sherrys Cafe

Heard this place was good, anybody been there? Sherrys Cafe in Trussville. Is it a meat n three?

Jan 18, 2012
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Birmingham - new, or new to you?

Thanks for the beta on Silver Coin. I went to Taj recently for take-out and wondered if they had simply forgotten to spice the food. And I went to Sitar and had the buffet and it was OK but just not spicy at all. I don't want my head to explode from spice/heat, but come on...

Dec 30, 2011
Ms. Finiky in Central South

Birmingham - new, or new to you?

curej what do you recommend at Silver Coin? I've been there but it's been quite a while. I love spicy Indian food.

Dec 25, 2011
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Anyone been to Flat Top Stir-Fry in Birmingham?

If your SIL threw up for 12 hours I hope she went to the ER!

I liked Flat Top the one time we went. I went with the standard steak and vegetables with the sesame teriyaki sauce IIRC that is the name of it.. and brown rice. It was very good, not 'amazing' but a nice lunch and reasonably healthy.

Dec 24, 2011
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Hispanic grocery store

So is the Britos, Dax. I think they are the same place.

Nov 21, 2011
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Hispanic grocery store

The Britos is near Harbor Freight.

Nov 20, 2011
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Hispanic grocery store

I'm going by what Big Daddy wrote at the top of this thread: "Try El Mercado up on the hill at the corner of West Valley and Green Springs. They make tortillas in-house and I'm sure they'd sell some masa."

There is a Brito's up on the hill at the corner of West Valley and Green Springs and I wondered if that was the same store Big Daddy was talking about.

Nov 20, 2011
Ms. Finiky in Central South

Hispanic grocery store

Is El Mercado different than the Brito's Supermarket? If so where exactly is El Mercado?

Nov 19, 2011
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good eats near Barber Vintage Festival, Birmingham, AL for visiting Canadian

How about the original Golden Rule bbq on Crestwood Blvd? Not far from the track and it's good Q.

Oct 10, 2011
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Bham non-hydrogenated lard

Anyone know where I can buy non-hydrogenated lard in the B'ham area? If not B'ham how about Atlanta?

Sep 08, 2011
Ms. Finiky in Central South

fried rice

I think Surin has the best shrimp fried rice I've had in B'ham. Do you have some other recommendations?

Jul 11, 2011
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Busy Bee Burger in Chelsea?

Anyone been here? Worth the drive from B'ham?

http://www.busybeeburger.com/

Jun 14, 2011
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Fort Payne, Alabama

wow.

There is a cmpground on the rim of little river canyon, perhaps give them a call...

http://www.trueadventuresports.com/

Mar 31, 2011
Ms. Finiky in Central South

Fort Payne, Alabama

Mar 31, 2011
Ms. Finiky in Central South

LA to Birmingham. Where Do I Eat?!

By all means go to NIKI's, and do NOT do the Irondale Cafe.
Niki's is the best example of a Southern "Meat N Three" in B'ham; The Irondale Cafe is mediocre by comparison.

Feb 22, 2011
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Birmingham real tacos

Well I never got over to try the reputed Taco Truck in Leeds, and when I just asked my hispanic friend where it is, he said it is not there anymore.
I'm thinking my first 'real' taco experience is going to be Gordo's

Dec 16, 2010
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Birmingham real tacos

I have just gotten a tip from a Hispanic friend that there is a good taco truck in Leeds now. I am going to go check it out, will report. Though I admit I have never had a 'real' taco and so I can't compare to these other places.

Oct 21, 2010
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grass fed beef

Does anyone know if the grass-fed beef you can get from local farms near Birmingham is wet or dry aged?

Aug 02, 2010
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Jim and Nick's BBQ............

Have any of you tried Big Bolton's bbq in Argo? It's a bit of a drive from B'ham so I haven't made it to check it out yet but I have a buddy who loves it.
http://bigboltonsbbq.com/

Jul 04, 2010
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Nikki's, Irondale Cafe or BHam BBQ.............

Nikki's on Finley! Irondale Cafe is really overrated. Nikki's on Finley is much much superior.

Jul 04, 2010
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Birmingham Egg Rolls

Where do you get your favorite egg rolls, and spring rolls, fried or non-fried, in Birmingham?

My favorite egg rolls are from Chop Suey Inn. I also like the spring rolls at Surin, at Chen express, and the fresh spring rolls at Pho Que Huong.

Any other suggestions of places to get rolls?

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Chop Suey Inn
813 Green Springs Hwy, Birmingham, AL 35209

Jun 02, 2010
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Birmingham Szechuan peppercorns

curej, where did you buy that oil?

May 03, 2010
Ms. Finiky in Central South

Funky, or interesting, in Birmingham/Homewoood Alabama

Check out Do-Di-Yo's in Homewood, it is a neat place and I think it's what you're describing when you say neat, funky and ethnic.
http://www.dodiyos.com/

Apr 12, 2010
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Alabama - Looking for a restaurant along 65 north Birmingham/ Priceville

Niki's West on Finley Boulevard.

Mar 05, 2010
Ms. Finiky in Central South