Since 1946, Milo's has been serving Birmingham's favorite hamburgers with its special brown sauce, a slightly hot yet sweet condiment. The local franchise is also known for Milo's Famous Sweet Tea, a secret iced tea recipe that is sweet enough to make your teeth ache. If you develop a taste for it, gallon and half-gallon jugs are available in most area grocery stores.
If you're visiting this small Italian restaurant, make sure you make a reservation. Fresh bread with olive oil is provided as an appetizer. The dinner entrees range from classic Italian dishes like spaghetti with marinara sauce and fettuccine alfredo to a variety of seafood and meat dishes. Few vegetarian options appear on the menu, but the salads are crisp and tasty. A wine list is available.
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Try this small bistro for a romantic evening, business meeting or casual lunch. House specialties include homemade pastas, seafood and gourmet pizzas. There is always a long list of daily specials and a wine list. Start with fresh focaccia drizzled with olive oil and fresh basil. Don't pass up the rotini with onions, sausage and fennel. Tables fill quickly on weekend nights, so reservations are recommended. The original artwork on display is for sale.
Located on First Avenue North in downtown Irondale, Irondale Café, the original WhistleStop Café, has been serving traditional Southern food at the same location for years. This is traditional Southern restaurant where the customers order their food cafeteria-style, then carry the tray to a seat. The café became famous to the rest of the world when it was the setting of the book and film Fried Green Tomatoes. Though judging from its large and loyal clientele, it became famous in Irondale many years before that for its quality and consistency-and cornbread rolls!
Located on Crestwood Boulevard in Irondale, the Golden Rule offers traditional Southern barbecue in a casual atmosphere. As a barbecue joint, the menu focuses on grilled beef, pork and chicken with all the traditional side items. Golden Rule is famous for the large baskets of onion rings and freshly baked pies and puddings.
Located on 18th Street in downtown Homewood, this cozy bar offers many American favorites in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere. The décor is that of a typical pub with a large bar and tables arranged around it. There are also several televisions tuned to sports events. The menu offers traditional American favorites such as hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken and steak. The restaurant also serves many finger food items to those who are at the bar or watching sports on television.
Located on Oxmoor Road in Homewood, New York Pizza offers many kinds of pizzas and sandwiches in a cozy and laid-back atmosphere. This is a typical pizzeria: long tables with checkered tablecloths, neon advertising, and plenty of televisions tuned to sports events. The menu, of course, focuses mainly on pizzas named after New York landmarks, but there are also salads, sandwiches and desserts. The prices are reasonable, and the food is quite good.
Located on Montgomery Highway in Vestavia, Sol Azteca has been serving great Mexican food for many years. Like many Mexican restaurants, Sol Azteca is decorated inside with assorted Mexican folk art, sombreros and blankets. The food is excellent, and the portions are large. The salsa is particularly noteworthy, and the service is friendly and fast.
Located at the corner of Oxmoor Road and Green Springs Highway, Los Compadres offers a complete Tex-Mex menu. The dining room is festively decorated with Mexican folk art, sombreros, blankets and religious icons. The food is fresh and plentiful. Although there is little to distinguish Los Compadres from other Tex-Mex restaurants, the service is fast and friendly, and the restaurant is a good value.
Located on Valley Avenue east of Green Springs Highway, Great Wall serves a huge array of Mandarin Chinese entrees and appetizers. The décor is rather formal with oriental artwork, hanging paper lamps and a large aquarium. It is not easy to choose from more than 100 entrees. If you have trouble settling on just one, ask your friendly waiter to suggest something.
This Doubletree is a 14 story high rise hotel adjacent
to the University of Alabama at Birmingham campus and medical center. It is within walking distance of the historic Five Points South entertainment district, which houses a variety of ...
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Try this small bistro for a romantic evening, business meeting
or casual lunch. House specialties include homemade pastas, seafood and gourmet pizzas. There is always a long list of daily specials and a wine list. Start with fresh focaccia ...