Thursday, June 17, 2010

Birmingham On My Mind

Lately, I've been reminiscing about past trips I've taken and my mind keeps coming back to good ole' Birmingham, AL. It's really a great time there. They've built up so much and still in the process of doing so. I'm going to list some of the spots I hit up while visiting. If you decide to go, let me know if you enjoyed this city as much as I did!

Green Acres

This hole in the wall is a historic Birmingham tradition that has some of the best greasy plate favorites in the city! From their lemon pepper fried chicken, fried green tomatoes, gizzards, fried okra, and their amazing red velvet cake that's prepared on a daily, this place will have you dreaming of wanting to go back again & again. The location pictured is in the West End. However, click the site link for additional locations.

Village Tavern

How about the best crab dip served with sour dough garlic bread, crabcakes galore, string french fries, and apple cobbler or a cheesecake flight for dessert. This place is absolutely YUMMY! The cozy seating that makes you feel like you're in a carriage house with a fireplace that makes you want to curl up with a good book. Could you imagine if you really did curl up with a book in the restaurant...hilarious! Make sure you've done your exercise for the day though because it is a true feast of deliciousness!

The Summit
So after you've eaten at Village Tavern, you can walk up to tons of outdoor shopping. Saks Fifth Avenue, Anthropologie, Juicy Coutoure, and the coveted Coach store are just a few of the many highlights at The Summit. My homegirl purchased a lovely Coach bracelet engraved with their trademarked C's. For complete store listings, click the link:

Brookwood Village Shopping Center

Plenty of your go-to stores are here: Macy's, a southern favorite- Belk, Z-Gallerie, and a sensational selection of eateries. We didn't have time to go here but we managed to do a quick drive by. It's really beautiful and a nice place to walk around and enjoy the huge water fountains if you're not in the mood to shop.

Now I bet Birmingham is on your mind now, right! Told ya it's a fun town!

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