Some say the sauce is what separates good barbecue from great barbecue. Now that we’ve crowned a winner in our Alabama BBQ Bracket, it’s time to see whose sauce reins supreme. The Alabama Tourism Department has set out in search of the state’s best, and a panel of local judges will select the tastiest sauce from each region to compete at the finals May 18 at Pepper Place Saturday Market in Birmingham.…Read More >
Bring the taste of Alabama to your kitchen. These cookbooks, penned by some of Alabama’s best chefs and restaurateurs, cover everything from Italian-inspired Southern cuisine to barbecue and fresh Gulf catch.…Read More >
It’s that time of the year again. Each February, chefs and foodies await the announcement of the James Beard Foundation Award semifinalists. Established in 1990, the awards are the highest honor for food and beverage professionals. Categories recognize restaurants, chefs, food journalists, cookbook authors and more. Alabama has been well represented in the past among several different categories. Last year, Hot and Hot Fish Club chef and owner Chris Hastings was named Best Chef in …Read More >
Need a gift for the food lover in your life? Well, you’re in luck. Alabama Food: Classic Dishes, Restaurants & Chefs goes on sale Dec. 3, just in time for the holiday season.
The official book of The Year of Alabama Food, the hardcover publication features 128 pages of mouth-watering photos and stories behind the state’s signature flavors, culinary institutions and personalities such as Chris Hastings, Frank Stitt, Chris Lilly, Lucy Buffett…Read More >
Decatur’s Chris Lilly is a big name among barbecue’s elite. The great-grandson-in-law of the famed Alabama barbecue pit-master Big Bob Gibson, Lilly is the executive chef for Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q restaurants, head of the Big Bob Gibson competitive cooking team, the corporate spokesperson for Kingsford charcoal and author of Big Bob Gibson’s BBQ Book.
Lilly’s competition team has won multiple cook-offs and was crowned world champion at the 2011 Memphis in May competition.…Read More >
Get ready, Montgomery. This week, famed Mobile chef Wesley True opened TRUE restaurant in the Capital City’s Old Cloverdale district. The restaurant was originally located in Mobile, where the chef also operates True Midtown Kitchen.
True trained at the Culinary Institute of America and began his career as a chef in New York. He is a two-time semi-finalist for the James Beard Best Chef: South Award.
Learn more about chef True’s new venture in …Read More >
It’s no secret that Alabama restaurants serve some of the nation’s best food, but their outstanding wine selections also deserve a toast.…Read More >