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Posts from ‘July, 2009’

First Bite: Za Za Trattoria

I have been silent about Za Za Trattoria for too long. It was selfish, really, to have sat on such a fabulous new restaurant, but you’ve got to understand how I might want to keep those bready bits of pizza and fabulous BYO brunches to myself for a little while? Yes? No? Well, here we […]

Market Update: What’s Hot at Pepper Place

Week 11: July 25, 2009 Weather: 71 degrees and sunny Arugula Basil (green) Beets (red) Blackberries Blueberries Cilantro Broccoli Cantaloupe (Athena) Corn (peaches and cream, and silver queen)

Bar-b-Coma ’09 – A Contest

Practically everyone I’ve met in Birmingham has a barbecue story, and I’d like to hear yours. Comment below or send a tweet to @skipinbhm with your favorite Alabama barbecue spot (and why) or your earliest ‘cue memory to win lunch with me at your favorite Birmingham barbecue restaurant. Fancy, huh? You’ve got until 11:59 July […]

Market Update: What’s Hot at Pepper Place

Week 10: July 18, 2009 Weather: 65 degrees and sunny Arugula Basil (green and purple) Beets (Chiogga, golden and red) Blackberries Blueberries Broccoli Cabbage Cantaloupe (Athena) Collard Greens Corn (peaches and cream, and silver queen) Cucumber (long green, pickler) Eggplant (Italian, white, Japanese) Figs (O’Rourke, Lemon, Celeste)

Market Update: What’s Hot at Pepper Place

Week 9: July 11, 2009 Weather: 73 degrees and sunny Arugula Basil Beets (Chiogga, golden and red) Blackberries Blueberries Broccoli Cabbage Cantaloupe Carrots Collard Greens Corn (merit, peaches and cream, and silver queen) Cucumber (long green, pickler) Eggplant (Italian, white, Japanese)

Independence Day Market Report: What’s Hot at Pepper Place Farmer’s Market

Week 8: July 4, 2009 Weather: 72 degrees and sunny Arugula Basil Beets (Chiogga, golden and red) Blackberries Blueberries Broccoli Brussels Sprouts (baby) Cabbage Cantaloupe Carrots Collard Greens Corn (merit, peaches and cream, and silver queen)