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First Bite: Kool Korner Sandwiches (Vestavia Hills)

Recently, I have wondered how one could possibly go wrong eating a hot pressed sandwich with melty cheese, roast pork, ham, pickles, and a few other choice toppings. I am sure it’s possible, just not at Kool Korner, located in the Publix shopping center in Vestavia Hills. IIldefonso Ramirez, the shop’s Cuban-born owner, arrives each […]

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 […]

First Bite: Saw’s BBQ, Homewood

It was a stroke of luck that there weren’t any Saw’s BBQ ribs left in my fridge this morning because I certainly would have eaten them. Cold. What I am about to write cannot be overstated: Saw’s BBQ ribs are the best I have had in Birmingham. Available at retail for some time, Mike Wilson’s […]

First Bite: Dram Whiskey Bar, Mountain Brook

After what seems to have been a quick construction, the restaurant Avo and the Dram Whiskey Bar are now open. I arrived late Friday evening (the bar closes at midnight) and whet my palate with a sip of their bacon-infused bourbon. Last night Kim and I stopped back to check it out. Dram has a […]

First Bite: Bambinelli’s Italian Cafe

We checked out Birmingham’s new Bambinelli’s Italian Cafe (still in its soft opening as of December 2008) and are quite pleased with what we’ve seen (and tasted).