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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 […]

The Taco Truck

I’m not quite sure what it is about food from a truck that makes it so completely irresistible. This truck, the Taqueria Guzman, parks in a run-down Texaco parking lot on West Valley and turns out some of the best tacos in town. Check out my article in this month’s Birmingham magazine (or, while I’m […]

Market Update: What’s Hot at Pepper Place Market

Week 12: August 1, 2009 Weather: 75 degrees and cloudy Apples (Ginger Gold, Red and Yellow Delicious) Arugula Basil (green and purple) Blueberries Cilantro Broccoli Cantaloupe (Athena) Corn (field, and silver queen) Cucumber (long green, pickler)

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 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)

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)

June 27 Pepper Place Farmer’s Market Report

Week 7: June 27, 2009 Weather: 86 degrees and sunny Arugula Basil Beets (Chiogga, golden and red) Blackberries Blueberries Broccoli Cabbage Cantaloupe

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 […]

Market Update May 22: What’s Hot and Pepper Place

I hope you all got to the market before the deluge last week. It was quite the first of the season showing. Dan is out of town this week, so he’s reached out to a few of the Pepper Place Saturday Market farmers to see what they’re offering. Because he can do this ahead of […]

Market Update: What’s hot at Pepper Place

Starting today, Dan will head out to Pepper Place Market at the crack of dawn each Saturday to let you know what’s hot and happenin’. Week 1: May 16, 2009 Weather: Mostly cloudy, feels humid Temperature: 66 degrees Arugula Beets (Detroit Red) Bok Choi Broccoli Butter Crunch Lettuce Cabbage Carrots Cauliflower (Gold, and Purple)