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Barbecue, Catfish & Irish Food in and around the city

Last month, Birmingham Magazine sent me out to St. Clair County. The beautiful, rolling hillsides of St. Clair County–about 30 minutes East of Birmingham–is chock full of great local eateries. Pell City had a bunch of barbecue haunts, and I found one of the best catfish fillets I have ever eaten. Meanwhile, Brannon’s Public House […]

This week on the farm

The Sandwich has been quiet for a bit since I’ve been in upstate New York living and working on the American Masala Farm. And a busy few weeks it’s been. We’ve mucked barns, eaten delicious doughnuts, and, of course, have made some fantastic Indian food from chef Suvir Saran‘s cookbooks. I’ve been updating the Gourmetro […]

A few stops in Nashville, TN

Shady Lawn Truck Stop Route 65 North from Birmingham to Nashville has its share of iconic roadside attractions–the Ave Maria Grotto, former President James K Polk’s home, and the shrine of the Most (!) Blessed Sacrament–but the Shady Lawn Restaurant and truck stop’s giant, well-armed chicken seemed a good enough place to stretch my legs […]

ATL: Inman Park Rocks

Before that morning at Parish Market, located in Atlanta’s historic and rejuvenating (ahem, gentrifying) Inman Park neighborhood, I’d never heard of a doghead biscuit. Though more commonly known as a catshead biscuit, this flaky wonder ‘as large as a dog’s head’ was massively wonderful. As per my friends’ suggestion, I tried the homemade andouille sausage […]

If I could be in 3 places Saturday evening

1. Eating Alabama. Eating Alabama‘s intrepid team of locavores seems to be on the verge of outdoing itself with this grand autumnal feast: The Alabama Supper. The thought of tasting a big old local pig slowly roasted over a hand-dug brick oven (or the apple cider, the sweet potatoes, or the Good People beer) is […]