#BrescoLovesBham, A Roundup
If you follow along on our Instagram (which you should be… hint hint @brescoinc), you know that we do a fun local feature every Monday called #BrescoLovesBham. This fun weekly exercise is our chance to highlight all of the great local restaurants, farmer’s markets, and experiences that we are lucky enough to be close to here in Birmingham, AL. We take great pride in serving our city by providing local business owners, residents, and chefs with the best selection of quality restaurant equipment in the state.
This will be our first #BrescoLovesBham end-of-the-month roundup, but from now on you can expect posts like this one on the last Monday of every month!
Ok, let’s recap all of the great food we’ve had so far in this great city of ours.
First up, Skycastle.
This modern eatery features a fantastic bar with a local craft beer selection as well as some of the best eats in town. They have TVs for those who would like to watch the game, and modern sofa-type seating so you can relax comfortably. We can attest to the greatness of the burger, the fries, and the killer house salad (add salmon!). It’s a great place to stop into for the food, the cocktails, and the atmosphere. Definitely give Skycastle a visit next time you’re in the Lakeview area!
Known throughout the southeast and one of Birmingham’s oldest cultural food festivals, the Birmingham Greek Festival began in 1972. It is a 3 day long event located at the Holy Trinity – Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Cathedral in downtown Birmingham. It is just buzzing with life, food, music, dancing, and of course — Greek pastries. My mouth is watering just thinking about that flaky baklava and those Kourambethes (Greek wedding cookies topped with powdered sugar). Take us back!!
Be on the lookout for this festival in September! Oh — and get there early, or be ready to wait! The amazing flavors of the authentic Greek food are no secret to the locals!
Of course, no highlight of the Birmingham food scene would be complete without a nod to the Pizitz Food Hall.
Located in an older building in downtown Birmingham, this food hall has become the hub of the local food scene. With offerings like gourmet waffles, authentic Asian dumplings, authentic Ramen with a Latin flair, burgers, Poké bowls, and more, the food hall is centered around a stunning marble bar called “The Louis.” The Louis is named for Louis Pizitz, the original owner of the building. They offer craft cocktails, beer, wine, and locally made craft sodas. In addition to the permanent restaurants, the food hall also has a spot reserved as the “REVeal Kitchen,” supported by the locally based REV Birmingham. This kitchen serves as an incubator for up-and-coming local eateries and it rotates quarterly.
Whether you come for brunch, lunch, dinner, or a late-night round of drinks with friends, you will find what you are looking for at the Pizitz.
And of course, the transplant: Farm Burger.
Although Farm Burger is not an original Birmingham spot, we are so excited about it being here that we just had to include it. Farm Burger is not your average burger joint — all of their ground beef is 100% grassfed, local, antibiotic and hormone-free, and ground in-house. Not only that, but you can also order a chicken, pork, or vegan patty is beef just isn’t your thing. They have a few pre-crafted burgers on the menu, but they also have the option to craft your own burger, with so many toppings to choose from! Also of note: their pimento-cheese fries topped with spicy jalapeño. Mmmmhm. You can’t go wrong checking out this new (to Birmingham!) spot.
Last, but certainly not least, Birmingham Breadworks.
Birmingham Breadworks, or “Breadworks” as we call it, is a lunchtime staple around here. We love walking over to grab a sandwich and soup, or a slice of the pizza of the day! They make all of their breads in house and distribute their breads to local restaurants as well. A Bresco favorite is the “Alabama Bird” turkey sandwich piled high with all the fixings, as is their delicious roasted tomato soup. The interior is beautiful, and they also sell fresh pastries and local kombucha. You won’t find bread this good anywhere else in Birmingham! Give Breadworks a try today!
We encourage you to get out and try some of the great local flavors the Magic City has to offer! We promise you won’t be disappointed!