Wednesday, May 11, 2016

travel bug: birmingham

T and i had only briefly stopped in birmingham for a quick lunch last year, so we wanted to get a proper first introduction. thankfully, our hosts jess and john were happy to show us around our first night in town. 

[patio drinks] 

[oysters, table toys and cocktails]

[tuna tartare and the flying pig burger]

dinner was of course delicious. the oysters and tartare were superb, and the pork belly burger...oh man. i still have dreams about it!

then it was time for cocktails...

paper airplanes hanging from the ceiling, childhood board games, and made-to-order specialty bevs. the bartenders at this bar are all mixologists so, you simply had to say what liquor you liked + the flavor, and they did all the rest. the combinations they came up with were dynamite to say the least. could this place and the company be closer?

[me: bourbon and peach; jess: vodka, fruity (not sweet), with heat]

[mirror messages]

[a meeting of the minds]

[group shot]

then, we stopped by their favorite taco truck for a late night snack. it was the perfect way to end our first night in town.

the next day, pre-wedding to-dos, we had breakfast at another one of j+j's favorite spots. in true southern tradition, it was filled with all the doughy biscuits, gravy, and fried chicken you could want. it was bliss. 

[goat cheese, fried chicken, green onions, and sweet pepper jelly]

sadly, we weren't able to do more, but i have a sneaking suspicion we will be back :)

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