CHEF FRANK STITT Bring's European Cuisine to the South

Frank Stitt s Birmingham restaurants include Highlands Bar & Grill, Bottega Café, and Chez Fonfon. Stitt received the James Beard Award for Best Chef of the Southeast in 2001, and for three years running has been nominated for the James Beard Award for Outstand- ing Chef nationwide. His restaurants have been featured in The New York Times, Gourmet Magazine, Southern Living, Veranda, Garden & Gun and Town & Country.

convenient, making it a great place for lunch. No question about it, it s always the bacon cheeseburger, all the way. I hear the hot dogs are wonderful too, but I can t stop ordering the burger. Shawn C.

Chop Suey Inn 813 Green Springs Hwy 205-942-9782 HOMEWOOD

Offering full dinner and lunch menus, the magic at Chop Suey Inn is in the egg rolls. Believed to be the same recipe from the long-lost legendary Birmingham Chinese restaurant Joy Young, these egg rolls are unmatchable anywhere. Take out only.

Fresh and delicious egg rolls. And just as good as Joy Young s! Helen G.

Cocina Superior 587 Colonial Brookwood Village 205-259-1980 HOMEWOOD

Cocina Superior is a popular spot for modern Tex-Mex in a chic and vibrant atmosphere. The full bar turns out specialty cocktails and a fine selection of margaritas. An excellent choice for brunch on weekends. Cocina has great drinks the margaritas are the best! The food is wonderful, but I also really enjoy the atmosphere. A perfect place to take your friends to have

a great time or just relax. Danielle K.

Cosmo s Pizza 2012 Magnolia Ave 205-930-9971 BIRMINGHAM

Bright and lively, this Southside landmark is a Birmingham favor- ite. With fun clientele and cool, friendly service, it always feels like a celebration at Cosmo s. Feast on delicious gourmet pizza with a variety of sauces, pasta, specialty salads, antipasto and sandwiches. On Sundays, enjoy brunch starring the signature make-your-own Bloody Mary bar. Cosmo s has one of the best Sunday brunches in Birmingham.