Michael s Steaks & Seafood 1903 29th Ave S 205-871-9525 HOMEWOOD
Originally downtown in 1953, Michael s is a household name in Birmingham. Now in the Aloft
Hotel in downtown Homewood s SoHo district, Michael s still car- ries on its long-running tradition of offering top-quality beef, sea- food and service in a warm and casually upscale atmosphere. It s one of the few locally owned restaurants that dates back to the 50s. The best steaks and seafood in the entire state. Jon C.
Miss Myra s Bar-B-Q 3278 Cahaba Heights Rd 205-967-6004 VESTAVIA
It s in the sauce! This home-style barbeque joint is best known for its delicious vinegary white sauce, smoky ribs, sublime bar- beque chicken and homemade pies made fresh every day. The white sauce, of course. You always leave reeking of glorious barbeque sauce. Howard G.
Moe s Original BBQ 731 29th St S 205-252-5888 BIRMINGHAM
Sample Bama-style BBQ and Southern sides in a fun atmosphere at one of several Birmingham locations. Moe s knows how to do it right with meat, Southern sides and desserts. Plus the Lakeview location has awesome live music. J.J.T.
Mr. P s Butcher Shop & Deli 813 Shades Crest Rd 205-823-6136 HOOVER
Located in historic Bluff Park, Mr. P s is a one-stop shop. Pick up a bottle of wine and stuffed pork chops to cook for dinner, or sit and enjoy a beer and a super-fresh deli sandwich. While you re there, stock up on Pilleteri s sauces, seasonings and marinades. Any sandwich on the wheat roll with barbeque sauce or honey mustard will change your life! And if you re going to grill some steaks, this is the place to pick them up. Brad T.
Mudtown 3144 Green Valley Rd 205-967-3300 VESTAVIA HILLS
For fresh, tasty food and ice-cold drinks, try Mudtown, named for the moniker the Native Americans gave the Cahaba Heights area back in the 1800s. Open for lunch and dinner seven days a week and for brunch on Sunday. The fried green tomatoes were voted the best in Birmingham by The Weekly, and I couldn t agree more. Ella F.
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