Where to eat in Birmingham, AL?
February 9, 2014 7:20 PM Subscribe
It's another "where to eat question", sorry. Difficulty level: Valentine's weekend, gluten free, interracial same sex couple.
posted by joycehealy to Food & Drink (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
My sweetie and I are playing "meet in the middle" for Valentine's this weekend in Birmingham (yay!). I'm looking for restaurant suggestions. We're not necessarily looking for fancy, though fancy is not out of the question; basically, I'm just looking for suggestions and we'll figure out price points and what we feel like this weekend.
I'm gluten free, which knocks most commercial Chinese and Japanese off the table (though we love sushi and I can bring my own tamari). She's mildly lactose intolerant. Otherwise, we'll eat almost anything, with a preference for non-chain non-USian food (with the exception of BBQ).
As the shingle says, we're an interracial same sex couple, so somewhere two chicks obviously out on a date (we're not super PDAish, but we do hold hands in public when we can) aren't going to get hassled would be great. (I would like to make it absolutely clear that this is not a knock on Bham; I've been down to the city during Pride before and love it. It's just... a comment on life as an interracial same sex couple.) We won't actually be going out on Valentine's (we'll be driving in Friday night), which makes that easier, at least.
I've done some Googling, and we'll be hitting up Jim n' Nick's (though I'm happy to take suggestions for better BBQ, this seems to be the internet's consensus). Otherwise, Googling for gluten free Birmingham turns up a lot of chain food (which is totally fine if that's what we end up doing, but...) The last Birmingham food question I can find is from 2009, and while it has lots of great suggestions, I'd love newer ones too.
tl;dr: If you had one meal to eat in Birmingham this weekend, where would you eat? Cheap, fancy, and anything in between is welcome; we just want good food.