New restaurants to try out in Birmingham

New restaurants to try out in Birmingham
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If you find yourself looking for a quick getaway and a new place to dine out, the city of Birmingham might just have the fresh culinary experience you're searching for. Below are some Birmingham restaurants that have recently made their debut. The city has a great variety to offer including fine dining, casual eateries, and even a venue that doubles as a driving range. There are enough options in the Magic City to satisfy any craving.

Avondale Common House and Distillery

Since May, Avondale Common House and Distillery has offered a comfortable, casual vibe as well as high-quality, locally produced food. The restaurant was designed to feel like a laid-back, neighborhood bar and grill. It offers an extensive drink menu as well as a variety of fresh dishes priced under $20. A new branch will be opening in Trussville soon. Visit www.avondalecommonhouse.com for more information.

The Pizitz Food Hall

The Pizitz building in downtown Birmingham is a newly renovated historic building. It is home to loft apartments, business spaces, and, last but not least, the Pizitz Food Hall. Within the food hall are two restaurants, 12 food stalls, and the Louis Bar that remains open until midnight on weekends. The Pizitz Food Hall boasts cuisine from all corners of the world including Ethiopian, Himalayan, Vietnamese and Mexican foods, as well traditional Southern delicacies like waffles and biscuits. The hall is even home to Birmingham’s first full-service cut-to-order cheese shop. For more information, visit their website, www.thepizitz.com.

Top Golf

Top Golf gives an evening of wining and dining a competitive edge. Restaurant-goers can enjoy hitting microchipped golf balls onto a 240-yard driving range equipped with targets. The closer the balls get to the target, the more points the golfer receives. Top Golf is an activity appropriate for people of all ages and skill levels. It is also available as a party venue. The restaurant is equipped with a diverse food and drinks menu in which to indulge while enjoying easy-going competition with friends. To learn more or to make reservations, visit www.topgolf.com

Roots and Revelry

Roots and Revelry makes its home in a renovated historic building in downtown Birmingham. In fact, the tables and bar tops in the newly opened restaurant are made from the building’s original white marble, and an exquisite chandelier acts as the venue’s light source. Founder and chef Brandon Cain sought to create a fine-dining restaurant centered around reasonably priced, re-invented comfort food when he created Roots and Revelry. Thus, the menu contains old favorites like po-boys, spaghetti, and 20-layer cake alongside items like crème brûlée semifreddo, lamb shanks, and grilled octopus all for prices around $20. For more information, visit their website at www.roots-revelry.com.   

EastWest Kitchen and Bar

EastWest Kitchen and Bar is a fusion restaurant that links eastern and western cuisine to create dishes like Chinese duck nachos and lettuce wraps. It is owned and operated by Colby Conklin. Conklin is no stranger to the food business. He worked for the group responsible for popular restaurants like Five and Chuck’s Fish. Despite the creative flair and fancy ingredients that make up the food, the price point sits around $15 or $20. The website, www.eastwestbirmingham.com, has more information on EastWest Kitchen and Bar’s distinctive mix of cultural cooking.  

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