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When it comes to comfort food, no one does it better than the south. And it when comes to southern foodie town, no one does it better than Birmingham. Here are Forbes Travel Guide’s editors’ five favorite Birmingham food experiences, from pub grub to farm-to-table food.
1.Baked Grits. Be sure to stop at Highlands Bar and Grill for their southern-style baked grits. This dish is particularly unforgettable and thankfully is a firmly established staple on an ever-changing menu.
2. Half Moon Cookies. Head to Full Moon Bar-B-Que for the cookies. The thin chocolate chip cookies dipped in chocolate are rave-worthy.
3. Sweet Tea. The south is known for its sweet tea, and in Birmingham, Milos Hamburgers is famous for their take on the brew. It may be too sweet for someone who hasn’t grown up in the South. But for those who have, we’re addicted to it.
4. Fresh vegetables. The vegetable plate from Niki’s West is pure comfort food and a popular combination is mac ‘n cheese, fried okra, tomato pudding and black-eyed peas. The perfect way to get all of the local staples on one plate.
5. The Cheese Biscuits. Jim n’ Nick’s biscuits are small enough to eat in one or two bites, but the problem is, you’ll want a dozen. Sweet and cheesy and light as a feather, they’re served with every entrée and are an indulgence that’s hard to resist.