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Ghion Cultural Hall

I. Absolutely. Love. Ethiopian. Food: the flavors, colors, the communal experience, the vegetarian options–all of it! And I’m not the only one! The foodies of Birmingham had been waiting for ages for this moment–the arrival of Ghion Cultural Hall at the… Continue Reading →

5 Meals in Paradise: Tropicaleo Brings la Isla Bonita to Birmingham

When I heard the rumors on Facebook that a Puerto Rican couple was bringing a Puerto Rican restaurant to Birmingham, I was stoked! Years ago my mom and I had been musing about opening our own Puerto Rican restaurant, but… Continue Reading →

Niki’s West–Not just Steak and Seafood

“Cornbread or Roll?” If you’ve ever been to Niki’s West, you’ve likely had to make the anxiety-inducing split-decision choice between these two very different meal accompaniments. Almost existential, the question causes us to confront our deepest culinary desires–am I, what… Continue Reading →

A Trip to Atlanta

We caught the wanderlust bug and decided to take an impromptu trip to Atlanta to, of all things, go grocery shopping.  A colleague of mine sold me on the idea: there’s no food tax over there, and Your Dekalb Farmer’s… Continue Reading →

Gojo Ethiopian Cafe (Nashville, TN)

Don’t judge a restaurant by it’s exterior. While Gojo looks modest from the outside, don’t let that fool you. You definitely want to go inside for a flavorful feast. Park in the back and walk around to the front entrance… Continue Reading →

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