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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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