La Mei Zi

Crab Roe with Napa Cabbage? We’ll definitely be back for a taste. We weren’t expecting a buffet. We’re not […]

Nam Phuong — Bo Tai Chanh

Bò Tái Chanh

Bo Tai Chanh

Slivers of beef, a blend of chopped herbs (mint, cilantro, Thai basil, and at least one mystery herb), roasted peanuts, red onions, white onions, sweet red pepper slices, sweet yellow pepper slices, deep fried garlic and shallots […]

Bittermens’ & Bar Keep

Bittermens’ Xocolatl Mole Bitters

LATIN QUARTER Joaquín Simó for Death & Co., New York City (Courtesy of Bittermens’ Website)

2 oz Ron Zacapa Solera 23 Rum ½ barspoon Sugar Cane Syrup 1 dash Angostura Bitters 1 dash Bittermens Xocolatl Mole Bitters 3 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters Lemon […]

El Boulevard

Oxtail Stew

With Black Beans & Rice

Stewed Beef With Red And Green Peppers

Passion Fruit (In Front) & Soursop Juice

The options vary on a daily basis.

Branch House Tavern

The Smok Stack Burger

Pulled pork, cheddar and slaw top the smoke stack burger. And, we enjoyed the option of a baked potato (even if we were way too stuffed to actually eat it) with our burger.

Karaoke on Wednesdays, if you’re in […]

Pho Dai Loi 3 — Mi Thap Cam

Mi Thap Cam

Or, Hu Tieu Mi Thap Cam (Or, Hủ Tiếu Thập Cẩm)

Just looking at that piece of gorgeously tender chicken makes us crave a return visit. The slivers of chicken were so tender, moist and full of […]

Jerusalem Bakery

Jerusalem Bakery Mixed Platter

With Beef & Chicken Shawarma

The Jerusalem Bakery sampler platter comes with a portion of hummus, baba ghanough (or baba ghanoush, or baba ghanouj, or baba ghanoug), tabuleh salad, tomato slices and rice.

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No Mas! Cantina

Camarones Alambres

If you’re starving, this more than fits the bill.

Grilled shrimp on sugar cane skewers and fried sweet plantains top a large square of sweet corn cake. We would have preferred significantly less sauce. It’s a bit too sweet coupled […]

Dive Land Park

Dive Land Park (Glencoe, Alabama)

It’s a little diving oasis.

Dive Land Park 401 Websters Chapel Road Glencoe, Alabama 256 492 4455

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BLVD — Tortoni Ice Cream

Classic Tortoni BLVD Tasty Ice Cream

We must start by saying there weren’t all that many cherries, cookie crumbs or almonds in our pint of ice cream. As a matter of fact, the pieces of cherry that we could find were quite small. And, the […]