Tag: alabama

Miss Myra’s Pit Bar-B-Q

Pit-Smoked Perfection Open since 1984, Miss Myra’s serves real hickory-smoked barbecue, cooked in a custom-built brick pit, alongside a killer line-up of homemade Southern desserts. It’s still a family-run restaurant and a favorite with locals, with fantastic chicken, ribs, pulled pork, legendary “white sauce” and a slew of home-style sides such as green beans, coleslaw,…  Read More

Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q

Everything’s Made From Scratch Nick Pihakis and his father, Jim, opened the first Jim ‘N Nick’s barbecue joint more than 25 years ago in Birmingham, Alabama. Known for a commitment to quality and an everything-made-from-scratch philosophy, the barbecue chain has now grown to more than 30 restaurants. Barbecue purists may scoff at the idea of a multi-unit…  Read More

5 Questions: Nick Pihakis

Alabama’s Barbecue Kingpin Nick Pihakis and his father, Jim, opened the first Jim ‘N Nick’s barbecue joint 25 years ago in Birmingham, Alabama. Known for the slow-hickory-smoked pork and an everything-made-from-scratch mentality, the meaty empire has now grown to 28 restaurants across the South (even the James Beard Foundation has taken note, consecutively nominating Nick as…  Read More

5 Questions: Nick Pihakis

Alabama’s Barbecue Kingpin Nick Pihakis and his father, Jim, opened the first Jim ‘N Nick’s barbecue joint 25 years ago in Birmingham, Alabama. Known for the slow-hickory-smoked pork and an everything-made-from-scratch mentality, the meaty empire has now grown to 28 restaurants across the South (even the James Beard Foundation has taken note, consecutively nominating Nick as…  Read More

5 Questions: Chris Hastings

A Tastemaker with Southern Sensibility Leading a group of chefs changing the country’s perception of Southern cuisine is Chris Hastings, chef/owner of Hot and Hot Fish Club in Birmingham (one of the best restaurants in the South, if not the whole country). Chris and his wife Idie have been serving modern Southern/French cuisine that celebrates Alabama’s…  Read More

5 Questions: Chris Hastings

A Tastemaker with Southern Sensibility Leading a group of chefs changing the country’s perception of Southern cuisine is Chris Hastings, chef/owner of Hot and Hot Fish Club in Birmingham (one of the best restaurants in the South, if not the whole country). Chris and his wife Idie have been serving modern Southern/French cuisine that celebrates Alabama’s…  Read More

Hot and Hot Fish Club

Birmingham’s Hottest Table When Chris and Idie Hastings opened Hot and Hot Fish Club in 1995 they were ahead of the farm-to-table craze, using locally sourced ingredients and supporting Alabama fishermen and foragers in their refined Southern cuisine. The James Beard award-winner changes the menu frequently based on what’s available, with dishes such as red…  Read More

Hot and Hot Fish Club

Birmingham’s Hottest Table When Chris and Idie Hastings opened Hot and Hot Fish Club in 1995 they were ahead of the farm-to-table craze, using locally sourced ingredients and supporting Alabama fishermen and foragers in their refined Southern cuisine. The James Beard award-winner changes the menu frequently based on what’s available, with dishes such as red…  Read More