2012 is The Year of Alabama Food (The website, www.yearofalabamafood.com, is scheduled to launch on January 10.) This is sponsored by The Alabama Tourism Department, and it will include the "100 Dishes To Eat In Alabama Before You Die". Bob Carlton of The Birmingham News listed these eight in his recent column, Year of Alabama Food: Green tomatoes, baked grits on preliminary list of dishes to eat before you die. It is my goal to try each of these ASAP!
Baked grits, Highlands Bar and Grill.January 7 - Birmingham Bake and Cook Sidewalk Sale, 10-4. Check out other events, including The 3rd Annual National Pie Day Contest and Fundraiser.
Black Forest Torte, Klingler’s European Bakery & Cafe, Vestavia Hills.
Broiled seafood platter, Bright Star, Bessemer.
Crab cakes, Fox Valley Restaurant, Helena.
Fried green tomatoes, Irondale Cafe.
Lasagna, GianMarco’s, Homewood.
Neapolitan pizzas, Bettola.
Tomato salad, Hot and Hot Fish Club.
January 9 - The Ultimate Tailgate Party in New Orleans for the BCS National Championship Game
January 28 - Second Annual Food Blog South
For a full review of other foodie events, check out The 2012 Birmingham Food Preview by Jason Horn, Magic City Post.
I love my city!