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nce known only as a destination for Southern comfort classics, like barbecue and meat-and-threes, in recent years Birmingham has become a hotspot for rising chefs, adventurous eaters, and an evolving craft beer scene. The Southern Foodways Alliance hosts one of its annual symposia here and Food & Wine calls it home, turning Birmingham into a new culinary hub of the South. James Beard award winners and nominees have migrated to town to stake their claim on the city’s quickly expanding offerings, and homegrown talents stretch their repertoires with multicultural influences.

Park yourself at the Elyton Hotel, where hip meets historic, especially upstairs in the iconic rooftop bar. At Pizitz Food Hall, you’ll find global fare from Israeli cuisine to dumplings to poke bowls. Birmingham’s culinary godfather Chris Hastings’ newcomer OvenBird showcases a Southern take on the live fire and tapas traditions of Spain and South America. Chock-full of chef-driven menus and upscale dining options–plus the Southern icons we’ve come to know and love—this city packs a punch.

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