Sarah Tuttle

Customers arrived as early as 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning. more

Oct 5, 2016 9:31 PM Restaurants


Heather VacLav

The first 100 people to get in the doors will receive free Chick-Fil- A for a year. more

Sep 16, 2016 2:23 PM Restaurants 1 Comments

Deep Dish Pizza

Sarah Finnegan

The menu will include classic Italian and Chicago style foods, such as meatball subs, Italian beef sandwiches, stuffed crust pizzas, baked ziti and other pastas, soups, salads and sides such as prosciutto-wrapped green beans. more

Sep 15, 2016 4:19 PM Restaurants

Revolve restaurant

Photo by Frank Couch

The restaurant, which Doug Hovanec said will be called Revolve Kitchen and Brew, will take the place of the former Bella Cucina restaurant on Doug Baker Boulevard. He described it as a “chef-driven American style tavern and beer garden.” more

Nov 11, 2015 9:02 PM Restaurants

California Pizza Kitchen

Courtesy of California Pizza Kitchen

Every year on Veterans Day, the California Pizza Kitchen at the Galleria offers free meals to those who have served. This year, however, the owners want to do something extra. more

Oct 8, 2015 1:43 PM Restaurants

Capers on Park Avenue

Photo by Erica Techo.

Capers on Park Avenue, a hub for “soul food with a flair,” opened its doors July 15. more

Aug 27, 2015 9:04 PM Restaurants

The Backyard Burgers franchise off of U.S. 31 was acquired by the company’s corporate office earlier this month, and the company plans to make improvements on the location. more

Jul 24, 2015 9:06 PM Restaurants

Capers on Park Avenue

Erica Techo

Capers on Park Avenue, a new restaurant owned by chef Jay Roberson, welcomed its first customers for a soft opening on July 15. more

Jul 15, 2015 8:53 PM Restaurants 9 Comments

On Tap Sports Cafe

Courtesy of Brailyn Hardy

The new location has a wall of 100 kegs of beer on tap, which Hardy said was the largest in the state. On Tap also has two craft wines and two or three craft liquors available, as well as 35 televisions and patio seating. more

Jun 24, 2015 4:27 PM Restaurants 3 Comments

From the busy 280 Corridor to U.S. 31 and Alabama 150, it seems every month new restaurants are moving into one of Alabama’s fastest-growing cities. more

May 22, 2015 4:00 PM Restaurants

Robert and Julia Loerke made their dream of opening a pizza restaurant a reality when they opened their franchises of Johnny Brusco's New York Style Pizza. more

Dec 29, 2014 5:47 PM Restaurants 1 Comments

Chicken Salad Chick

Photo courtesy of Chicken Salad Chick.

Stacy and Kevin Brown emptied out their cupboard on a mission. Their object was to think of any food they had seen restaurants pair with chicken and test it out in chicken salad. more

Nov 25, 2014 2:59 PM Restaurants


Photo by Jessa Pease.

Jack, Sue and Susan Lin’s father owned a Chinese restaurant in Georgia while they were growing up, and they never wanted to follow the family tradition. more

Oct 27, 2014 8:23 PM Restaurants

Cedar's Grille

Photos by Sydney Cromwell.

Under the soaring archways of Cedar’s Grille, Lebanese music and the savory smell of kebabs intermingle. The atmosphere at Cedar’s is as integral to the experience as the food, and that’s just the way owner Ghassan “Gus” Dib designed it. more

Sep 22, 2014 9:31 PM Restaurants 1 Comments

Edgar's Bakery 2014

Photo by Katie Turpen.

Walk into Edgar’s Bakery in the Patton Creek shopping center, and you’ll find that the word “bakery” is a limited description. more

Aug 25, 2014 6:28 PM Restaurants 1 Comments

0714 On Tap

Photo by Jessa Pease.

Now Craig Beegle and his wife, Elaine, own four locations of On Tap, a local sports pub featuring a lengthy list of American craft beers. more

Jul 28, 2014 8:52 PM Restaurants

Bistro Provare

Photo courtesy of Henry Liu Mitchell.

Provare: to try. It’s what you see advanced culinary students doing as they slide a pizza into a brick oven or top a Napoleon with fresh blackberries in the open bistro kitchen at Jeff State’s Shelby Campus. more

Jun 26, 2014 9:03 PM Restaurants

Vecchia Pizza and Mercato

Photo by Sydney Cromwell.

Il dolce far niente — an Italian phrase meaning “the sweetness of doing nothing.” For Benard Tamburello, this phrase means that when he is doing what he loves, it never feels like work. more

May 27, 2014 4:53 PM Restaurants 1 Comments

A Meal at the Tip Top Grill

Sydney Cromwell

At the top of a cliff in Bluff Park, a tiny restaurant is serving burgers, hot dogs and one of the best views in Hoover. Despite its limited space, the Tip Top Grill has become a local favorite during its 10 years in business. more

Apr 28, 2014 8:34 PM Restaurants

Southern Legacy BBQ Zman

Photo by Rachael Headley.

Southern Legacy BBQ opened in August of 2011, bringing a new type of barbecue to Hoover and the Birmingham area. more

Mar 26, 2014 2:55 AM Restaurants

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