The New and Improved BIRMINGHAM THREAD

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  1. Long Ball Larry

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    My first job in Birmingham was in that Riverchase Office Park. I used to wreck all the food spots around there. Another low key good burger option is Backyard Burger.
     
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  2. ElectricDreamMachine

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    if you're gonna be that close to hoover you might as well just go to blue pacific
     
  3. Barves2125

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    For a big sports bar restaurant type spot (with great wings) that can accomodate a full team, go to Patton Creek to Baumhower's Victory Grille.
     
  4. CF3234

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    We got twin peaks down here would prefer something more local.
     
  5. DriveByBBQ

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    There’s a Jim N’ Nick’s BBQ restaurant about 5 mins from the civic center that will check a lot of your boxes. Cheese biscuits are a highlight.

    Also a Moe’s Original BBQ in Patton Creek close by.
     
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  6. ramszoolander

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    Would go Jim N'Nick's over Full Moon any day, all day.
     
  7. Long Ball Larry

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    Are you looking for dinner places? Lunch? How many people in your group? How far are you willing to drive? I assume you’re staying close to where you’re playing.
     
  8. Long Ball Larry

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    I’d go to Moe’s in Patton Creek over both.
     
  9. CF3234

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    We are 15. Not looking to go too far. 5-10 miles at most. Yes dinner
     
  10. Long Ball Larry

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    Moe’s BBQ is a pretty solid option. Just up 31 about 7mi in Hoover.
     
  11. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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    Things in about a 15 minute radius:

    Moe’s Original BBQ
    Mr. P’s deli
    Kool Korner Sandwiches
    Diplomat Deli
    Tony’s Hot Dogs for lunch or breakfast
     
  12. The Blackfish

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    Joe’s Italian is right there but may be tough to get 15 seated in a timely manner
     
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  13. Oranjello

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    Have Full Moon and Jim & Nick's upped their game in the past few years? They've been mentioned a few times on this page. Five years ago, Full Moon on Valley Ave was somewhat decent if you were in a pinch, but every time I visited a Jim & Nick's I was shocked at how average the food was.

    Am I being a snob?
     
  14. Deuce

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    The original Full Moon downtown is great. The franchised Full Moon’s are pretty average at best.

    Jim & Nicks is the La Paz of BBQ.
     
  15. TheFreak55

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    You're being a snob and it was also mentioned most as a location for someone in Pelham and traveling with a kids hockey team
     
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  16. Oranjello

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    In that case I'm fine with being a snob when it comes to BBQ. Why eat below average BBQ when there's a plethora of good BBQ options in the area for approximately the same price?

    And this is the comment that prompted my post:

     
  17. TheFreak55

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    Just to be clear this is mostly you saying Full Moonnis better?
     
  18. Oranjello

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    Now I'm looking at a map of the Greensprings area. Is the Paw Paw Patch still fire? What about Acapulco?
     
  19. Oranjello

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    Based on past experiences, I wouldn't purposefully go to either place, but if I had to choose then yes I'd say Full Moon is better. I haven't been to either place in 5+ years, though.
     
  20. TheFreak55

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    Well by your standards full moon hasn’t been worth going to in about 10 years either
     
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  21. Oranjello

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    I was spoiled by B's BBQ on College Hill Road in Oxford, MS. It's phenomenal BBQ served out of a gas station, and I lived down the road from it for a few years. It's unfortunate, really, because a lot of places can't hold a candle to it.

    If you're ever in Oxford, it's worth going out of your way for.
     
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  22. TheFreak55

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  23. PrinceWimbley

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    I don't ever go to Full Moon or Jim n' Nicks.

    Just don't see the reason when you have four Saw's locations, Miss Myra's, Rodney Scott, Moe's, Martin's, etc.
     
  24. ElectricDreamMachine

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    def don't think the bbq at jim n nick's is all that exciting but they have good items for a large group. we get it catered a lot for office events.

    the chicken tenders, cheese biscuits, mac & cheese, etc. are all excellent.
     
  25. ElectricDreamMachine

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    goddamn i sound like a 12 year old here but whatever
     
  26. PrinceWimbley

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    Still here bruh :cool:

    Lorna is basically my extremely poor man's Buford Highway.
     
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  27. Long Ball Larry

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    Eli Gold would be disappointed. Nino’s is just down the road in Pelham.
     
  28. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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    Same :ohshit:
     
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  29. ElectricDreamMachine

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    lol skinny propst looks a good bit like our newest smiley

    :deerstandnotkneel:
     
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  30. DriveByBBQ

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    What’s the backstory here?
     
  31. ElectricDreamMachine

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  32. wes tegg

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  33. DriveByBBQ

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    Clearly projecting.
     
  34. PrinceWimbley

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    Tell me everything I need to know about the chili cookoff. Never been.
     
  35. Deuce

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    You get drunk and eat chili in a parking lot with a thousand people.

    And it is awesome.
     
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  36. Barves2125

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    Thousands of people. Dozens and dozens of different chillis. Everyone you know. Beer. Brookwood Mall parking lot.
     
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  37. PrinceWimbley

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    What’s ticket price and does that get you samples at all tents?
     
  38. TheFreak55

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    learn to google you lazy bastard
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  39. One Two

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    280 shut down both ways at the water works because of a chemical spill. If this doesn't clear up before rush hour, this could be Birmingham traffic's magnum opus
     
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  40. wes tegg

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    I drove by right after the spill. I'm probably patient zero.
     
  41. One Two

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    Just hang on til the chili cook off man God bless!
     
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  42. Deuce

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    My office is probably a mile a way.

    People are freaking out that they can smell the gas inside our building. I don’t smell anything. These people just want to go home.
     
    #6593 Deuce, Feb 27, 2019
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  43. spagett

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    Kikipooh from wings plus is something I'd recommend fyi
     
  44. Deuce

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    Raymond James Building and probably Brookwood Mall being evacuated.

    My building not. Does Alexander Shunnrah handle exposure to toxic gas cases?
     
  45. Barves2125

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    Atomic Lounge is a 2019 James Beard Award semifinalist for Outstanding Bar Program.

    Timothy Hontzas from Johnny's in Homewood nominated for Best Chef in the South region.
     
  46. PrinceWimbley

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    Anybody else think Johnny’s is overhyped? It’s a good meat and 3, but I haven’t had anything there that makes me think it’s anywhere close to being worthy of 3 straight Beard nominations. I don’t get it.
     
  47. DazedandContused

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    I drove by around 9:30 and it smelled like a pool right when new chlorine is added. This was before I knew about the spill.
     
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  48. One Two

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    I think the typical meat and three side items are above average but some of their specialty offerings, specifically what they turn out on Seafood main course Thursday's, are outstanding.
     
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  49. wes tegg

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    Me too!