Our first stop, Birmingham! We only spent one night in Birmingham but we made use of every minute of it.
Our first meal in Alabama was at Little Donkey, this wonderful authentic Mexican place in the neighborhood of Homewood.
Fried catfish and braised brisket tacos, with elote corn on the side. Oh yeah that’s good.
Our awesome waiter Ryan who we talked to for a couple hours about Birmingham and all his worldly travels. He also suggested a great lookout point to see Birmingham at night.
The next morning, after coffee and conversation with our awesome airbnb host, we checked out the Vulcan, the most “iconic” structure in Birmingham. It’s the largest cast iron statue in the world, and you’re able to grab some great views of Birmingham from the observation deck.
It was windy at the top.
Our lunch spot, Saw’s BBQ, which came highly recommended. This place is a no frills spot, and it’s all about the food.
This is their “pork & greens” platter: pulled pork, collard greens, cheesy grits, topped with fried onions.
Henah’s meal: Fried okra sandwich with a huge portion of sweet potato fries.
My meal: a classic pulled pork sandwich with a big helping of fried pickles. Oh my BBQ this sandwich was juicy and the pickles crispy and not overly battered. No extra sauce or fancy toppings needed, the meat was cooked perfectly. After the best meal in Birmingham, we hit the road on our way to New Orleans!