Food & Drink
Experience world-class culinary masterpieces from award-winning restaurants all across the state. Fine dining establishments and hidden gems house one-of-a-kind delights that will have you wishing your meal will never end. From barbecue that’s so tender it falls apart in your mouth to French-inspired cuisine that will transport you to a whole new world, Alabama’s culinary scene will not disappoint. And, if you like craft beer, the best is brewed here. Grab your loved ones, pull up a chair and take a minute to savor the flavors of the Alabama food scene.
Ring In The New Year With These Lucky Dishes
Southerners and Alabamians especially have a tradition for almost every holiday, and New Year’s Day is no different. It’s been said that how you spend the first day of the year is indicative of what the rest of the year will bring - a little extra luck sounds pretty good for 2021. There are several traditional dishes served on New Year’s Day, each with their own symbolism for luck. Here are a few that you can enjoy in Sweet Home Alabama:
Black Eyed Peas; Huntsville
The delicious side dish of black eyed peas symbolizes wealth or coins. Enough coins will make you wealthy, right? While black eyed peas are traditional, any peas or beans seasoned with pork will do, and Blue Plate Cafe in Huntsville does it best. In addition to black eyed peas, their rotating menu of sides will have your mouth watering for more dishes like mashed potatoes, hashbrown casserole, butter beans and turnip greens to name a few.
Cornbread not only pairs perfectly with black eyed peas, but it also symbolizes gold, and who doesn’t love a little bit of gold, right? Well, luckily
Alabama Restaurants Serving Up Homestyle Southern Cuisine
Some Like It Hot: 5 Must-Try Alabama Coffee Shops
Alabama Restaurants Give Back During Pandemic
Featured Locations & Events
Whether it's seafood on the Coast or a craft beer in Huntsville, Alabama has some of the greatest food and drink experiences waiting for you.
Before planning your trip, be sure to check out upcoming events!
January Vegas Style Murder Mystery Dinner at Birmingham’s Historic Arlington Antebellum Home
Southern Ghost Girls Tours Presents January Murder Mystery Dinner at Birmingham’s Arlington House
Alabama Wildlife Center's Wild About Chocolate
Eat, Drink & Be Alabama
Explore these attractions and more when you visit our food and drink destinations.