Category archives for: Birmingham

Birmingham, AL: 3 Days, 5 Food Festivals in Birmingham this Coming Weekend; Here’s the Lineup to Help you Plan

Guests partake of the Italian dishes at the 2013 Feast of St. Mark Italian Food Festival. This year's festival is Saturday, April 26, at Saint Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church on Cahaba Valley Road. Bob

Between Friday and Sunday, no less than five food festivals will be going on all around Birmingham, offering everything from grape leaves to gumbo, food truck fare to Italian cuisine.

Birmingham, AL: Food Truck Roundup 2014 is this Saturday at Colonial Brookwood Village in Homewood

Paget Pizitz is co-owner of the Melt truck, which will be at the 2014 Protective Life Food Truck Round Up on Saturday, April 26, in the upper parking lot of Macy's at Colonial Brookwood Village in Homewood. (Frank Couch/fcouch@al.com)

It’s a crazy three days for the food trucks in Birmingham, and even better for the fans of the trucks.

Birmingham, AL: A New Food Truck, a New Barbecue King, a Chef Leaves; Here’s your Birmingham Food Beat Week in Review

Zoe's Kitchen, the fast-casual Mediterranean-style restaurant chain that was founded in Birmingham, had a big opening day on the New York Stock Exchange on Friday. (AP photo/Richard Drew)

Another food truck hit the streets, one of Birmingham’€™s rising-star chefs moved away, and the Alabama tourism folks crowned a new state barbecue king.

Birmingham, AL: Food Trucks Hit Speed Bump at the Birmingham City Council

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This week, the Birmingham City Council passed an ordinance that establishes a general operating permit fee for food trucks, creates “food zones” where trucks can set up, requires that the trucks be parked at least 150 feet from existing restaurants, and limits the hours of truck operation from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with some exceptions.

Birmingham, AL: Birmingham City Council Delays Food Truck Vote Due to Council President Maxine Parker’s Illness

Customers line up at the Cantina on Wheels food truck during the Trucks by the Tracks benefit at Railroad Park in September. (Tamika Moore/tmoore@al.com)

The issue of how to regulate Birmingham’s growing food truck scene has been simmering at Birmingham City Hall since July 2012, when some restaurants complained the trucks and push carts were taking away their business.

Birmingham, AL: Feast on Food Truck Fare at Trucks by the Tracks in Birmingham’s Railroad Park

People line up for food at the Trucks by the Tracks food truck festival, Sunday, September 29, 2013 at Railroad Park. (Tamika Moore | tmoore@al.com)

Organizers have worked to improve on last year’s festival by increasing participation and blocking off 1st Avenue South. Many vendors have backup plans for when food inevitably dwindles

Birmingham, AL: Food Trucks Return to Birmingham’s Railroad Park for 2013 Trucks by the Tracks festival

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The food trucks are rolling back into Railroad Park on Sunday for the second Trucks by the Tracks festival.

Birmingham, AL: New Food Truck Aims to Encourage Healthy Eating

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The idea of a food truck is popular in Birmingham, especially for the middle-of-the-day, lunch crowd.

Birmingham, AL: Food Truck Fresh Off the Bun Plans kitchen near Railroad Park

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Food truck Fresh Off the Bun is one of the tenants slated to lease space in the Tillman-Levenson Annex Building near Railroad Park, owner Brad Wardlaw told me today.

Birmingham, AL: Grilled Cheese and More from Melt Birmingham

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According to the self-described “cheesy chicks,” it is the cornerstone in the partnership between Pizitz, a certified matchmaker with experience in her family’s frozen-yogurt business; and Reis, who co-founded and helped run the restaurants Ocean and 26 for 10 years