Sunday, June 24, 2012

A few of my favorite things around Birmingham lately!

I wanted to take this post to highlight some of my favorite new eateries in Birmingham! Lately, I have been trying to get out and find new local favorites! It is only fair that I share those with y'all! I'm currently obsessed with Saturdays at the Pepper Place Farmer's Market, enjoying unique Popsicles at Steel City Pops (which conveniently often have a cart at Pepper Place), and dining at The Pantry.
Pepper Place has a wide variety of local vendors that set up every Saturday from 7 a.m. - 12 p.m. mid April - mid December featuring the season's best produce! It is a wonderful chance to stock up on your produce for the week and enjoy live music! Along with the produce there is a section of the market that features arts and crafts! It is just a fantastic way to spend your Saturday morning!
Second local place I love Steel City Pops I first went here with some friends from work during lunch and I have been hooked on their Popsicles ever since. They offer fruity pops or if you want something that is a little more like ice cream, they have a creamy option. I haven't made a pop that I haven't liked! They change up their selection every day depending what is available. I have had coffee, sweet tea, and banana. I love them all! I look forward to trying the strawberry balsamic and avocado (I have tried a bite of the avocado and it was great! I wasn't quite sure what to expect!) Allyson, laughs at just how much I'm cheesing in this photo because I was that excited about Steel City Pops! I like to think it was a combination of worrying about dropping my phone, getting our pops in the photo, and my excitement about a pop on a hot day!

Third, there is a new organic restaurant in town called The Pantry. It is wonderful! Again, I originally went there with friends from work and have recommended it to everyone I know! The Pantry is a small family owned restaurant and everything comes from their farm, Stone Hollow Farmstead. Their goat cheese is some of the best I've had and the majority of their dishes include some goat cheese! They also have a raw bar that is served everyday and the only thing they serve on Monday along with their juice cleanses. I have currently been three times and I have gotten something different each time and everything has been wonderful I'm so glad I continue trying new dishes. The first time I went I got the marinated tomato sandwich(with avocado and goat cheese) with sweet potato chips, next I got the chicken tacos with avocado and sweet potato chips, and this most recent time I got a veggie plate with grits & greens, naan with goat cheese and a pear preserve, and fruit salad. It has all been delicious! I really want to go one day just for a shake made with goat's milk! I'll leave you with a picture of my veggie plate!

I hope you all try these out sometime this summer (just seems a good season to try something new)!

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