12th Annual Birmingham Restaurant Week Presented by Spire Returns Aug. 12-29, 2021!

Birmingham Restaurant Week (BRW) is back! Presented by Spire, the 12th annual event is taking place Aug. 12-29, 2021! For 18 days, you’re invited to enjoy multi-course meals at prix-fixe prices at 70 participating restaurants, bars and food trucks in Birmingham . 

BRW, known as Birmingham’s premier culinary and beverage event, aims to support local restaurants and provide individuals the opportunity to enjoy the South’s most vibrant culinary destination – one bite at a time! From fine dining to down-home cookin’, food and drink lovers with a taste for adventure (that’s you!) can enjoy special breakfast, lunch and/or dinner prix-fixe menus ranging from $5 to $50 per person – making it easy and affordable for everyone to enjoy a taste of Birmingham’s diverse dishes and sips. BRW anticipates the participation of over 70 restaurants, food trucks and bars in this year’s event! With so many options to pick from, where you choose to embark on your culinary adventure is entirely up to you! 

“Birmingham Restaurant Week 2021 is a bright spot for everyone,” said Bill Stoeffhaas, co-founder of BRW and owner of Style Advertising, the organizer of BRW. “This 18-day culinary affair provides an opportunity for the public to revisit old favorites or to experience new restaurants while allowing local chefs to showcase the delicious recipes that put Birmingham on the foodie road map.”

 If almost three weeks of delicious deals at your favorite Birmingham restaurants and bars isn’t enough, top things off and join us for one of our yum-packed events! Wine-O-logy, a wine flight tasting event brought back from previous years, will be held Wednesday, Aug. 18 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Vino & Gallery Bar in English Village. Event attendees will have the opportunity to explore their palette for new wine favorites while enjoying live entertainment and tasty hors d’oeuvres provided by Sysco Foods. Stay tuned for more details on the Wine-O-logy event and other event announcements!

CALLING ALL RESTAURANTS: It’s not too late to join in on this year’s event! BRW 2021 registration is open now at https://bhamrestaurantweek.com/restaurant-signup/! All locally-owned restaurants, food trucks, bars and coffee shops in the Birmingham area are eligible to sign up and join in on the yumminess! Participants can expect to receive multiple opportunities for multimedia promotion, an increase in sales and exposure to a large pool of culinary and beverage industry supporters. 

Our most recent Restaurant Weeks, Summer BRW 2020 and Winter BRW 2021, were huge successes, with an estimated 130,000 BRW meals served, generating more than $4 million in total gross revenue to participating restaurants! On average, BRW participating restaurants see at least a 50% increase in sales. However, during BRW 2020, one participant received an increase of 125% and another saw an increase of 150%! 

“If you as a restaurant are debating on if this is something you should join – you absolutely should,” said Christie Lowe, owner of Evelyn’s Southern Fare. “Through establishing relationships with sponsors and the helpful guidance from organizers, we had all the resources we needed to succeed in BRW.”

In addition to Spire as our title sponsor, other gracious sponsors include Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Red Diamond Coffee & Tea, Sysco Foods and Birmingham Budweiser. BRW media sponsors include WBRC Fox 6, Birmingham Mountain Radio and Bham Now. 

While you wait for BRW to kick off in August, keep up with our latest news and announcements on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at @bhamrestweek! Our official event hashtags are #BhamRestWeek and #BRW2021- available for use on all of your upcoming BRW food pics, because let’s be honest – we all know your phone eats before you do!