From Avondale to Second Avenue, Five Points South to Pepper Place, food is leading the revitalization of Birmingham, and Birmingham Restaurant Week (BRW) is proud to be part of that charge.
In its inaugural year, BRW featured just 30 local restaurants, but it wasn’t long until diners, restaurants and members of the greater Birmingham community were coming back in droves for seconds, thirds and even fourths!
Now recognized as the city’s premier dining out event, BRW was organized and founded in 2010 to spotlight the already-acclaimed and ever-growing food and beverage culture in the Magic City. BRW has built a brand that has helped shape the food landscape in Birmingham.
Through the combined efforts of BRW sponsors, stakeholders, restaurants and other participating organizations, BRW has delighted the taste buds of an entire hungry foodie city while propelling economic and culinary development throughout Birmingham’s numerous neighborhoods and districts. BRW gives chefs the opportunity to showcase how they’re feeding the city—from creating nationally-acclaimed dishes that feature locally-sourced ingredients to mentoring the next generation of culinary entrepreneurs, filling vacant spaces with new, vibrant businesses and establishments.
Nationally, James Beard and Zagat recognize our culinary distinction, opening the door for Birmingham to tell more of our story—like how we’re innovating not just in the culinary sphere but in bio-sciences, tech and social issues, as well. In this way, food is just the appetizer to Birmingham’s banquet of good news, and BRW serves it all up on a great big 10-day platter.
How It Works
Birmingham Restaurant Week is a 10-day celebration of our beloved city’s flavorful food scene! BRW is not a one-night event, and there are no tickets required to dine during BRW. All you have to do to taste the benefits is dine out as you usually would and enjoy chef-curated menus and special prices.
Here’s how it works – for 10 days, participating restaurants across Birmingham and its surrounding neighborhoods offer special lunch and dinner menus at set price points in $5 dollar increments from $10 to $50 per person. Whether you’re revisiting your favorite restaurants or experiencing new ones, we’ve made it easy for food lovers to savor the flavors of Birmingham and celebrate the landmark eateries that have elevated Birmingham’s culinary scene to national stardom!
There’s no need for any kind of special reservation (though some restaurants do take reservations – and we recommend them when available!). Just grab family and friends and head on in to any participating BRW restaurant. Ask your server for the BRW menu if you don’t already have one, and after that, all you have to do is dig in and enjoy!
Awards & Accolades
For Birmingham’s Culinary Community
- Named one of the 50 Best Food Towns in America by the Daily Meal
- Called a Top Tier Location for Drinking and Dining by Wine Enthusiast
- Named among Zagat’s 30 Most Exciting Food Cities in America 2017
- Named among 5 Surprising Southern Food Towns by Garden & Gun
- Called a Delicious Place to Spend a Long Weekend by the Wall Street Journal
- Described as one of Five Underrated Food Cities in the South by USA Today
- Named by MIC as your next southern food trip
- Local chefs hailed by NPR
- Named among Buzzfeed’s Most Underrated Food Cities in America
- Featured on Bizarre Foods: America twice
- Awarded Best Food City in Alabama by Thrillist in 2016
- Included on Travel Channel’s list of The Next 11 Great Destinations
- Ranked No. 1 on Conde Nast Traveler’s list of 18 Most Underrated Cities in the U.S.
- A destination in New York Times’ list of 52 Places to Go in 2017
- Named on The Huffington Post’s list of 11 Southern Towns You’re Forgetting About But Shouldn’t
- Ranked on Zagat’s 26 Hottest Food Cities of 2016
- Awarded Zagat’s America’s No. 1 Next Hot Food City
- Made the cut for Thrillist’s top seven Most Underrated American Food Cities in 2015
THANK YOU TO OUR BRW 2019 SPONSORS