Our Story

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


Interested in being a BRW sponsor?

Contact Merrick Bonner at mbonner@revbirmingham.org or call (678) 596-1955