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Birmingham Restaurant Week (BRW) celebrates everything the city’s culinary scene has to offer. From Avondale to Five Points South, Mountain Brook to Hoover, and beyond, locally owned and operated restaurants are leading the revitalization of Birmingham. Our continued goal for BRW is to demonstrate to locals, the region and the world why Birmingham is the South’s most vibrant culinary destination. We want to support the local culinary industry and community by encouraging guests to order great local food and drinks and to support Birmingham’s extraordinary food and beverage establishments. 

Now entering its 14th year, BRW unites our city’s diverse range of cuisines in a 10-day event. Participating businesses will offer prix-fixe breakfast, lunch and/or dinner offerings, including beer, wine and cocktail specials. Only locally owned and operated restaurants, coffee shops, bars and food trucks may participate – no national chains. This helps us to place a spotlight on Birmingham’s home-grown businesses and feature the city’s blossoming culinary scene.

BRW is promoted in local/regional media through extensive social media campaigns, print, digital and traditional media. Throughout the history of BRW, more than 1.2 million BRW menus have been sold, raising over $24.5 million in gross receipt sales and generating over $2.2 million in sales tax for local cities. 

In addition to benefiting Birmingham’s restaurant community, BRW gives back to a food-based nonprofit. Over the past 14 years, Restaurant Week has donated over $100,000 to local nonprofits and community organizations. At the conclusion of BRW 2023 – Summer Edition, $2,500 was donated to Community Kitchens of Birmingham, allowing them to feed the food insecure in the Birmingham community. Another $5,000 was donated to Manna Ministries after BRW 2022 – Winter Edition, which helped them to purchase 31,000 pounds of food to be given directly to those in Birmingham who would otherwise go hungry. Another $5,000 donation was made to FeedBHM after BRW 2022 – Summer Edition, a food rescue program of Grace Klein Community (GKC) that rescues food to end hunger and food waste. After Restaurant Week in August 2021, BRW and Tito’s Handmade Vodka were pleased to donate $2,500 each to Firehouse Ministries and the Community Food Bank of Central Alabama (CFBCA). Both organizations seek to diminish food insecurity in different capacities.

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