Blackwell's Pub Birmingham

>> Wednesday, April 22, 2009

This weekend I ventured back to Birmingham, Alabama to visit some friends and attend the University of Alabama A-day game. On our way out of town we stopped by Blackwell's Pub in the Cahaba Heights area. Let me just say this: I was impressed, real impressed. Without crossing over into a gastro-pub, it takes bar grub to another level. 

Tyler Destefano (the head chef) created this menu to highlight southern classics, but also to highlight his culinary skills. For example, the Gator Bites...yeah that's right, alligator. 

Since this was after a long weekend, my eyes went straight to the burgers. Unlike most bars in
 the area, there were multiple burger options, some of which I have never seen or would have imagined. I ordered the pimento cheese burger and beer battered onion rings. The burger was the a unique combination of juicy meat and creamy pimento cheese. The pimento cheese was homemade from Tyler's grandmother's recipe and you could tell. I've had some pretty good pimento cheese from my days down South, but trying to find the same taste in New York is virtually impossible. Don't think I haven't tried, I have, just not possible, so it was truly refreshing to have some homemade pimento cheese. The onion rings were crispy, but not greasy, the perfect pairing with my burger. 

Had I been daring enough I would have tried the peanut butter and jelly burger. Yes, you read that correctly peanut butter and jelly burger. To be honest peanut butter is not my thing, but the next time I go I will have to take Blackwell's opinion to  "try [them]."

It seems like every night Blackwell's has something going on. Tuesday's are pint night. Wednesday's are "wine down Wednesdays." It's a true-blue neighborhood pub. 

Showcasing true ingenuity, Blackwell's definitely ups the ante on pub grub and is absolutely a must try! 

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Blackwell's Pub
3151 Green Valley Road
Cahaba Heights, AL 35243


Unknown April 22, 2009 at 9:13 AM  

I was with the FF for this post-weekend meal and let me just say it was AMAZING! I also had Blackwell's homemade pimento cheese on the Pimento BLT sandwich. It was delicious. I have to say as a resident of Birmingham, I will be back to Blackwell's Pub soon!

Renee Barone April 22, 2009 at 10:32 AM  

The pimento cheese was really the star! However, the chicken club was pretty tasty too!

Ilovetoeat April 24, 2009 at 11:23 AM  

my mouth just watered


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