Birmingham’s innovative food scene is once again drawing attention. The Birmingham Public Library kicked off its literary and culinary celebration Eat Drink Read Write on Sunday with a panel of rising chefs and restaurateurs, including several Urban Food Project clients and Kim Brock, owner of Bitty’s Living Kitchen and the second tenant in REV’s REVeal Kitchen. Other panelists included Abhi of MoMo and his namesake restaurant in the Summit, Eli of Eli’s Jerusalem Grill, and Amanshwa of Ghion’s Cultural Hall.
The event was an opportunity to showcase the growing cultural and culinary diversity in Birmingham’s restaurant scene and the role The Pizitz Food Hall has played. REV’s Director of Business Growth Deon Gordon moderated discussions that explored the local impact of each panelist while guests enjoyed off-menu samples. For more information on the remaining EDRW schedule, visit www.bplonline.org/eatdrinkfest.aspx.
This fall, the REV team is doing some new REV things, with a demonstration project designed to prove and improve downtown Birmingham’s market for more retail.
I believe that Birmingham is still missing something important—something that inspires people to experience downtown on foot, that can tell the story of our city and its cultures.
Sixteenth St. Baptist Church honoring its history with interactive museum opening on 56th anniversary of bombing
Sept. 15, 56 years to the day that a bomb killed four little girls— Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Cynthia Wesley and Carole Robertson— a new interactive museum will open honoring the girls and the chain of events their murders set off in the Civil Rights Movement.