Land sakes, yes! Right now I’m planning a trip to Birmingham to do some research, so I’ve scoped unknown-to-be roadfoodish eateries in the city.
The Magic City seems full of Greek-family-run places dotted out all over the various neighborhoods of the city. Here are a few likely spots for your consideration.
1) LAG’s Eatery – 903 Broadway Street # A in Homewood. A tiny, well-recommended meat-and-three that also does breakfast. "Small but cheap and yummy," the reviewer says.
2) Ted’s Cafeteria Restaurant – 328 – 12th. Street South. This near-U. A. B.-place has been there since 1973 and is family-owned. Check out their website for confirmation. Mercy. This has to be a sure winner.
3) The Anchorage – 2826 South 18th. Street in Homewood. Breakfast and lunch Monday – Friday. Recommended to me.
4) Demetri’s BBQ – 1901 – 28th. Avenue South. In Homewood for 40+ years. Serves breakfast also.
5) Lovoy’s Italian Restaurant – 420 Green Springs Highway in Homewood. An old standby.
6) The Purple Onion – 479 Green Springs Highway. A local chain with three or four locations. Opens for breakfast and stays open until around 2:00 A.M. nearly every night; yet later on weekends.
All of these are near to where I’m going to need to be – Elmwood Cemetery. No, I’m not trying the place on for size… besides, it’s even more immense than I ever would get if I ate fifteen pieces of Royal Cafe’s meatloaf a day. I have ongoing research that only can be continued after a trek through to obtain information.
When I have time, I’m going to check out restaurants on the northside near the other cemetery I need to visit – Forest Hill. I’ll have another list for you at that time.
Let me know what you run across on your own.
‘Hamming It Up, Ort. Carlton in Lovely Athens, Georgia.