The Magic City: Birmingham, Alabama

Southern Garden Trail: Aldridge Gardens
Highlands Bar and Grill, Pastry Chef Dolester Miles 

Local Flavor
Come hungry. That’s the one piece of advice Magic City locals give to visitors. Food here starts with Frank Stitt, the godfather of the Birmingham culinary scene. With three restaurants, Stitt consistently serves up some of the tastiest dishes in town at Bottega, Chez Fonfon, and Highlands Bar & Grill. In 2018, Highlands Bar & Grill was named Outstanding Restaurant by the prestigious James Beard Foundation, and their talented pastry chef, Dolester “Dol” Miles, won the James Beard Award for Outstanding Pastry Chef.