Taste of the Town: Where to Eat Around Sloss Fest

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Birmingham is known for its great food and drink culture. Luckily you don't have to go far for great food!

Face it, you are going to get hungry before and after Sloss Fest. And while there is plenty of amazing food at the festival in the Nick n Friends area don't miss out on doing some exploring in Birmingham before and after the event. There are some great local spots very near Sloss to grab some delicious breakfast in the morning, a quick lunch before or a late fancy dinner to experience Birmingham. Here are our top spots within 2 miles of Sloss Furnaces to check out while in town!


What: Cantina is, proximity-wise, the closest restaurant to Sloss Furnaces. For over 10 years Cantina has been serving the greater Birmingham area with fresh ingredients, tasty drinks and amazing salsa. If you're looking to grab a taco and frozen beverage before Sloss be sure to swing by! Also if you haven't been to the Pepper Place Farmer's Market it's every Saturday starting at 7AM. Start your day out at the market, grab some Cantina's and head over to Sloss Fest!
Where: 2901 2nd Ave South, Suite 110, Birmingham, AL. 
Price: $$ 
Website: www.cantinatortillagrill.com
Hours: Saturday - 11AM-10PM, Sunday - Closed


What: Bettola is another Pepper Place based eatery serving up fine, casual Italian that's fresh, creative and filling! Bettola serves everything from pizza to pasta to fine aged beef so if you're looking for a great place to grab a slice and some wine definitely swing by Bettola in Pepper Place!
Where: 2901 2nd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL
Price: $$$
Website: Bettola's Facebook Page
Hours: Saturday - 5:30PM - 10PM, Sunday - Closed

Edgar's Bakery

What: A Birmingham favorite since 1998 Edgar's Bakery is the place to start out your Sloss Fest days. Edgar's is the perfect breakfast Sloss to ready (or revive) yourself for the day. Fresh made pastries and some of the best coffee around is a sure way to start your Saturday off right! 
Where: 505 20th Street North, Birmingham, Alabama 35203
Price: $$
Website: www.edgarsbakery.com
Hours: Saturday - 9AM-3PM, Sunday - Closed

Bistro 218

What: Looking to go somewhere on the nicer end of the spectrum for lunch or dinner while in town? Look no further than Bistro 218. Bistro 218 combines the traditions of a French bistro with modern American cuisine to create a memorable dining experience. Treat yourself somewhere that will tantalize your pallet and leave you energized and ready for Sloss Fest!
Where: 218 20th Street North, Birmingham, AL
Price: $$$
Website: www.bistro218.com
Hours: Saturday - 5PM- 10PM, Sunday - Closed

Jim n Nicks

What: A fellow Sloss Fest sponsor and Birmingham BBQ legend Jim N Nicks is a must stop for out of towners looking to see what Alabama BBQ is all about. 
Where: 1908 11th Ave South, Birmingham, AL
Price: $$
Website: www.jimnnicks.com/
Hours: Saturday - 11AM-1030PM, Sunday - 11AM-930PM 


What: Taziki's is traditional Mediterranean with southern hospitality. With healthy gyros, salads and freshly made ingredients, Taziki's is the perfect stop for an energizing lunch. And if you have people in your Festival party who have dietary restrictions, rest easy because all of Taziki's delicious food is gluten free!
Where: 301 18th Street South, Birmingham, AL.
Price: $$
Website: www.tazikiscafe.com
Hours: Saturday - 10:30AM-9PM, Sunday 10:30AM-9PM

Waffle House

What: ​Face it, concerts can go a little long. Luckily there's a place that's open 24 hours a day with an awesome menu and some great coffee to reenergize you for your drive home or night out.
Where: 1801 4th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL
Price: $
Website: www.wafflehouse.com 
Hours: Open all day, everyday

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