#4 Y’all Go Get This Biscuit With Your Brisket-Jim and Nick’s, Birmingham, Alabama- A Quick Megabite
Megabites- *100 Dishes to eat in Alabama before you die is a compilation of food to chow down on Bama style. Thanks to Tourism Alabama, www.alabama.travel my Alabama bucket list just became a little easier. I am going to have some fun while making my way like Ms. Pacman, in yet another state that I call home. Download the alphabetical brochure that begins in Abbertville and ends in York. From the little old diner to the white cloth joint, it is an opportunity to explore and experience pride in the food from restaurateurs who are dedicated to local food with some Alabama style.
#4 or 97on the countdown- Cheese Biscuits at Jim and Nick’s Barbecue, Birmingham, Alabama.
I live in the South and there are a lot of barbecue places to visit. There is a pig on and around every corner. I have to ask myself, if I did die tomorrow, would my life be incomplete without a Jim and Nick’s cheese biscuit? Would I risk it for a biscuit?
How much can one write about biscuits? A complimentary appetizer, served in a basket with whipped butter. A unique recipe, which was concocted by the original owner. They are; delicious, famous, copied, sweet yet savory, moist, somewhat cheesy, crisp around the edges deliciousness. Stuff your face, can’t get enough of them.
Not a fan of chains? Open your mind man. this is not another McPig, I give this place 5 Megastars *****Here are some reasons why you should patronize this fine chain.
- It’s Hog gone good! Love the pulled pork and hamburgers!
- I’m not the only one. It’s famous. It has been mentioned in little rags, such as U.S.A. Today. I am talking food critic good.
- The Fatback Pig Project- “Fatback Farms is a collaboration that supports regional production of heritage breeds and the ranchers who humanely raise them.”
- Community Outreach-three things that I think can actually begin change. *Local Farming *Healthy/Wellness *Child Education
- They support Southern Foodways Alliance; which celebrates the diverse food of the changing American South. Non-profit, everyone at the table challenging the status quo.
- The Fatback Collective; “Born in the South, Fatback has expanded to include chefs, restaurateurs, thinkers, and entrepreneurs from beyond the region. All believe in the possibilities of heritage breed livestock, the farmers who humanely raise them, the cooks who coax flavor from them, and the celebrants who commune around them.”
Source 3 and 6; http://www.jimnnicks.com/