Saturday, December 06, 2008

A Theory Of Birmingham Food

Imagine a compass.

At the cardinal points are, starting at north and proceeding clockwise, Highland's Bar and Grill, Pete's Famous Hot Dogs, The Bright Star, and Milo's. So you have north-south and east-west symmetry between the two major food groups (which are, of course "delicious high-quality fare prepared with pride and precision" and "delicious cheap-ass fare that's probably deadly somehow").

In every other direction?

An untamed ocean of barbecue.

(This theory doesn't account for Nikki's West, and so needs more work...)

2 comments:

Blake Helms said...

Nikki's West is to your Birmingham food theory what Notre Dame is to BCS. There's not really a place for it but no one asks questions.

boringpostcards said...

Having now tried two of those places (and Niki's West), your theory seems accurate to me.

So, I found your blog AND joined Twitter today. You're a corrupting influence.