Sunday, April 19, 2009

Reservations for Two- Table/Chair Series


If you read the NY Times article  36 Hours in Birmingham,  you know about Little Savannah.  I featured this lovely neighborhood restaurant here.  Today, we go back for dinner.  I love the starched white tablecloths and the velvet curtains that they bring out for the dinner crowd.  If you ask me for a recommendation from the menu, I'll have to say everything is delicious. Chef Cliff  Holt and and his wife Maureen do an excellent job here.   If you come to Birmingham, you must stop in and have dinner with them!

* Thanks to Marie-Noyale (Larchmont DP) and Bob Crowe ( St. Louis DP) for forwarding me the link to the NY Times article!

32 comments:

Ming the Merciless said...

It looks like a really classy spot. I'm glad NYTimes mentioned it in the article. I read the 36 hours in... series all the time.

Ramadhani said...

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Shadow said...

I would settle for some coffee and maybe some dessert just to sit and enjoy the atmosphere!

Jérôme said...

Really nice colors!

Judy - So California said...

Lovely spot! Would enjoy wine, cheese and baguette right at this table. Are you ready?

Jill said...

Love the way you shot this V. Very nice.

valeria said...

This is surely a place I'd love to visit! I wonder what type of food they serve.

Wayne said...

Let me anywhere near a starched white tablecloth and I'll either spill tomato sauce or blueberry coulis on it. And they don't even have to be on the menu.

alice said...

I read the article, many words about food and barbecue! Another nice place today that we already knew from inside thanks to your other post. Velvet curtains outside? What a refinement! A great sunday to you.

PJ said...

The Highlands Bar and Grill is next door to Chezfonfon?
I did a 36 Hours search for Pensacola. It was nteresting, but a little dated and a bit of misinformation. I may do the series just for fun.
I like park benches, hadn't thought of tables and chairs. Very nice, Miss Virginia. I like all the implications.

Dusty Lens said...

Allow me to reserve a few tables for vin.

altadenahiker said...

36 hours in Altadena? If it meant dining, you better like Amy's because there is no other place. Then maybe a trip to Chevron station.

Rambling Round said...

Looks like an exquisite setting for delicious food.

Daryl said...

My favorite reads of the week - after the Sunday Styles section of the NYT - are the Friday and Sunday travel sections .. and the 36 Hour series tops that list ...

Bob Crowe said...

Oh, so now you want me to buy you dinner! We need to find an excuse for visiting Birmingham. There's no direct air service so hmmm… I see your opera company is doing Marriage of Figaro in March, 2010, but that’s a long way off. This restaurant looks elegant but genteel at the same time. Maybe we just need to arrange a munchie tour of Alabama.

Virginia said...

Bob,
The welcom mats out! I'm welcoming 3 bloggers this very week! Oh yes, we can eat and drink our way all over B'ham. Come on!

AH, you gotta love a good Chevron Station. Do they have pickled eggs at yours??

For those of you that are wanting to know what they serve, click on their link and be prepared to get mighty hungry. I recommend the Provençal Violette Sparkler!

PJ,
Yes Highland's is next door to Chez Fonfon, both run by Chef Frank Stitt. We won't be dining there this week unless we can get BobCrowe to join us and whip out HIS credit card!

Mary said...

Oh gosh...you just HAD to mention the Provençal Violette Sparkler! I remember it fondly on that November evening when we "did up the town" in BHM. Virginia you're a 5-star tour guide!!!
xx,
M

frenchie4moi said...

Reminds me of France. This is one of things my husband misses from his county - the outside cafes. Wish we could join you!

Bath Daily Photo Blog said...

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Virginia said...

W,
What on earth is blueberry coulis??? I'm sure it's a "Canadian Thing" I wouldn't understand, right???


Frenchie,
Please join us!

Jerome,
Thanks for stopping by. Love your Hanoi DP!

Judy and Jill,
Yes I"m ready! Well I'm not packed of course. I always make that into such a big hairy deal.

Alice,
Ever had bar- b - que in Arradon??? Probably not.

Shadow and Ramadhami, Thanks for visiting here today.

Mary,
Girl, I hope I can get my hands on a violette sparkler in Paris. I'll have to find some violette syrup there and we'll make our own. Wonder where?

Daryl and Ming,
Who would of thought they'd be talking about us waaay up there in NEw York City!HA

RR, Come up and visit and try it!

Valeria, check out their link. IT's yummy!

cieldequimper said...

I'll be there in a minute, I'm famished!

marley said...

Oh V, I love this photo!

Ken Mac said...

my galpal told me to send you the NYTimes article, but you beat me to it!

Tash said...

I think this is my favorite of your table and chair series - and that's really saying something. I love the earth tones, with the black geometric chairs and the stark white table-cloths. Really beautiful, V.

FireLight said...

This is my destination for my next trip to the Ham! Lovely angle on the tables and chairs.

Virginia said...

Tash, Glad you liked it!

FIreLight,
I'm counting on a visit and sooon. We'll go here and have us some fun. I can't wait to meet you in person.
V

KM
When you come for the Cherokee, you better bring that girl with you!

Halcyon said...

I'm also going to take a look at that article for some ideas. I'll be sure to tell the chefs at Little Savannah that Virgina sent me!

Marie-Noyale said...

The warm color of the curtains and the white table cloth...That's all I need to wish I was there!!
Beautiful capture.

Babooshka said...

Room for a little vegetarian one and a Tony Soprano, steak eating cartoonist? I see a little bit of Paris.

-K- said...

! I saw the article and meant to forward it to you.

Incredible but TRUE - my WV is "moron."

I think I've been insulted.

Virginia said...

K
Don't be, it's referring to the author of this blog!!!

B,
They have vegetarian for you and whatever Barker wants too.
V

Maya said...

Oooh, I love this shot. What great color!