Monday, September 21, 2009

The Cantina



I'll just bet you saw this photo and thought I had found a really neat church here in Birmingham. Actually this is The Cantina, Tortilla Grill, located on 2nd Avenue South in the Martin Biscuit Building at the Pepper Place. ( They have another location on Cahaba Valley Road) Pardon the pun, but this place is dripping with character! It's also a really great place to have some good Mexican food and a beverage. We sat inside last week because of the heat and humidity. I'm so glad we did. Look what I found!
( Never leave home without your camera)

BLOG WORD A DAY
FROM BIZ STONE'S BOOK WHO LET THE BLOGS OUT

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(SINCE OUR FRIEND BOB CROWE IS NOW HOME FROM HIS JOURNEY TO NEPAL AND TIBET, THIS ONE'S
FOR YOU BOB!)

19 comments:

Hilda said...

Whoa! Those are impressive wax drippings! Cool!

Maya said...

Nice! I sure miss Mexican food!

B SQUARED said...

Mexican food has become so American.

Halcyon said...

That place looks cool. More of a wintery atmosphere though. I don't want to say good-bye to the warmth of summer yet!!

Char said...

that place has fantastic food.

great shots

Thérèse said...

Halloween is around the corner...

Daryl said...

Fabulous ... back in the day we all aspired to candles in wine bottles and hoping they'd look just this way

Karen said...

Wow. It looks like a Mexican funeral shrine. I agree with Daryl, too. This is the effect we were aiming for back in our beatnik/hippie days. Now I'd be afraid the cats would catch on fire.

Ken Mac said...

that is vincent price spooky

Petrea said...

V, I now have a real camera. I don't know how to use it yet, so I take it out and try stuff and occasionally get a good shot. But I always, always have my little purse-sized camera with me. ("Never leave home without your camera" indeed.)

I could use a Mexican beverage or two right about now.

Virginia said...

KM, Have a few Corona's with lime and it's not so scary!

Jacob said...

I was going to ask what drip did that?

Pretty photos, V!

TheChieftess said...

Great ambience!!! I remember back in the late 60's early 70's, we used to send canned Ortega chiles and various different Mexican food goodies to my sister who lived in Louisville, Kentucky...At the time, she complained that the only Mexican food available in the south was Jack in the Box tacos!!! Looks like Mexican cuisine has made it's mark in the south!!! And yes, that's definitely the look we strove for with our Mateus bottles and candles...Very cool...

Virginia said...

Oh I have more photos from this fun place. Stay tuned everyone!
V

2views2day said...

Love Cantina...and V, that wall is on the road that runs right below Vulcan on the dowtown side of the mountain. It's between 18th and 14th along that road and their are plenty of walls and little garages built into the mountain...check it out! Only you could do it real justice!

Babzy said...

wow impressive shot ,i love candles !

utsunomiyadailyphoto said...

Wow! That is some candle! And Mexican food? You made me weep...

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Mexican food has become so American.
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Jilly said...

How utterly beautiful. It reminds me of my youth and candles in bottles but it was never like this. Gorgeous photos.