Today Eater returns to Birmingham, Alabama to focus on eight newish restaurants that have been garnering some serious buzz. It's been about six months since the last Birmingham map and, like last time, AL.com/Birmingham News dining and social events reporter Bob Carlton has kindly offered his selections of the hottest openings of the past year or so.
Among his picks are a casual street food restaurant from a chef known for fine dining (Tau Poco), a hit cafe with a biscuit focus (Alabama Biscuit Co.), and a new pub from veterans of the downtown dining scene (Paramount). There's also a new wine bar and bistro (Primeaux Cheese & Vino), a bakery with standout doughnuts (Continental Bakery), and much more. Here now, and in alphabetical order, the Eater Heatmap to Birmingham: