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Sep 19, 2010 07:40 AM

Birmingham Restaurant Week?!

Not sure how I missed out on the news until now, but 'Birmingham Restaurant Week' has begun (Sept 17-25) and 40+ restaurants around town are offering prix fixe menus at $10.10, $20.10, and $30.10.

Just a few of those participating: Bottega, Dreamland, Highlands, Jinsei, Little Savannah, Ocean, Veranda, Bottletree, ChezFonfon, Dodiyos, 26, Nabeel's, Rojo, Sol y Luna, Brick & Tin, Urban Standard...

I haven't had a chance yet to go through what each establishment is offering at the various price points, but it sounds fun!

Urban Standard
Birmingham, AL, Birmingham, AL

2921 Highland Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35205

Little Savannah Restaurant
3811 Clairmont Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35222

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  1. We tried Silvertron last night. (I've never been before but I had a great time.) They had a $20.10 menu, with 3 choices for each appetizer, entree, and dessert. They also had suggested beer pairings for each dish and a special "beer dinner" where you can try 3.

    I was the only one of my party to go for the special menu, I got the mushroom bruschetta (good), the mahi (very tasty), and bread pudding (also very tasty). My SO got the beer dinner (he chose the 3) with his meal. Another at our table had the "best chicken sandwich of his life." The service was excellent. So, overall we had a great night trying Silvertron.

    Silvertron Cafe
    3813 Clairmont Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35222

    1. Went to Urban Standard for the $10.10 lunch today. It included a cuban sandwich and two goat cheese chick pea fritters on the side. They were soft and cheesy with a hint of lemon. (These were my favorite part). The sandwich was cooked like a panini with soft bread. Overall it was pretty good, but I wish the bread was crunchier. The third course was a "shakerato," which involved espresso shaken with ice, then topped with a layer of sweetened cream, and a layer of thick foam. It was very good, though I'm still feeling the caffeine hours later.

      Urban Standard
      Birmingham, AL, Birmingham, AL