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Bite-sized updates from Kathryn Valencia.

Things That Make You Go Yummmmm!

"I can resist anything except temptation." (Oscar Wilde) Chocolate Cake So ... yeah ... I ate chocolate cake for breakfast. After a brisk walk in the crisp, cool air this option extended the joy. "Sometimes what you want is just what you need." (Soul Speak pg. 12) But...

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Things That Make You Go Yummmmm!

France/Spain France and Spain ... That's casting a big net. However, this recent trip had a different dining theme than we're used to when traveling. Usually, we want to experience everything we can, culinary-wise, so we will go to a different place for each meal,...

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Things That Make You Go Yummmmm! #6

Watkin's Branch Bourbon and Brasserie/Sunday Brunch Owner, J. P. Holland, must enjoy obscure locations for his eating establishments. The Fig Tree, one of my top B'ham picks, is right in the middle of Cahaba Heights, yet hidden in its own little out-of-the-way nook....

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Things That Make You Go “Yummmmm” #5

Brick & Tin - Mountain Brook Village Outdoor seating makes Brick & Tin a favorite of mine after a run when I'm sweaty and want to grab a bite before the hours it would take to clean up and be presentable. They even put out a water station on the sidewalk for...

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Things That Make You Go “Yummmmm” #4

BOCA - OWNER/CHEF TOM SAAB Tom Saab's BOCA is a home-run restaurant to add to Birmingham's first-rate culinary reputation. Birmingham, AL has so many good restaurants; there hasn't been one that's surprised me in a long time, but this one did. 2nd Avenue N. has become...

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Things That Make You Go “Yummmmm”#3

La Marmotte, Telluride, CO Ohh La La! For being such a small town, Telluride does not lack in a variety of fine dining and La Marmotte is très magnifique! Walking up on San Juan Ave. right off the gondola you'll see outdoor glass dining pods surrounded by snow under...

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Things That Make You Go “Yummmmm” #2

Brown Dog Pizza, Telluride Colorado I love good food, real food, real good food. I contend that there is no bad food as long as it's real, not riddled with preservatives and additives. And when you come across pizza with freshly in-house made Detroit-style deep dish...

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Things That Make You Go “Yummmmm” #1

All Valencia Women Love Good Foodies Hero Donuts, Red Cat Cafe, The Essential It's hard to choose between the eateries mentioned in Running Birmingham #1 so I'll touch on each one. Hero Donuts started with a booth at Pepper Place Market on Saturdays and now has...

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