Chuck's Behind-the-Scenes Instagram Pics: Birmingham


Chuck samples the sweet, the savory and the slice of humor Alabama chefs bring to their local foods.


Where To?

Chuck pauses atop some city street art to see where he's standing in Birmingham.


Down the street from the Five Points strip stands this theater with an iconic marquee.

A Little Rusty

The historic Sloss grounds off of Five Points serve as a history lesson for Chuck.

From the Outside In

A sign for The Veranda greets its patrons on a cheery brick wall of the restaurant's exterior.

Here at Home

Chuck and Veranda chef Jimmy discuss the abundance of local ingredients in Birmingham.

Good Catch

Fresh crab is one of the highlights of the salad at The Veranda.

To Cap It Off

The cupcakes at the Dreamcakes truck in Birmingham stand sky high with delicious caps of frosting.


In the window of the Melt grilled cheese truck, Chef Padget Pizitz reminds her patrons to eat local.

Window Watcher

The guys at Shindigs food truck in Birmingham display their sense of humor through the front window.

Totally Rad

A beautiful cluster of radishes waits to go into Chef Adam Grusin's egg salad tartine at Chez Fon Fon.

Tastes Eggcellent

Alongside Chef Adam Grusin, Chuck makes an egg salad tartine that pairs nicely with fresh baked bread.

Taste of the South

Chef Frank Stitt uses country ham in his hearty southern dish at Highlands Bar & Grill.

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