Alabama has a rich history going back several hundreds of years, and as Birmingham apartment-ites, you owe it to yourselves to discover this history as often as you can. Thankfully, there's one place in town where you can take in a bit of Alabama history, while enjoying a delicious meal and some splendid atmosphere at the same time. Cobb Lane Restaurant has been serving satisfied customer since the days of World War II, creating dishes that are authentically Southern, while still being pleasing to almost every appetite. Its fans include big names like famed chef Julia Childs, so you know the taste is sure to be amazing, and its outdoor deck has been voted as the greatest place to eat outdoors by the Birmingham News' Readers' Choice Awards.
Of course, acclaim and ambiance can only get you so far, and at the end of the day, the proof is in the pudding, or in this case, any of the fine dishes you can get from the famed eatery. Of course, the best place to start is with the appetizers, and the best appetizer to start with would have to be the acclaimed She-Crab Soup, a dish that Julia Childs herself has called one of her favorites. You can also try their stuffed pears, grilled salad or fried asparagus for other delicious flavors to start your meal.
Their main courses continue the tradition of delicious cuisine, giving Birmingham apartment-ites such amazing dishes as filet mignon au poivre with roasted asparagus and sweet potatoes, Bourbon-glazed pork tenderloin with pumpkin souffle and heirloom grits, braised beef short ribs with sauteed collard greens and garlic mashed potatoes, or a tomato pastry with goat cheese over creamed spinach and mushrooms. You can also try one of their delicious desserts, including their famous Cobb Lane chocolate roulage, a chocolate souffle with a whipped cream center rolled in cocoa power and dressed with raspberry dressing, or their blackberry cobbler, with piping hot, sugared raspberries baked beneath a buttery crust, served with lightly sweetened whipped cream.
If something's stuck around Birmingham for as long as Cobb Lane Restaurant has, you know its quality. For Birmingham apartment-ites looking for some of the best food in town, you can't do much better than Cobb Lane Restaurant, heralded as bests in town for years, and frequented by some of the top chefs in the business, and with these flavors and ambiance, its easy to see why.