I recently had articles published about 2 great restaurants in Huntsville, so I want to call your attention to them here on my blog. One I had visited several times previously, and the other was completely new to me. Both have great chefs, unique features, and loyal diners.
Grille 29 is located right at the entrance to The Village of Providence in Madison, AL. It is a WONDERFUL place to celebrate a happy occasion. The food, the ambiance and the service are worth the splurge. You can dress up or dress down, but prepare to feel special when you’re there.
Executive Chef Cara Thompson is bringing her experience, her knowledge of Huntsville people, her skill and her youthful adventuresome nature to Grille 29’s kitchen, and the results will have you going back for more again and again. Flavors of cheesecake and bread pudding vary depending upon Cara’s whim and seasonal ingredients, and her specials allow you to have new taste experiences during each visit. One of their menu items — Grouper Oscar — is listed in “100 Dishes to eat in Alabama before you die,” and it is worthy of the description. Steaks are handcut from Hereford beef, and the seafood is shipped using wet ice by ground transportation for peak freshness.
The formula for success in Huntsville has led to adding another Grille 29 location at Brookwood Village in Birmingham.
Read more about this fabulous place in my article for MilesGeek.com here and see some photos that will have you picking up the phone to make a reservation. Did I mention chocolate souffle?
1892 East was new to me, but I’m so glad I found it. Billed as “the New American restaurant and tavern in the neighborhood,” it has been heartily embraced by diners living in the historic Five Points area of Huntsville as well as those who gladly drive in from all of the city. In fact, the atmosphere of neighbors-eating-with-neighbors drew me in right from the beginning.
Executive Chef Steven Bunner seeks out the very best in locally-sourced ingredients and combines them into uncommon offerings seldom found on other menus. Vegetarians, in particular, will be pleased when they peruse the selections at 1892 East. Think about Mushroom Pot Pie or a Tempeh Sandwich for lunch or maybe Vegetable Cassoulet or Roasted Acorn Squash for dinner. I had Stuffed Trout when I was there, and it was cooked perfectly. After appetizers of Scallop Rangoon, I still had room to share Creme Brulee with Steve. Never fear. There are plenty of non-vegetarian choices as well, such as beef tenderloin, salmon, chicken, shrimp and chops, and the kids’ menu includes mac and cheese, grilled chicken and French fries, along with Cheese Flatbread. Definitely something for everyone.
Here is my article about 1892 East in MilesGeek.com.
On both of these evenings, Steve and I were hosted by the restaurants, but in spite of their generosity, the opinions expressed are 100% my own.