Find out what to do in Birmingham, Alabama with this editor-guided tour for the food lover.
Story by Hunter Lewis

Morning Must
Yewande Komolafe's bourbon-pecan sticky buns and a fresh-roasted cup of joe at Octane Coffee in Homewood.

Best Kept Secret
Asian staples at Super Oriental Market and authentic Chinese at in-market Red Pearl Restaurant.

While Away the Afternoon...
With a pre-Barons game pint at Good People Brewing Company. Celebrate a win with a bag of salted peanuts from the Peanut Depot.

Smartest Use of $20
Head to the bar at Chez Fonfon and order a burger ($14.95) and a beer ($4.50). Try your hand on the bocce court out back.

Perfect Ending to the Day
Drinks on the patio at The Garage Cafe after work. The cash-only dive, lined with antiques-filled garage bays, is a bona fide institution.