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Birmingham, Alabama is a medical research and banking center of the southeast with more green space per person than any other city in the nation. It is also the home of countless great places to eat. This article will describe three of them: The Silver Coin Indian Grill, Niki’s West, and Bottega.
The Silver Coin Indian Grill is located at 3321 Lorna Rd. At lunchtime, they have a buffet that includes fruits and salads, entrees including tandoori chicken, rice, and desserts. While you enjoy your lunch, servers bring you freshly baked naan. At dinnertime, the menu includes dishes from southern and northern India, along with some Indo-Chinese dishes. All the condiments are made in-house, and the servers are helpful about describing dishes to those who are new to Indian cuisine. Two highly recommended dishes are the chicken tikki masala with mango chutney and shahi ghosh kurma, which is lamb in cashew nut sauce.
Niki’s West, located at 233 Finley Ave W has been around since 1957 and has been run by two generations of the Hontzas family. They have a cafeteria line and menu service, and are renowned for their delicious “meat and three” type comfort food of the American south. Everyone from doctors to truck drivers enjoys Niki’s West. While the range of choices can be overwhelming, it is a good place to take visitors from other regions for a true taste of southern cooking. Niki’s West is an institution in Birmingham, a great place to socialize and people watch.
Bottega Restaurant can be found in the historic Bottega Favorita building at 2240 Highland Ave. S. It is one of Birmingham’s top upscale restaurants, opening in 1988 and consistently receiving top reviews ever since. The food incorporates culinary traditions from Italy, northern Africa, and the Mediterranean countries. Game, beef, and seafood are offered, and the parmesan soufflé and the three-cheese macaroni and cheese are two of its most celebrated dishes.
Birmingham has a thriving restaurant scene, where you can find any type of food you desire. The Silver Coin, Niki’s West, and Bottega are just three examples of the great culinary variety you can experience in Alabama’s largest city.
write by Viva