Roots & Revelry, affectionately nicknamed R&R, is the new culinary kid on the block, and we could not be more thrilled. This Birmingham restaurant opened its doors on February 3rd, and in very little time, already has the food world talking. From wonderful food to phenomenal service, this restaurant is a cross between fine-dining and casual eating. Don’t think the two mix? Try it out for yourself, and you’ll see.
The executive chef is Brandon Cain who, for those of you who don’t know, helped found Saw’s Soul Kitchen and Post Office Pies in Avondale. Cain has quite the reputation as a chef. The premise behind the food Cain cooks up is, to a point, simplistic. He uses quality ingredients and then designs the meals to let the quality shine through. So, although simple in a way, it’s also more complex since his technique requires a thorough knowledge of how each ingredient can best be expressed.
We already mentioned the cross between fine-dining and casual eating, but let us explain. The idea behind the experience at Roots & Revelry is to bring decadent, delicious food to the table without the high prices and hoity-toity attitude of some fine-dining establishments. Cain’s goal was to keep entrees between $18 and $25. Though that’s still more expensive than what you may be able to afford everyday, it can be a treat that won’t leave your wallet empty.
Not only is the food both tasty and affordable, the restaurant is also located in the Thomas Jefferson Tower in downtown Birmingham. By creating the restaurant here, Cain is again part of the revitalization of historic parts of Birmingham. Built in 1929, Thomas Jefferson Tower was originally a hotel and is now being brought back to life.
What Cain has accomplished through his new Birmingham restaurant Roots & Revelry is truly something you have to see for yourself. So, come, check it out and leave with a full belly and good memories.
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