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Birmingham-area cuisine takes center stage in fall benefits, events

Samples of Jawanda's sweet potato pies

Known for its rich history and culture, Birmingham's delicious cuisine is also taking center stage.

It's fall - and that means it's time for food festivals and a chance to have a taste of everything the local cuisine has to offer.

Tonight and over the next couple of months, Birmingham is showcasing local foods that are as unique as the city's residents.

JaWanda Jackson, owner of JaWanda's Sweet Potato Pies, and Will Bevil of Revolve Kitchen & Brew have come together under one roof to help raise money for the local schools.

Tonight's 10th annual Taste of Shelby County is a major fundraiser for the school system. Proceeds benefit teaching, technology, and the students.

Attendees get a chance to sample of some of their hottest menu items, as restaurants and caterers are previewing new items tonight.

While there's nothing better than a home-cooked meal, eating out in Birmingham is the next best thing.

Wanda Jackson says they make their pies to taste as though they've come out fresh from your grandmother's kitchen.

"They're family; when they do come in, we go out and talk to them, give them samples nobody else gets. We treat everyone like family," says Will Bevil.

New restaurants are always opening up in Birmingham, with offerings from the traditional southern to Mexican, Italian, and desserts. Go out, and enjoy!


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