Soul Pie

This is a pizza I had last summer in Birmingham at Slice Pizza and Brew,

725 29th Street South.

I’d like to have another one sometime!


It’s the Soul Pie:

Turnip Greens, Black Eye Peas, Conecuh Sausage, Grilled Red Onion, Bacon, Pepperjack and Cheddar Cheese.


Piccione Pastry

It’s new. It’s open.

In the Loop at the northeast corner of Delmar and Skinker.

They sell huge and delicious cannoli.

Cannoli-Chocolate Chip

They also have some very nice Sfogliatella Riccia, as seen below. You must try one. I insist.
Sfogliatella Riccia

The Cappuccino is pretty good, too! Getcha some.

Open 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday & Sunday

11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Thursday through Saturday

prasino opening today in st. charles

e.e. cummings fans and k.d. lang fans, take note:

The restaurant name is “prasino,” with a lower case “p.”


prasino is located right off I-70 at the 5th street exit. They’re in the same building as the new Tucanos, where the old Noah’s Ark used to be.

prasino is open at 11:00 a.m. each day thru next Monday. Beginning April 30, they’ll open each day at 8:00 a.m. for breakfast.

They’re offering an Earth Dinner (a sustainably sourced Lobster Stuffed Avocado with chili beurre blanc and mango salsa) thru Friday (4/26), with a portion of the proceeds going to Chefs Collaborative.

Chef Wars winner: Adam Gnau

After four quarterfinal Fiala Food Chef Wars dinners and two semifinal dinners, the two finalists emerged: executive chefs Matt Abeshouse of The Crossing and Adam Gnau of Acero.

On Wednesday, April 17, the sold-out final round dinner at The Crossing—a five-course affair—saw Adam Gnau (pictured below) crowned the winner. Adam’s Artichoke Crostini was voted the best dish of the evening.


The winner was chosen by the diners who rated each course on their scorecards. Diners did not know which chef prepared which dish.

The event also marked the 15th anniversary of The Crossing (in Clayton), which opened on April 15, 1998.