The West Alabama Food & Wine Festival will feature a variety of foods from the Tuscaloosa area’s best restaurants, ranging from our favorite southern dishes from Cypress Inn to Taziki’s mediterranean delights.
Built with cypress wood and nestled along the Black Warrior River, Cypress Inn has become incredibly popular with both locals and visitors. The restaurant, located at 501 Rice Mine Road, has been recognized by numerous publications for its fine southern cuisine and casual river front dining. Using a combination of family recipes and local ingredients, Cypress Inn in sure to be a great addition to this year’s festival.
Nestled in downtown Tuscaloosa, on the corner of University Boulevard and 23rd Ave., DePalma’s provides the area with a wide array of Italian treasures. From their well-known antipastas and fresh pasta’s to their delectable calzones, pizzas and specialty items, DePalma’s is sure to have something to excite your palate at this year’s festival.
With an artistic and luxurious interior, Evangaline’s offers a warm ambiance and fine dining experience. Located at 1653 McFarland Blvd., Evangaline’s provides exceptional service for private intimate dinners, social events and corporate parties. Evangeline’s experienced staff personally selects ingredients for its array of sensational signature dishes. The restaurant is sure to be perfect fit at this year’s festival.
The festival couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome The Globe back to Tuscaloosa and to be a part of this year’s festival. The restaurant, which originally ran for 17 years in downtown Northport, will be reopening in the former Carmelo Café space located at 405 23rd Ave. Owner and chef Jeff Wilson plans to bring back many of the old favorites on the menu, such as the filet, the Thai Emerald Curry, the Shrimp Criollo and The Globe’s Special Salad.
Old-fashioned Southern favorites presented with a modern style are a dining specialty at the Hotel Capstone Restaurant. Located just steps inside Hotel Capstone at 320 Paul Bryant Drive, the restaurant offer impeccable cuisine and a beautiful location for this year’s festival.
Located at 3510 Loop Road, Kozy’s Restaurant and Courtyard offers a calm and friendly atmosphere that’s well, cozy. With a historic Hollywood décor and old- school black and white photos, Kozy’s provides a great escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life to unwind and enjoy impeccable dining. Famous entrées such as the Kozy’s Filet and well-known appetizers such as Kozy’s mushrooms or onion soup are always a hit with locals and visitors of Tuscaloosa.
Mary’s Cakes and Pastries
In historic downtown Northport, located at 412 22nd Ave., Mary’s Cakes & Pastries offers cookies, pastries, beverages and a daily lunch special. The specialty bakery also makes unique cakes for weddings, birthdays and any other occasion. With Mary’s Cakes & Pastries a part of this year’s festival, there is sure to be treats to suffice any sweet tooth.
Taziki’s Mediterranean Café
Inspired by fresh flavors and healthy ingredients from Greece, Taziki’s Mediterranean Café has become a popular restaurant in Tuscaloosa. Located in Midtown Village at 1800 McFarland Blvd., great food has become more than a product – It has become a passion. These Mediterranean-inspired dishes are destined to please guest at this year’s festival.
With a mission of serving the freshest quality local foods available with a New Orleans, Southern Coastal flare, Tin Top Restaurant and Oyster bar is sure to be a hit at this year’s festival. The restaurant, located at 4851 Rice Mine Road Northeast, opened in August 2004 and hasn’t stopped serving delectable dishes to its patrons since. The dining patio, equipped with a new fireplace, adds a great place to enjoy quality dining in an outdoor atmosphere.
Wintzell’s Oyster House has been serving seafood dishes to the Gulf Coast for over 70 years, and its famous oysters have earned them praise far and wide. Its Tuscaloosa location is no different and the festival is proud to include them as one of the feature restaurants this year. Located on Bridge Avenue, the restaurant supplies Tuscaloosa with a wide variety of delectable seafood, banquet facilities and catering for all occasions.