Post Office Pies

Sometimes pizza is the answer… ha! Who am I kidding? Pizza is always the answer!

On this Sunday evening, after a slow day in the store, my friend and I decided we NEEDED the all-american, potentially life-threatening combination of beer and pizza. One of the fun things about living in Birmingham is always having the option to enjoy locally brewed beer. (Off the radar, I’m a nutrition fanatic that loves a good beer.. sue me). The restaurant and brewing worlds do a great job of joining forces and making it nearly impossible to stick to our miserable, low-calorie diets.

So today, my friend Beomjy and I went all out. We ordered a 14 inch margarita pizza, that was baked in a real life brick oven (yes those do still exist). You know that crisp, almost burnt taste with a dust of leftover flour from when the chef rolled the dough?… yeah that. That’s just the pizza dough. Once your teeth sink into the dough and your palate reaches the good stuff, it’s a whole new ballgame. The mozzarella cheese, the baby tomatoes, the basil leaves straight from the herb garden outside… I think I might be in Italy right now! To top of this mouth watering pizza experience, add Avondale Brewery’s Peach Saison to the mix. It’s the perfect summer brew for a girl and her pizza. Mmmm what a sunday. Good food, good beer and great company.

Much to my surprise, Post Office Pies in located right next door to Avondale Brewery, right outside of downtown Birmingham. It provides a laid back environment with large tables for a family-style dining experience. With the daily specials graffiti’d on the chalkboard walls, bistro lights hung for a cozier atmosphere and post cards sporadically placed, Post Office Pies won my heart and my tummy!

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Pepper Place {Farmers Market}

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Beginning during the early heat waves of Spring, Birmingham folks flock together on Saturday mornings to enjoy fresh, locally grown produce and celebrate the growing sustainability factor Birmingham has to offer. I cannot explain to you the feeling of knowing there are so many people that love our planet and cherish the nutrients it provides! I sound like such a tree-hugging hippie, but my heart swells with pride when I see other people taking ownership in our ability to be sustainable, even in a city like Birmingham! Located in Pepper Place, the quaint streets are lined with white-topped tents that shield the pride and joy the locals put on display.

This past weekend I took two of my best friends, Kelsey and Sydnee, to show them how precious this Saturday morning tradition is! Needless to say, it was 92 degrees and PACKED, but we still had a blast. I obviously brought back my jar for a $5 tea from Piper & Leaf. This time I decided on a delicious honey-suckle flavor. It was unreal. The heat was way too much to handle, but the tea saved my life… and my mood. Syd opted for a cup of freshly squeezed lemonade… and boy was it fresh. There is just something so comforting and charming about seeing the lemons squeezed directly into your drink! We also treated ourselves to a $3 sausage biscuit from Monroe Sausage. The sausage was smoked to perfection and strategically placed between two fluffy biscuit halves to compliment my honeysuckle tea for an amazing breakfast experience.

If you have yet to make your way to this old-fashioned, southern attraction, be sure to stop by one Saturday! Pets and children are welcome 🙂