Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Bar 31 Soul Food Kitchen- "Homestyle Cooking Behind The Music"
It's not often that you'd find some of the best home-style cooking in a place known for it's bar atmosphere. Bar 31 in Vestavia Hills has demonstrated that you should never judge a book by it's cover. This live music venue recently made a smart decision to capitalize on it's space and day time availability to begin offering a variety of home-cooked menu items during the weekday lunch rush.
Conveniently located right off the I-65 Montgomery highway exit is a quality lunch experience. Their lunch hours are currently 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. week days.
Atmosphere: This is a live music venue/bar. Located right at the foot of the Comfort Inn in Vestavia. It's spacious, has television, a stage (for evening performances) & a billiards room. The billiards room and stage were not occupied during lunch. This made it easy to transition into a full service restaurant. It was not noisy like a bar would typically be. Thank goodness. If you work in the area, I would definitely suggest this as a regular stop for lunch.
What I had: From the lunch menu, I had the grilled pork chop- (a thick, quality cut of pork) seasoned just right. I also had a side of fresh, steamed broccoli topped with cheese sauce, a side of delicious fried green tomatoes and a PERFECTLY cooked cornbread muffin. (Nothing like a bad cornbread muffin to ruin a meal.) This one was baked just right.
Staff: Friendly, attentive and overall awesome. Sally provided wonderful service and I will ask for her on the next visit. She did try relentlessly to get me to try one of the most beautiful strawberry shortcake desserts I'd ever seen, but I was good =) . Maybe next time.
Price: The price of lunch is $7.50 for a meat and 2 veggies. A great value for a lunch in Vestavia Hills. The strawberry shortcake was priced at $2.50.
Overall experience: I loved it and I shall return.
Follow their daily tweets & Facebook updates to see the daily lunch menus and other specials at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bar-31/431240960246802?ref=ts&fref=ts
For more information, directions or to order take out or even the "forbidden" strawberry shortcake, you can reach Bar 31 at (205) 824-3160.