Thursday, June 15, 2017

Event: Zoo, Brews & Full Moon BBQ

Get ready Birmingham! It's time once again for the 3rd annual Zoo, Brews & Full Moon Barbecue event at the Birmingham Zoo! This event is a barbecue & craft beer lover's dream.🍻🍻🍻

This is one of the most popular events in the city. Attendees will have a chance to have a catered dinner provided by  Full Moon Barbecue. There will be entertainment by Alabama based Park Band Music. A live demonstration by Avian Adventures Free Flight Bird Show. Also making an appearance will be the Talladega Super Speedway pace car  & street team.

Sounds like a ball of fun, right?

In addition to all of that, over a dozen craft beer breweries will be on hand to provide some of the best cold brews from all over the state & the southeast. Not into craft beer & wine? Well, don't despair. There will be lot's of non- alcoholic beverages for you!

In case you can't get a sitter 👶, there will be a kids activity area and the exciting new
Pirate Train Ride, friendly animals and MORE!!!

This event will take place on Saturday June 17, 2017 from 5:30p.m-8:30 p.m. at the zoo.
Purchase your tickets EARLY! 
Infants (under 3): FREE
Under 21: $20
Designated Driver: $20 (purchase under 21 ticket)
Over 21 after April 21: $35


The Birmingham Zoo also offers memberships packed with tons of benefits! 

For more information on regular zoo hours, booking a meeting space or a special event call the friendly folks in the office at (205) 879-0409

Thanks for reading & sharing!
~The Birmingham Restaurant Raider
"Anonymously Raiding A Restaurant Near You"

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

REVIEW "Get Your Fix At Cookie Fix!

MMMM... Have I got a warm gooey story for you! There are certain smells that are easily identifiable to me: fresh cut grass, mom's famous meatloaf and fresh baked cookies.
I recently had the pleasure of stopping in to visit the team at Cookie Fix, one of Homewood's newest go-to spots. Located in the popular SoHo section of town, Cookie Fix has already developed an impressive clientele and an even more impressive reputation. When you walk inside, the smell of fresh baked cookies smacks you right smack dab in the face.

They are a "small batch" cookie shop that features a selection of daily hand crafted cookies that are available in "ready-to-bake" dough form or hot & fresh out of the oven. They even sell mini cast iron skillets to use when baking the individual cookies.

The staff was amazing. They gave great details about the business and the process. A friendly face is definitely always the icing on top of a dining experience.
My box of cookies included:
  • Traditional Chocolate Chip
  • The Presidential Chocolate Chip
  • Oatmeal Salted Dark Chocolate Caramel
  • Healthy Peanut Butter: flour-less with lower butter & sugar content
  • The White Trash: white chocolate, pretzel & toffee
  • The M&M Chocolate Chip
  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk
  • And their brand spanking new item, The Coffee Oreo Chocolate Chunk
 I know that was a mouthful. I had a little taste of them all and YES..... They were all amazing.
 The bad part about this is that the cookies are so large that you might be forced to share.

* Just a little serving suggestion by yours truly, all of these would go great with a scoop of Bluebell Bride's Cake ice cream and I think you will definitely be in heaven.

For more information on how you too can get your Cookie Fix, visit their website at
2854 18th Street South
Homewood, AL 35209
Follow them on Facebook
Twitter @cookie_fix

Thanks for reading & sharing!

~The Birmingham Restaurant Raider
"Shhhh....Anonymously Raiding A Restaurant Near You!"
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Fresh Baked Specials

Hand crafted & ready for the Cookie Fix ovens

Ready To Bake

Pick up a cookie fix t-shirt

The mini cast iron cookie skillet