Monday, September 10, 2018

You're invited! Roverchase's 5th Birthday Party

The Birmingham Restaurant Raider has partnered with the Roverchase Foundation to plan one of the best events of the year & all for a great cause!
Come celebrate Roverchase's 5th birthday at Good People Brewing Company on Friday September 14, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. We will have delicious hors d'oeuvres catered by Shindigs and a cash beer bar with awesome Good People Brews. 

All proceeds will benefit The Roverchase Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial aid to families to receive service dogs who may otherwise not be able to afford them. To apply for a service animal please email

According to the International Association of Assistance Dog Partners, service dogs can assist with lots of critical tasks including the following: 

Service Dogs Basic Tasks

  • Answers when someone’s at the door by pulling a lever.
  • Brings or retrieves stuff to its owner, such as the mail, medicine bottles or any other items.
  • Barks, summons or alerts someone in the other room, for the owner who cannot get to them.
  • Helps his owner get around, or get up from his seat, or climb the stairs at the home or in public establishments.
  • Be his owner’s steady support, in case he experiences an imbalance while doing activities.
  • Carries medicine and other provisions for his owner in a specialized back pack.

Service Dogs Tasks During Emergencies

  • Brings the phone to his owner to call 911 or a relative.
  • Knows how to bark at a speaker phone to signal for emergency.
  • Interrupts or tags its owner during a trigger or psychiatric occurrence.
  • Alerts other people when its owner is in distress.
  • Leads other people to its owner, who could already be down on the floor after an episode or a suicide attempt, especially in cases of depression and mood disorders.
  • Alert its owner in cases of fire or burglary attempts.

Tickets are available through EventBrite. Get yours today!

The Fetch Treat Truck will be on site with awesome doggie treats for all of our 4 legged guests.

Party Like A Puppy
Good People Brewing
114 14th Street South (across from Regions Field)
Birmingham, AL 35233
7:00 P.M.- 9:30 P.M.

Thanks For Reading & Sharing! 
~The Birmingham Restaurant Raider
"Anonymously Raiding A Restaurant Near You"

The Roverchase Foundation partners with nationally respected service dog schools to help these approved families with the funding needed to acquire one of these 
life-changing animals. 


Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Fried Green Tomatoes- Southern Traditional Cooking

When I visit my family up north, there are a few things that you absolutely can't find. Sweet tea is one of them and a good Krispy Kreme doughnut shop. Each time I visit, I frequently get the question "Where can we find good food when we come down south?" Many places come to mind and Fried Green Tomato's is one of them. Infamous for their southern style dishes, they have a tendency to attract lots of locals who were born and raised in the south & visitors who just want to experience southern flavored food.

I recently stopped by with a friend for lunch and were were not surprised at how truly good they are. 

Atmosphere: Fried Green Tomato's is modest in size. Upon entry, there is a dessert display that sits right inside the door full of amazing sweets such as Oreo pie, their famous chocolate chess pie and other sweet treats. I'd say cover your eyes if you don't want to be tempted.Their fast casual set up allows you to order and pay first then seat yourself at one of their tables. Beverage refills such as tea & lemonade are self serve. 

Staff: The staff was pretty friendly. We had no issues there. The only time we encountered someone was at the time our orders were placed. 

What We had: I had their buttermilk fried chicken breast. This large chicken portion was seasoned and cooked to perfection. I also had the friend green tomatoes. Their tomatoes are battered in their signature Whistle Stop Cafe fried green tomato batter which is sold in stores. I also had a side of turnip greens with a large portion of traditional cornbread. The turnip greens were good in flavor, but this side dish was terribly over cooked in my opinion. Next time I will definitely opt for a different side dish. To top it all off, I had a slice of Oreo pie to go. (it didn't make the photos, but was amazing) 
My lunch mate had nearly the same thing with a buttermilk fried leg quarter which she raved about, accompanied with greens, fried green tomatoes w/ mac & cheese. 

Prices: Both lunches without dessert rounded out to be just over $10 each. Desserts are priced at around $2.99. Not too bad for lunch. 

Overall experience: Fried Green Tomatoes is definitely a place that we will return to. Their traditional cooking combined with their service and atmosphere make for an awesome place to have lunch or dinner. 

For more information please visit their website at 

Place an on-line pick up or delivery order via WaitrApp at

Follow them on Facebook :Fried-Green-Tomatos 
Twitter @friedgreents
Instagram @fried_green_tomatos/

Fried Green Tomato's
1615 Montgomery Hwy
Suite 132
Hoover, AL 35216 

Also visit their other restaurant 
The Whistle Stop Cafe 
1906 1st Ave N, Irondale, AL 35210

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