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I can’t tell you guys how excited I am to share about my experience to one of Birmingham’s newest additions! I remember hearing about a new diner coming to Alabama from some people from Tuscaloosa, only to find out we were getting one here. Yay! It’s called Metro Diner and it’s a place “Where the Locals Eat!” That’s me! Guess what else? They serve breakfast ALL day long! You may also remember seeing them on Food Network’s: Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives! You can check out the clips here. I just have to share one thing…YO HALA ON THE SQUARE!

During the week of Birmingham’s own Restaurant Week, I had the pleasure of trying it out for myself! Of course prior to my dining experience, I had to check out their menu. At first glance, I knew it would be a place that would feel like home — made with love like food served straight from Mama’s kitchen!

I was right.

Now let’s talk about the menu item that brought music to my ears! It was the deliciousness that is their Fried Chicken and Waffles — but wait for it….the waffles are topped with house-made strawberry butter! OMGeeeee…my soul was overjoyed! I love that the portion sizes are very generous, which means there is plenty to share. Sharing is caring!

Here is a breakdown (in more detail) of the menu items we ordered:

Fried Chicken and Waffles with House-made Strawberry Butter

Half a fried chicken and a Belgian waffle topped with a sweet, strawberry butter and served with a signature sweet and spicy sauce.

 

Charleston Shrimp & Grits

Two fried grit cakes infused with cheese, roasted red peppers and Andouille sausage. Topped with shrimp, sausage, onions and peppers in a shrimp sauce. Garnished with chopped bacon and green onions.

Y’all! Sorry, the grit cakes brought the southern out of me. They were everything! At first I was a little skeptical. Like…who turns grits into a cake!? Ummm…Metro Diner, that’s who! And they are AMAZING!

 

Two Egg Breakfast with Ham (someone wanted to order fries) – not naming any names.

 

Chicken Pot Pie

If you look in the right corner of the second photo with the shrimp and grits, and squint a little, you’ll see it, lol:  One of our guests ordered the Chicken Pot Pie, and of course I had to get a taste! It’s loaded with fresh baked chicken, lima beans, corn, carrots, peas and French cut green beans. Topped with a homemade biscuit crust.

But wait…did you read that? BISCUIT CRUST! *SWOONS* You can also get the pot pie in regular or jumbo size.

I think you already know how I feel about this place, and I’m beyond excited to have it in our city. You can tell everything is made with love, and I love that it’s a place “where the locals eat!”

Before I go…

EXCITING news! A new location is Coming Soon to Vestavia! So in the meantime, in between time…make sure you check it out for yourself, and let me know what you think! You can find Metro Diner on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! I hope your first experience will be just as amazing as mine!

XX

 

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary gift certificate to enjoy the yumminess that is Metro Diner, but as always all opinions are my own.

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