The Birmingham Originals, an eclectic group of locally-owned restaurants in the Birmingham area, will host the eighth annual Break ’n Bread food and wine event and the inaugural Music City Chefs in the Magic City Gala Dinner.
Break ‘n Bread will be Oct. 9 from 1 to 5 p.m. Previously held at Pepper Place Market, this year’s event has been moved to Railroad Park to accommodate the festival’s growth.
Break ‘n Bread will feature signature dish tastings from nearly 40 Birmingham Originals restaurants, including Ocean, Ted’s Restaurant, Little Savannah, Daniel George, Mafiaoza’s, Nabeel’s, Hot and Hot Fish Club and Satterfield’s.
J. Clyde’s Jerry Hartley will pair a wide selection of wine and beer tastings, from Birmingham’s own Good People Brewery to International Wines, Pinnacle Imports and more.
Festival guests will also be treated to entertainment from American Idol winner Taylor Hicks, co-owner of Birmingham’s Ore Bar & Grill, as well as tunes from Memphis-based singer/songwriter Eliot Morris.
While foodies convene at the tasting tents, families will enjoy a dedicated children’s area featuring face painting with clowns from the Children’s Hospital of Alabama, a petting corner and entertainment from the Birmingham Zoo, healthy cooking demonstrations, a Desert Island Supply Company writing workshop and a pumpkin decorating station.
A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Children’s Hospital of Alabama.
For the first time, Birmingham Originals will expand outside of Alabama, inviting