The suburban newspaper for Mountain Brook, Homewood, Vestavia Hills, Hoover and north shelby county
One of Birmingham’s premier food and wine events has a new venue.
Breakin’ Bread, the Local Flavor Festival is moving to Sloss Furnaces for this year’s event, set for Sept. 27 from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. The move was due to the need for more space because of the festival’s popularity and expansion, organizers said.
Hosted by the Birmingham Originals, an organization that promotes dining in local independent restaurants, Breakin’ Bread aims at attracting families.
Foodies will get to taste signature dishes from more than 40 Birmingham restaurants plus Alabama beers, wines and soft drinks.
A VIP area will host a cooking contest featuring some Birmingham Originals chefs.
The event also includes a farmers market, children’s area, music, wine tasting seminars by Scott Jones of Jones Is Thirsty, and a beer garden showcasing Alabama craft brews.
The Alabama Tourism Department named Breakin’ Bread one of the signature experiences for the Year of Alabama Food.
General admission tickets for ages 21 and older are $34.50. The cost is $20 for ages 12-20. Children under 12 are admitted free. VIP tickets are $99.
Additional alcoholic beverage tokens are $4.
Birmingham Originals has donated more than $100,000 to local charities. This year, the group is again donating a portion of ticket sales to Camp Smile-A-Mile and Make-A-Wish Alabama.