Two restaurants new to Birmingham have plans to open soon on U.S. 280.
Chicken Salad Chick, which started in Auburn, expects to open in early September at the Village at Lee Branch on Doug Baker Boulevard. Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, which hasn’t announced an opening date yet, will be at 3500 Grandview Parkway.
Chicken Salad Chick has 15 different spins on chicken salad, from the Barbie-Q with a hickory-smoked flavor to the Luau Lydia with pineapple and macadamia nuts. The menu also includes salads, soups and desserts.
Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen specialties include seafood and other dishes with Louisiana flavors. Mississippi Catfish Opelousas is blackened catfish with oysters, shrimp and crabmeat in a lemon garlic butter sauce and served with dirty rice. Pasta Mardi Gras is linguine tossed with crawfish, Andouille sausage and crimini mushrooms in a marinara cream sauce topped with jumbo grilled shrimp. Diners also can opt for Louisiana-style staples like shrimp and grits or crawfish or shrimp etoufee.
Two restaurants with other Birmingham stores are opening on U.S. 280, too. Newk’s Express Café will open its third Birmingham location at Inverness Corners. The Egg & I will move into the old Dale’s Southern Grill space in Arbor Place.
Newk’s should be open in early September, while The Egg & I is set to open Aug. 6.