The Huntsville Dining Guide
Ready to dine, sip, and nosh like a local? In this feature, The Scout Guide Huntsville shares the inside scoop on what you simply have to taste in Huntsville! Nominated and voted on by more than 6,500 local Huntsville foodies, these are the must-taste dishes and drinks direct from the chefs, servers, and owners that should be at the top of your list when you partake in and around Huntsville!
1. COFFEE — Gold Sprint & ShakeIt Boba
Jasmine Mango with Rainbow Jelly on the far left, Brown Sugar Fresh Milk with Black Pearls Boba (center), and Green Tai Milk Tea with Crystal Boba on the right are a few of the must-sips at ShakeIt Boba!
Latte—A double shot of Domestique espresso + steamed milk is a favorite at Gold Sprint. We also suggest trying our favorite— the Signature Matcha Latte, traditionally prepared ceremonial grade Japanese matcha, Remedy lavender, and subtly sweetened with a double shot of house-made vanilla syrup, hot!
2. BREAKFAST — Canadian Bakin
Lox & Loaded—smoked salmon, tomato, pickled onion, capers, cream cheese and Sweet City Leek Micros on a bagel of your choice.
Iced Miel Latte—Honey cinnamon latte.
The Q-Becco—bacon, egg, cheddar, and caramelized onions on a bagel of your choice.
Cinnamon Brioche—buttery brioche loaf swirled with cinnamon and brown sugar.
3. LUNCH — Taco Mama, CHOPCHOP Fresh Salads, & Viet Cuisine
Watermelon Margarita—Fresh summer watermelon muddled down with Blanco tequila and fresh lime juice.
Burrito Bowl—Build your own with fresh meats like shrimp, tuna, chicken, Barbacoa, chorizo, ground beef, pork, and fried or grilled flounder piled high with fresh, free toppings—as many as you like!
The Sweet Bowl Alabama—wild rice, shredded kale, roasted sweet potatoes, apples, almonds, local goat cheese, roasted chicken, with a balsamic vinaigrette.
This Veggie Vermicelli is a favorite of Scout Guide photographer, White Rabbit Studios’ Ashley Vaughn.
And also, Lemongrass dishes are the favorite of many of their customers.
4. DINNER — Phat Sammy’s, Goodland Pourhouse, & 1892 East
Phat Sammy’s K-Mac—Seasoned double cheeseburger, house-made kimchi, aged cheddar, signature Good AF sauce, Canadian Bakin’ brioche bun, bacon, egg.
The favorite of their patrons – Notorious P. I. E.
A new take on shrimp & grits … Chef butterflies four jumbo shrimp and stuffs them with grits and local cheese from Wright dairy farms. Breaded with panko and fried, they are served with a smokey tomato dipping sauce.
5. BAR/BREWERY — Straight to Ale, Fractal Brewing, & Green Bus
Monkeynaut IPA is Straight to Ale’s flagship beer—Albert. Able. Gordo. Miss Baker. Bonny. Goliath. Between 1948 and 1961 these primate pioneers and others bravely went where no man had ever gone before, paving the way for manned U.S. spaceflight. This hoppy little monkey of a beer is a tribute to those Simian heroes of yesteryear. It has a citrusy, floral hop aroma, a strong malt body and a crisp finish.
They told us to also try the Bistro Burger—1/2 pound fresh Angus beef, thick-cut bacon, cheddar cheese, kosher pickles, crispy buttermilk onion straws, with a signature bistro sauce is a favorite of patrons!
The Guava Mango Sour—Like a Jackson Pollock painting for your taste buds! Crazy different ingredients that combine in an infinitely complex, remarkably refreshing way.
Time Taker Pilsener—A classic German-style lager expressing beer in its most basic form. This beer is crisp and beautifully clear. Fractal told us this is best enjoyed as a slow-pour in a Fractal Pilsener glass!
We love that Fractal Brewing Project has an outdoor space designed with spread-out entertainment in mind!
Green Bus Brewing is beer and then some! Jenna says try the Blackberry seltzer—it’s delish!
6. BAKERY/SWEETS — The Moon Bake Shop & Sweet Thyme Bakery
Cookie Cake— The Moon Bakeshop told us these are becoming extremely popular! They use classic chocolate chip cookie dough and decorate beautifully with all-butter buttercream. Customers have said it’s the best cookie cake they’ve ever had!
Cruffin—Croissant dough shaped into a muffin, rolled in sugar, and filled with housemade pastry cream! The croissant dough is a three-day process to make, and full of European high-fat butter!
Earl grey and blackberry scones with citrus glaze is a proven popular treat!
7. TAKEAWAY — Domaine South, Hippea Camper, & Pane e Vino
The charcuterie boards are a feast for the eyes and the tastebuds. Try any combination of delectable local goodies for a perfect pairing with your favorite wine.
The Hot Tamale bowl is their customers’ fav! It’s layered with creamy cheddar cheese grits, seasoned black beans, avocado mash, and our homemade hot salsa. It’s filling and great for any meal, plus it’s vegan! (You won’t even be able to tell when you taste the creamy cheddar cheese grits that no animals were harmed in making this or anything on their menu.)
The Michelangelo! An ever classic and light pizza topped with fresh mozzarella, tomato, basil, and garlic.
Now that you have a list of must-visit restaurants paired with their very best signature dishes and drinks—dine like a local! We hope that you have a new-to-you place to try out and a new favorite dish or drink to look forward to. And don’t forget to let us know, if you have a new fav we should try—tag us (@tsghuntsville) on your posts on social media so we can share.
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