By Sheena Gregg
Chances are, your fall revolves around football season. Hungry out of towners and locals alike can all agree that food is a must with football. Check out our suggestions for a place to grab a bite before or after the game!
A great day starts with a great breakfast. Fluffy, delicious pancakes, country potatoes, and mouthwatering bacon make a trip to the Waysider a Tuscaloosa tradition. Donned in Alabama memorabilia and nostalgic décor of the Crimson Tide’s most famous characters, out-of-town guests will thank you for bringing them to The Waysider.
Big Bad Wolves Barbecue
If you’re looking for something right on The Strip, Big Bad Wolves BBQ, next to The Houndstooth, will give you the game day experience you’ve been looking for. Massive barbecue nachos will make your time in line worth the wait.
DePalma’s Italian Cafe
Italian cuisine may not scream football season, but it does scream delicious. Made from scratch pastas and signature dishes complement the cozy yet upscale space for lunch or dinner on your game day weekend. If you’ve got room for dessert, don’t forget to order the white chocolate bread pudding!
Featuring brunch, lunch, and dinner, the Avenue Pub aims to please. Buffalo sliders, fish & chips, bacon burgers, and Thai nachos will make your mouth water. Specialty cocktails and craft beers make this the ideal place to stop after the game.
With menu items like the “14 National Champs BLT,” the “Ain’t Nothing But a Winner Polish Dog,” and the “Touchdown Burger Platter,” how could you not want to stop here before the game? Located conveniently beside Bryant-Denny Stadium, Rama Jama’s is a people pleaser for locals and out-of-towners alike.
Pizza makes the world go round, especially for a family crowd looking for tasty eats on game day weekend. Mellow Mushroom boasts a perfectly textured crust combined with traditional and unique pizza toppings, and it’s conveniently located in downtown Tuscaloosa.
If you and your crew are looking for a treasure off the beaten path, consider Archibald’s Barbecue. Featured in one of ESPN’s original “Taste of the Town” segments, Archibald’s Barbecue in Northport has ribs described as “the best in the nation.” Creamy coleslaw and old-fashioned white bread keep Archibald’s customers craving more.
Photos: Sheena Gregg
Sheena Gregg is a registered dietitian and local “Filipino Foodie.” Follow her adventures at www.afilipinofoodie.com.
RamaJamas: Rama Jama’s is located right next to Bryant-Denny stadium.
AvenuePub: The Avenue Pub offers great pub fare in downtown Tuscaloosa.
MellowMush: Enjoy tasty pizzas, sandwiches and more at Mellow Mushroom.
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