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Alabama - Highlands Bar & Grill
Highlands Bar & Grill, a French-inspired restaurant in Birmingham, earned the 2018 Outstanding Restaurant James Beard Award. And that’s not all. But the quality will cost you. Generally, none of the entrées on the menu are less than $30. That may not seem much to city folk, but consider: the average yearly salary in Alabama is $43,170. And a restaurant just down the road from Highlands offers entrees as cheap as $3.