I will be in Birmingham, AL next week for work and I have one night free to explore the local cuisine. I'm coming from Washington, DC so I would love to find some good Alabama food...something Southern or BBQ....basically something that is hard to get in DC.
I am staying in the Five Points area of town. I would love to find something in that area since there is a likely chance that I will be a female dining alone, so I'm not sure if I want to trace all over town. But if there is a spectacular spot a short cab ride away, let me know about it.
It should be affordable (not super over the top price-wise) and delicious.