Ham and High's head chef Joe Wolfson teams up with a troupe of local farmers to craft sustainably delicious seasonal meals of mouthwatering Southern cuisine. Like the pace of Earth’s orbit around the moon, the restaurant’s dinner menu changes from day to day, painting palates with a colorful medley of artisanally crafted eats. Examples of the edibles have included dishes such as the Oakview Farms "fried" green tomatoes ($7) with Belle Chèvre cheese and broken lemon vinaigrette, as well as Back Forty ale-braised pork ravioli ($25). On Sundays, Ham and High's kitchen commandos help diners gird themselves for the work week with a brunch menu featuring bourbon vanilla french toast with rich vanilla custard ($10) and roasted Springer Mountain chicken and waffles served with brown butter and a sweet corn waffle ($11). A selection from the impressive wine, cocktail, and beer list pleasantly enhances the dining experience, just as pyrotechnics enhance virtually all Shakespearean drama.
Steak-Out prepares and delivers slabs of protein sustenance secured from 100% grain-fed American cattle. All entrees —such as the 8-ounce filet mignon ($18.75) and the 8-ounce grilled chicken-breast filet ($11.50)—are escorted across the plate by a salad, a roll, and a choice of a buttered and sourly creamed baked potato or garlic mashed potatoes. Spouses of sand-dwelling warlocks, including the sirloin steak sandwich ($7.95), carry extra baggage consisting of cheese, chips, and condiments. Desserts, such as a slice of the New York–style cheesecake ($4.50) or an oatmeal-raisin cookie ($1.59 for two), assist in smoothly transitioning imbibers into postmeal naps. Mini mouths can gnaw on a kids' meal featuring a palate-pleasing cheeseburger ($3.75) or chicken nuggets ($3.75).
Family owned Las Salsas serves authentic Mexican fare to pacify protein and complex carbohydrate-craving souls. The substantial menu features soups, salads, seafood, vegetarian specials, and more crafted from fresh ingredients. Pop in for dinner and mollycoddle your belly with a plate of crispy flautas ($8.95), corn tortillas stuffed with meat, deep fried, and finished with a dollop of guacmole and sour cream or Milanesa ($10.50), a breaded steak accompanied by avocado and pico de gallo. Kids can nibble on simplified Mexican dishes ($4.25) instead of the neighbor’s ankles and adults can water their bean-filled stomachs with fan favorite House Margaritas ($3.95 – $5.95). The broad and bright dining area is dotted with Mexican flair for a jocular, laidback meal with family, friends or the peckish ghost of Pancho Villa.
While on vacation nearly a decade ago, college best friends Ron Savell and Chris McDonald looked across the waves in Waikiki and saw a different kind of paradise: a restaurant of their very own. Back in Montgomery, the duo opened their first Mugshots Grill & Bar in 2004, where they built their signature hamburger: ground beef round grilled medium well and served atop a toasted sourdough bun. Beer-battered fries complement burgers and other menu items such as club sandwiches at Mugshots' nine locations scattered across three states.
Momma Goldberg's "old-school" deli formula affords customers the liberty to design their own grabable grub. Liberal layers of roast beef, ham, hickory-smoked turkey and Muenster cheese stashed inside a steamed sesame-flecked hoagie bun make up Momma's most famed sandwich, the Momma's Love ($5.19). Vegetarians can opt for the veggie burger ($5.19) or the veggie rider, a pita filled with mozzarella cheese, lettuce, tomato, and choice of four toppings and dressing ($5.19). Momma Goldberg's also has the meat flooring and bread slabs to build your own sandwiches ($4.99) and salads ($4.99). The nachos, powdery Doritos smothered in hot-pepper cheese ($2.70), are just another one of Momma's specialties. View the complete menu here.
The popular sandwich franchise offers an expansive selection of speedy snacks, including soups and salads. For a trimmer take, try a torpedo or bullet, where longer, leaner baguettes get packed with yummy stuffings, such as mozzarella, turkey, and basil pesto in the pesto turkey or heaping stacks of meat—ham, salami, capicola, pepperoni—in the Italian. Other sliced bread standouts include flat bread sammies, signature subs, and classic subs. View a complete menu here.