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Taste of Tuscaloosa Favorites: Three Dishes You Have to Try Sheena Gregg

I would bet good money on the statement that it’s impossible not to find something delicious to eat in Tuscaloosa. We’ve got our classic restaurants that have stood the test of time in town, but we’ve also got quite a few new kids on the block. As a dietitian, I’m a firm believer in eating not only for our health, but also for some downright pleasure. We’ve got some delightful food in Tuscaloosa, and I’m excited to share a few of my favorite dishes around town. 

 

Breakfast: Baked Oatmeal from Heritage House Coffee and Tea 

 

This warm, buttery, and sweet golden goodness will fill you up with the perfect cup of coffee. Topped with optional strawberries and bananas, this breakfast has shot to the top of my favorites in Tuscaloosa. As someone who typically opts for bacon and eggs at breakfast, I was pleasantly shocked at just how delicious and satisfying oatmeal can be.  

 

Heritage House Coffee and Tea is open Monday-Saturday, offering a wide variety of gourmet coffee, gifts, desserts, and breakfast and lunch options. For more information, visit heritagehousecoffee.com.    

 

Lunch: Crispy Brussels Sprouts from Maki Fresh 

 

This is the stuff that vegetable dreams are made of: Crispy, savory, and with a little hint of sweet from a balsamic glaze, this dish will make you a believer in Brussels sprouts. Don’t let the description as a side dish on the menu fool you – opt in for the added chicken, and this bowl turns into the perfect entrée, boasting perfectly cooked and seasoned Brussels sprouts, along with chicken and your choice of white or brown rice. Coming from a John Cassimus establishment, you know it’s got to be good!  

 

Maki Fresh is open daily, serving up a delicious rice bowls, sliders, and amazing sushi creations. For more information, visit makifresh.com.   

 

Dinner: Margherita Pizza from Post Office Pies 

 

I’ve got a few standing principles when it comes to pizza, with one of them founded on quality ingredients. If your ingredients are fresh, your pizza doesn’t have to be complicated. The Margherita pizza from Post Office Pies modestly boasts house-made mozzarella, fresh basil, perfectly seasoned roasted cherry tomatoes, and traditional parmesan. No need for pepperoni or cliché toppings here. Complete with a perfectly textured crust, this pizza is the epitome of the concept that simple is delicious.  

 

Post Office Pies is open daily with an assortment of tasty seasonal salads, pizzas, and a variety of alcoholic beverage accoutrements. For more information, visit postofficepies.com.  

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Sheena Gregg

Registered Dietitian/Assistant Director, Health Education and Nutrition Services at The University of Alabama, in Tuscaloosa

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