BACON! The Best, Most Creative Bacon Dishes in Birmingham

BACON! The Best, Most Creative Bacon Dishes in Birmingham

For some it’s caviar, lobster, truffles, foie gras, filet mignon or oysters. For others, they seek out the perfect hot dog, taco, slice of pizza or burger. Then there are those with an undying sweet tooth. But bacon is topped on oysters, burgers and donuts alike. This meat of the gods comes delightfully crispy thin or devilishly melt-in-your-mouth thick. Whether in strips, slabs or bits and whether smoked, fried, candied or infused, bacon is beloved, there’s no doubt.

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USA Today 10 Best - Little Savannah Restaurant and Bar

USA Today 10 Best - Little Savannah Restaurant and Bar

This sexy, redbrick number distinguishes itself by making sure each patron is treated like long-lost kin and privy to some of the most creative cookery in town. Indeed, Chef-owner Clif Holt emphasizes local ingredients (some of which he picks himself), a process he lovingly calls, "Knowing where your food comes from." In addition to the amazing New Southern fare, Little Savannah also spoils patrons at the bar, thanks to the 120+ bottle wine selection, specialty cocktails, and several fashionable microbrews.

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Chef Clif Holt

Chef Clif Holt

A native of Cullman, Alabama, Chef Clif Holt served in the U.S. Navy then pursued a career in engineering and design, before following his passion for food. Self-taught and inspired by his grandmother, Chef Clif had the opportunity to work with numerous notable chefs where he honed his culinary skills. Thereafter, in 2003, Little Savannah Restaurant and Bar was born.

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Fun in Forest Park: The best places to eat, drink, and shop

Fun in Forest Park: The best places to eat, drink, and shop

AL.com

Just up the road from the lively Lakeview district, Forest Park is the perfect retreat from the bustling busyness of downtown life. The little stretch of businesses on Clairmont Avenue, some of which are housed in brightly-colored historic craftsman houses, provide the perfect atmosphere for a casual weekend outing or weeknight stroll. As an added bonus, once a month, the neighborhood celebrates Third Fridays, where restaurants and galleries offer specials and extended hours for visitors who want to wine, dine, and shop in this tight-knit community.

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Chef Spotlight: Clif Holt

Chef Spotlight: Clif Holt

BHM BIZ

A classic neighborhood restaurant that serves inspired food requires a classic homegrown chef. Clif Holt fills the bill and opened Little Savannah restaurant in Birmingham’s Forest Park neighborhood more than a dozen years ago.

Named for his daughter, Little Savannah was the culmination of a long-standing dream for Holt, who had first learned to appreciate the wonders of food cooking in the kitchen alongside his grandmother in Cullman, Alabama.

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WRW 2017: Little Savannah Restaurant And Bar

WRW 2017: Little Savannah Restaurant And Bar

Happenins in the Ham

Tucked away in Birmingham's Historic Forest Park neighborhood, Little Savannah was definitely a #WRW2017 stop we were looking forward to! The decor is elegant, but isn't uptight or stuffy. There is definitely a neighborhood restaurant feel as soon as you walk through the front door. 

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U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance: FACES of Birmingham

U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance: FACES of Birmingham

StyleBlueprint

Joyce White Vance‘s unassuming countenance belies her formidable intelligence and forward-leaning drive. As the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, she serves 31 counties and almost 3 million people — approximately 60% of Alabama’s population — in matters that significantly affect our communities.

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Chef Clif Holt Cooks Up the Best Version of Little Savannah

Chef Clif Holt Cooks Up the Best Version of Little Savannah

B Metro

Owner and chef Clif Holt is back in the kitchen at Little Savannah. As sole owner and chef, Holt has a renewed passion for making and keeping it real at the Forest Park eatery. The restaurant has an updated, artsy ambience and a new menu that includes only the best of its past.

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Cozy Cafe: Less is more at Little Savannah Restaurant & Bar

Cozy Cafe: Less is more at Little Savannah Restaurant & Bar

B Metro

Little Savannah is located in the heart of Forest Park. Entering through the bar side, the awning protects us from the shower that is pouring down on this winter night. Inside, we are welcomed by Clif Holt and his friendly staff. 

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