Vestavia Hills Living


Official magazine published by the Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce for the City of Vestavia Hills which details the quality of life, education, shopping and lifestyle of Vestavia Hills.

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B E S T F O O D Grille 29 first opened in Huntsville in 2007, and the Birmingham location at Brookwood Village opened in 2015. Last year was the restaurant's first time to participate in Viva Vestavia, says Troy Goldman, director of operations. "We've been treated so well by everyone we've met in the Vestavia Hills Chamber, and we wanted to do whatever we could to support them and the community, so participating in this event was a given," he says. Event attendees enjoyed Grille 29's seared sea scallops over lobster mashed potatoes, topped with bacon jam served in a real scallop shell. Why did Grille 29 deserve the Best Food recognition? "That's a tough one; all the restaurants did such a great job and everything was wonderful," Goldman says. "All I can say is that we put a ton of pride and passion into everything we do and are lucky enough to have some extremely talented chefs. Hopefully, people recognize that. We're not just in the business of feeding people, but creating a legendary dining experience to every guest, every time. I think we made some new friends." Sharing the honors for Best Food was Samurai Japan, which served a combination of specialties including sushi, hibachi and teriyaki, says Sara Chen, restaurateur. Samurai Japan, located on Montgomery Highway in Vestavia Hills, opened in August 2015 and has partici- pated in Viva Vestavia for the past two years. Chen was honored to accept the award for Best Food. "We always offer the best quality food that is available from our suppliers," she says. "All of our chefs are focused on keeping the food fresh and on taking good care of our customers." Daniel Mitchell (left to right): Sam Chen, Leo Li, Bin Bin Chen, Jenny Huang, Mandy Chen, Sara Xiu Chen, Dan Dan Shi, & David David Bistro V Blackwells Neighborhood Pub Bruster's Real Ice Cream Cajun Seafood House El Poblano Fig Tree Café FOODBAR Grille 29 Little Donkey Moe's Southwest Grill Mugshots Grill & Bar Newk's Eatery Publix Supermarket Samurai Japan Seasons 52 Snapper Grabbers Sol Azteca Taziki's Mediterranean Café Twisted Root Burger Co. Western Supermarket P A R T I C I P A T I N G R E S T A U R A N T S V I V A V E S T A V I A 2 0 1 7 58 v e s tav i a h i l l s l i v i n g 2 0 1 7

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