[upbeat music]
Birmingham is now known as a new foodie city, and
moms just don’t have time to cook. So
if you’re looking for some local
down-home southern cuisine, then pull up a chair for Dining Out with
Comedienne Joy. That’s right! Dining Out with Comedienne Joy
takes us to some of the best places to eat in Birmingham and
it’s surrounding cities. So whether you’re on 20/59 east or west, or 65 north or south or 459 or somewhere in between, Dining Out with Comedienne
Joy is about to tempt your tummy and
make those taste buds water! So if you like
your meat and three in a brick and mortar, or in a gas station, Dining
Out with Comedienne Joy takes you to some of the best spots in town! -This segment is
brought to you by Dr. Mia at MiBella Wellness Center, offering gynecology, weight loss, and and hormone balance. – One of my new favorite chicken
spots not only has a new location,
but he also has a new item he’s featuring on the menu for Birmingham
Restaurant Week. That’s why you gotta make your
way down here to Eugene’s hot chicken. Zebee Carnie the owner of Eugene’s Hot Chicken, tested
the Birmingham market nearly two years ago with his niche for hot
chicken as a pop-up and then he had
lines out the door! Shortly after that, he got a food truck that’s now seen all over Birmingham, and when it’s parked at
various food events, he has the longest line because the chicken is worth the wait. – Local magic! This
how we get Eugene’s through Birmingham! Come on! – Come on in! – This is the mobile Eugene’s. I make all my magic happen right here, these two fryers, this flattop. Some of the best chicken in Birmingham! –
And recently, he got his first brick and
mortar in the uptown district in downtown Birmingham. He still has that
delicious Nashville hot chicken that everyone loves, and it comes in
various heat levels. – What we have on
the menu they can get it no heat, they can get it mild, they can get
it hot, they can get it hot damn, they can
get it stupid hot… – And for
Birmingham restaurant week, he’s serving up
something a little different! – So,
restaurant week! We got chicken sliders, and we got catfish sliders. Some new some a little different. – You can get that
slider in any heat level, and it comes with one side for ten dollars. – Eugene’s hot
chicken is just something a little bit different,
something we’re
playing around with. and it’s called a hot chicken sliders and fish slider’s is what we’re
doing at restaurant week this year. – Did you come
up with these sliders cause Joy is so greedy,
and you know I’m on a diet? So I can eat this chicken?
– That’s definitely why I came up
with these sliders! Yes.
– [laughing] But I bet these are still just as amazing
as the rest of your food. You know I got to go in, don’t you? – Yes, it’s just like
the sandwich, but it’s got cole slaw on the bottom
and pickles on top, just like a sandwich is.
– Let me ask you a question, what heat level is this?
You know Joy is old, and she can’t take it too hot! – That is hot. That’s
a hot chicken slider right there. – Oh this good! – Really?
– Yeah! It’s tender,
it’s full of flavor, and I’m feeling that
spice trying to creep up on me right now…
– Yeah, you getting
the coolness from the cole slaw?
– Getting the coolness
from the cole slaw and the pickle!
– Yeah, that’s why
we put the pickle! – Yes, that’s a salty little pickle. I’m gonna have to call
Jesus! This is that spicy! – Save room for
the catfish, you gotta try the catfish. – Oh this good! – Really? – Yes! Let me tell you, this is good fish right here!
Cause you know we like our fish fried hard,
yeah this is just right, right here. And I like the
bun that’s on here, real sweet, real soft. – It comes with the
chicken, it made for the fish. – That’s what I’m saying! – Hi! I’m Dr. Mia, your B3 specialist
and board certified gynecologist.
I help women suffering with
weight gain, low energy and
low sex drive improve their
quality of life through cutting
edge medicine. My goal is to allow you to age gracefully so that you can experience
your true beauty balance and
belief, to live well, age beautifully. So the days of
transitioning into and out of menopause
and being miserable, and tired and not
being able to focus, not desiring sex, not being
able to sleep, with low energy,
those days are over! Come see me at
MiBella Wellness Center so that I can
check your hormones, and I can
balance your hormones and find a plan
that works for you, so that you can
continue to experience your true beauty
balance and belief. It’s Dr. Mia! – Contact Dr.
Mia Cowan at MiBella Wellness!
You can give her a call at 205-995-1009. You can also book your
appointment online at MiBellaWellness.com. – Have late payments,
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Everson, owner/consultant a call today! 205-529-5541 and get the results you deserve! [upbeat music] – Well restaurants all over the city
of Birmingham will be participating in
Birmingham restaurant week, and if you’re downtown near the bus terminal and
Morris Avenue, there is a new spot that
has just opened. Olivia’s Transit Cafe! There, she serves a homemade breakfast, some
amazing sandwiches, and even a meat and three. Olivia’s Transit Cafe is one of downtown
Birmingham’s newest spots. It’s located next to the new Matt’s bus terminal and they’re open
Monday through Friday for breakfast and lunch. Now, outside of her
traditional breakfast, she also serves some popular cinnamon rolls with her
homemade icing. – It’s warm and juicy, with that sweet icing that’s real delicious. I’m gonna
take another bite of that. – Bu for Birmingham
restaurant week, she’s serving up a huge sandwich combo that even gets ME full! for Birmingham Restaurant Week, Olivia’s transit cafe will be featuring our club sandwich combo, and the sandwich comes on a rosemary herb ciabatta bread. Lettuce, tomatoes, ham, turkey and bacon for the sandwich and it is served with chips or popcorn a drink, and a dessert. And all of this will be $10 for Birmingham Restaurant Week! – Well, so are you ready to try the club?
– I am! This sandwich looks huge! I mean, this is a big sandwich! Look,
it fits in my hand I know this big
sandwich should get me full! Because there’s nothing
like eating a deli sandwich, and this
cheap meat that I buy at the house, yeah…
you got the good quality meat right here! This is a good
bread that’s on here! – Yes!
– I think between
that, and then the cut of beef that
you have, makes this an awesome sandwich.
– Right. The bread always makes the sandwich.
– That’s what I’m saying! She buy bread better than I do at the house ya’ll,
listen, you want an amazing sandwich AND support Birmingham Restaurant Week? You
gotta make your way over here and see my
girl, Bella at Olivia’s. This is amazing! Now, let’s talk about the cupcake.
People can not always get the
cupcake they see Joy eating, because
your desserts, they rotate. – Yes, yes they do. We may have cookies, we may have some many cheesecakes, we might have some
blackberry cobbler, so we rotate that as well. – All of that sounds
good! Now, let me tell you. I love me some red velvet. You know I need
to taste this now?
– Go ahead! – Cause see, my mama
make a good red velvet but I’m looking at
this right here ya’ll…look at how moist this is!
I know how to spot red velvet! It ain’t
got no nuts on here for some of those
nut allergic people! I know that’s why she
ain’t putting none on here, but this right
here, it look like mama. You got to make your way here to Olivia’s and get
this Birmingham Restaurant Week special, they have amazing desserts,
but this sandwich over here ya’ll… it is incredible! And if you’re looking for
something a little heartier, you can always check out her
meat and two, which rotates daily. [upbeat music] – Becoming a homeowner can
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throughout the entire process. So
call Ashley today so she can take
you from the closing table to your dinner table!
– Yay! [relaxing music] [upbeat music] – Birmingham Restaurant Week
officially kicks off August the 11th
through the 20th, and during that time,
you will have an opportunity to
sample great specials from over 50
Birmingham restaurants! And this year, the 4th Avenue District
is participating, and my first stop is right here at Magnolia’s BBQ and Fish. Whenever you eat a meal,
you always want it to taste homemade just like Grandma
made it, right? Then you should make your way to Magnolia’s Fish and BBQ on 4th Avenue North in downtown Birmingham. You see, it’s a family-owned BBQ joint that’s been around
for the last 5 years serving up great BBQ entrees. But the secret to the sauce and the ribs is not just a lengthy cooking process, but it’s because they use Grandma Magnolia’s recipe! And for Birmingham Restaurant
Week, you can come in and get Grandma’s
most popular meal for only $10! Yeah at the
Birmingham Restaurant Week we’re gonna give you some four bones. This is Mama Magnolia’s famous beans, this here is Mama Magnolia’s famous potato salad, – Oh yes! It’s my
Grandma’s recipe right here! – Oh yes! I love Grandma, I wish! I want to be [laughter] I want
to get in the family if this rib is right.
– That’s right! – I’m your cousin. [laughter] When the family
reunion, don’t forget to call Joy! – You’re gonna be there! [all speaking, laughing] – Yeah this is on point,
I love the sauce and the meat is so tender! – No teeth to eat? – That’s what I’m talking about!
[laughter] – You better come
down here to Magnolia I promise you, they gotcha. that’s right, you don’t
need no teeth for this!
– No teeth at all! Yeah! – My name is now Joy Magnolia.
[laughter] This rib place is so good so you’ve got to
come down here to 4th Avenue District and make your
way to Magnolia’s for Birmingham Restaurant
Week. This is amazing! – Great! Yes! – Besides Grandma
Magnolia’s rib plate, you also get a slice of cake and a beverage for $10. – Cause we know
you on a diet, and we know what you doing so we did a water for you.
– That’s what I’m saying! – But Birmingham Restaurant
they can get whatever they want to drink but you, we
got you on the water today. – Well you know what, this gonna help me to be skinny so
I can come back here and get some more! [laughter]
– That’ll help you balance it out! -That’s right! See, drink the water,
and get you another rib plate with some
beans right there, yep. [laughter] – And something else that’s
pretty cool at Magnolia’s is their wall of fame. They have politicians, actors rappers and even comedians I hope one day soon they will have
Comedienne Joy on the wall! How can Comedienne Joy get her picture on the wall?
– How can you get yours?
– What would
Comedienne Joy need to do to get her picture on the wall? I’m just sayin,
I’m really in the family!
– True… True! Ok, well we’ll get the picture of you,
I’m gonna give my cousin Jeana to hook you up!
– Cousin Jean, I need to be on the wall!
I’m in the family, I’m gonna see you
at the reunion! Come on! Get my picture
on the wall ya’ll. Hey, go on to social media,
tag Magnolia, put Comedienne Joy on the Wall ya’ll! – Hashtag! #PutJoyOnTheWall ya’ll! – Yes! Until then, be sure to stop in at Magnolia’s BBQ for Birmingham Restaurant Week from August 11th through the 20th. [upbeat music] – Need a dentist that’s
open late and some Saturdays? Have a
toothache that stops you from smiling? Call
Birmingham Eastern Family Dental Care! They
offer complete dental care for the entire family,
including teeth whitening,
extractions, crowns, bridges, dentures, fillings, preventive and
cosmetic dentistry! Dr. Wright and his
staff believe in providing caring, gentle
and quality treatment. Birmingham Eastern
Family Dental Care accepts most
major insurance carriers, private pay and
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like you’re part of the family. – Have late payments,
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Services can remove, delete, all erroneous,
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and one-on-one, and they have an A+
rating! Give ReStore Me Credit Services Joy Everson,
owner/consultant a call today! 205-529-5541 and get the results you deserve! [upbeat music] – So another restaurant in the 4th Avenue
district that’s participating in Birmingham Restaurant Week is Yehman. Now they serve some amazing and authentic Jamaican food! Yehman’s Jamaican Restaurant
has been serving up authentic Jamaican dishes in downtown Birmingham for the last 5 years. They use fresh vegetables and a blend of Jamaican
herbs and spices to create these flavorful, spicy entrees Monday through Saturday. Now the most popular dish is their jerk chicken,
but they also have an array of
other signature Jamaican meals. – Try some meat with the brown sweet chicken, oxtails, curried chicken, and jerk chicken. – And Thursday through
Saturday at Yehman’s you can even get curried goat! They also carry a wide assortment of Jamaican beverages and during
Birmingham Restaurant Week, you can get a
generous portion of Yehman’s mouth watering Jerk chicken for only $10. – And it all starts like this. Put some rice, try some peas. Come over here and
get the jerk chicken, and steamed cabbage. – The jerk chicken it was super spicy
but it was amazing. It’s really good. – Alright, so what did you have and what’d you
think of the food? – I also had the jerk
chicken, and it was very good. Very good. – Now, it was time
for the real judge to check out this dish. – This is the jerk chicken I want you to try. — Man, yes!
Cause everybody know I love chicken and here’s some authentic jerk chicken?!
– Yeah! – Oh, I’m about to go ALL
the way in! – Oh yes! – Mmm! Oh this IS good! – Yes. Try the cabbage too. – Man, that cabbage
look real good, now let me ask you, over
here at Yehman’s do ya’ll have cornbread
to go with your cabbage? No Jamaican cornbread?
– No, no Jamaican cornbread. – Now how am I supposed
to get my sop on?! We don’t sop in Jamaica? – [laughs] Yes – Man, that’s like mama know. Now do ya’ll say mama know in Jamaica? – No, we say mama-them. – Oh, mama-them getting fancy over
here at Yehman! – Yes.
– But when you come over
here and get the jerk chicken plate, you need to say Yehman! – Yeah, man!
– Yeah, this is
really really good it tastes real
authentic and I can feel that spice kind of
trying to creep up on me…
– Yes. – The cool thing about at Yehman, you could
even eat your food outside of the restaurant!
– Yes. Plantains are always so good with good curried chicken. – Especially if they
are cooked right! Now, not everyone know
how to cook plantains.
– Right. – You got enough plaintains in the back? – No, we don’t have none of that.
[laughs] – Hey, what about at your house?
Got any at your house? – We got them at the house.
– Alright, I’m coming over there. Hey, ya’ll come
down here to Yehman, I’m fixing to go to his
house and get me some plants. – Yes. [upbeat music] – Need a dentist that’s
open late and some Saturdays? Have a
toothache that stops you from smiling? Call
Birmingham Eastern Family Dental Care! They
offer complete dental care for the entire family,
including teeth whitening, extractions, crowns, bridges, dentures, fillings, preventive and
cosmetic dentistry! Dr. Wright and his
staff believe in providing caring, gentle
and quality treatment. Birmingham Eastern
Family Dental Care accepts most
major insurance carriers, private pay and
Medicaid for those under 19. Call them today where they treat you
like you’re part of the family. [relaxing music] [upbeat music] – Birmingham
Restaurant Week will have some amazing
food, but what about something to drink? So, Coopers’ Craft and Red
Diamond have both teamed up to make two
amazing drinks you can get during
Birmingham Restaurant Week, and I got a chance to
come here to Michael’s here in Homewood
in SOHO to test it out. Many people think of bourbon as a heavy, strong drink, but Coopers’ Craft bourbon,
which has been around about a year, it’s a very light
whiskey and it make some of the most refreshing
drinks that can be enjoyed year-round.
And of course, down south we love
our sweet tea, so when Alabama’s
own Red Diamond and Coopers’ Craft
came together, all I could say is ‘Cheers!’ And thanks to the help of Michael’s Steak
and Seafood in SOHO, which they are one
of the participating restaurants,
they will be making these drinks for
the next 10 days and I was honored
that the bartender extraordinaire whipped
up a batch for me! – Featuring a cocktail for restaurant week and it is a cold brew cocktail and it has Coopers’ Craft bourbon, cold brew by Red Diamond, we’re gonna fill it up with ice, two and a half ounces of cold brew by Red Diamond. Then we’re gonna take a half an ounce of Triple Sec, then we’re going to add an half an ounce of maple syrup. Any type of maple syrup will do. And from there we’re going to add one and a quarter ounce of Coopers’ Craft bourbon. We’re gonna shake these ingredients up real good, We’ll take that pour that over into the glass there. And there you have your Coopers’ Cold Brew featuring cold brew by Red Diamond. Comedienne Joy,
what do you think about this amazing cocktail prepared here
today at Michael’s?
– Man, let me see this cause
I love that Red Diamond cold brew that you can use and that Coopers’ Craft…mmm! Man, this so good right here, I hope my pastor’s watching!
We need to have this for communion!
This drink is amazing! I cannot wait till Birmingham Restaurant Week
so I can get some of this! I’m gonna come
back and see you here at Michael’s cause I gotta
get one of these.
– Well we’re looking forward
to serving you.
– Thats what I’m talking about. So come here, see
Israel the bartender, and get you some of this
Red Diamond. Or, any participating restaurant! Go to Birmingham
Restaurant Week ya’ll! This is incredible. – Salut. – Yes, Coopers’ is
a much lighter brew at 82.2%. It’s delicious, has tasty notes of lemon custard, maybe a little apple spice.
It’s a wonderful mixing drink, it takes up the flavors
of the items that you put in beautifully.
It’s very smooth and so easy to drink.
– And of course, mixed with our Alabama
made Red Diamond tea, makes a fabulous drink to cool off with!
– And with the cold brew, not to be confused
with iced coffee, it’s steeped at room temperature for 8-10 hours and just like Ian was saying, the characteristics
are a lot different than they would be if
you’d just freshly brewed hot tea. – And after the break, we’ll show you
another drink using Coopers’ craft and
Red Diamond tea, along with some
Chilton County peaches. [upbeat music] – Hi! I’m Dr. Mia, your B3 specialist
and board certified gynecologist.
I help women suffering with
weight gain, low energy and
low sex drive improve their
quality of life through cutting
edge medicine. My goal is to allow you to age gracefully so that you can experience
your true beauty balance and
belief, to live well, age beautifully. So the days of
transitioning into and out of menopause
and being miserable, and tired and not
being able to focus, not desiring sex, not being
able to sleep, with low energy,
those days are over! Come see me at
MiBella Wellness Center so that I can
check your hormones, and I can
balance your hormones and find a plan
that works for you, so that you can
continue to experience your true beauty
balance and belief. It’s Dr. Mia! – Contact Dr.
Mia Cowan at MiBella Wellness!
You can give her a call at 205-995-1009. You can also book your
appointment online at MiBellaWellness.com. – Becoming a homeowner can
be stressful! Having the right realtor can make home
buying or selling hassle-free. Let Ashley Burks
with Keller-Williams Metro South do
the work for you! Ashley is a
tough negotiator in multiple offer situations
for buyers, or getting the best price
for sellers. Ashley can sell and
find your dream home at any price point
anywhere in central Alabama. Her professional contacts ensure a smooth
transaction throughout the entire process.
So call Ashley today so she can take
you from the closing table to your dinner table!
– Yay! [upbeat music] – Before the break, we showed you one of the featured
drinks for Birmingham Restaurant Week,
which is the cold brew by Red Diamond, featuring Coopers’ Craft bourbon. And now I want to introduce
you to another incredible drink using
Chilton county peaches called ‘The Peach Smash’. – To start off with the Coopers’ Peach Tea Smash, we’re going to take
three slices of peaches, place them down in the bottom of an old-fashioned glass. And then we’re
going to muddle them. Muddle means that you extract all the sugars out of the fruit. Makes a nice little puree. After we muddled our peaches,
we’re going to get two and a half
ounces of Red Diamond Peach Tea, to infuse our drink.
Next we’re gonna take our peach tea we’re gonna use a half an ounce of simple syrup, one and a quarter ounces of Coopers’ craft bourbon, then we’re gonna add our ice. Then we’re gonna
mix these together. Alright, then we’re
gonna take these three ingredients mixed together and pour them over
the top of our peaches. We’re gonna garnish this drink with a sprig of mint, and one slice of fresh peach. And there you have a Coopers’ Peach Tea Smash. – I like the mixture of it and the tea. I don’t
necessarily drink a lot of tea either, but I think
just the combination is great. Very good, very refreshing. A good
summer drink. – So what do
you think of that?
– I like it! So, bourbon and peaches are like two
of my favorite things in the world. So… kind of make me happy!
A little tea is a little extra. – We have this amazing Peach Tea Smash, it looks incredible, made with some Coopers’ Craft bourbon, which
really most people think of bourbon as a heavy
drink, but it’s really not — not using Coopers’ Craft. – That’s absolutely
correct. Coopers’ Craft is a lower proof bourbon, and it mixes beautifully
with summer drinks, especially tea, like
Red Diamond. – Yes! Oh my gosh, this is really good! – Red Diamond
in Restaurant Week? The cooper is actually a trades person, It’s the hard
working men and women that put together our barrels and that’s what
makes Coopers’ craft so special. – This drink tastes pretty special! And it also tastes special cause
we got some Red Diamond tea that’s in here! – That’s right! And we’re a local company, we’ve been brewing
and making tea and roasting coffee since 1906. That’s our peach tea and I thought that’d
be a great recipe for
Restaurant Week, and partnering with Coopers’ bourbon I think that the peach the Chilton county peaches muddled has just
enough sweetness, just a little sugar added to sweeten the tea, I think it’s just
a match made in heaven. – Most people wouldn’t
think of bourbon as a
summer drink, but this is definitely
something I can have every. single. day. – That’s right.
It’s light, refreshing. And local! – Cause this will
make your day better! But you can get it during
Birmingham Restaurant Week! – At Michael’s as well!
[laughter] August 11th through the 20th. [upbeat music] – Well, that’s gonna do it for this week’s
edition of Dining Out with Comedienne Joy. Now, you know as I stand here
at The Club overlooking the beautiful Red Mountain
here at Birmingham I can’t help
but to be grateful for each and
every one of you! I want to
thank you so much for tuning in each
and every week, but most importantly, I want
to thank you for going out and supporting the restaurants
you’ve seen on the show. Now, if you see another spot that
I have missed and you want to see on the show,
or you own a restaurant, I need you to email me! You can email me at [email protected] That’s [email protected] and I’ll be sure to
get back out to you! Now, for those of
you that are continuing to eat at those restaurants, [I need you to go on social media and tag me
with those pictures! You can find
me on Facebook at Dining Out
with Comedienne Joy, and on Twitter and
Instagram, my handle is simply Comedienne Joy!
And until then, I need you
to remember, that the places I take you
the food is so good, it make you
want to lay down. [upbeat music] – Can I have some
of that chicken? Why do these kids don’t want to share, golly! Girl done have three
pieces, give me a
piece of that chicken! Dang! You go to church? I don’t think she really do. She ain’t sharing. – Mm, mm, mm. Oh
it’s so good right here. How come she’s not gonna ask to share? Cause I want
to share. It’s just that good. You’re not gonna ask
to share either are you? – No. – Good! That’s
what I’m talking about! This drink belongs to me!
Ya’ll having a hard day? You gotta get this!