Breakin’ Bread, Alabama’s Premier Food, Wine and Beer Festival, Will Be Held Sunday

The 17th Annual Breakin’ Bread, Alabama’s premier Food, Wine & Beer Festival returns to Pepper Place on Sunday! Presented by Spire, Breakin’ Bread will feature tastings of signature dishes from over 25 Birmingham Originals member restaurants with proceeds benefiting the Birmingham Originals Grant Program. Refreshments including wine, beer, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages will be served while guests enjoy an afternoon of celebrating the city’s food culture, musical entertainment, regional crafts and more.

“Birmingham’s culinary scene continues to flourish, and we’re ecstatic about the contribution our locally owned and operated member restaurants have made to that growth,” says Chris Zapalowski, president of the Birmingham Originals board of directors. “Breakin’ Bread is a prime opportunity to taste and experience just what makes our city’s restaurant scene so great. To that end, we hope food, wine and beer lovers from across the Southeast will join us for another great year celebrating a love of local with some outstanding food and drinks!”

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Birmingham Originals member restaurants and Breakin’ Bread participants include: 5 Point Public House Oyster Bar, Ash Neighborhood Bar & Grill, Avondale Common House, Bellinis, Bettola, Bistro V, Brät Brot, The Bright Star, Cantina, Carrigan’s Public House, Continental Bakery/Chez Lulu, Eugene’s Hot Chicken, FoodBar, Homewood Gourmet, Hot and Hot Fish Club, Moss Rock Tacos & Tequila, Ocean, OvenBird, Sky Castle, Slice Pizza & Brewhouse, Sol’s Sandwich Shop and Deli, Ted’s Restaurant, Tostadas, Vecchia Pizzeria & Mercato and Vino.

Taking place annually each fall, Breakin’ Bread aims to serve the best food Birmingham has to offer while offering guests an enjoyable afternoon of music and entertainment for the whole family. Breakin’ Bread was named as a signature experience for “The Year of Alabama Food” by the Alabama Board of Tourism and was most recently included among the 21 Best Food and Drink Festivals in North America by Flight Network. This event is also counted as one of the Top 10 Attractions in Alabama.

Buy tickets at www.breakinbreadbham.com. After Oct. 6: VIP – $110; General Admission – $35. Children 12 and under enter free. VIP tickets include unlimited food sampling and wine, beer and cocktails; access to the International Wines & Craft Beer VIP area and early entrance to the event at 12:30 p.m. General admission tickets include unlimited food sampling and two drink tickets for wine, beer or the featured Tito’s Handmade Vodka cocktail.

Event proceeds will benefit the Birmingham Originals Grant Program, awarding scholarships to individuals pursuing an education in culinary arts as well as providing assistance for local entrepreneurs in the hospitality industry. Since 2002, Birmingham Originals has donated more than $135,000 to local charitable organizations benefiting children and families in the Birmingham area.

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