December Eat Local Challenge
Small businesses and locally owned restaurants are what make Huntsville-Huntsville. Challenge your foodie side with this monthly goal list that will increase your knowledge and palate of Huntsville’s local food scene.
The month of DECEMBER challenge includes two wine bars both with individual unique vibes and food, a taco truck with authentic street tacos, three breweries serving unique menu items from pizza to a take on Filipino lumpia.
All foods can fit into a healthy lifestyle and in true Rocket City Dietitian fashion, this list contains a mix of all types of foods from savory to sweet, health conscious to indulgent because #AllFoodsFit into a healthy lifestyle.
When you are looking at where to eat this month, refer to this list, get out and explore Huntsville’s local culinary side.
CONTEST: Complete the challenge grid and we will send you a with a FREE We Are Huntsville t-shirt and stickers.
Turn in your receipts at the end of DECEMBER to We Are Huntsville. Specific menu items are suggestions. ANY PURCHASE at this establishment during the month of DECEMBER will count towards your goal. My picks are just suggestions, so if something else sounds delish- try it!
Thank you for supporting our local community and #EatLocalHSV
Get out and #EatLocalHSV !
Church Street Wine Shoppe
501 Church St NW Huntsville, AL 35801
485 Providence Main St NW Huntsville, AL 35806
The wine bar and bottle shop serves up some delicious food including the #craveable:
ORDER: AHI TUNA TACOS
Yellow fin tuna, spicy sesame, yuzu kosho, avocado mousse in a fried gyoza shell and served with fresh lime.
Other menu items include stuffed dates, cheese and meat boards, avocado toast, salads, flatbreads, desserts, and wine flights.
This is part of the Church Street family of restaurants that offer wine clubs and supper clubs
BeeZr: Champagne Taco Kitchen
109 North Side Square Huntsville, AL 35801
Located inside a brewery on the square in downtown Huntsville.
Menu offers items like blistered shishito peppers, chips and queso, salads, nachos, shrimp and grits, tacos, pizzas and sandwiches alongside housemade craft beer.
Try this sharable here: LOEMPIA
Thin fried crepe pastry filled with seasoned pork, fresh basil leaves, scallions flash fried and served with a sweet pepper sauce. It is larger than a traditional lumpia, but with similar taste and cut at a diagonal for easy dipping.
Nachos Mexican Food
Food Truck parked at The GRID
211 Taylor Rd Owens Cross Roads/Hampton Cove
5830 Nw University Drive Huntsville, AL
ORDER: BIRRIA Street Tacos
You can book this truck for events or enjoy their two area locations. Menu includes multas, empanadas, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, tamales, tortas/sandwiches and burrito bowls. The birria street tacos were #craveable with authentic flavors and a cosume that added the perfect savory finish to the savory, cheesy heat of these flavorful tacos.
Earth & Stone Wood Fired Pizza
inside Yellow Hammer Brewing at Campus 805
2600 Clinton Ave Huntsville, AL 35805
ORDER: LATHAM pizza
Located inside the Yellow Hammer Brewing taproom on Campus 805 (an old middle school revamped and reimagined as campus for 2 breweries, restaurants, bars, axe throwing, speak easy and more.
This unique pizza has a white sauce, mozzarella-provolone cheese, thinly roasted sweet potatoes, caramelized onions, and humble Heart Farms goat cheese.
Enjoy this pizza inside, on the heated patio with a local housemade beer on draft.
Research Park Wine Merchants
6125 NW University Drive Huntsville, AL 35806
ORDER: Four Cheese White Pizza
This strip mall wine store is a wine shop with bottles of wine to buy, but head to the back and sit at the bar or booths for an intimate dining experience. The menu has some rotating specialties with some regular items like a caprese salad, an olive mix, tinned seafood servings and 8×10 pan pizzas like the Ezzo Pepperoni and the Four Cheese White Pizza with garlic, chili flakes and lemon zest. The walls are adored with pictures of local dogs and pets. Search for some unique pets on the wall like a Roomba, plant, some cats and more!
The Brewers Cooperative
3414 Governors Dr Sw Huntsville, Al 35805
An anchor restaurant located at Stovehouse
ORDER: Whiskey Glazed Salmon
Taproom and brewhouse with a full restaurant menu.
Menu includes pretzels, burgers, wings, sandwiches, salads, pizza and kids meals too.
House made beers, full bar
This month Chef Bill Harden has created the entire menu! Check out the Nibble Board with three types of pimento cheese spreads, pickles, fried okra, Conecuh sausage, toast points and candied pecans. He has a brussels sprout salad, a burger with Conecuh sausage link and grilled pineapple poblano slaw and a Stuffed Quail on the menu.
The Whiskey Glazed Salmon had a sweet and savory glaze served with a sweet potato and Brussels hash.
Christina’s Freestyle Cooking
6124 HWY 72 East Gurley, AL
(just outside the Hampton Cove/McMullen Cove area)
ORDER: Ground Beef Afritada
American-Filipino Restaurant serving plated dishes for sit down or takeout. The menu changes with some staples from the owners Hawaiian and Filipino background. Try the ground beef afritada cooked with peppers and bay leaf served with a side salad and jasmine rice and Banana Turon with Ube for dessert.
3414 Governors Drive Huntsville, AL 35805 (Stovehouse Food Garden)
ORDER: Chicken (or Tofu) and broccoli with Rice
Fast casual restaurant located in the food garden at Stovehouse. Order to go or eat on the outdoor and indoor eating areas on the food garden campus. Fried rice, Boa buns, build your own plate with options like kung pao chicken, pepper steak, salt and pepper shrimp, tofu with mixed vegetables and more. Check out the veggie, pork or curry chicken bao buns too.
What local restaurant do you want to see on our list? Leave us a comment and remember to get out and #EatLocalHSV
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