The Bright Star has been serving up great food like Greek-style snapper and steak, signature seafood gumbo, luncheon specials, and famous pies to Bessemer and the surrounding Birmingham areas since 1907. It’s not just the food that keeps patrons coming back either, their strong dedication to service and to providing a welcoming atmosphere has a lot to do with it. One might consider The Bright Star a Birmingham Classic. How about America’s Classic? According to the James Beard Foundation, who recognizes culinary professionals for excellence and achievement in their fields, The Bright Star is just that.
On February 8th, The James Beard Foundation announced the five honorees for the 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards America’s Classics category; The Bright Star is one of the five honorees named. “The America’s Classics award is given to restaurants with timeless appeal, beloved for quality food that reflects the character of their community – from small, regional restaurants, watering holes and shacks, to lunch counters and down-home eateries that have carved out a special place on the American culinary landscape.” Congratulations Bright Star, for receiving this outstanding achievement from one of the culinary world’s most prestigious organizations. We knew it all along and now one of Birmingham’s best kept secrets is out.
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