If you live outside of Alabama, chances are you’d never heard of fried green tomatoes until the movie of the same name was released in 1991 based on a novel by Fannie Flagg. While this golden fried appetizer now seems quintessentially Southern, its origins can actually be traced back to Jewish cookbooks from the Midwest and Northeast during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. While the fictional Whistle Stop Cafe was indeed based on a real place, it turns out it was Hollywood that truly cemented the dish on the Southern culinary landscape.
The top 10 winners in the category Best Fried Green Tomatoes in Alabama are as follows:
- LuLu's - Gulf Shores
- The Bright Star - Bessemer
- Vintage Year - Montgomery
- Irondale Cafe - Irondale
- Rolo's Cafe - Huntsville
- Cypress Inn - Tuscaloosa
- Niki's West - Birmingham
- G's Country Kitchen - Huntsville
- Johnny's Restaurant - Homewood
- Felix's Fish Camp - Spanish Fort
A panel of experts partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.
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