I’ve been forgetting my camera on my wanderings, so I’m stealing this great photo from one of my favorite Birmingham blogs, Birmingham, Alabama Daily Photo.
It’s no secret that I have an affinity to coffee and, by default, seek asylum in charming coffee shop corners. With the exception of the widely-available Starbucks (read further for more on that), my first coffee shop experience in the Magic City just so happened to take place at the above coffee brewery, Forest Perk. Owner Caleb Kinsaul wouldn’t let me out of his sight until he’d crafted the perfect au lait for my liking and, much to my delight, had told me every cool thing that he recommend I do for the next 24 hours (in and around, of course, his quaint little coffee shop). There’s ample parking (next to Piggly Wiggly), ample sit-down-and-get-comfy seating, and the java is delish. Pastries and other baked goodies aren’t made in-house, but are delivered daily by Sean Butler (Food Studio B) and are all organic and locally prepared. Goodness awaits your next visit.
Back to Starbucks (thank you for staying tuned in!)… Had the pleasure of meeting two very fine Mountain Brook women this morning at the Mountain Brook Starbucks (more on those fine women soon) and picked up a bright orange flyer that read:
“Working Toward the Dream”
The sleuth in me can never turn down an opportunity for adventure, so I rushed to my computer to find what this was all about and, well, you must check it out for yourself! Put one local Starbucks and one very deserving local barista/artist in the spotlight by casting your vote for Brad Porter. (Don’t worry, kids…it’s so easy. All you need do is click once – no personal info required. Do it…now!)