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Alabama NewsCenter — Being Frank: Birmingham, Alabama’s most famous chef shares his story

| March 28, 2024 @ 3:00 pm

By: Joe O’Donnell

After four decades at the helm of Birmingham’s, and some of the South’s best-known restaurants, his biography is probably as well-known as anyone in the Magic City.

Cullman-born and raised, college years at Tufts and Berkeley. Working in the kitchen of Alice Waters’ Chez Panisse, and as an assistant to author Richard Olney. Working at the Hyatt House in downtown Birmingham and borrowing family money to open his first restaurant in Five Points South in 1982: Highlands Bar & Grill.

Frank Stitt took a circuitous but short-lived path before coming home to practice a craft, build a business and lead a renaissance that brought Birmingham to an exciting level of prominence as a Southern food town. BF (before Frank) the city in most people’s memories had a questionable food culture. But Stitt doesn’t see it that way.

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