Jessie Merlin and Scott Doty

Jessie Merlin and Scott Doty

Jessie and Scott are two lifetime northerners who moved to Birmingham, Alabama 3 years ago so that Jessie could pursue her dream job.  Jessie grew up eating out every night, and has always been drawn to eating at new restaurants as a way to experience local culture.  Scott is an industrial designer with a passion for designing kitchen gadgets. Their mutual of love of thrifting means they have an insane amount of cool vintage kitchenware.  When they moved to Birmingham, they decided to explore their new city through food.  Their favorite thing to do is to find hidden gems – places you wouldn’t expect to find in the Deep South, like an out-of-this-world Kenyan restaurant or a sushi bar run by a Morimoto-trained sushi chef.  They write restaurant reviews but also interview restaurant owners to tell the back-story behind the food.  They hope that their blog allows Birmingham newbies and Birmingham natives alike to share in their excitement about the diverse and often surprising Birmingham food scene.

To view Jessie's Food Blog Click Here 

To view Scott's Design Portfolio Click Here 

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