Piper and Leaf by the Gallon

Your weekly serving of local foodie news!

  • Reader Michael spotted a sign for a new Thai place set to open up by Cheddars on University. Keep your eyes peeled for more details!
  • Chef Shawn Duval from the Peppered Pig took home the trophy at the Rocket City Chef competition Monday night. Congratulations! (Yes, this means the chef at a food truck beat out chefs from 3 of the fancy restaurants in town. So if you’ve been wondering if food trucks were all that…well, this looks like a check in the yes column. : )
  • This week’s special at Happy Tummy is a chicken pot pie soup that has me trying to rearrange my schedule to get over there. It looks perfect for this frigid weather!
  • Save Thomas Pit BBQ is organizing a holiday craft fair to benefit the employees who are being displaced by the closure.
  • Pizelle’s is offering gift boxes of 50 truffles! I am trying to figure out what occasion both merits LOTS of truffles (so I can justify buying it) and yet, does not actually require 50 truffles (so I can be “forced” to take home leftovers.) Company party? Holiday party? Book club?
  • Highbrow Cold Brew is taking preorders for holiday gifts. Want to be one of those lovely people who finishes their holiday shopping before Thanksgiving? Yea, it will never be me either, but this makes it easy to get close to that goal! This is perfect for those hard to buy for coffee lovers on your list (I’m looking at you dad. 😉
  • Speaking of holiday gifts, buy two $25 gift cards from Four Leaves for $40. (One for me and one for you…)
  • Chef Jakob and Albany Bistro are trying to raise awareness of the food insecurity in our community. One in four children in Morgan County will go to be hungry tonight. They are asking you to take a photo and share with the hashtag #OneinFourHungry. I would challenge you to also reach out and see what you can do to help. The Food Bank of North Alabama is a fabulous resource.
  • Reader Jeff shared that Schnitzel Ranch is set to close at the end of this month.
  • Piper and Leaf are now offering tea in one gallon jugs for $15 ($12 for a refill or a return of $3 when you bring the empty jug back). Perfect for the season of parties, potlucks, and get-togethers that is soon to be upon us. Pro-tip: remember to shake the jug before you pour!

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